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Most people are familiar with the name St. Bart's hospital but I didn't realise there was a church there and very old too. I shall pop in for a look round soon. Thanks for the review.
I'm working on a project at the pathology museum, there should be a public opening as part of the project. Most likely only the ground floor as that's where the older and more public friendly items are.
A quirky item in the Museum is a plaque commemorating the first meeting of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, in the Hospital's laboratory.
They keep a copy of A Study In Scarlet by the plaque, bookmarked, so you can read the fateful encounter.
I visited the Pathology museum about ten years ago when they had occasional open evenings. Glad to hear of plans to open it up more often.

As you'd expect, a mixture of interesting, grim, and terribly sad, thankfully lightened by the last exhibit of items that had got stuck inside people.
I went on one of the guided tours in May - well worth it. Our Blue Badge guide was excellent.

St Barts the Great was closed for filming - apparently a regular occurrence. Fortunately, I had been there on an earlier visit to London.
Once I was given access to the Great Hall when it was empty. Couldn't resist the opportunity to strum a few notes on the Steinway.
Well Bartholomew, I feel like St Augustine of Hippo after his conversion by Ambrose of Milan
I spent 4+ hours in theatre at Barts, precisely 9 weeks ago today and, thanks to the skills of the clever folk therein, my day-to-day has been transformed. I'm eternally grateful to that courtier of Henry I and the many generations of skilled care-givers that work their magic within those walls.
Been in the church many times and its very atmospheric, best in London for me.
I heartily endorse your statement about receiving the best care as a patient at Barts. I can’t fault their kindness during 2 years of immunotherapy plus 3 years of ongoing checks and scans to ensure I’m still clear.
A fascinating area to visit. Thanks for the heads-up on free entry again for St Bart the Great - a fabulous atmospheric ancient building. The whole area is perfect for exploring, with quiet pubs, real Italian caff, alleyways, carved murals hidden away, odd statues, ancient gateway, more good pubs.
I sent the link for this story to my brother who was a churchwarden at St Vedast-alias-Foster in Foster Lane, as was Sir John Betjeman, (and also Parish Clerk of St Michael Wood Street, one of many City churches that now exist in name only) with the title "Not one of yours, but close." He has now moved to pastures new across The Pond but here is his response:

"Indeed not one of ours, actually not two of ours -

What the article doesn’t mention is that Barts-the-Less is the hospital chapel as well as a parish church; as a parish its geographical extent is exactly the Hospital.

It also doesn’t mention St Bartholomew-by-the-Exchange, the other church of that dedication in the City. Probably, this is because there’s no longer anything to see (its site is under the Bank of England), and it’s nowhere near the other two. In 1731, the famous organ builders Harris and Byfield built an instrument for this church. When the church was demolished to make way for the Bank extension, the organ was moved a few times from church to church. After WWII, it was restored and can now be heard on a regular basis at … St Vedast."

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