Rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix lived in the top-floor flat of an 18th-century house in London between 1968 and 1969. The apartment has now been restored as a museum that is a recreation of what Hendrix’s flat looked like when he lived there, to showcase what life was like for Jimi at the height of his career.
The $3.7 million restorations will recreate the third-floor flat he lived in after recording Electric Ladyland. There’s a room with a wall of album covers which includes Are You Experienced?, Hendrix’s first album with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bass player Noel Redding. Some of Jimi’s own album collection, including a copy of Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, are on display as well.
The museum also includes unseen photos from photographer Barrie Wentzell, a former photographer for Melody Maker magazine who photographed Hendrix in his flat as well as his studio. Textile designers Wallace & Sewell handcrafted a colour bedspread for the project, while furniture makers Bates and Lambourne produced a wooden chair with cabriolet legs. As part of the revamp, the museum even has installed a 40-seater studio and music venue for hosting workshops and intimate concerts.
Tickets are now on sale to view Jimi Hendrix’s famous flat, a place where the Rock star created music that stood the test of time and made him one of the best musicians of all time.
The flat is located at 23 Brook St. in London’s west-end neighborhood of Mayfair.