Need a Valentine’s Day Activity? Try Dr. Johnson’s Valentine’s Ramble

The guide will be London historian and broadcaster Dr Matthew Green, who recently spoke at the 5×15 lecture and is an expert in the social and cultural history of 18th-century London. He has an Oxford PhD, writes features for the Guardian and Telegraph, broadcasts on BBC London News, Radio and BBC4, and gives sell-out talks at the Idler Academy, Selfridges, 5 X 15, and Port Eliot.


The setting of the tour from Unreal City Audio: “London, 1753. It’s St Valentine’s Day and Dr Johnson is distraught. His beloved wife Tetty has sunk into the grave while he wrestles with his dictionary. Now his rakish Scottish biographer James Boswell and his black cat Hodge vie for his affections.  The perfect way to kick start your Valentine’s night – or to meet a like-minded soul – don’t miss this special guided tour with costumed actors, and musicians

Free chocolate and champagne!

Beginning in heartbreak at the townhouse where he wrote the dictionary and ending in champagne on Waterloo bridge, pursue Doctor Johnson through the ancient alleys, mournful churchyards, and moonlit gardens of eighteenth-century London as he dodges bailiffs, reminiscences about his youth, seeks inspiration for his dictionary, takes tea, purchases luxury oysters for Hodge, and at last finds true love on Waterloo bridge.

From the team behind the critically acclaimed Coffeehouse Tour this is a London love story like no other.”

Dr Johnson’s Valentine’s Ramble | Unreal City Audio.

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