Jimi Hendrix’s London Apartment To Be Opened To Public

The apartment where rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix lived and died in London will be open to the public starting next year.

He lived at 23 Brook Street in London’s posh Mayfair section, adjacent to the home where composer George Frideric Handel had lived two centuries earlier.

The Handel House Trust that owns both properties has spent two years and 2.4 million pounds ($3.7 million) restoring Hendrix’s apartment.

It has been made to look as it did in 1969, when he played some of his most famous concerts.

Trust chairman Alistair Stranack said Tuesday Hendrix’s circle of friends and acquaintances helped provide details about his life there.

Photo: Peter Kemp/AP, file
From left: Noel Redding, Jimi Hendrix and Mitch Mitchell at Heathrow Airport in London.

Hendrix began his musical career in America but shot to stardom after forming the Jimi Hendrix Experience in London. He died in 1970.