Dr Johnson's House

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.

Forthcoming Events

Lady in a Veil
Thursday 1 August 7pm
Join us for a solo show performed by Georgina Lock, in the character of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

Meditation on the Meeting of Flora Macdonald and Dr Johnson
Thursday 17 October 7pm
Join us for a solo show performed by Georgina Lock, in the character of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

Dr Johnson Walks
Next walk: Wednesday 7 August, 3pm
Explore the courts and alleys off Fleet Street with an experienced City Guide.

News

Read the winning entries to our Curious Travellers writing competition

Dictionary Corner

STERNUTA'TION, n.s. [sternutatio, Latin].

The act of sneezing.


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