Join us on Sunday 14 June for a cup of tea and a chat in the Parlour that was once privy to Dr Johnson’s own tea-parties and conversations. A self-professed ‘hardened and shameless’ tea-drinker, Johnson was equally enthusiastic on the subject of rights and freedoms, maintaining an opposition to slavery in an age where it was ubiquitous.
Enjoy a free cuppa from 3pm, before exploring the four floors of this Georgian townhouse and learning more about the remarkable life of Johnson’s black servant and friend, Francis Barber.
Please note that Dr Johnson’s House contains unavoidable steps, including seven steps to access the entrance. Visitors who are unable to manage the stairs may use the audio-visual guide free of charge.
There is regrettably no wheelchair access to Dr Johnson’s House.