The musician lived on the top floor of the Georgian townhouse from 1968 to 1969 and officials have spent two years restoring the property into a permanent memorial to the late rocker.

Officials have splashed out around $3.8 million (£2.4 million) revamping the apartment on Brook Street in Mayfair to reflect how it looked when Jimi lived there, and they have now confirmed it will be opened to the public in February (16).

The exhibition will also feature memorabilia from the guitar legend's life and career.

"It is hard to think of another home in the world with such a concentration of musical genius," says Alistair Stranack, chairman of the Handel House Trust which is behind the project. "We hope that the opening of Jimi Hendrix's flat will give people an added insight into (his) life and work...

"Our research into the building and Hendrix's circle of friends and acquaintances has enabled us to present an image of what life was like in his time at Brook Street.

"While it has been a pleasure to have been working in Jimi's bedroom for the past few years, it is even more pleasing to be able to throw it open to everybody else."

Jimi died from drug-related asphyxiation in the British capital in 1970, aged 27.