Dr Johnson's House
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.
- Do individuals and families need to book in advance? NO
- Can groups attend if booked in advance? YES