Keats House Museum

The Romantic poet John Keats lived in this house and was inspired to write his most memorable poetry here.

The grade 1 listed building is open to the public as a museum and literary centre, where Keats's memory lives on through events, creative activities and special displays.

Visitors can explore Keats's study, the bedroom where his consumption was first diagnosed, and the garden which he shared with the love of his life, Fanny Brawne, and in which he composed his famous 'Ode to a Nightingale'.


Exhibitions and events

Templar Poetry Live: Elsa Fischer and Ian Harker

Event on 26.09.2017 19:00

When Orpheus is pulled out of the canal and the Berlin Wall is transformed into an urban beach, it’s clear there is more to survival than simply staying alive. Rules of Survival is Ian Harker’s first...

John Hegley: Peace, Love and Potatoes

Event on 29.09.2017 19:00

The former Keats House resident poet performs from his new paperback edition, Peace, Love and Potatoes, published on this day. John and his accomplices will be singing and speaking verses which...

Keats in the City Guided Walk

Event on 30.09.2017 11:00

Follow in the footsteps of John Keats, the radical medical student, and discover the London haunts of this ‘Cockney Poet’. From Keats’s birthplace we explore where he lived and studied, including...

The Poetry of Keats: A Literary Workshop

Event on 30.09.2017 11:00

Read and discuss some of Keats’s poetry in the location in which many of them were written. Explore Keats’s odes and ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’ with City Lit tutor Jenny Baynes. To book contact...

Jazz and Poetry

Event on 04.10.2017 19:00

Join singer Catherine Lima and the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors for an autumnal evening of music and poetry. Relax with a glass of wine from our pop-up bar and enjoy jazz standards alongside...

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