Opening Hours


Tuesday              10am to 6pm

Wednesday         10am to 6pm

Thursday             10am to 7pm

Friday                  10am to 7pm

Saturday              12 noon to 4pm

Sunday                12 noon to 4pm


Tuesday               10 to 5 pm

Friday                   10 to 5pm

Saturday:              12 to 4pm

Children can borrow books and DVDs during Main Library Hours.

RHYME TIME  - watch the website for updates. 

Bank Holidays : LIBRARY CLOSED

29 June 2021

Summer Events in the Garden 2021




We are delighted to announce that  The Hampstead Summer Festival is promoting 4 events this summer, all in the beautiful garden at Keats Library.

SAFETY. 14th June update:  We never assumed any relaxation of regulations  and planned accordingly for your safety.

All events are outside in the garden although there are tents for the Art Fair. 

Track and Trace will apply at the entrance and overall numbers on site will be limited to 50% of capacity,

Stalls and tents are spaced out with numbers inside restricted, masks needed inside.


  • Saturday 26th June - THE HAMPSTEAD ART FAIR returns on a more intimate scale. 12-5pm
    • Entry is Free
    • Displays of Art for sale
    • Craft Stalls
    • Art Actvities
    • "Picture The Heath" competition entries
    • School Competition entries
    • Delicious freshly cooked food; wine bar; ice cream

  • Sunday 27th June - Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.
    Update 23rd June: Sadly Drama Impact have postponed these two performances for reasons beyond their control.
    The new date is SUNDAY 11th July, NOTE LATER TIMES of 15.30 and 18.30
    if you have a ticket, you will be contacted directly to ask if you can come on the new date.

    • A special version on the play designed for outdoor audiences.
    • Performances at 1pm and at 5pm - Tickets are £25 ( Concessions available at £15/£20)
    • This company, Drama Impact, staged Much Ado About Nothing in 2019  to much acclaim from the sold out audiences.
    • To Book tickets for  3.30pm   - CLICK HERE  or for    6.30pm pm  - CLICK HERE
    • More about Drama Impact - see: Drama Impact website 

  • Saturday 3 July - 2pm:  The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden on the occasion of the 150th  Anniversary of her birth
    • A Capella folk group Broomdasher perform their new musical show featuring traditional folk songs to bring the book to life.
    • Tickets are £10 available from the Library and on line: CLICK HERE
    • More about Broomdasher - see Broomdasher - Home

  • 4th July Keats Library Family GARDEN PARTY is BACK!   2-5pm.
    • Entry is free
    • Provisional Programme:
      • Birds of Prey on show and demonstrations
      • Storytelling
      • Rhyme-time with Sasha  from 2.00 – 2.45pm
      • Kids’ Art Project  from Orly
      • Children’s books for sale at bargain prices
      • Giant Chess with Bryan
      • Tea and delicious treats provided  by Gail’s to be enjoyed in the lawn; wine bar

The  Hampstead Summer Festival Charity Beneficiaries are the Hampstead School of Art and Keats Community Library.  As we have been unable to fundraise for nearly 6 months we would really appreciate your generosity.

The Hampstead Summer Festival gratefully thanks

  • Osbornes Law for their generous support of the whole festival
  • Mount Anvil for supporting Art Fair
  • TK International for supporting the Garden Party;
  • Gails Bread for the outstanding cakes and;
  • Keats House for the use of the garden.