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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RHS Chelsea Flower ShowRHS Chelsea Flower ShowRHS Chelsea Flower ShowClose to 300,000 crocheted poppies greet visitors to the Chelsea Flower Show, the finest of the Royal Horticultural Society shows attended by The Queen and royalty of the gardening world. Other highlights for 2016 include an 80-foot carriage from the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, 'The British Eccen2016-05-24T08:00:00+01002016-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES  24th to 28th May 2016
Close to 300,000 crocheted poppies greet visitors to the Chelsea Flower Show, the finest of the Royal Horticultural Society shows attended by The Queen and royalty of the gardening world. Other highlights for 2016 include an 80-foot carriage from the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, 'The British Eccen... More about this event
 
Damien RiceDamien RiceMulti-platinum selling folk musician and singer-songwriter.2016-06-13T00:00:00+01002016-06-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Damien Rice
The Chelsea Fireworks Prom 2016The Chelsea Fireworks Prom 2016The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra kicks off this year's Live In Chelsea concerts with works by Elgar, Brahms, and Puccini plus stirring favourites such as The Dam Busters, Jerusalem and Rule Britannia.2016-06-17T20:00:00+01002016-06-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Chelsea Fireworks Prom 2016
Wet Wet WetWet Wet WetPop and soft rock band comprising of Graeme Clark, Tommy Cunningham, Neil Mitchell and Marti Pellow.2016-06-18T17:00:00+01002016-06-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Simply RedSimply RedMarking their 30th anniversary, the inimitable Mick Hucknall and his soulful band perform their hits.2016-06-19T17:00:00+01002016-06-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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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

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

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  38% 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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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 £150  21% 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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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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RHS Chelsea Flower Show
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th to 28th May 2016
Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, SW3 | Same location as Royal Hospital Chelsea
Close to 300,000 crocheted poppies greet visitors to the Chelsea Flower Show, the finest of the Royal Horticultural Society shows attended by The Queen ...More
 
 
 
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Exhibitionism
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th April to 4th September 2016
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Hyde Park, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Going strong for 50 years and counting, the Rolling Stones stage their first major exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, documenting five decades of rock 'n' roll ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 1st June 2016 - 8.30pm
The Pheasantry, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 6 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Fresh-faced, stylish and witty musical double act performs its original parodies....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
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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
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6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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English Gardening School
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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
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44 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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The Phoenix
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23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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The Orange Public House & Hotel
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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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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
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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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Shapla Salique
Concerts | On 24th May 2016 

St James Theatre 24 minutes walk from Royal Hospital Chelsea

The British-Bangladeshi singer-songwriter performs traditional Bengali folk and mystical songs fused with jazz and soul....More

Musicals Unsung
Theatre | On 24th May 2016 

St James Theatre 24 minutes walk from Royal Hospital Chelsea

Parallel Productions present a selection of songs written for the golden age of Hollywood screen, to the newest Broadway shows, ...More

Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 29th April 2017 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 1.44 miles from Royal Hospital Chelsea

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
Audley Travel Lecture By Levison Wood
Exhibitions | On 24th May 2016 

Cadogan Hall 1.98 miles from Royal Hospital Chelsea

The writer discusses his Himalayan walk....More

Faustian Pact: An Introduction To The Faust Legend And Its Music
Exhibitions | On 24th May 2016 

Cadogan Hall 1.98 miles from Royal Hospital Chelsea

A take about the famous story and how it has impacted on composers, with conductor Mark Austin....More

Human Animals
Human Animals
Theatre | Until 18th June 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Royal Hospital Chelsea

With London reaching a record population of 8.6 million in 2016, you would be forgiven for thinking ...More

 
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Foodie Events | Until 25th April 2017 

Chai Wu Harrods 2.01 miles from Royal Hospital Chelsea

An eastern twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Chai Wu, the elegant Chinese restaurant on the fifth floor of Harrods, ...More

 
Exhibitionism
Exhibitionism
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Royal Hospital Chelsea

Going strong for 50 years and counting, the Rolling Stones stage their first major exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, documenting ...More

 
Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Royal Hospital Chelsea

The exhibition combines over 500 original Stones' artefacts such as rare instruments, original stage designs, iconic costumes, diaries and posters, ...More

Richard Wilson: 20:50
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Royal Hospital Chelsea

The British sculptor's large-scale installation, created with recycled engine oil and steel....More

 
 
 
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