Discover Official Walks & Talks

Dr. Samuel Johnson Guided Walks: Monthly

Explore the 18th century London of the writer, critic and lexicographer, Dr Samuel Johnson.

There are two walks in alternate months.

Walk 1 - Dr Johnson's Fleet Street - Discover Johnson's life and work in and around Fleet Street and the people he knew there.

Walk 2 - Dr Johnson's City Explore the Fleet Valley, Ludgate Hill and St Paul's Churchyard areas as Johnson knew them.

Both walks start and finish outside Dr Johnson's House in Gough Square where Johnson compiled his famous Dictionary of the English Language.

Walks are on the first Wednesday of each month.

Walks are on 4 October, 1 November, 6 December 2017; 7 February (note: no tour in January), 7 March, 4 April 2018.

All starting at 3pm. No booking required - just turn up at the start and pay the guide then.

Nearly all the regular walks and tours offered on this website are just turn up and pay. For these walks no advanced booking is possible. There are only two tours that need to be booked in advance (Smithfield Market walks and Guildhall tours) because of restricted numbers.

If you want a walk or lecture for a group of people, then please use our Find a Guide section.