Painting of Lord Byron
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Plaque remembers Lord Byron on poetry day

One of the greatest British Romantic poets - Lord Byron - has been honoured with a green plaque to mark his birthplace in central London.

The poet was born in Holles Street, off Oxford Street, in 1788 - which is now the site of the John Lewis flagship store.

To mark National Poetry Day, BBC London Arts Correspondent Brenda Emmanus has been to the house of one of Byron's great rivals, John Keats in Hampstead.

  • 04 Oct 2012