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Dr Johnson's House, London
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  • Amazing to find this little house in the middle of the modern area full of corporate offices. I have learned a lot about Dr Johnson and also about traditions and habits of the old days. Interesting po...  more »
  • A very interesting place, which has not yet been discovered by tourists. Front of the House is a small square on which is amazing calm and cute cat statue.
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  • For a biographical sketch of this 18th Century writer, the house where he lived in the mid-1700s is a good place to start. Many of his works are on display, but perhaps most interesting is a copy of t...  more »
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  • Nice little museum where you get to learn about Dr Johnson and his efforts to create his fascinating dictionary. It's great fun to flip through the pages and find his witty commentary throughout the definitions and see how the meaning of certain words has changed over time. Also don't forget to try on the costumes and pose for a few pictures!
  • Don't forget to dress up like Dr. Johnson and his maiden lady and take some nice pictures. Be sure to visit his cat across the square. Pudge? Smoo? Can't remember the cat's name. Prolly Rick Slade.
  • Evocative place. Fascinating to sit in the top floor room in front of enormous editions of Johnson's famed dictionary.
  • This is worth a visit. It's a surprisingly large house.
  • Dr. Johnson was an 18th Century writer. My Dad (deceased) was a great fan and was an avid reader of his works. I remember him taking me here to look around Fleet Street in the days when newspapers were still being printed there. There is not a huge amount to see and this part of London has been re-developed an enormous amount since that bygone era. Yet this is a very important place for all Dr. Johnson fans and there were quite a lot of visitors making their way up there. Really worthwhile visiting and James Boswell's "Life of Samuel Johnson" is a great read, and a landmark point in the art of writing a biography.