Dr Johnson’s House

17 Gough Square

Opening Times

October – April:
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm

May – September:
Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 5pm
Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Dr Johnson's House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse  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, this is a must visit for any tourist.


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