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

Admission: £7

Opening Times:
Monday - Saturday 11.00-17.00

Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Closed 25 December.

Getting There

Nearest Station: City Thameslink

17 Gough Square,

Phone number: +44 (0)207 353 3745

Website: www.drjohnsonshouse.org

Disabled Access

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