Keats House


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The garden at Keats House provides a moment of calm in bustling Hampstead. Mere steps away from the Heath, our beautifully tended garden allows you the opportunity to walk in the steps of one of the most well-loved of the Romantic poets – John Keats.

The earliest references to the garden appear in the letters of Keats himself from his time living here in the years 1819-20. He recounts walking in the garden, seeking inspiration there and gazing at the outside world from his parlour when consumption had rendered him weak.

Look out for two important trees. The large common mulberry may have been known to Keats. He is also said to have written 'Ode to a Nightingale' under a plum tree in the garden, and a newly planted plum tree celebrates this great work.

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