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

Gin Tasting at Dr Johnson's House
Thursday 30 July 7pm
Join us for a evening sampling a range of premium gins produced in the UK and overseas.

The Round Robin in Boswell's Life of Johnson
Thursday 27 September 7pm
James J. Caudle joins us from the Robert Burns Centre, University of Glasgow to give a talk on this unusual document.

Dr Johnson Walks
Next walk: Wednesday 1 August, 3pm
Explore the courts and alleys off Fleet Street with an experienced City Guide.

News

Dr Johnson's Guide to Life: Find out more about Henry Hitching's latest book on Samuel Johnson and the lessons we can still take from his writings.

Dictionary Corner

Informa'tion. n.s.  [informatio, Lat. from inform.]

1. Intelligence given; instruction.


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