historical house, health, museum, community/cultural
James Gibbs, 1730
St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE
Life and death in the archives, 1123-2023, is a unique exhibition detailing St Bartholomew’s Hospital's history and people, using photography, art and history from our archives and collections
Barbican, Farringdon, St. Paul's
City Thameslink, Farringdon
Barts is now served by the Elizabeth Line (use the Barbican exit at Farringdon Station).
St Bartholomew’s Hospital has led the provision of healthcare in London for 900 years. Founded in 1123 by a man named Rahere to provide care for the poor of the City of London, there is no other hospital in the country which matches its record of continuous service on the same site.
This magnificent heritage site is still a working hospital. Alongside state of the art modern facilities, the historic buildings consist of: the Gatehouse (1702); the hospital church of St. Bartholomew the Less, with its 15th century tower; and the remaining three James Gibbs blocks, built between 1732 and 1769 (the North, East and West Wings), around a grand Square, with its elegant Fountain (1859). Alongside the Gatehouse are some fine Grade II listed Victorian buildings by Hardwick.
The North Wing is currently closed as it will be the subject of a landmark conservation and restoration project due to start in the summer of 2023 - led by Barts Heritage. The Museum will also close from 1 September 2023 due to the restoration programme.
art in the public realm, education, offices
Chicago Booth's London campus combines the best of old and new. Located near St. Paul's, the campus features more than 50 pieces of contemporary art and houses our Executive MBA Programme Europe, Executive Education, and conference centre.
religious, museum, historical house, community/cultural
Founded as a Black Death burial ground, the site has served as a Carthusian monastery, Tudor mansion, school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. The Charterhouse opened to the public in 2017 with a new museum.
Henry Yevele, 1371
Guided tours of the Triforium space to see: items from the cathedral collections including Christopher Wren’s magnificent ‘Great Model’ made in 1673; the Geometrical Staircase and the stunning view from the West Gallery.
Sir Christopher Wren, 1710
event, historical house, livery hall
17C livery hall with courtroom and garden. Oak panelling and stained glass windows. Undamaged in WWII. Recently refurbished new rooms and air-cooling within. Selected items from the archives on display. Book binding exhibition in the Hall.
Robert Mylne, 1673
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