• London Tavern Trail - Dr Johnson

    London Tavern Trail – Dr Johnson

    1st February 2012
    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    This event marks the start of a series of  exciting London Tavern Trails beginning with the trail of Dr Johnson. Please come along and enjoy both an interesting and sociable evening, filled with the wonders of Dr Johnson’s remarkable life whilst enjoying a few drinks in some of London’s most historic and unique pubs.

    Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) wrote “A Dictionary of the English Language”, published in 1755. This was the first comprehensive dictionary of the English Language and was by far the most widely read English Dictionary for the next 170 years, described as ‘one of the greatest single acheivements of scholarship’. Dr Johnson spent much time around the taverns and residences around Fleet Street, which have been left thick with anecdotes, legends and traditions. The trail will take place in four historic taverns in Dr Johnson Country, meandering our way through the streets and alleys of Legal London. You will discover the maze of hidden alleys and courtyards that is the Inner and Middle Temples, the Church of ‘The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ’, the first Tea Room in London, the famous Temple Bar Memorial, and the 17th Century home of Dr Johnson.

    The Trail lasts approximately 2 hours and covers a walking distance of one mile (approx. 2km). The Trail finishes right next to Holborn Underground Station.

    Designed to infuse both education and fun, this is sure to be a wonderful evening. Please do join us what promises to be a popular first tour! Spaces are limited to 15 so book early to avoid disappointment.

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