Doctor Johnson's House  

 
 
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Doctor Johnson's HouseJohnson'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.

 

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5 minutes walk
 
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
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Snowhill NCP
 
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Saffron Hill NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 2 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 5 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 6 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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St Brides Fleet Street
London > Attractions > Museums
Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
This church, restored by Sir Christopher Wren, has a large crypt museum which tells the story of the six previous churches which stood here. Pepys was ... More
 
 
 
Twinings
London > Attractions > Museums
216 The Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
It was at these premises, taking over from Tom's Coffee House in 1706, that the famous R. Twinings tea company was founded by Thomas Twining. This ... More
 
 
 
Inns of Court and City Yeomanry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
10 Stone Buildings, Lincolns Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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New Street Square
London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Doctor Johnson's House
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to eat. ... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Doctor Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, EC4A | 1 minute from Doctor Johnson's House
A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and was both the home and workplace ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 25th September 2016 - 5pm
Doctor Johnson's House, Fleet Street, Temple, EC4Y | 3 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th September to 4th December 2016
Doctor Johnson's House, 180 Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
The Hayward Gallery's only major off-site exhibition during its two-year refurbishment, presented with The Vinyl Factory, is an audio-visual feast from ten leading international artists. Combining ...More
 
 
 
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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with the ... More
 
 
 
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
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The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Doctor Johnson's House
Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
 
 
 
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
170 Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 1 minute from Doctor Johnson's House
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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Chilango
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
142 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Doctor Johnson's House
Don't be put off by the lunchtime queue out the door, the service is fast at Chilango Mexican restaurant on Fleet Street. You can get a ... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Athene Place, Shoe Lane, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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Inner Temple
London > Education > Law
Crown Office Row, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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London > Education > Evening Classes
Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn, London EC1N | 3 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 4 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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London > Leisure > Fitness
5-11 Fetter Lane, Holborn, London EC4A | 1 minute from Doctor Johnson's House
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London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Doctor Johnson's House
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
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The White Swan
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
108 Fetter Lane, Holborn, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 3 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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Bounce Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, Holborn, London EC1N | 4 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis was ... More
 
 
 
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Bleeding Heart Bistro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 6 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between tables ... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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Bleeding Heart Yard
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Doctor Johnson's House
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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Doctor Johnson's House

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Doctor Johnson's House

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Doctor Johnson's House

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Doctor Johnson's House

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Doctor Johnson's House

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Doctor Johnson's House

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
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Theatre | On 25th September 2016 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Doctor Johnson's House

The naughtiness of burlesque meets the razzle dazzle of the West End in the seventh year of this fundraiser for ...More

Green Day's American Idiot
Theatre | Until 25th September 2016 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from Doctor Johnson's House

X Factor finalist Amelia Lily plays Whatshername in the Tony Award-winning musical about three boyhood friends searching for meaning in ...More

Stomp
Stomp
Theatre | Until 8th January 2017 

Ambassadors Theatre 4 minutes walk from Doctor Johnson's House

Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody ...More

 
Funny Girl
Funny Girl
Theatre | Until 8th October 2016 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Doctor Johnson's House

Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith makes her much awaited return to the West End in 2016 to star ...More

 
 
 
 
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