You Can Visit Jimi Hendrix’s Flat And Here’s What To Expect
Tourist? Travel Blogger? Music Fan? If you are looking for places to visit in London his year, make it visiting Jimi Hendrix flat.
So what is Jimi Hendrix bedroom like?
“Jimi enjoyed choosing the colours and textures…very unusual colours at the time and then discussing them with the sales staff. Other shoppers stopped and stared in amazement not expecting to see Jimi Hendrix discussing patterns in the curtain department at John Lewis”
Now we’re talking serious room goals here. What a beautiful place this is; perfectly replicated and a hauntingly real account of how he lived. His “favourite” Victorian shawl adorns a spot above the bed. Absolute bedroom goals!
The oval mirror next to the bed is the original (not a replica) and is in the exact spot when Hendrix and Etchingham lived here. I took a minute to look into the exact mirror that once reflected a legend. Chills!
Framed sketches, TV set, record collections, Persian rugs and whiskey decanters are all objects that would have decorated his room back in 1969 whilst little details such as cigarette ends and song lyrics, really bring it to life.
The vibrant bedspread was woven by a textile specialist Wallace Sewell to match the original. Apparently “Guests would sit around the bed and on the floor and every morning Hendrix would make the bed neat and presentable again, probably as a result of his military background”.
Apparently the team did such a good job of recreating the room, when Etchingham saw it after its transformation- she was moved to tears.
The man was not only the world’s most phenomenal guitarist but his eclectic taste made him a true maverick, favouring bohemian fabrics and colours that reflected his personality perfectly. Highly recommended!