Keats House

Keats House
Keats Grove
Hampstead
London
Greater London
NW3 2RR
England

Website

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/keats

E-mail

keatshouse@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Telephone

020 7332 3868

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Keats House
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Keats House is where the poet John Keats (1795-1821) lived from 1818 to 1820. Here he wrote some of his best known poetry, including "Ode to a Nightingale". The house is a Grade 1 listed building set in a peaceful garden in Hampstead. It has been open to the public since 1925.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum

Opening hours

Summer (March-October): Tue-Sun 1-5pm. Winter (November-February): Fri-Sun 1-5pm. Please see our website for more information and details for group visits. Last admission: 4.30pm.

Admission charges

Adults: £5.50 (valid for one year)
Concessions: £3.50 (valid for one year)
Children 17 and under: Free
Keats Foundation: Free
Art Fund: Free
National Trust: See details on our website

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums
Getting there

By Tube (Northern Line, Edgware branch):
Hampstead tube to Keats House – 750m or just under half a mile (mostly downhill)
Belsize Park tube to Keats House – 750m or just under half a mile (up and downhill)

By London Overground:
Hampstead Heath train station – approximately 100m

By Bus:
Buses 24, 46, 168 and C11 all go to South End Green, next to Hampstead Heath Station; Bus 268 goes to the Rosslyn Hill junction with Downshire Hill

Additional info

Study facilities are available at London Metropolitan Archives.

The Keats House Collection consists of books, manuscripts, letters, prints, paintings and artefacts relating to the life of the poet John Keats (1795-1821), his circle and the English Romantic movement. The Keats House Collection, including the Keats Memorial Library, is currently available for consultation by appointment only. Please contact us for further information.

Collection details

Archives, Literature, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • John Keats
  • Joseph Severn
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of keats house

Keats in Hampstead

  • 6 April 2015 11am-1:30pm

Starting at Hampstead tube we follow the story of Keats's life in this walk around Hampstead village, with readings from his poetry and letters.

Explore locations that inspired Keats, including the Vale of Health, Well Walk and Hampstead Heath.

We finish at Keats House, where entry is free to walkers.
Please wear sturdy shoes.

£10/8 Concessions, Booking essential

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10.00 / £8.00 concessions. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/keats-in-hampstead-walking-tour-tickets-14906466643

Keats Silhouette on full moon

Late Night Keats – Museums at Night 2015

  • 15 May 2015 7-9:30pm

'Through buried paths, where sleepy twilight dreams
The summer time away.’
Try your hand at the elegant art of shadow puppetry, create your own Regency silhouette, or join a twilight tour around this striking Georgian villa to explore John Keats’s life.
Join puppeteers Smoking Apples for a drop-in workshop where you will have the chance to operate their intricately-designed shadow puppets, and learn a little about the history of this art form. Two members of the company will be on hand offering practical guidance and support and to answer any questions you may have.
www.smokingapplestheatre.com
Tickets include a free drink from our pop-up bar. For lovers of literature and life – adults only.

£8, booking recommended

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£8 including complimentary drink

Website

http://goo.gl/HzcNaE

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

My Local Area - The Peopling of London

Linked to our local history walks identifying buildings and places with links to slavery and anti-slavery, this session explores the impact of the slave trade on local areas

How to obtain

Available June 2007 and on request. Contact Keats House for more information.

Big Draw

Art activities using images and documents as inspiration. The visual work would be a way in to the story of slavery and abolition and would involve group work as well as individual activities

How to obtain

Available throughout October 2007. Contact Keats House for furhter details

Expressions of Identity – creative writing events

Exploring personal and community identity through the stories of people from the past and the present.

How to obtain

Available throughout October 2007 and on request

Romanticism, Politics and Protest

Understanding Romanticism as a means of political protest through the works of writers and thinkers of the day. Keats and Leigh Hunt provide a starting point and includes Equiano, Sterne, William Cuffay and William Davidson

How to obtain

Available throughout June 2007 and on request. Contact Keats House for further details.

The Road to Abolition – Gifted and Talented Summer College

An exploration of the anti slavery campaigns and the tradition / legacy of protest and reform

How to obtain

Available throughout July 2007. Contact Keats House for further details

Getting there

By Tube (Northern Line, Edgware branch):
Hampstead tube to Keats House – 750m or just under half a mile (mostly downhill)
Belsize Park tube to Keats House – 750m or just under half a mile (up and downhill)

By London Overground:
Hampstead Heath train station – approximately 100m

By Bus:
Buses 24, 46, 168 and C11 all go to South End Green, next to Hampstead Heath Station; Bus 268 goes to the Rosslyn Hill junction with Downshire Hill

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