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Never tire of London!

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life" said Dr Samuel Johnson who lived for many years at No. 17 Gough Square, EC4A 3DE. It's a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled just off Fleet Street in a tranquil courtyard. Johnson, writer and wit, lived and worked here compiling his great Dictionary of the English Language. He frequented the coffeehouses around Covent Garden and was part of the "Great Enlightenment" movement.

His beautifully preserved house is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays. Click this link to go to the website.

Photos © Andrew Knowles

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