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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Draycott Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
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
 
 
 
Sydney House Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £124  35% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 12 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
The Sydney House Chelsea is a converted town house located in a Grade II listed building, just moments from the King's Road in London's fashionable Chelsea ... More
 
 
 
Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £155  24% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 13 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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St Columba's Church of Scotland
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Pont Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
There has been a church on the site since 1884. It was bombed in 1941, rebuilt in 1955 and is now a Grade II listed building. ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 17 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
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119 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 17 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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National Army Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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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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Proud Chelsea
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161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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Royal Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 8 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less ... More
 
 
 
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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 9 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
 
 
 
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The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 14 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
A tartan clad jazz, cigar and supper club, Boisdale of Belgravia has an the old fashioned charm of a gentlemen's club. Situated in an elegant Regency ... More
 
 
 
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Maitre Choux Chelsea
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
59 Kings Road, SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Choux pastry specialist Maitre Choux is the creation of three Michelin star chef Joakim Prat, and his business partner Jeremie Vaislic. Specialising in perfect and oh-so-pretty ... 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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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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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 12 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 22 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 27 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
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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
 
 
 
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Battersea Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 | 9 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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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
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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BOTTLES Chelsea
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
100 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 11 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Following on from its successful Old Spitalfields Market wine bar, launched in 2018, BOTTLES in West London opened a ... More
 
 
 
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Clarendon Cocktail Cellar
London > Nightlife > Bars
52 Cambridge Street, SW1V | 13 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | Same location as Royal Hospital Chelsea
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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
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Apollo Victoria Theatre 18 minutes walk from Royal Hospital Chelsea

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Natural History Museum 20 minutes walk from Royal Hospital Chelsea

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Science Museum 20 minutes walk from Royal Hospital Chelsea

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