Keats House details - HAMPSTEAD HEATH - 2016***

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Keats House

Wentworth Place, Keats Grove
(Keats: 1795 to 1821)


Keats House is where the poet John Keats lived from 1818 to 1820, and is the setting that inspired some of Keats’s most memorable poetry.

Here Keats wrote Ode to a Nightingale, and fell in love with Fanny Brawne, the girl next door.

It was from this house that he travelled to Rome, where he died of tuberculosis aged just 25.

The House is now a thriving museum dedicated not only to the poetry of John Keats but also to poetry in general.
Staff work closely with local community groups, museums, artists and schools, and run popular poetry groups.
The House also has a regular events programme and is assisted by our vibrant team of volunteers who bring the life and times of John Keats to contemporary Hampstead.

The interior of Keats House has been sensitively and painstakingly restored thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant of £424,000.

The culmination of four years of preparation and research work, the refurbishment reflects the original decoration of the property, creating a living space that Keats would have recognised and providing an authentic example of Regency style.

The garden is planted with trees, shrubs and flowers in-keeping with the Regency period.
Three themed borders reflect a different aspect of Keats’s poetry: Melancholy, Autumn and Nightingale.
The garden is free to visit and a popular picnicking spot for local families during the summer.

For more information please contact:
Tel: 020 7332 3868
Email: keatshouse@cityoflondon.gov.uk
Or see www.keatshouse.cityoflondon.gov.uk for admissions and opening times

Various modern and old images relating to Keats House
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