Royal Hospital Chelsea †

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Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4SR
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Mon to Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 2pm-4pm | Closed daily between midday-14:00.
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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† 27% 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
Sloane Square Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £85† 25% off
7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W | 8 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Located right on Sloane Square, where the old Royal Court Hotel used to be, Sloane Square Hotel is a welcoming and well decorated reincarnation. All the ... More
No.11 Cadogan Gardens
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £141† 42% off
11 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 | 9 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
No. 11 London, A Victorian boutique hotel, was built by Lord Chelsea on the cricket ground between Harrods and Buckingham Palace and quickly became a ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Royal Hospital Chelsea
National Army Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
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
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
The Saatchi Gallery re-opened on 9th October 2008 in the former military barracks of the Duke of York's Headquarters. The 70,000 square feet represents a significantly ... More
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Richard Wilson: 20:50
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times
Royal Hospital Chelsea, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
The British sculptor's large-scale installation, created with recycled engine oil and steel....More
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Dan Hillier: Ceremony
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 25th November 2016 to 3rd January 2017 - Various Times
Royal Hospital Chelsea, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Contemporary works which are steeped in mysticism and archetypal iconography inspired by the artist's recent journey to the Amazonian rainforest....More
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Never The Bride
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Friday 9th December 2016 - 8.30pm
Royal Hospital Chelsea, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 6 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
London-based pop-rock five-piece led by singer Nikki Lamborn....More
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L'Artisan du Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
89 Lower Sloane Street, Belgravia, London SW1W | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Highly acclaimed chocolate shop with a range of freshly prepared, uniquely flavoured treats. Ever tried lapsang souchong flavoured chocolate? How about Sichuan pepper or red wine and ... More
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Partridges
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
2-5 Duke of York Square, King's Road, Knightsbridge, London SW34LX | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Grocers by Royal Appointment to the Queen since 1994, Patridges is an institution in this part of Chelsea. Opened by Richard Shepherd in May 1972 at ... More
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Nike Women's Store
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
33 King's Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Nike's first women's-only store in Europe, Nike King's Road offers sports fans bespoke services such as pant hemming, gait analysis and bra fitting. The ... More
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Foxtrot Oscar
London > Restaurants >
79 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Foxtrot Oscar is the ultimate Sloane hangout. Overworked city gents, ladies who have had too much lunch to face cooking dinner, and those who can afford ... More
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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
68 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Gordon Ramsay's level of celebrity has reached such a fever pitch that it has become very nearly impossible to get a table at the small restaurant ... More
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The Surprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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Near Royal Hospital Chelsea
English Gardening School
London > Education > Professional Training
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
66 Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
More than just a skincare shop, this branch of Lush on the Kings Road houses the Lush Spa. An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose ... More
Panakeia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
44 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Health Clinic ... More
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The Surprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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The Phoenix
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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The Orange Public House & Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
The Orange Public House and Hotel on Pimlico Road has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the team behind The Thomas Cubitt and The ... More
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Surprise in Chelsea
London > Nightlife > Bars
6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
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Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | Same location as Royal Hospital Chelsea
Built 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 ... More
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National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Royal Hospital Chelsea
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ... More
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More

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