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Dr Johnson's House, London

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  • This house has a very special atmosphere and because it's off the beaten track, you're likely to have rooms to yourself. I appreciated the many artefacts which had actually belonged to the great man o...  more »
  • NT members get a discount! We visited on a weekend trip to London: my husband used to work in the city and often walked past the house and wondered what was inside. What an interesting little place, w...  more »
  • Small museum but bound with the history of Fleet Street and the city. For lovers of history, London city walks and building, linguistics, dictionaries ... 
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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.