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Dr Samuel Johnson was a highly distinguished "man of letters" most well known for his comprehensive English Dictionary of 1755 but also for his prolific output of poems, essays and novels.

The small, independent museum is dedicated to Dr Johnson – and with its historic interiors, paintings and prints, personal effects and other exhibits – gives an impression of what it might have been like during his occupancy from 1748 and 1759.

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.


​Check the Dr Johnson's House website for details.

Venue for hire

This beautiful Georgian townhouse set in a quiet spot off Fleet Street can cater for 80 people at drinks receptions and up to 40 for dinner.