Victoria to Dr Johnson's House

Dr. Johnson’s HouseDr. Johnson’s House Visit this 18th-century townhouse, and see where Samuel Johnson wrote his dictionary. 

The nearest station to Dr. Johnson’s House is Temple

1) From Victoria take the District Line
2) Leave the train at Temple
3) Walk 7 mins to Dr. Johnson’s House

How many stops? 4   Is it a direct train? Yes

Stations on the route: Victoria → St. James’s Park → Westminster → Embankment → Temple

Journey time? Approx 8 mins + 7 mins walk to Dr. Johnson’s House   Fare zones? 1

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Adult fare for zone 1

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Adult train fare from Victoria to Temple
Cash Oyster and Contactless Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap Weekly cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak (contactless) Anytime Off-peak
£4.90 £2.40 £2.40 £7 £7 £35.10 £13.10 (z1-4) n/a £35.10 (z1-2) £134.80 (z1-2) £1404 (z1-2)

Child fare for zone 1

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Child train fare from Victoria to Temple
Cash Oyster Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak Anytime Off-peak
Aged under-11 and accompanied by an adult, or with a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard
free
Aged 11-15 with a Young Visitor Discount applied to their Oyster card
Half the adult fare
Aged 11-15 with an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 £0.85 £0.75 £3.50 £1.50 £6.50 (z1-4) n/a £17.60 (z1-2) £67.60 (z1-2) £704 (z1-2)
Aged 16-17 with a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 Half the adult fare £13.10 (z1-4) n/a Same as the 11-15 fare

Note: For Oyster and contactless ‘off peak’ is outside the hours of 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri) and all day Sat-Sun. Prices are based on what time your journey begins – not when it ends. Look up the London underground prices and child underground prices. Learn how to use Oyster tickets, Visitor Oyster tickets, travelcard tickets and contactless cards.

Travel by bus, taxi or minicab

Dr. Johnson’s House by foot – The distance is about 2¼ miles, which would take around 42-46 minutes

Dr. Johnson’s House by bus – Single fare: £1.50 (you may have to take more than one bus); Daily cap: £4.50; Weekly cap: £21.20; 1-day travelcard: £5; Weekly travelcard: £21.20; Monthly travelcard: £81.50; Annual travelcard: £848. See our adult bus tickets and child bus tickets pages for more details

Dr. Johnson’s House by taxi – A taxi will take 11-22 mins to cover 2¼ miles, and will cost approx £9.20 to £15

Minicab to Dr. Johnson’s House – Here’s a list of minicab companies near Victoria station

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> Craig’s review of Dr. Johnson’s House – “If you flick through a few London guidebooks then it won't be long before you find the phrase "If you're tired of London, you're tired of life". It's the go-to quote when you're writing about our city. Well, the guy who wrote that line used to live here -- at Dr. Johnson's House. Samuel Johnson was the famous writer and wit who wrote the first dictionary. I… continued”

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