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Keats House was home to John Keats from 1818 to 1820 until he travelled to Rome where he died at the age of 25.
Keats House was home to John Keats from 1818 to 1820 until he travelled to Rome where he died at the age of 25. It was here that he wrote 'Ode to a Nightingale' while sitting under a plum tree. The Regency house has been restored as a museum with period decor, furnishings and a collection of Keatsiana. Ten Keats Grove, the building next door within the grounds, hosts a few events from time to time.
Hampstead Heath has three notable outdoor bathing ponds
Burgh House is a beautiful grade I listed 17th century Georgian building that today houses the Hampstead Museum
The Parish Church of St John-at-Hampstead is a lovely 18th century church dedicated to St John the Evangelist
The Fenton House is the oldest house in Hampstead, dating back to 1667
Kenwood House is a stately Georgian villa with art by masters such as Rembrandt, Turner, Reynolds and Vermeer
The former home of Sigmund Freud
This is a high part of the Heath with clear open vistas, and the views looking south over the city are quite wonderful
The Camden Arts Centre is a contemporary arts centre housed in a lovely Victorian mansion
The Hill Garden is a beautifully manicured hidden garden on West Heath, which was originally part of the gardens of 19th century Inverforth House built by Viscount Leverhulme
Primrose Hill is an open grassy hill offering panoramic views of Central London