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The flat Jimi Hendrix lived in while in London will open to visitors in February following a restoration to the way it looked when the guitar legend resided there.  The apartment at 23 Brook Street in the Mayfair section of the city is where Hendrix and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham lived when Jimi was at the peak of his popularity on the world stage.  While the couple only lived there for about three months, the flat was the only place that Jimi lived on a day-in-day-out basis between his discovery by Animals bass player Chas Chandler and his death.  The address was within a few minutes walk of a number of live music venues, including the Marquee club.  A plaque marking the significance of the address was added outside the apratment in the fall of 1997.  It is directly adjacent to the home of another monumental musical figure, the classical composer Handel. Hendrix and his flat mate reportedly went to a nearby record store on learning of the connection to pick up some recordings of Handel's music.  The Hendrix flat opens to visitors on February 10th.