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Dr Johnson's House, London

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  • Welcoming staff. Information sheets provided in every room. Interesting to be able to handle and read a facsimile copy of Johnson's dictionary. 
  • I had been to the house some years ago and thought it would be a good place to take a friend visiting from Bristol who had read several of Samuel Johnson's works a while back, but these were now rathe...  read more »
  • I went to an open house day. Made from columns and lined up about 15 minutes. Not big house, so you can see in about 30 minutes.
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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!
  • 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.
  • Interesting that it's still extant but it is a little bare inside. Probably one for those who have more of an interest in Dr. Johnson.
  • Not a huge amount to see, but nonetheless quite a special atmosphere, and a rare glimpse inside an original Georgian house. Obviously a must for fans of the great man.
  • Very nice, interesting place.
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