Poetry fans are in for a delight when visiting Keats House in leafy Hampstead. In fact, it makes for a nice stop after visiting Kenwood House nearby!
Poet John Keats lived in this home from December 1818 until August 1820, when he moved to Italy. He wrote many of his most famous poems in this house, including “Ode to a Nightingale.” That’s quite a handy fact to tell your teachers next time you see them!
It’s quite easy to walk around and see the rooms where Keats lived. It’s like stepping back in time to see how Londoners lived 200 years ago. For those keen to learn more about Keats as well as the history of the house, there are thirty-minute tours normally available at 1:30pm and 3pm.
The home also hosts plenty of poetry events and family activities, making a visit to Keats House a fun and poetic adventure. You might even be inspired to write your own poetry after your visit!