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.
 
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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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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Flower Shows
DATES  21st to 25th May 2019
Regarded as a highpoint of the London summer season, the fragrant Chelsea Flower Show is a wonderful showcase of blooms and celebrities - even the Queen attends. Particularly spectacular are the gardens created by eight hundred imaginative garden designers who spend nearly a month creating a horticultural wonderland over the 11-acre site. This beau... More about this event
 
 

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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 £125  39% 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 £96  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
 
 
 
Cheval Phoenix House Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £208  29% off
1 Wilbraham Place, SW1X | 10 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
The Cheval Phoenix House apartments offer you the chance to enjoy your very own private residence in London, with open plan, one or two bedroom and ... 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
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
119 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 17 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
St Peter's was built by Hakewill in 1827 and later enlarged by Blomfield in 1875. Rebuilt and opened in 1992, following a fire in 1987, it ... More
 
 
 
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National Army Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Royal Hospital Chelsea
More than 23 million pounds has been spent on re-development of the National Army Museum which reopens in 2017 to reveal a radical ... 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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Proud Chelsea
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Art gallery Proud Chelsea brings top quality rock 'n' roll photography to the heart of King's Road. There are several strings to the Proud bow - ... More
 
 
 
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Black Mirror
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th September 2018 to 13th January 2019
Royal Hospital Chelsea, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
An exhibition for these uncertain times, Black Mirror shows the importance of art when the truth is stranger than fiction. Taking its title from Charlie Brooker's ...More
 
 
 
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Philip Colbert 'Hunt Paintings'
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th December 2018 to 13th January 2019 - 10am-6pm
Royal Hospital Chelsea, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
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Nicky Gayner's Unashamedly Christmas
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th December 2018 - 8.30pm
Royal Hospital Chelsea, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 6 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
A seasonal cabaret with festive ditties, old-time classics and cheeky pop hits....More
 
 
 
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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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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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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
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
Situated on the south side of the Thames, facing Chelsea, Battersea Park caters for everyone within its 200-acre space. Firstly, there's lots of water - ... 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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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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Clarendon Cocktail Cellar
London > Nightlife > Bars
52 Cambridge Street, SW1V | 13 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Located under Cambridge Street Kitchen and part of the Artist Residence, the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar bar takes iconic ... More
 
 
 
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Dusk
London > Nightlife > Bars
339 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 17 minutes from Royal Hospital Chelsea
Swish, Battersea "style bar" with Oriental decadence and award-winning cocktails. Escape the clamour of West End clubs with this out-of-town, style bar alternative. High standards, a ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
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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Alfred Munnings: War Artist - 1918
Exhibitions | Until 3rd March 2019 

National Army Museum 1 minute walk from Royal Hospital Chelsea

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Marshmallow Laser Feast: We Live In An Ocean Of Air
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The Pheasantry 6 minutes walk from Royal Hospital Chelsea

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Duke of York Square Christmas Grotto
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Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2018 

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The pedestrianised Duke of York Square, just off the fashionable King's Road, presents its very own plush Santa's Grotto at ...More

 
The Cane
Theatre | Until 26th January 2019 

Royal Court Theatre 8 minutes walk from Royal Hospital Chelsea

Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone helms Mark Ravenhill's drama about a dedicated teacher, who is looking forward to retirement ...More

Hole
Theatre | Until 12th January 2019 

Royal Court Theatre 8 minutes walk from Royal Hospital Chelsea

Words, music and movement combine in Ellie Kendrick's debut play, which considers the nature of power and how it is ...More

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Chelsea Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2018 

Sloane Square 9 minutes walk from Royal Hospital Chelsea

Free horse and carriage rides, wreath-making classes, chestnut roasting and festive activities take place as the Chelsea Christmas Lights are ...More

 
The Bach Choir
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Cadogan Hall 9 minutes walk from Royal Hospital Chelsea

David Hill conducts a selection of carols and seasonal music, accompanied by London City Brass and percussionists Matthew Green and ...More

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