Explore the history and stunning architecture of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in south-west London.
Commissioned by King Charles II and built by Sir Christopher Wren, the Royal Hospital is home to about 300 army veterans. Book a guided tour and learn about the stunning buildings from a resident Chelsea Pensioner or make your own way around the historic site.
The museum is home to many artefacts including the uniform of a veteran soldier and a reconstruction of a typical berth. The entrance hall, dedicated to the Duke of Wellington, houses a large diorama showing the Royal Hospital as it looked in 1742.
Prices and opening times
Guided tours led by a Chelsea Pensioner from £11.98 for an individual tour, £180 for a group of 10 to 15 people.
Monday to Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Closed on Saturday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Venue Details & Map
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital RoadChelseaLondonSW3 4SR
- +44 (0)20 7881 5200
- Public transport:
- From tube station, turn left down Lower Sloane St until you reach the junction of Lower Sloane St and Royal Hospital Rd. Turn right into Royal Hospital Rd to reach the Royal