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Dr Johnson's House, London
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  • This was a lucky find whilst having something for lunch in Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub on Fleet Street. It's a small oasis of history in an area dominated by modern office blocks. The fact that it exi...  more »
  • Dr. Johnson's House is tucked away in the backstreets of Holborn but well-worth finding it. This Grade I listed building was once home to the 18th-century English writer and lexicographer Samuel Johns...  more »
  • Samuel Johnson is the one that created the first English dictionary. A small museum about him and at the same time one of the finest examples of domestic houses in the 17th Century. 5 storey house, wi...  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.