Dr Johnson's House
Date of building: c. 1700
17 Gough Square
Dr Johnson's House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London. Samuel Johnson, the writer and wit, lived and worked here in the middle of the eighteenth century, compiling his great Dictionary of the English Language in the Garret. Today, the House is open to the public with a collection relating to Johnson, a research library, restored interiors and a wealth of original features.
Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Monday to Saturday 11am - 5.30pm (May to September), 11am - 5pm (October to April), closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Check website for Christmas opening times as these may vary.
Adults £4.50, Concessions £3.50, Children (5-17 years) £1.50, Under 5s Free, Family ticket £10
Guided tours for groups of 10+ are free but must be booked in advance - please phone 020 7353 3745
Rail: Farringdon, City Thameslink
Tube: Temple, Chancery Lane
Bus: 4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76 ,172, 341
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