Jimi Hendrix’s London home is to be opened to the public for the first time.
Hendrix lived in the Mayfair property for a year between 1968-69. Located at 23 Brook Street, next door to Handel House, the flat will house an exhibition to the late musician when it opens in February 2016.
The Brook Street home belonged to Hendrix’s then girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. He moved away to Notting Hill area of London when they split. Fans will be able to view the top floor of the home with organisers having spent two years renovating it to its original form.
“It is hard to think of another home in the world with such a concentration of musical genius,” chairman of the Handel House Trust, Alistair Stranack, said. “Our research into the building and Hendrix’s circle of friends and acquaintances has enabled us to present an image of what life was like in his time at Brook Street.”
“While it has been a pleasure to have been working in Jimi’s bedroom for the past few years, it is even more pleasing to be able to throw it open to everybody else.”
Tickets for the exhibition will go on sale on November 2.
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