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  • Exterior of Dr Johnson's House
  • The Withdrawing Room at Dr Johnson's House
  • The stairs at Dr Johnson's House
  • Interior
  • Library
  • Parlour

Dr Johnson's House

Richard Gough

place
17 Gough Square, EC4A 3DE
info_outline
Bookshop, Toilets

Travel Information

subway
Nearest tube: Chancery Lane
train
Nearest train: City Thameslink, Blackfriars
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Bus routes: 40, 15, 26, 76, 341, 63
Fine example of an early 4-floor Queen Anne town house with original panelling, open staircase and famous 'swinging panels' on the open-plan first floor. Johnson compiled his famous 'Dictionary of the English Language' (1755) here.

Design

Original design
Richard Gough, 1698
Type
Historical house
Period
Georgian