George Frideric Handel, the great baroque composer. Who lived at 25 Brook Street, right in the heart of Mayfair, from 1723 until his death in 1759. Whilst living here he composed some of the greatest music in history. Including Messiah, Zadok the Priest and Music for the Royal Fireworks.
Displaying portraits of Handel.
There is a museum at Handel’s old house right in the heart of Mayfair that celebrates his life and works. Handel House Museum displays portraits of Handel and his contemporaries in finely restored Georgian interiors. The museum is bringing live music back to his house with frequent music rehearsals. Weekly concerts and special musical events. Handel House Museum is also available to hire for events, photo-shoots, recordings and filming.
Recitals and events.
Handel House Museum is an independent museum with charity status. You can become a friend of Handel House and enjoy free general admission to the museum as well as advance information and priority booking for recitals and events. You can visit Handel House Museum at 25 Brook Street, W1K 4HB. The house is open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12-6pm (see the website for additional information http://www.handelhouse.org/more/contact-us).
The variety that Mayfair offers.
Getting to Handel House Museum is easy as you can arrive at Bond Street station on the Central Line. There are also numerous buses from all directions that serve the heart of Mayfair. A very different musical personality lived at 23 Brook Street. It was home to rock legend Jimi Hendrix in 1968 and 1969.
The contrast is entirely in keeping with the variety that Mayfair offers its residents and visitors.