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Keats' House, London: 1 reviews and 2 photos

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A beautiful small Regency villa in a tranquil street recently restored (2009) - this is the house the English poet John Keats lived in from 1818 to 1820. He wrote his famous poem "Ode to a nightingale" here and fell in live with the girl next door Fanny Brawne - the house was semi detached then and she lived in the other half. The house is open to the public ( see the website for details) and worth a visit. A museum dedicated to the poet but it should sell itself on atmosphere rather than the curios of the poet - a clock ticks away and in the quiet ( I was the only visitor) I could imagine a man sitting and writing poetry here. Do see the gardens and do walk around the back of the house to see the verandah - sit here in the sun if you can and think of past times.
Keats traveled to Rome from here tending a broken heart and was just 25 when he died there.
Only disabled friendly on the ground floor.
Recommended.

Address: Keats Grove, Hampstead , NW3 2RR
Directions: Next to the library in Keats Grove. Underground to Hampstead and then a 15 minute walk or overground to Hampstead Heath and a 5 minute walk. Buses 24, 46, 168 C11 and C12 all stop near Hampstead Heath station.
Phone: 020 7332 3868
Website: http://www.keatshouse.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 11, 2009
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