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.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see 19th and 20th century photographs and watercolours of the area.
Come and find out what Johnson thought of the bid for freedom made by his North American contemporaries in our Late Opening.
SUMMER OPENING HOURS:
We're now open until 5.30pm.
MEET adj. [obscure etymology.] Fit; proper; qualified.
Me’etly adv. Me’etness n. s.
-What, at any time have you heard her say?
-That, Sir, which I will not report after her.
-You may to me, and ‘tis most MEET you should. Shak.