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Keats House

The Romantic poet John Keats lived in this house and was inspired to write his most memorable poetry here. 

The grade 1 listed building is open to the public as a museum and literary centre, where Keats's memory lives on through events, creative activities and special displays.

Visitors can explore Keats's study, the bedroom where his consumption was first diagnosed, and the garden which he shared with the love of his life, Fanny Brawne, and in which he composed his famous 'Ode to a Nightingale'. 

Discover the house where poet John Keats wrote his best loved poems in this fascinating video.

Opening hours

Keats House is open Tuesday to Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. During the winter months (November to February) we have reduced opening times. For full details, admission prices and directions, look at our Visit us page.

Events

Our events programme includes poetry performances, talks, creative writing workshops, music and family activities. For a full list of current events, visit our What's on page. 

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What's happening
Keats in Hampstead Guided Walk
Date:
06 Apr 2015
Time:
11:00 - 13:30
Location:
Keats House
Cost:
£10 / £8 concession, booking essential.

Follow the story of Keats's life in this walk around old Hampstead, with readings from some of his best-loved poems. We will explore locations that inspired Keats, including the Vale of Health, Well Walk and a lovely section of Hampstead Heath (weather permitting).

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Templar Poetry Live: Ciaran Carson
Date:
07 Apr 2015
Time:
19:00 - 20:30
Location:
Keats House
Cost:
Free, booking recommended.

"I write in English, but the ghost of Irish hovers behind it; and English itself is full of ghostly presences." Ciaran Carson is the author of nine books of poetry and winner of the T S Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection.

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