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King Henry VIII's gate at St Bartholomew's

Located in Smithfield in the City of London, St. Bartholomew's Hospital is known as Barts, founded in 1123.

King Henry VIII gate at the front entrance was completed in 1702 and his statue above the gate is the only remaining statue of the monarch in London. The building itself has also stood strong, surviving both the great fire of London and the Blitz.

One of the 'world's weirdest medical museums'

There's an on-site museum at St. Bartholomew's which shows how medical care has developed throughout the ages. This showcase is described as one of the National Geographic's World's 10 Weirdest Medical Museums.

St. Paul's Cathedral and the museum of London are close by, as is the Festival Gardens where the famous statue of 'The Young Lovers' is situated. It was erected in 1973. These award-winning gardens are a tranquil change from the hustle and bustle of Central London.

Famous, the world over

The hospital's chemical laboratory was used in the fictional works of Arthur Conan Doyle's, Sherlock Holmes, and the areas used play such a prominent role in the BBC drama series, that the Tokyo Sherlock Holmes Appreciation Society donated heavily to the Save Barts campaign in the 1990s.

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