Thursday 11 September at 7pm (doors open at 6.15pm)
But once you have toured a few writer’s houses, you might notice some peculiarities. Some have few or no objects to illustrate the story. Others were only the author’s home for a couple of months. In others, the line between museum and fictional setting has become blurred. Some writers have become controversial subjects, others surrounded by myth; telling their story is riddled with complications.
The research trip was funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Tickets £5, includes a glass of wine.
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Agatha Christie, Anne Brontë, Anton Chekov, Beatrix Potter, Benjamin Franklin, Boris Pasternak, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Dante Alighieri, DH Lawrence, Dylan Thomas, Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Elizabeth Gaskell, Emile Zola Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Erasmus Darwin, Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O’Neill, F Scott Fitzgerald, Flannery O’Connor, Franz Kafka, Frederick Douglass, Friedrich Nietzsche, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, George Bernard Shaw, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Helen Keller, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henrik Ibsen, Henry James, Herman Melville, Honoré de Balzac, Jack London, James Fenimore Cooper, James Joyce, Jane Austen, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, John Bunyan, John Greenleaf Whittier, John Keats, John Milton, John Ruskin, John Steinbeck, Jules Verne, Karen Blixen, Kurt Vonnegut, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Leo Tolstoy, Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Mitchell, Mark Twain, Maurice Sendak, Mary Shelley, Miguel de Cervantes, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Noah Webster, O. Henry, Oscar Wilde, Paul Revere, Pearl S. Buck, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Roald Dahl, Robert Burns, Robert Frost, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Samuel Johnson, Sigmund Freud, Thomas Carlyle, Thomas Hardy, Thomas Jefferson, Victor Hugo, Virginia Woolf, Voltaire, Walt Whitman, Sir Walter Scott, Washington Irving, Willa Cather, William Cowper, William Faulkner, William Morris, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, Winston Churchill, Zane Grey.
Saturday 20 September 2014, 11am - 6.30pm
Free entry to Dr Johnson's House all day as part of Open House London.
Last entry 6pm.
Large bags are not permitted in the House (including large handbags) and must be left at reception.
Wednesday 15 October, 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm)
A talk by Jesse Norman MP
This October, Jesse Norman MP introduces us to Edmund Burke, the Irish philosopher-statesman so admired by Johnson. He explores his life and thought, and explains why we cannot understand modern politics without him.
Jesse Norman is the author of Edmund Burke: The Visionary who Invented Modern Politics, which was longlisted for the Orwell Prize and the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction.
Tickets £10, includes a glass of wine
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Follow in Johnson's footsteps and explore the courts and alleys off Fleet Street with an experienced City Guide.
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.
£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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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.