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Free Tea at Three

Every Wednesday in July, 3pm

Dr Johnson’s House has hosted its fair share of tea-parties in its 300-year-history, not least for the members of the Auxiliary Fire Services who were based at the House during the Second World War.

Learn more by visiting our special display, ‘Dr Johnson’s House and the Two Great Fires of London: 1666 and 1940’, before helping us to maintain the tea-drinking tradition today with a free cuppa at 3pm.

Part of the Great Fire 350 programme.

Tea is FREE after usual admission fee
No booking required


Mrs Rowell serving tea to fire services


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Dr Johnson's Reading Circle
Summer Outing

Saturday 30 July

Join us on a summer outing to Johnson's birthplace: the historic city of Lichfield, Staffordshire.

We will be visiting the Erasmus Darwin House in the morning and the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum in the afternoon, with some free time for exploring the city and its famous cathedral.

The trip is organised for Dr Johnson's Reading Circle but non-members and Johnson enthusiasts are also very welcome.

Please click here for further details, booking required


Painting of The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

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Follow in Johnson's footsteps and explore the courts and alleys off Fleet Street with an experienced City Guide.

1st Wednesday of each month (except Jan.), 3pm

Next walks:

August 3, September 7, October 5

Groups may also book walks at alternative times. For any enquiries please contact us.

Dr Johnson's Fleet Street - Discover Johnson's life and work in and around Fleet Street and his acquaintances in the area.
Dr Johnson's City - Explore the Fleet Valley, Ludgate Hill and St Paul's Churchyard areas as Johnson knew them.

£5/£4 concessions. No booking required. Meet outside Dr Johnson's House.

This is a joint venture between Dr Johnson's House and the City Guides.

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Johnson and Boswell 'Walking down the High Street' by Rowlandon

Events information

Most events sell out and tickets must be bought in advance. Card payments are processed by PayPal. We regret that we are unable to take card payments over the phone.

Customers wishing to pay by cheque should send a cheque payable to 'Dr Johnson's House Trust Ltd' to Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE. Please include your contact details. We will let you know when your cheque arrives.

Please note the House contains unavoidable steps. For more information about access, please visit our Facilities page.

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