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Jimi Hendrix’s home in London is set to open next year as a permanent museum for the general public.

The musician lived with his girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, on the third-floor flat at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair from 1968 to 1969. It was during this time that Hendrix created Electric Ladyland.

Following a £2.4m restoration to return the main living room to how it would have been, fans will be able to view the top floor. Included within the home are exhibits of some rare and previously unseen images of Hendrix taken at the flat and within the local area, the museum will also contain a new recording studio to be used for teaching and as a gig venue.

Alistair Stranack, the chairman of the Handel House Trust, commented: “It is hard to think of another home in the world with such a concentration of musical genius. We hope that the opening of Jimi Hendrix’s flat will give people an added insight into the life and work of a figure whose actions have been examined no end since his death in 1970”.

The home will be open to the public February 10, 2016.

Josh Abraham  

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