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London Handel Festival

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February 23rd – March 18th 2022, London, United Kingdom
About the festival

The London Handel Festival is an annual celebration of the life and work of composer George Frideric Handel. The Festival’s core charitable and artistic objective is to explore the full repertoire of Handel, to nurture emerging talent, and bring the music of Handel to broader audiences. Founded in 1978, the London Handel Festival has played a crucial role in the revival of interest in Handel’s music. 

Throughout the year, the Festival presents some 40 events held in venues across London celebrating Handel’s extraordinary creative life in the city which he made home.

The 2023 spring festival Forces of Nature offers an eclectic and accessible programme which features internationally acclaimed soloists, rarely performed works, a major new staged production, new collaborations and commissions as well as the hugely popular International Handel Singing Competition.

Festival venues

The London Handel Festival has performances in a variety of venues, including remarkable churches, nightclubs, as well as well-known concert halls. All the venues are carefully chosen to enable the performances that take place within them to have the appropriate impact.

How to get there?

Each venue is within walking distance from a tube station and well connected to the various National Rail stations throughout London.

Dress code

There is no specific dress code for the festival events. The London Handel Festival welcomes audience to come and enjoy the wonders of Handel's music how ever they feel most comfortable. All venues are well heated, though we can't guarantee that the spring weather in London won't have a shower or two.

Food & drink

All London Handel Festival events have a bar, serving a selection of light refreshments. Each venue is also surrounded by a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes. 

Local accommodation

London offers a wide variety of accommodation in every part of the city, from luxury hotels to warm simplicity. We recommend booking in advance for best availability.

What to visit nearby?

Before coming to a concert in the evening why not embrace the UK’s capital city and take in some of the many sites or visit one of its outstanding galleries or museums.