Dr Johnsons 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 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.
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Contact details

Dr Johnsons House 17 Gough Square, London, London, EC4A 3DE
Phone: 0207 353 3745

Standing and Queueing

There are handrails on each side of the staircase and visitor seating in every room.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
Visitors who are unable to manage the stairs can use the audio-visual guide free of charge.

Short Distances

Short distance
There is parking for blue badge holders nearby. Check the City of London parking pages for up-to-date information.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
A ground-level adapted toilet is available.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
The audio-tour is available to visually impaired visitors free of charge. Please ask at the desk on arrival.