Keats’ House is where the poet John Keats lived briefly between 1818 and 1820.
He had some exciting times in the premises, even falling in love with the girl next door – Fanny Brawne. He became engaged to her one year later before moving to Italy to better his health. And it was there that he died of tuberculosis, aged just twenty-five.
The house contains many of his original letters, manuscripts and furnishings in Regency style. Of the works that were composed in the building, the most famous is probably Ode To A Nightingale.
The plum tree under which he sat has sadly been uprooted, but another has been planted in the same place.
There are plenty more literary events in London
If you enjoy this then try: Carlyle’s House (catch the tube from Hampstead to Sloane Square); Hampstead (you can walk it in 7 mins); Kenwood House (walk it in 22 mins or catch a train from Hampstead to Highgate); Leighton House Museum (catch the tube from Hampstead to Kensington Olympia) and 18 Stafford Terrace (catch the tube from Hampstead to High Street Kensington).