In London, the places to explore and discover for the thousands of tourists that gather there every day are innumerable. There are a diverse variety of places to see and experience. Amongst them is the building known as “Dr Johnson’s House”. It is not the house of any Dr. Johnson, but the house that was once the home of the world-renowned writer Samuel Johnson.
Dr Johnson’s House is a delightful townhouse that is more than 300-years-old. It is located amidst a network of gardens and alleys in this iconic city. Samuel Johnson, the well-known writer lived as well as worked in this place in mid 18th century, putting together his iconic work: Dictionary of the English Language in the Garret.
At present, the House has opened its doors to the public and it is home to an impressive collection that revolves around the life of Dr. Johnson. There is also a research library and the interiors have been restored and there is a massive wealth of its original features. More often than not it is regarded by visitors as a hidden and well kept secret treasure. Located at 17, Gough Square, this is indeed a serene setting amidst the hustle and bustle of a big city.
From time to time, there are many events that are held here and some of the upcoming events include “Have I got News for Thee!”, which is an illustrated talk with music by Lucy Skeaping happening on March 14th and Chocolate in Georgian London- A talk and tasting with Jennifer Earle.
For those who are keen on history and the writings of Dr. Johnson, there are rare first editions to be seen and wheat is more one will get a peek inside these rare books as well.
So if the traveler is keen on exploring this fascinating setting and the many other attractions that this historic city has to offer, one should stay at a place that matches one’s travel to this city and the experience.
One setting that is sure to match the regal places the tourists are sure to visit is The Langham London, which one of the finest luxury hotels London has in store for its visitors. For those who are looking for luxurious guestrooms and suite hotels London, this is surely the place to go.