Dr Johnson's House

17 Gough Square
GB - EC4A 3DE London
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Panorama of: Dr Johnson's House (c) by Dr Johnson's House. All rights reserved.

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.

An audio guide is available in three languages (£2), along with foreign interpretation guides (ten languages), facsimile dictionaries, Georgian costumes and a gift shop. Often described by visitors as a hidden gem, 17 Gough Square is a tranquil spot in the midst of the bustling City.