Jimi Hendrix’s London home to open as exhibition

The legendary guitarist's house can be viewed between September 15-26

Jimi Hendrix‘s former London home is to open up to the public to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his death.

Part of an exhibition called Hendrix in Britain, the Mayfair flat, which had been previously occupied by the composer George Handel until 1759, can be viewed between September 15-26.

“We are excited to be celebrating the life of Jimi Hendrix,” the director of Handel House Museum, Sarah Bardwell, said in a statement. “After moving to Brook Street in 1968, Hendrix learned of the Handel connection with the building and headed to One Stop Records in South Molton Street and HMV in Oxford Street to pick up whichever records of Handel music he could find.”

She added: “Clearly he was intrigued by the connection and we’re pleased to be celebrating his own legacy today.”

The exhibition will run from August 25 to November 7, and will also feature a collection of handwritten lyrics, clothing and other memorabilia.

Tickets for Hendrix in Britain will cost £8 and can be purchased from June 1. For more information, visit HandelHouse.org.