Friends excursions: Dr Johnson’s House
Built in 1700, Dr Johnson’s House is one of the few residential houses of its age still surviving in the City of London. Join the curator for an exclusive after-hours tour and enjoy a twilight glass of wine in the peace of this atmospheric house.
Dr Johnson’s house was the home and workplace of Samuel Johnson and it was here he compiled the first comprehensive English Dictionary and socialised with friends and contemporaries. Among his circle were Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA, actor, David Garrick and the writer, James Boswell.
As we tour the four floors of this atmospheric Queen Anne townhouse we learn about 18th-century London, Dr Johnson’s life and about the intensive labour that was involved in creating his 1755 dictionary of the English language as we view a copy of the first edition.
This event is also taking place on 27 February 2018.
● Fully booked
Wednesday 7 March 2018
6.30 — 8pm
Meet at Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square (off Fleet Street), London, EC4A. Full directions with ticket.
£30. Includes a glass of wine/soft drink.