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Rockers visiting London have a new itinerary item thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The organization doled out close to $2 million to restore the inside of the flat Jimi Hendrix called home to the state it was in while the guitar legend lived in the apartment he once said was the only home he ever had.  The attic of the Georgian townhouse at 23 Brooke Street was being rented by Jimi's girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, when he first occupied it in 1968. The apartment was opened to the public briefly not long ago and the level of interest music historians and fans showed in seeing it made a convincing case for the space being converted into a full-time museum.  The space has been used as an administrative office for a museum dedicated to another famous composer/musician - George Frederic Handel, a former neighbor at 25 Brooke Street.