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Dr Johnson's House

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 Dr 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.

Look out for...

  • The statue of Dr Johnson's cat in the courtyard

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: Central


  • Dr. Johnson's House
  • 17 Cough Square
  • City of London
  • London
  • EC4A 3DE


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 1

  • Underground

    • Blackfriars
    • Chancery Lane

    National Rail

    • Blackfriars

    Bus Numbers

  • 4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172, 341


Adult £4.50
Child £1.50
Concession £3.50
Family £10.00
Admission notes:FREE for under 5 year olds.
Admission discounts
National Trust 50% off entry
Open Hours
Monday 11:00am 17:30pm
Tuesday 11:00am 17:30pm
Wednesday 11:00am 17:30pm
Thursday 11:00am 17:30pm
Friday 11:00am 17:30pm
Saturday 11:00am 17:30pm
Open times change seasonally, check website for latest details.

Contact Details

Phone 020 7353 3745
Website Dr Johnson's House
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