Handel & Hendrix in London
LONDON W1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Home to George Frideric Handel from 1723 until his death in 1759, the Handel House Museum celebrates Handel's music and life. It was here that Handel composed Messiah, Zadok the Priest and Music for the Royal Fireworks. Just over 200 years after Handel's death, Jimi Hendrix moved into a flat next door, and the museum has recently been extended to explore the life of this flamboyant and immensely influential singer-guitarist. Photo credits: Michael Bowles, Handel House Trust & photo of Hendrix himself - Barrie Wentzell (1969)
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year Mon-Sat 11-6, Sun 12-6, last admission 5
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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