Tour of Barts, Charterhouse and the BCI cancer laboratories

The Barts Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that, due to the continued success of the Medicine, Monks & Murder walking tour, we are running this event again!

Tours will be on the following dates in 2017:

  • February 23rd
  • April 27th
  • May 25th (Fully Booked)
  • June 29th (Fully Booked)
  • July 28th (Fully Booked)
  • August 30th (Fully Booked)
  • September 28th

Please note that the tours are subject to availability and although unlikely we may need to make changes to/cancel tour dates nearer the time due to unforeseen circumstances.


About the Tour

The tour costs £5 per person. All proceeds support our Bridge to the Future scheme which we launched in 2015 to support our Early Career Researchers who are taking the next steps to becoming independent cancer researchers and leaders in their field.

The tour paints a picture of the area, taking in the hospital, school, and almshouse.


  • Arrive at the Old Anatomy Building for welcome refreshments and short introduction.
  • Tour of a BCI laboratory
  • Tour of Charterhouse Square, Smithfield Market and Barts Hospital with City of London Guide

Our tours start at 11:00 but we welcome you to join us for teas and coffees from 10:30 so that everyone arrives in good time for a prompt start. We start the tour in the laboratory! Participants are given the exclusive opportunity to visit our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, with explanations and demonstrations from one of our very own laboratory managers - a glimpse of the future of cancer research!

We are then led by a City of London Guide, who takes us through the university’s private grounds, part of “secret London”, where we figuratively unlock the gate to The Charterhouse’s Almshouse and explore the rich history of the building.

We continue to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, one of the oldest working hospitals in the world.

The tours usually finish between 13:00 and 14:00 but you are welcome to leave the final leg of the tour with the London Guide early if you have other engagements.


Contact Matthew Grange if you are interested in taking part in a tour.

Please be aware that as this is a walking tour, it may not be suitable for those with specific mobility requirements; feel free to get in touch if you have any queries.

Pictures from November 2015

Group outside

 Group in lab

Our City of London Guide preps the group at the Dean Rees House meeting point / Andrew Palfreeman from our Centre for Stem Cells in Cancer & Ageing welcomes visitors to the lab

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