Keats' House Reopens

SallyB2
By SallyB2 Last edited 110 months ago
Keats' House Reopens

2307.keats.jpg Today saw the reopening of Keats' house on Hampstead Heath after a four year, half a million pound refit. The Regency villa housed the young poet during his most productive two years, and it was there that he espied and wooed his neighbour, Fanny Brawne. Some of us who have studied the doomed Romantic one's life and times feel like we have already invested quite a bit of our time here. So it's kinda cool that this chi chi little cottage has been allowed to remain "in midst of other woe than his, a friend to man", a gorgeous spot of London with nearly as much potential as a Grecian urn to entertain. There's lots of stuff going on there this Summer: you don't have to get studious or even poetic to enjoy a picnic performance in the garden. (Image/oudodou. You can see this lovely statue at Guys)

Last Updated 23 July 2009