KEATS HOUSE


Despite my initial dismay at realising most of the photos I had taken that day had come out blurry, I thought I'd still try and piece together a post on my visit to Keats House. Located in Hampstead, it's where Romantic poet John Keats once lived between 1818 - 1820 and where he met and fell in love with Fanny Brawne, who later became the subject of his famous love sonnet, Bright Star. Ode to a Nightingale was also reportedly written under a plum tree in the garden. Now they have built a museum inside it, housing artifacts such as the engagement ring Keats gave to Brawne and his death mask. The 2009 film Bright Star, based on their tragic relationship, is one of my absolute favourites so it was interesting to get an idea of where everything happened in real life. My friend and I also took a walk around the Heath (an old park spanning 790 acres) as it was our first time visiting this area. It was the coldest day and the grass was slippery with frost but the views were spectacular and we got to watch the sun set from the highest point on the Heath.

More information about Keats House including opening times can be found here.
Are you a fan of Keats' work? The house is definitely worth a visit if you're around London.

13 comments:

  1. What a perfect day out...love his work and the movie was just beautiful...will have to visit here one day xx

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  2. Great post! Love the scenery x

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  3. Keats House has been on my to-do list for agggges! Definitely need to go one day.
    Sophie
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  4. love your coat! and these pictures look good enough to eat!!

    Aine Oh

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  5. Very nice Inspirations

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  6. wow the painting!!!! The house looks so simple but so beautiful! x A.

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  7. I think the photos turned out amazingly - that last one is breathtaking! <3

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  8. Keats love letters to Fanny Brawne are just *everything*. This looks amazing and I'm now about to pester Jordan into coming with me! Hope you had a fab day girlie xxx

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  9. I love visiting historical sites. There's nothing like experiencing it in person. So thank you for bringing this to us. You looked lovely.
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  10. Keats house looks like a wonderful place to visit :) we have an entire park/museum showcasing historic housing, it's amazing! and so are the pancakes haha x

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  11. I was very touched by Bright Star; so lyrical and romantic, the whole love story. I am in love with the last photo... and do I even need to mention how pretty is that mustard coat of yours? x

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  12. This is so nice!!! Really wanna go next time I´m around! xx

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