Dr Johnson's House

17 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE, UK – 020 7353 3745

Tucked away in a beautiful courtyard in the legal area off Fleet St, I came here having an hour to kill between meetings. It is signposted off Fleet St and is opposite No 65 which is a big building. Lovely old house, adult entrance fee is £6. Fascinating history. Dr Johnson is the second most quoted Englishman after Shakespeare.

Charming museum on Dr. Johnson and his life. He is perhaps not too well known in America anymore but definitely was a critical figure in the history of the English language. A quiet oasis in the City just off busy Fleet Street

Chapter House

18 Crucifix Ln, London SE1 3JW, UK

Nice and well maintained office building.

Charles Dickens Museum

48 Doughty St, London WC1N 2LX, UK – 020 7405 2127

Whenever I feel out of sorts with the world, this place sorts me out. A unique refuge that connects me to literary history and reminds me of where I'm from. Beautifully maintained with lots of events, it's one of my favourite places to visit in London.

The museum set in a town house once occupied by the author. Wonderful exhibits, interactive displays, real possessions once belonging to Dickens or his family. We had a marvellous first visit and would highly recommend