Dr Johnson's House

Dr Johnson's House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London. Samuel Johnson, the writer and wit, lived and worked here in the middle of the eighteenth century, compiling his great Dictionary of the English Language in the garret.


This strikingly attractive and highly visual website features stories and pictures associated with “Lives on The Strand: Past, Present, and Creative”. At one time marking the north bank of The Thames, before the Victoria Embankment was completed, The Strand connects Trafalgar Square, in the west, with Fleet Street in the east with Temple Bar marking the dividing line between the two.

The Artist in the Machine

With a sub-title of “The World of AI-Powered Creativity”, this fascinating exploration of machine creativity is the most recent book by Arthur I Miller, Emeritus Professor at University College London and Creative AI advisor to the Cradle of English. He is one of the world’s foremost thinkers working at the intersection of art and technology.

Where London’s History Happened. – in the pub

Journalist and pub enthusiast Ann Laffeaty has created a blogging site that reviews and rejoices in London pubs that combine cosy charm and historical interest. Of course these include a large number of taverns in the Old City and Fleet Street, but her passion has taken her all over London, soaking up lashings of historical fascination along the way.