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Royal Hospital Chelsea

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Awesome Wren chapel

Few visitors are aware that the Royal Hospital is open to visit. The buildings are amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Wonderful place to visit

This is a wonderful place to visit in this area with a great museum. The welcome you get as you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steven M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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The Royal Hospital Chelsea was founded in 1682 by King Charles II as the home of the Chelsea Pensioners. As well as being a wonderful home for retired service personnel, it is also one of London's best kept secrets! For the best overview of the...more
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Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4SR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Few visitors are aware that the Royal Hospital is open to visit. The buildings are amazing especially considering they are over 300 years old. We were lucky that a Pensioner was there to give us a guided tour of the chapel and point us in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit in this area with a great museum. The welcome you get as you stroll around is so friendly. The Great Hall (Dining Hall) opens at 11am and closes between 12 and 2pm to allow the pensioners to have...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here today as part of the Open House Weekend. We started in the museum and then went over to the building housing the church and dining hall. The Chelsea Pensioner who was guide for the day was very entertaining in explaining about the customs...More

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We made a quite splendid visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea as part of a prebooked group. The buildings are magnificent and centred around another Christopher Wren masterpiece, the grounds are both extensive and beautiful and the café produced an excellent lunch. Of course the...More

Thank PMQuestions
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I organised a guided tour for our WI. We were a group of 15. Our guide was just superb. Informative, fun and entertaining, splendid in his scarlet coat and incredibly shiny shoes! We were bowled over by the size of the hospital and how stunning...More

Thank Mrs U
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Ah well, Mrs.Electric is a bit of a devil you know. We watched the Jeff Beck documentary on the BBC and were charmed and stunned by the music of the man. The following day she disappeared into the home office ( no not that one!)...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Imagine I have been livin for 20 years nearby and only now I have ventured into this glorious place and grounds. (The shame) I went to an art fair behind the Chelsea pensioners , and found it all fascinating , however, the highlight was waking...More

Thank tantilizingtrip
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Extremely disappointed with the view of the stage at this venue. We paid very good money for seats in Block E, which were far more expensive than the tiered seats further back. Yet the view of the stage was appalling. It was so difficult to...More

Thank Ada C
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Home of the iconic and revered Chelsea Pensioners, the Royal Hospital is a beautiful red-brick building that houses armed-forces retirees and the infirm. A working barracks was part of the complex until 2008, there is also an excellent Army museum as part of the site....More

Thank ghk1857
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Got tickets to see Jeff Beck, and got seats in Block E (Row J). While Jeff Beck produced an absolute guitar masterclass, we could hardly see the stage. This is because all seats in that block were on the floor and the stage was not...More

Thank Joe V
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Wealth courses through The King's Road, Chelsea's
upmarket artery of West London life packed with shops,
eateries and glitzy nightspots. For people-watching at
its best and luxury retail therapy that's largely
unrivalled, this area cannot be missed. But if this
showy street starts to overwhelm or a moment of price
tag shock sends you reeling, a quick detour down
pretty much any of many King's Road veins will reveal
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Marie B
28 April 2018|
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Response from Joe V | Reviewed this property |
Get tickets on the tiered seats at the back, you'll actually see the show. I got myself more expensive tickets closer to the stage and all I could see is the back of the head of the audience... It was appalling!
Conrad S
4 July 2017|
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Response from danjor44 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know .best if you phone the royal hospital on 02078815214. to find out