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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dr Johnson's House London

Dr Samuel Johnson's House near St Paul's Cathedral and across the River Thames from the Globe Theatre is now a museum dedicated to the great man of English letters and the first lexicographer of the English language.

It was in the garret of this house that Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) compiled his great comprehensive dictionary of the English language.

The house, which is believed to have been built in 1700, has been fully restored and includes period furnishings, paintings, wood panels and a pine staircase. Dr Johnson's House offers educational workshops students from primary school to university.

Other attractions in London in the vicinity of Dr Johnson's House by tube or bus include St Paul's Cathedral, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub (Johnson's local) on Fleet Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben or farther afield Buckingham Palace.

Dr Johnson's House
17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE
Tel: 020 7353 3745
Open Monday to Saturday
11am to 5.00pm (5.30pm in summer)

Take a tube to Temple (Circle & District Line), Holborn or Chancery Lane (Central Line).

Dr Johnson's House Map

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