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Guided Tour of Handel House

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    What to Expect
    Travel independently to the Handel and Hendrix Museum, arriving before your 11:30am tour departure. Meet your guide, and learn about the Handel House, where baroque composer George Frideric Handel lived from 1723 until his death in 1759.

    Then, climb the 250-year-old staircase to the restored rooms of his home. Musicians often play harpsichords in the house to add extra atmosphere to your visit.

    See where Handel composed, rehearsed, and conversed with his musical contemporaries. Learn how he penned his best-known work, Messiah, here and threatened to throw a star soprano from the window when she refused to sing one of his arias.

    Then, wander around Handel's dressing room, and the beautiful bedroom where he died, aged 74.

    Next, head for the next-door flat where Jimi Hendrix lived from 1968 to 1969. Hear about swinging 1960s London, and how Hendrix, one of the world’s greatest guitarists, described the flat as the first place he’d called home.

    See the main room, recreated to how Jimi had it, and learn how he lived and played here, plus other fascinating facts.

    After your 60-minute tour, perhaps browse the museum shop for souvenirs (own expense). Your experience ends when you leave the museum.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    London
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Handel & Hendrix in London
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    By: Handel & Hendrix in London
    469 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    John C
    184
    A fascinating window into the lives of two great musicians
    The home to Handel and Hendrix some two hundred years apart is a mine of information brought alive by the friendly
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    alantang75
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    10630
    Lovely piece of history. Well worth a visit.
    As both of us are great lovers of music, this is definitely worth a visit. The attendant at the Hendrix museum was
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    U6378DVdrew
    West Hartford, Connecticut
    95
    Beyond Unique!
    My wife and I visit London often and just when you think you are running out of new things to see and do...My wife
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    sheepygold
    london
    45501811
    Very interesting, if a little expensive
    The entrance fee is £10 for an adult, plus another £1 for a room guide which is useful although there is an
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    Discover25553402576
    10
    H&H visit
    Great building with interesting history and very knowledgable staff. All very helpful and time given to assist
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    rarridge
    10
    A trip back with two historic musicians
    Both Handel and Hendrix are wonderfully celebrated in this entertaining and informative museum. There's a
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    ChVandeGucht
    10
    splendid, I will come back
    Everything was perfect. Several guides talkes with me about Hendrix and Handel and it is nice that I know now more
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    Jennie T
    Enfield, England, United Kingdom
    42
    A little gem!
    I've lived in London for over 40 years and had no idea that this was on my doorstep. Interesting, quirky and a
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    ALISON S
    10
    Handel and Hendrix in London
    Excellent! It was as though Handel - and Hendrix - had just walked out of the room. I went on the Handel quided
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    SiCoolDelic
    London, United Kingdom
    10
    Inspiring
    Well worth a visit - lovely atmosphere and well staffed with knowledgeable room attendants - one in particular
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    Noel L
    London, England, United Kingdom
    52
    Disappointing
    This explanation of some of the guitar effects used by Jimi lacked a firm connection between any recorded material
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    mary s
    Hampton
    20
    Two different artists in one place
    Full of different history of two different eras ,both fascinating and informative .the Handel f Rooms were were
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    sallock
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    242
    Visit as Christmas gift to partner Hendrix fan
    We attended the talk and demo about Hendrix and his guitar playing aswell as the museum. It was all excellent
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    GemmaLouise1985
    70
    Hidden gem!
    I saw this advertised in time out magazine and decided to take my dad for for his birthday as he is an avid
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    Jacqueline E
    20
    Hendrix gem
    We enjoyed the Hendrix part more as we remember him well . The guides were all knowledgeable and friendly.
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