A 3D render shows visitors inside the redesigned front parlour at 25 Brook Street

Handel & Hendrix in London secures £100,000 ahead of reopening

Image: Handel & Hendrix in London - Artist’s impression of Handel’s front parlour at 25 Brook Street

Capital from the Wolfson Foundation will partially fund the £3m ‘Hallelujah Project’, set to be revealed to visitors for the first time in May

Four months before reopening, Handel & Hendrix in London has today announced that it has been awarded a grant of £100,000 by the Wolfson Foundation towards the Hallelujah Project.

The location, which allows visitors to explore the connected former London homes of musicians George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix, closed for the works to take place in September 2021. It is set to re-open 300 years after Handel first moved in, on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

The £3m project will open all of Handel’s house to the public for the first time by restoring the basement and ground floor and refurbishing the upper floors which were first opened in 2001.

Simon Daniels, Director of Handel & Hendrix in London commented: “We are thrilled to receive this grant from the Wolfson Foundation, which will help us to present and care for Handel’s home for everyone.

“The Hallelujah Project is only possible thanks to the support of donors and grant makers. We are hugely grateful to the Foundation’s Trustees and to all our donors for their magnificent support.”