Dr Johnson's House

Date of building: c. 1700

17 Gough Square

Making a visit

Email: curator@drjohnsonshouse.org
Phone: 020 7353 3745
Website: http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org

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.


Significant Inhabitants

Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Opening Hours

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.

Entrance Fee

Adults £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Children (5-17 years) £2.50, Under 5s Free, Family ticket £12.50
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


Period rooms yes
Museum Exhibition yes
Café no
Education program yes
Wheelchair access no
Disabled toilets no
Baby Changing no
Public Events yes
Private Room Hire yes
Shop yes