Dr Johnson House occupied by Samuel Johnson who was a great poet, literary critic, essayist and biographer. His works include first fully comprehensive dictionary of the English language
Dr Johnson House is popular among Literacy Scholars. Visitors experience a home that emanates London history from its every brick.
Samuel Johnson was also known as a great poet, literary critic, essayist and biographer. His house is the 18th century Building. It was occupied by Samuel Johnson from 1748 to 1759, during which time he compiled the famous and hugely influential work, The Dictionary of the English Language, the first fully comprehensive dictionary of the English language.
Dr Johnson House: Admission ticket price, opening hours
Admission Tickets: Adult £7.00, Concession (over 60, student or registered unemployed) £6.00, Child £3.50 (age 5 – 17), Family £15.00 (two adults and accompanying children). Under 5s are free. National Trust members receive a 50% discount on standard adult admission. Credit or debit card is not accepted.
Opening hours: October to April Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm, May to September Monday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm. Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays
Address and nearest tube to Dr Johnson House
Address: 17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE
Telephone and Email: 020 7353 3745. Webmail
Nearest Tube Train Bus: Chancery Lane (Central Line), Blackfriars and Temple (District and Circle Lines), or Farringdon (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, Circle Lines). Train Stations: City Thameslink, Blackfriars and Farringdon. Bus- Bus numbers 4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172, 341, 8, 25, 242, 45, 46, 17