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10. Dr Johnson’s House

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Doctor Johnson's House

Dr Johnson’s House is one of the few residential houses of its age still surviving in the City of London. Built in 1700, it was a home and workplace for Samuel Johnson from 1748-1759, and it was here that he compiled the first comprehensive English Dictionary.

Now restored to its original condition, the house contains panelled rooms, a pine staircase, and a collection of period furniture, prints and portraits. Situated to the north of Fleet Street, the house is found among a maze of courtyards and passages that are a reminder of historic London.

Dr Johnson’s House Address:        
Dr. Johnson's House
17 Gough Square
England, UK

Dr Johnson’s House Opening Times:    
Dr Johnson's House is open to the public throughout the year, from Monday to Saturday
May to September, 11.00 am to 5.30 pm 
October to April, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays
See Dr. Johnson's House website website for Christmas and New Year closures

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