I am a huge fan of Keats Poetry and made him come to life (somewhat) as a brother, a son, a friend and a man in love with a woman.
Highlights: Stunning surroundings and garden (Hampstead is a real gem in it's own right). A few exhibits of items belonging to Keats and his fiancée - Fanny. Most notably, her engagement ring, a hand written letter by Keats and his original death mask. The drawing room where he would spend hours writing - was really memorable as well. The architecture and historical characteristics of the house itself were stunning.
Lowlights: the staff were not that helpful. I didn't know about any guided tours. So I ventured around the house myself. It was pretty quiet and there were no staff around to help. There was very little descriptive guidance on what the artefacts were, what actually belonged to Keats, and on some artefacts there was just no indication of what it was or why it was in the house - which was disappointing.
would suggest doing a tour when visiting, based on other reviews, it seems like a good idea.
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