Dr Johnson's House is now open on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 - 5.30pm (last entry 4.45pm).! You no longer need to book in advance, just come along and ring the door bell for entry.

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Bank Holidays

Please note that the House will be closed to the public on Saturday 15th October 2022 in order to participate in a City of London Destination event. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Admission Prices

We can now take payment by credit or debit card (but not American Express).

Adult £8.00
Concessions (Student or registered unemployed) £7.00
Child £4 (age 5 - 17)

Family ticket £20
Under 5s free

Proof of concession (e.g. student card) must be shown on arrival.



We regret to say that we are no longer able to offer National Trust members the promotional discount (National Trust members formally received a 50% discount on standard adult admission). The National Trust took the decision to end the scheme effective from December 2021. We were sorry to learn of this decision and for any disappointment this may cause.

Please visit this National Trust site for more details about this announcement.

We still very much welcome you all and hope to see you at Dr Johnson's House.

There is sadly no wheelchair access to Dr Johnson's Grade 1 listed historic house. There are seven steps to access the entrance (with a handrail). The building is a four-storey townhouse with a spiral staircase between each floor. There are handrails on each side of the staircase and visitor seating in every room.
See our facilities page for more access information. We will be delighted to discuss your access requirements in advance - contact us.

On arrival:
Please enter via the main front door of Dr Johnson’s House. Keep a safe distance from other visitors.

You will be welcomed into the House by our staff, who will offer an introduction to the House and advise you on social - distancing measures for your safety. Please have your ticket ready – ideally on your phone. If you are buying tickets for others, please ensure your group is together.

Social distancing
Mask are optional but not complusory. Hand-sanitising stations are located throughout the House. W

Automatic hand sanitiser dispensers have been installed throughout the building. Staff will regularly clean and disinfect door handles, taps, buttons and surfaces throughout the day.

Masks and face coverings
If you wish to wear a face covering, please do so during your visit. This is not compulsory, however.

The cloakroom is available. Please note that large bags are not permitted in the House. Sadly we currently have no space to store buggies or prams.

We hope your visit will be safe, fun and memorable.

Photograph of the north window in the Garret, by Phil Sayer
LondonShh. Small Historic Houses Link to London Shh website Accredited Museum Good to Go logo