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Dr Johnson's House

17 Gough Square, LONDON, EC4A 3DE

The celebrated literary figure, Dr Samuel Johnson, lived here between 1748 and 1759. He wrote his English Dictionary here, and a facsimile edition is on display at the house. The dictionary took nine and a half years to complete and contained over 40,000 words. The house is a handsome example of late 17th-century architecture, with many original features, and includes a collection of prints, letters and other Johnson memorabilia.

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Tel: 020 7353 3745
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£4.50 (ch £1.50, concessions £3.50). Family £10. NT members 50% discount

Opening times

Open all year, May-Sep, Mon-Sat 11-5.30
Oct-Apr 11-5. Closed Sun, BHs, Good Fri. Please check website for Xmas opening times
Average visit 45mins




Dogs not allowed


Partly accessible. Wheelchair access difficult, many steps
Audio guide, handrails, seating

Dr Johnson's House


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