Keats House in London Restored

Posted in the 18th century in the news by Editor on August 13, 2009

800px-Keats_HouseAs noted in the London Times, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal (among others), the Keats House in London (Hampstead to be precise) has just reopened after a four-year restoration program. Work on the Grade I Listed building was funded by a Heritage Lottery Grant of £424,000. John Keats lived in the house from 1818 to 1820, just before his departure to Rome (you can also visit the house where he lived – and died – there, just five months into his Italian sojourn, by the Piazza di Spagna; it’s now the Keats-Shelley House Museum). It was in the garden of the Hampstead house that Keats wrote “Ode to a Nightingale.”

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