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.
Events are usually held in our Garret, so do book early to avoid disappointment. You can reserve seats online, by post or you can always pop into the house, too.
Do drop in Monday to Saturday (11- 5pm) throughout the year for more information on Johnson, his life and works, his circle of friends and, of course, his great Dictionary.
Dr Johnson's House has begun a conservation scheme for our collection of prints. Find out more.
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