Historical Houses, Gardens & Parks

Dr Johnson’s House

*2FOR1 offer not available on Sunday*

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.


Monday – Saturday 11.00-17.00

Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Closed 25 December.

Opening times may vary. Please check website for details.


Adult: £7

Access Information

Please check website for details.

Phone Number

0207 353 3745

Posted on April 03 2019

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