Dr Johnson's House


Entry to Dr. Johnson's House for self-guided tour

About the partner

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 mid-eighteenth century, compiling his great Dictionary of the English Language (1755). Often described by visitors as a hidden gem, 17 Gough Square is a tranquil spot in the midst of the bustling City.

What do I need to know?

The House is open to the public with a collection relating to Johnson, a research library, restored interiors and a wealth of original features. You can use your Time Credits to gain admission for self-guided tour. Please hand them over at the front reception desk.

Important information
  • Do individuals and families need to book in advance? NO
  • Can groups attend if booked in advance? YES

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