Daily Archives: November 1, 2020

A Home for Poets

Keats House is a writer’s house museum in a Hampstead house once occupied by the Romantic poet John Keats. Although he only lived there about 17 months, he composed such classics there as the ballad La Belle Dame sans Merci, the narrative poem The Eve of St. Agnes and Ode to a Nightingale. Built circa 1815, the house hosted many writers, including poet friends like John Hamilton Reynolds, Leigh Hunt and Barry Cornwall. Admission to the garden is free; limited guided tours of the house are available as part of its admission fee.