Dr. Who? Dr. Samuel Johnson, the man who wrote an entire dictionary.
Dr. Johnson’s house is a fun look into the upper-class life of eighteenth-century London. He had neat, movable walls on the first floor so he could rearrange the space as needed. His odd-shaped chair from his favorite pub is there. His front door was practically a fortified castle gate, but that wasn’t good enough, apparently. How many locks does a man need?
He worked from home, and naturally, I envy the entire floor (called a garret, I learned) he had to do it!
So, I was in the room where it happened. I was over 250 years late, but yes, I walked up the same staircase that Dr. Johnson did every day.
Also, I checked out his bookshelves (the bigger, the better, obviously), and found Dr. Burney’s Memoirs there! I can’t believe how small the world is…
Thanks for joining me on my week-long tour around London!
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