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Venue hire

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Images: Mark Wallis

The North Wing at Barts is an exceptionally central London venue, standing at the gateway to the museums, concert halls, cinemas and galleries of London’s Culture Mile, providing a rich cultural backdrop for your guests to enjoy alongside your event.

Food can be served at the table or as a buffet

We can provide everything you need, including catering and technical equipment and support

Venue hire

The North Wing offers the drama and grandeur of the Great Hall and the Hogarth Stair alongside well-equipped meeting rooms.

St Bartholomew’s Hospital sits opposite Smithfield Market in the heart of the City of London. Public transport links are superb, with Farringdon, St Paul’s and Barbican stations eight, five and four minutes walk away respectively, and with extensive parking directly opposite.

For setup and break down, vehicular access to the site can be arranged to take equipment directly to the door of the North Wing, with lifts to all floors.

Banqueting and private events

The Great Hall is a dramatic and memorable venue for banquets, receptions and celebrations and has hosted many distinguished guests. It will host many more exciting events in the build up to Barts 900th anniversary.

Corporate events

The Great Hall, Hogarth Stair and supporting spaces of the fabulous North Wing represent centuries of heritage at the very heart of a world class centre for medical care and research. They offer a unique and memorable backdrop for conferences, AGMs, product launches and special events that call for more than a regular conference venue.

Great Hall laid out for an event
The Great Hall set out for a seminar

Smaller rooms are also available to suit seminars and meetings on flexible hire terms.

Medical speciality

We’re honoured to host symposia and seminars for distinguished hospital, NHS, medical and academia clients. We can accommodate regular bookings for every size of group.

Presentation on the big screen in the Great Hall

Our restoration project is planned to begin in 2023, when the Great Hall will be restored to its prime, with adjacent spaces in the North Wing brought into play to make an even more remarkable guest experience.

Before that work begins, we can offer the Great Hall to hire at exceptionally competitive rates. Get in touch to discuss your requirements.


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Wedding at St Barts the Great

St Bartholomew the Great and even closer St Bartholomew the Less – offer wedding services just a short walk from the North Wing.

Photograph © Paul Rogers


Guests invited to celebrate a wedding in the Great Hall make their entrance via the dramatic Hogarth Stair – lavishly decorated spaces largely unchanged since they were first created to impress the eighteenth century London elite.

Our hospitality team will be delighted to consult on plans for catering, service, music, entertainment and anything you need to make your day a success.

The drama of the Hogarth Stair – Photograph © Mark Wallis
The drama of the Hogarth Stair – Photograph © Mark Wallis
Wedding banquet at the Great Hall
Wedding banquet at the Great Hall – Photograph © Mark Wallis
Henry VIII looks on from the Charter Window – © Mark Wallis
Henry VIII looks on from the Charter Window – © Mark Wallis
On the dance floor in the Great Hall
On the dance floor in the Great Hall – © Mark Wallis


We can accommodate up to 190 guests set for a dinner with a dance floor, and up to 200 theatre style or for a drinks reception.

With the emphasis on quality of service, the experienced, friendly and professional team at the Great Hall can look after everything you need.


We offer menu consultancy and catering in house, or we’ll be happy to discuss working with your independent caterers.

AV and facilities

We can arrange and manage everything for your event from musicians and photography to AV and broadband to transport and accommodation.


Drinks, snacks and sandwiches can be organised for meetings in any of our rooms.

Smaller rooms – seminars and meetings

The North Wing also offers a choice of smaller rooms for meetings and seminars.

Our meeting rooms seat up to 14 people, from the Henry VIII Room (originally known as the Compting House and probably used, as the name implies, for the financial management of the hospital), to the relaxed setting of the James Gibbs Flat, with its cosy sitting room and formal dining room.

Like the Treasurer’s Room shown here, all our meeting rooms offer natural light, high ceilings and authentic Georgian decoration.

We can support your event with catering, AV and connectivity, and can offer spaces by the day or half day. Contact us to book a meeting space.

Contact us

The venue is managed by Josephine Wellington and her team at Barts Health NHS Trust.

Telephone 020 3465 5800

Or send us an email.

Filming and photography

We regularly receive requests for filming and photography across Barts Health NHS Trust, including at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Please direct requests to the Trust press office

Telephone 020 7709 6509

Or email the press office.