The John Keats House in London is the original home where John Keats, Charles Armitage Brown, and the Brawne Family lived. It is where John Keats wrote some of his most beloved poetry, including Ode to a Nightingale, as well as being the meeting place of John Keats and Fanny Brawne: lovers until Keats' death at age 25.
The house has been restored and now has museum status. Artists can apply for permission to paint in the gardens; there are weekly children's events, sonnet readings, and other gatherings in the gardens.
Of course, I wish dearly to visit the Keats House someday! Just browsing through the website made my eyes teary! The romance and beauty of all that was John Keats life and love is stored here ... who wouldn't want to visit? For more information, see: http://www.keatshouse.cityoflondon.gov.uk/
A Stroll Through the Past:
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Keats' House ~ London, England
Where An Angel Lived and Loved
The Entrance Knocker
The Chester Rooms, where Brown and Keats wrote poetry
BRIGHT STAR, Written to the Left of a Shakespeare Sonnet
The Brawne Rooms
John Keats' Parlour
Fanny Brawne's Room
John Keats' Room
The Gardens in Springtime