Step back in time at Dr Johnson's House

London, Greater London

Dr Samuel Johnson was a highly distinguished ‘man of letters’, and best-known for his comprehensive English Dictionary of 1755.

This small, independent historic house museum is dedicated to Dr Samuel Johnson, the great 18th-century writer and wit. Come and learn about his works, his circle of friends and life in Georgian London.

Explore its unusual original interiors, paintings and prints, personal effects and Library exhibits to get an impression of the ‘noisy and difficult household’ the Dictionary was compiled in during his occupancy from 1748 to 1759.

Flick through a facsimile copy of the work in the Garret and try on the replica costumes to experience the height of Georgian fashion. Built in 1700, this impressive period building – a rare example of its kind in the area – survived the brutal onslaught of the Blitz during World War II and is now kept in excellent condition.

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