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Facility

We will be launching the 2021 programme at 12pm on 11 August 2021

  • Figure Court
  • Statue of King Charles II in Figure Court
  • Latin inscription on Colonnade
  • Cannons on the South Terrace
  • Colonnade
  • Founder's Day
  • The Great Hall
  • The Chapel
  • The Great Peece
  • Aerial View

Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners

Sir Christopher Wren

place
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4SR
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Toilets, Disabled access

Travel Information

subway
Nearest tube: Sloane Square, Victoria
train
Nearest train: Victoria, Battersea Park
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Bus routes: 11, 137, 452, 170, 360
Numbered amongst the UK's architectural glories and boasting 66 acres of beautiful grounds, the Royal Hospital Chelsea has been home to the iconic Army veteran community fondly known as the 'Chelsea Pensioners' since its foundation in 1692.

Events

Saturday 4th September
Explore the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners
schedule Time: 10am to 4pm
group Capacity: 100
Negative Lateral Flow Test required for all attendees (photograph or Test will be accepted). Entry to the site is via London Gate on Royal Hospital Road.
Sunday 5th September
Explore the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners
schedule Time: 2pm to 5pm
group Capacity: 100
Negative Lateral Flow Test required for all attendees (photograph or Test will be accepted). Entry to the site is via London Gate on Royal Hospital Road.

Design

Original design
Sir John Vanbrugh, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Sir Christopher Wren, Sir John Soane, Robert Adam, Samuel Wyatt, 1682
Landscape design
John Gibson, 1859
Refurbishment
Sir Christopher Wren, Peregrine Bryant Associates, 2015
Type
Mixed use, Health, Museum, Historical house, Military
Period
Stuart, Georgian