John Keats was known as the 'Cockney poet' and this walk explores parts of London where he lived and studied. Starting at Keats's birthplace in Moorgate, we will weave through the quiet City streets to Cheapside, walk to Apothecaries Hall and stroll along the river to London Bridge. We cross the River Thames to finish by the Keats memorial statue in Guy's Hospital.
Start: Moorgate tube station, eastern exit by NatWest Bank (opposite Cafe Nero); Finish: Guys Hospital, near London Bridge. Duration: 2 hours 30mins.Moorgate underground station is on the Northern, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City lines, and also National Rail.Please wear comfortable shoes.
Visit Keats House as a family this summer and collect your free family trail. Explore the house where Keats wrote many ofhis famous poems and test your skills by completing some fun activities about the museum and collection.
Poetry, performance and family fun. Our poet-in-residence for this year's Keats Festival is Jo Shapcott. Expect the usual line-up of poetry readings, workshops, crafts, music, theatre, and children's activities.