Reunion at Barts Fountain

Reunions

A reunion is a perfect way to rekindle old friendships and check in on how your friends’ lives have been progressing.

We’ve pulled together some advice that has been gathered over the years to help your reunion go off without a hitch.

You can also promote your reunion on our site and read about reunions from yesteryear.

Planning a Reunion

 

Venues

The following venues (along with many others) in the vicinity of Barts are available for hire. The following list was updated in April 2024.

St Bartholomew’s Hospital, North Wing
The North Wing is currently closed as it undergoing restoration. We will provide an update once the venue is open to bookings.

The Bishops Finger, West Smithfield
9-10 W Smithfield, Smithfield St, London EC1A 9JR
Tel: 0207 248 2341
Opposite the Henry VIII Gate. Has a private room for functions on the first floor.

Premier Inn
24-30 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9HB
Recent set reunions have found the hotel very helpful. Happy to set an area aside, to pre-book meals etc.

Smiths of Smithfield
Provides a function room.
67-77 Charterhouse St., London, EC1M 6HJ
Tel: 020 7251 7950

Malmaison
18-21 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AH
Tel: 020 7012 3717
Contact the Events Manager.
Will open on Saturdays for Barts nurses’ reunions.

The Old Red Cow
71 Long Ln, Barbican, London EC1A 9EJ
Tel: 0207 600 9400
https://www.oldredcow.co.uk/
Sets have reported excellent service here. However, the loos are down a staircase that may be difficult for some people.

Cote St Pauls
26 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7DR
Tel: 0207 2364399
A short walk from Barts and St Paul’s Cathedral, sets have enjoyed reunions here.

Rucoletta
6 Foster Ln, London EC2V 6HH
Tel: 0207 6007776
https://rucoletta.co.uk/
A family run Italian restaurant opposite St Paul’s Station.

PLEASE NOTE! SOME VENUES MAY CHARGE A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.

 

A helping hand

Should you need financial support attending a reunion please do get in touch with the benevolent committee via email: benev.secretary@bartsleagueofnurses.org

Hospital tours & gift shop

It is no longer possible to organise a tour of the hospital as the department responsible for this has been disbanded.

The Guild Shop is situated on the ground floor of the King George V Building and is open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4 pm.

It may be possible to arrange for the shop to open on a Saturday. If you would like this, please either telephone them on 020 3465 6382 or email contact@bartsguild.org.uk. Please also copy Steve Bench (cs.hornets@googlemail.com) to this request as he will ensure a volunteer is available if at all possible.

 

Promoting your reunion

If you’d like to promote your reunion on the website please provide us with the necessary details for the reunion. We also welcome reports and photos of your set reunion. We are happy to feature these on both the website and our social media channels. We can also forward these to the editor of the League News for inclusion in the next issue.

Reunion Stories

Reunion at Barts
November 1969 Set Reunion