Visit the Home of Romantic Poet John Keats in London

Discover the beauty of poetry and place in the home of Romantic poet John Keats. Keats House is the beautiful Regency villa where Romantic poet John Keats found inspiration, friendship and love. John Keats was born in 1795 and began to write poetry from the age of 18. Encouraged by his school friend, Charles Cowden Clarke, Keats abandoned his profession as an apothecary surgeon to concentrate on poetry full time. Heavily influenced by Shakespeare and Milton, Keats became one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley.

What are the opening times?

The house/museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00. Unfortunately the house is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

During his lifetime, Keats was attacked by the critics and branded as a ‘cockney poet’, but his posthumous influence has been significant. Keats wrote some of his best poems at Wentworth Place and it was here that he met and fell in love with ‘the girl next door’, Fanny Brawne. Keats House, or Wentworth Place as it was then known, was built from 1814 to 1816 by William Woods, a local builer. It was originally two separate homes, first occupied by Charles Wentworth Dilke and his family, while the smaller, eastern side was occupied by Charles Brown. In December 1818, Keats came to live in Brown’s side of the house, staying here for just 17 months before travelling to Italy where he died.

  • Adults – £7.50
  • Students – £4.50
  • Seniors – £4.50
  • Under 18s – FREE
  • National Trust Members – £3.75

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