Jimi Hendrix's London Home To Open To The Public

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 104 months ago

Last Updated 27 October 2015

Jimi Hendrix's London Home To Open To The Public
Photo by Francesco Camardo in the Londonist Flickr pool

The Mayfair flat where Jimi Hendrix lived for four years will be permanently opened to the public from February.

The upper floor rooms of 23 Brook Street are currently undergoing a £2.4 million, two-year restoration, during which Hendrix's bedroom will be returned to how it was when he lived there in 1969 with his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham.

The living room will also be restored, and include a new permanent exhibition tracing Hendrix’s life in London in 1968 and 1969.

Interviews with people who visited Hendrix at the flat and people who lived nearby feature in the exhibition, as well as the Epiphone FT79 acoustic guitar which the rock star bought in New York at the end of his first US tour, as well as previously unseen photos of Hendrix which were taken in the flat.

Hendrix's Flat is part of the Handel House Museum at 25 Brook Street, where the composer lived for 36 years until his death in 1759.

Handel & Hendrix in London opens on 10 February 2016. Tickets for the Hendrix Flat are available from 2 November, costing £7.50 adult/£3 child (or £10 adult/£5 child when combined with a trip to the Handel House Museum).

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