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Every Tuesday in January, 3pm
Tea is free after usual admission charge

Dr Johnson is famed for his love of the hot liquid he claimed could 'amuse the idle, relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.' Known to have drunk up to twenty-two cups in one sitting, Johnson was an advocate for tea at a time when its merits were being hotly debated in society.

Join us for a cuppa and help to maintain the tea-party tradition in Johnson's historic parlour.

TEA. n.s. A Chinese plant, of which the infusion has lately been much drunk in Europe.
One has a design of keeping an open tea-table. (Addison)

Mrs Thrale's teapot, Meissen porcelain, c.1755-60. White with pink and green design
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Save the date!

Friday 13 February, 7pm
Dr Lindsey Fitzharris

Save the date for an evening of gruesome tales and curious medical histories involving former residents of Dr Johnson's House.

FREAK. n.s. 2. A sudden fancy ; a humour ; a whim ; a capricious prank.
She is restless and peevish, and sometimes in a freak will instantly change her habitation. (Spectator)

More details and booking information coming soon!

Dr Johnson's House exterior at night

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Follow in Johnson's footsteps and explore the courts and alleys off Fleet Street with an experienced City Guide.

1st Wednesday of each month, 3pm

Next walks:

Feb 4 2015 (Please note there is no walk in January)

Groups may also book walks at alternative times. For any enquiries please contact us.

Dr Johnson's Fleet Street - Discover Johnson's life and work in and around Fleet Street and his acquaintances in the area.
Dr Johnson's City - Explore the Fleet Valley, Ludgate Hill and St Paul's Churchyard areas as Johnson knew them.

£5/£4 concessions. No booking required. Meet outside Dr Johnson's House.

This is a joint venture between Dr Johnson's House and the City Guides.

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Johnson and Boswell 'Walking down the High Street' by Rowlandon

Payment information

Most events sell out and tickets must be bought in advance. Card payments are processed by PayPal. We regret that we are unable to take card payments over the phone.

Customers wishing to pay by cheque should send a cheque payable to 'Dr Johnson's House Trust Ltd' to Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE. Please include your contact details. We will let you know when your cheque arrives.

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