Learn about 900 years of medical history at St Bartholomew’s Hospital

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St Bartholomew’s Hospital was founded in 1123 by the monk Rahere and granted to the City of London in 1546 by Henry VIII. In 2023, the Hospital will have been caring for the sick and injured on its original site in Smithfield for nine centuries.

This tour will show you the oldest remaining parts of the hospital and also enable you to compare and admire both 18th and 21st century hospital architecture and the hospital’s own Church. In addition there will be the opportunity to view the splendours of the Grade I listed North Wing, the rarely seen paintings by locally born artist William Hogarth, and the magnificent Great Hall.


  • This tour will last approximately 75 minutes
  • Starts from St Bartholomew’s Hospital (outside King Henry VIII Gate)
  • Advance registration is required
  • All tours are led by a City of London Guide
  • Ticket sales help support the work of Barts Heritage, www.bartsheritage.org.uk
  • There is a special concession ticket for seniors (65+years ) and NHS workers.
  • SPECIAL NOTE – The North Wing of St Bartholomew’s is shortly due to undergo some major restoration work so there may be times when not all areas of this part of the hospital will be completely accessible.

Event Detail

May 13, 2022 2:00 pm
May 13, 2022 3:15 pm


City of London Guides