Walk in the footsteps of Dr. Samuel Johnson

Address:
Fleet Street, London 51.514157 -0.108452
Dates & Time:
First Wednesday of the month
3 PM to 4.30 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£5 per person
No booking required -- just meet outside Dr. Johnson's House.
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Bus routes that go near Fleet Street are: 4, 8, 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 26, 45, 46, 63, 76, 100, 176, 243, 341, 388, 521
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Follow in the footsteps of the legendary London wit Samuel Johnson, and explore the 18th-century streets that he called home.

There are two different walks to try, and they each take place on alternate months.

The first walk is called "Dr Johnson's Fleet Street", and focuses on the courts and alleys off Fleet Street. The tour will include Gough Square, Temple Church, Temple Bar and Fleet Street itself.

The second walk is called "Dr Johnson's City", and explores a wider area including the Fleet Valley, Ludgate Hill and St Paul's Churchyard.

A tip: You can't go on one of these walks and not visit Dr. Johnson's House as well. We recommend that you do that first, so you can learn a little bit about his life and career. Craig has been to the house himself and written a review about it, and shot a little video, which you might like to look at on his blog.

Another tip: You might like to have a drink in Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese beforehand (145 Fleet Street, just a short stroll from Dr Johnson's House). The great man was said to be a regular in this 17th-century wood-panelled pub, and his picture on the wall should get you in the mood. Tradition says that his favourite seat was to the right of the fireplace in the ground floor bar.

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