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Keats House, London

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Keats House is a writer's house museum in a house once occupied by the Romantic poet John Keats. It is in Keats Grove, Hampstead, toward the edge of inner north London. Maps before about 1915

show the road with one of its earlier names, John Street; the road has also been known as Albion Grove. The building was originally a pair of semi-detached houses known as "Wentworth Place". John Keats lodged in one of them with his friend Charles Brown from December 1818 to September 1820. These were perhaps Keats's most productive years. According to Brown, "Ode to a Nightingale" was written under a plum tree in the garden.

While living in the house, Keats fell in love with and became engaged to Fanny Brawne, who lived with her family in the adjacent house. Keats became increasingly ill with tuberculosis and was advised to move to a warmer climate. He left London in 1820 and died, unmarried, in Italy the following year.

The house is a Grade I listed building.
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  • 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...  more »
  • A lovely house with a sad story. The staff were great and very friendly. Sadly Keats died so young and this house gets it so right to make him come alive again and you can imagine him there. Highly...  more »

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