What You'll Get
Visit: Handel & Hendrix in London, London, England
Enjoy an hour or two exploring this hidden historical gem in the heart of London. At 25 Brook Street, make your way up the wonky, 250 year old staircase and step back in time into George Frideric Handel's music rooms where he composed, rehearsed, performed and conversed with the leading musical luminaries of the baroque age. This is where he wrote Messiah, and these are the windows from which he threatened to throw opera stars when they refused to sing his arias.
Musicians are often found practicing on one of the harpsichords throughout the day, offering a beautiful atmospheric accompaniment as you make your way around Handel's house - don't miss the adjoining current exhibition celebrating the famed baroque tenor John Beard.
Making your way up to the second floor, you will find yourself in Handel's dressing room and the beautiful bedroom in which he eventually died of old age after 35 years at the heart of English music.
On the third floor of the museum, you will find yourself transported to 60s London and the height of its swinging heyday. The city which embraced one of the greatest guitarists the world has ever seen and made him famous, London, held a special place in Jimi Hendrix's heart and he described the flat he lived in with his girlfriend Kathy at 23 Brook Street as the first place he'd ever truly called home. Painstakingly recreated from intensive research and with Kathy's invaluable help on numerous tiny details, a short step away is the room made famous in copious film footage and photographs where Jimi lived, loved and played in 1969 before his tragic death just a year later at the height of his fame at the age of just 27.
During business hours
1 to 2 hours
Handel & Hendrix in London is located at 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, just off Bond Street between Grosvenor Square and Hanover Square. It is between the shops Sonia Rykiel and Aspinal of London.
Bond Street (Jubilee and Central lines) – walk down South Molton Street which leads to Brook Street. On the other side of the road to the left is Handel House which is marked with two blue plaques and a red flag above shop level (there are also two red doors at Nos. 23 and 25). Cross the road at the lights and the entrance is at No. 25.
Oxford Circus (Victoria, Central and Bakerloo lines) – Regent Street, Hanover Street then Brook Street.
Numerous buses serve Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street, stopping within a few minutes’ walk of Handel House.
Closest mainline railway stations are Victoria and Marylebone. Take the tube to Oxford Circus.
By Car, Coach or Motorcycle
Handel House is in the Congestion Charge Zone, which is in operation from Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm. Go to Transport for London website for further information. The Charge does not apply at weekends and Bank Holidays.
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The Fine Print
14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.