London Walk – Hampstead and Keats’ House

This year’s annual London walk on May 13th was our 19th and we have had only one wet day in all that time. After a murky start – and a late one due to Southern Rail – the sun shone on us as we left Hampstead underground station and gathered outside for Charles’s introduction to our walk. .

We meandered around – and up and down – the streets of Hampstead taking in the lovely houses, many adorned with blue, brown and black plaques telling us where some of our literary heroes had lived, including Daphne du Maurier and others of her family, Galsworthy and Virginia Woolf.

After lunch another short walk took us to Keats’s house, the highlight of the day for all of us. We were conducted around the beautiful house where Keats lived and fell in love with Fanny Brawne, by the excellent guide, who vividly portrayed the poet’s short and tragic life.John

After a stop for tea and cake we made our way by bus back to Victoria and the end of yet another tiring but extremely enjoyable day. Thanks to Charles and Beryl for arranging everything.