Restoring historic Barts

A new model for heritage and health at St Bartholomew’s Hospital


In 2023 St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London will celebrate its 900th birthday. This remarkable Hospital has provided free healthcare on the same site since reign of Henry I.

In preparation for this special anniversary, a dedicated charity, Barts Heritage, has been established to rescue, repair and renovate the historic buildings at the heart of the Hospital site. These include the Grade I listed North Wing, with its spectacular Great Hall and staircase decorated by William Hogarth.

Images: Matthew Andrews
The Good Samaritan © Sam Whittaker, Opus Conservation

Good Samaritans wanted

Hogarth’s paintings are his lasting legacy at Barts. What could yours be?

Image: Sam Whittaker

Barts 900 – David Wilkinson

Were Monks the first Anaesthetists? – Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 1900 hrs – Our webinar features anaesthetist Dr David Wilkinson FRCA in conversation with Robert Treharne Jones.

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BARTS stories

Space for reflection: 
Many lives of the Great Hall 

From banqueting to wellbeing.

The Square

Respite and connection at the heart of the hospital.

Image: Matthew Andrews

Nursing stories: 
Stories in a nurse’s uniform

Progression through training and evolution in uniforms.