Dr Johnson's House

Dr Johnson's House
17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE
  • Box office 020 7353 3745
  • General enquiries 020 7353 3745
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 11am–5.30pm (Oct–Apr early closing at 5pm); closed Sun & bank holidays.
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  • Website www.drjohnsonshouse.org
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Dr Johnson's House

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 18th 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. Often described by visitors as a hidden gem, 17 Gough Square is a tranquil spot in the midst of the bustling City.

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1. James Coyle25 Aug 2016, 9:29am4 stars Dr Johnson's House Report

Original 17th Century House will be part of 'Open House' Architectural weekend (16-17 September). Miss it at your peril.

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