St Bartholomew the Great is London’s oldest parish church. It survived the Great Fire of 1666 and the bombs dropped in WWI and WWII. St Bartholomew’s hosts many events, including concerts, weddings, press events, parties and filming for TV and movies. The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, sometimes abbreviated to Great St Bart’s, is a mediaeval church in the Church of England’s Diocese of London located in Smithfield within the City of London. The building was founded as an Augustinian priory in 1123. It adjoins St Bartholomew’s Hospital of the same foundation.