Keats House
Keats House
4.5
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Discover the house where Romantic poet John Keats wrote his best-loved poems. This beautiful Georgian villa is where Keats found inspiration, friendship and love. Now a museum and literary centre, the house brings to life the memory and legacy of Keats through its tranquil garden and a lively programme of tours and special events.
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  • Hampstead Heath • 3 min walk
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Catriona H
Teddington, UK1,319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Great place to visit to learn more about the poet John Keats, including his family’s and his own sad history. The house is well preserved and tells an interesting story. I loved the fact they included quotes from Keats around the house as well.
Just a short walk from Hampstead Heath overground - and very close to the Heath itself as well.
Written 16 February 2020
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Elizabeth W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A charming house with very welcoming and knowledgeable staff who are clearly passionate about telling the story of Keats' life and his time in Hampstead. Well worth a visit, and very reasonably priced. The garden is a peaceful place to sit too. Incredible to imagine that Keats wrote Ode to a Nightingale beside a plum tree there!
Written 4 February 2024
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Sandygranny
Sandy, UK936 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Keats House has been beautifully restored and there is a lot of interesting information for visitors to read about in each room. It is only a short walk from Hampstead Heath.

There is a beautiful garden where Keats gained the inspiration to write the poem called ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ dedicated to his sweetheart.

We were allowed to walk through the house at our own pace, examining the artefacts in each room.

Even if you are not into Keats’ work, the house and gardens are well worth a visit and there is a nice gift shop.
Written 14 May 2016
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Sandygranny
Sandy, UK936 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
We visited this lovely house for the second time as we had enjoyed it so much on our first visit last year. The garden where Keats met his sweetheart is still extremely well-maintained and a joy to visit.

There are some interesting collections of books, letters, paintings, furniture and household objects which Keats would have used. Also, we saw the engagement ring he gave to Fanny Brawne.

This is a nice area to walk around, with Hampstead Heath only a short distance away and a little village area to explore with a few shops.
Written 17 April 2017
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PieTravels
Cyprus321 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
"I wish to find someone who would love me like Keats loved Fanny".
I visited this place with a friend who loved Keats poetry, myself on the other hand, have never read a single poem by him, so everything was new. We have visited twice, but even once is enough to learn about the sad and interesting story of Keats.
I have to be honest, I fell in love with the house itself. It could be considered small but it was so nice and pleasant and I could totally imagine it when people used to live there.
This gem is actually hidden away in one of the side streets and definitely a worth visit place!
Written 27 August 2017
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Su L
Greater London, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
Take a picnic sandwich on a sunny day, spend an hour or so touring the house gaining a renewed love for Keats poetry and marvel at his young brilliance, buy a book of sonnets from the bookshop and take out into the garden to read under the trees ( as Keats did).Pay the price happily, they need our support.
If you are hungry for more, book into either of the Keats Walks (inner London or Hampstead and Heath) This recipe guarantees a love of one of our best poets.
Written 6 July 2015
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luvroma2
Reading, PA1,948 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
The Keats house is located in a beautiful area in Hampstead. The rooms are well sign posted and provide a commentary on the time Keats spent living in this house.
Written 15 November 2014
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lpeacock1
United States28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Early on a Sunday morning, I take the tube north to Hampstead. I walk thru the town just starting to hustle and bustle. When I turn down Keats Grove, the bustle stops. It is quiet except for the birds and my footsteps. I stop to admire the garden of Keats House and then walk on to the Heath. It is so nice to walk thru the Heath in the morning. Then I return to Keats House when it opens. You enter thru the back door now. The gift shop is to the left when you enter. The ticket you receive for the entry fee can be used on a return trip. The engagement ring is in the gift shop area (but is not for sale). :-) The furnishings are similar to the ones that Keats and the Brawns would have had in the house originally. There are several items in the home that Keats owned. Many of the manuscripts that used to be on display in the home have been moved. You can visit the Keats Library next door. Even if you are not into Keats work, you will enjoy this historic home. They occasionally have readings and family events in the large parlor room (this is an add-on after Keats time). After touring the house, I usually find a nice place to grab an early dinner or late lunch. The Hampstead Tea Room or The Wells are nice places to have a Sunday roast.
Written 10 December 2010
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Elizabeth
Whitley Bay, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Run by the City of London corporation this was a little gem.

Off the main road ( Keats Grove) a wonderful place of quiet and peace, with gardens all around. The Regency villa was a bonus. The volunteer delivered tour was helpful, informative and just right. Then you were able to walk at leisure through the house. I learnt Ode to a Nightingale at school but knew little of his life. This was lovely.

Note that they do different prices for different reasons....If you are a resident of the borough of Camden and city of London then admission is £2.00 - bargain!!! Students18 and under are free. National Trust members also pay less. This is all part of Keats200 programme of events.

A real treat.
Written 10 August 2019
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M. Dawn
Montreal, Canada34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Hampstead, the Keats House is a must-see for lovers of poetry. Like most of his Romantic contemporaries, Keats had a short but incredibly intense life, and this museum gives us insight into the experiences that made it so. This house has maintained many of the original fixtures, and the surrounding garden is stunning. The gift shop is full of Keats-related trinkets, with a decent collection of poetry collections and biographies. If you can, try taking one of the guided tours!
Written 14 June 2019
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