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Johnson's house is an early 18th-century residence with some interesting furniture and a collection of portrait prints of the man himself and his circle of friends. There is also some fine, original Virginia pine panelling and a staircase, and the garret workroom where Johnson compiled his dictionary.
The first edition of Dr Johnson's Dictionary is also housed here. Dr Johnson's House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London.
- Samuel Johnson, the writer and wit, lived and worked here in the middle of the eighteenth century, compiling his great Dictionary of the English Language in the Garret.
- Today, the House is open to the public with a collection relating to Johnson, a research library, restored interiors and a wealth of original features.
- Often described by visitors as a hidden gem, 17 Gough Square is a tranquil spot in the midst of the bustling City.