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“Well laid out and very informative”

Dr. Johnson's House
Ranked #313 of 1,676 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The home of Dr. Johnson, where he wrote the first comprehensive English Dictionary. One of the very few residential houses that were built in 1700 and are still standing.
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Home to dictionary writer Samuel Johnson, this gives you insight as to how he lived and the influences and people around him. Also a beautiful house with beautiful furnishings.

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

You really feel that you have stepped back 250 years as you walk round this delightful Georgian house. It has been very sensitively preserved and provides a fascinating insight into the life of this great man, as well as his time. The information cards in each room are very clear and informative. Of added interest were the displays about the firemen who used the house during the Blitz.
It is tucked away off Fleet Street in one of the many atmospheric alleys and courtyards.
We followed our visit with lunch at the Cheshire Cheese (see separate review) which enhanced the sense of stepping back in time.

Thank Nicholas P
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

London's Georgian houses have always fascinated me, so it was a delight to be able to visit one preserved so well. Look out for the statue of Dr. Johnson's cat across the square outside - complete with dictionary! A short walk towards Fleet Street and you will find Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a local haunt for both Dr. Johnson and Dickens.

Thank Sassie114
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Well worth a visit. Not crowded when we went on a Saturday morning. Not open on Sundays. Lovely house to wander around in a quiet square.

Thank Mulherin
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Tuesdays throughout January bring the added bonus of tea at 3pm. It was absolutely charming. We sat around the table with a pot of tea and homemade cake while the Curator chatted with us about Dr Johnson's life. It was so interesting. We then wandered around the 17th century house, which had clear information about the rooms and the many friends' portraits. The house is open 11-5 Monday to Saturday and is well worth the £4.50 cost of entry (half price with a National Trust card and £3.50 concessions). Afterwards, we enjoyed a glass of wine in the nearby Old Cheshire Cheese public house, which has not changed since it was frequented by Dr Johnson and Dickens. Dark and poky with a real coal fire, it had oodles of atmosphere.

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