In the area
Dr Johnson's House is located in the historic City of London with plenty to do and see. This list is not exhaustive, but here are some suggestions.
Eating and drinking
There are numerous coffee and sandwich shops on Fleet Street, as well as an array of historic pubs. The famous Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
is just round the corner and there are several other good pubs to choose from. The Natural Kitchen
in New Street Square serves healthy options.
Places to visit
Dr Johnson's House is within 30 minutes of some of London's major tourist attractions. St Paul's Cathedral
is just a 10 minute walk away. For something off the beaten track, we suggest the following:
- Explore legal London. The historic Inns of Court are nearby and are a beautiful place to spend some time on weekdays. The Temple, with its church and gardens, is south of Fleet Street and Lincoln's Inn is off Chancery Lane. The imposing Royal Courts of Justice are on Aldwych and tours of the building are available.
- For (window) shopping, the Silver Vaults on Chancery Lane and the diamond shops of Hatton Garden are just round the corner. Smithfield Market, the city meat market since the middle ages, is a short walk up Farringdon Road. High street and designer shops can be found at 1 New Change, opposite St Paul's. The historic Twinings at 216 Strand has been selling tea on this premises for over 300 years.