Dr Johnson's House


Early 18thC house with a collection of portrait prints of Dr Johnson and his circle of friends. The house contains its original Virginia pine panelling and staircase and the garret workroom where Johnson compiled his Dictionary. The first edition of Dr Johnson's Dictionary is also housed here.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: £4.50 (USD5.92) per ticket
Child Ticket: £1.50 (USD1.97) per ticket
Family Ticket: £10.00 (USD13.16) per ticket
Concession Ticket: £3.50 (USD4.61) per ticket

Under 5s go free.

Please note that we cannot take payment by credit or debit card.

National Trust members receive a 50% discount on admission on presentation of their valid membership card.

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Opening Times:

11:00 - 17:00 (October - April).

11:00 - 17:30 (May - September).

Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Venue Details & Map

Dr Johnson's House

17 Gough Square
+44 (0)20 7353 3745
Public transport:
From Blackfriars follow New Bridge Street and turn left at Ludgate Circus onto Fleet Street, follow signs.
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Top 4 reviews of Dr Johnson's House

4.0 out of 5 11 July 2011
by aReviewer

You had to ring a bell to enter the house. When you went through the door, there was a shop selling books, bookmarks & postcards. It was a nice shop but unfortunately they did not have card facilities so I couldn't get much. Some of the books were quite expensive. The shop assistant couldn't speek much English so it was hard to communicate.

It had a nice interior, and a library and lots of...more

4.0 out of 5 16 March 2010
by Sheila P.

The house was a home and workplace for Samuel Johnson from 1748-1759. The house itself was built in 1700 I believe.

This is where Samuel Johnson compiled the first comprehensive English Dictionary

The house has been restored to its original condition and has a lovely pine staircase, and is decorated with period furniture and portraits.

You can do a tour if you like and the staff are...more

5.0 out of 5 16 November 2008
by Ham L.

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.

So said Samuel Johnson. Slice me down the middle and those words might well be engraved through me. Tucked away behind Fleet Street is his house, now a museum. If you are interested in the man or the period, you will find plenty here to interest you, from objects and artefacts, documents and...more

3.0 out of 5 9 May 2001
by agorunner

Dr Johnson's House

Qui, dal 1747 al 1759, visse lo scrittore Samuel Johnson. Fra queste mura egli lavorò al primo dizionario della lingua inglese, che contava 41.000 voci, pubblicato nel 1755.more

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