Royal Hospital Chelsea  

 
 
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Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4SR
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 2pm-4pm | Closed daily between midday-14:00.
 
PRICES
Adult FREE, Child FREE | There is a charge for tours.
 

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Royal Hospital ChelseaBuilt by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were unfit for further duty because of injury or old age. Hundreds of years on and the 66 acres (27 hectares) site is still home to these Chelsea Pensioners or "The Men in Scarlet", who can be seen in their colourful jackets and triangular hats making their way down the Royal Hospital Road. The Chapel, Great Hall, museum and State Apartments are open to visitors and are of particular interest. The Great Hall, used for dining until the early 19th century, is furnished with sixteen long tables (each one seating 26 members of each Ward); the large mural painting at the far end dates from about 1690 and represents Charles II on horseback surrounded by allegorical figures, with the Royal Hospital buildings in the background. Beautiful grounds are open daily except during Chelsea Flower Show months (May or June) which has been held at the South Grounds since 1913. The National Army Museum and the Chelsea Physic Garden close by are also worth a look.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Sloane Square Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
29 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Whitelands House Pure Parking
 
5 minutes walk
 
Bourne Street Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Draycott Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  26% off
26 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 | 8 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Stylish antique d'cor, a peaceful but convenient location, and spacious, airy rooms are all essential to this hotel's appeal. Yet it is the unbeatable service that ... More
 
 
 
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National Army Museum
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Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Royal Hospital Chelsea
This national museum shows the impact the British Army has had on the story of Britain, Europe and the world, from 1066 through to the present ... More
 
 
 
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Saatchi Gallery
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Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Combining more than 500 original Stones' artefacts such as rare instruments, original stage designs, iconic costumes, diaries and posters, alongside striking cinematic and interactive technologies, this ...More
 
 
 
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2-5 Duke of York Square, King's Road, Knightsbridge, London SW34LX | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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33 King's Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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68 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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