With a Hollywood film to his name, the poet John Keats is enjoying a resurgence in fashion. This is where he lived from 1818 to 1820, and it was the setting for some of his most famous poems such as ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ as well as the scene of his burgeoning love for his neighbour Fanny Brawne, as the film reminded us. The interior of the house has been expertly restored, and offers an authentic reflection of the living space that the young and ill-fated poet knew and loved. Aspects of the popular garden animate his poetry, while indoors the collection boasts many letters written by Keats and the original notebooks in which he scrawled. Would-be poets can gain inspiration by joining regular poetry groups here.
Tel: 020 7332 3868
Entry Charges: Admission: Children free Adult £3-£5