The Anglo-Danish Society

Twilight Guided Tour of Dr Johnson's House in the City - 21 March 2018

When: Wednesday 21 March 2018  @ 6pm followed by optional supper at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Where: Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE

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.

The tour and drinks will be followed by optional dinner at equally historic Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese round the corner in Fleet Street. The pub dates from 1538 and was rebuilt after The Great Fire in 1666. Historically, it has many literary connotations.

It is said that Dr Johnson was a ‘regular’ along with Mark Twain, Alfred Tennyson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, PG Woodhouse and Charles Dickens 

Price: £13 for A-DS members £15 for non-members (Optional supper at own cost)

Booking: Please contact Bette Petersen Broyd, Honorary Secretary, Mob: 07934 236686


Please arrange for direct bank transfer to the Anglo-Danish Society's account with National Westminster Bank, Sort Code 55-70-13 Account No 78325285.

Payment reference: Your postcode and name (essential for identification)

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