Dr Johnson’s House

50% discount on family tickets.

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.

Dr Johnson’s House welcomes families and children, and can provide a free children’s guide which includes activities and a treasure hunt. Dressing up costumes are available and visitors are encouraged to browse a reproduction copy of Johnson’s Dictionary for weird and wonderful words.

Access Information: No wheelchair access, free audio-tour for visually impaired visitors, accessible toilet.

50% discount on family tickets.
How to Redeem: Present your Max Card on arrival. Terms and Conditions: • Usual price £10.00 (Max Card price £5.00).
• Family ticket covers two adults and accompanying children.
• Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Contact details

Phone: 020 7353 3745
Address: Dr Johnson’s House17 Gough SquareLondon

Working time: Please click here for opening times.

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