Keats House

sights / Architecture

Keats House information

Location
London , England
Address
10 Keats Grove
NW3
Getting there
Tube: Hampstead Heath
More information
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/keats
Prices
adult/child £5.50/free
Opening hours
1-5pm Tue-Sun Mar-Oct, Fri-Sun Nov-Feb
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This elegant Regency house was home to the golden boy of the Romantic poets from 1818 to 1820. The house is sparsely furnished but does a good job of conveying what daily life would have been like in Keats’ day.

Never short of generous mates, Keats was persuaded to take refuge in this house by Charles Armitage Brown, and it was here that he met his fiancée Fanny Brawne, literally the girl next door. He wrote his most celebrated poem, 'Ode to a Nightingale', while sitting under a long-gone plum tree in the garden in 1819.