Royal Hospital ChelseaCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4SR, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-2078815204
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids
Royal Hospital Chelsea - Review
Royal Hospital Chelsea offers you an unparalleled experience in terms of the feel good factor. This hospital actually houses around 300 british retired soldiers. It has a very interesting history. It was made by King Charles II back in the year 1682. The intention behind making it was basically to house injured or retired soldiers. Today, it welcomes thousands of visitors daily. It is a great attraction to visit and find out about the royal history as first hand accounts.
Royal Hospital Chelsea Ticket Prices
- Conducted tours are arranged for which charge is made.
How To reach Royal Hospital Chelsea by Public Transport
- By Metro: 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 hospital chelsea.
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Royal Hospital Chelsea, London Reviews
Lovely place to visit, particularly on special occasions, when the old soldiers wear their red. Very good café on-site. There are lovely grounds to walk round and the church is stunning. Very impressive. All the way round the grounds are lots of things to see, including sculptures made by the old soldiers themselves. Really nice that these ex servicemen and women are so well looked after.
What a remarkable 'retirement establishment' - very smart old soldiers enjoying the fruits of their long & distinguished careers - taken around by a very knowledgeable NCO with a well developed sense of humour - an interesting & enjoyable visit - highly recommended.
Spectacular surroundings of architecture by Wren and Soane. A sculpture of King Charles II by Grinling Gibbons in the Figure Court. The Wren Chappel is most certainly worth a visit. The carvings below the half dome is by William Emmett, Master Carver before Grinling Gibbons and William Morgan. There are a two beautifully made chairs of oak and a beautiful murial in the half dome. The Dining Hall holds a fine row of paintings of royal benefactors. Including Queen Anne. Nell Gwynne is also mentioned as a benefactor. The museum building, built by John Soane, holds a model of the Royal Hospital as it looked at an earlier date.
What can I say, it's the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the world famous Chelsea Pensioner. It's a stunning establisment that oozes history.
Lovely buildings and surroundings. Pub and shop on site. Parking available. The pensioners are lovely
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Is there a bus from Victoria Station which stops close to the Royal Hospital Chelsea entrance please? If so, what number and how long does it take?Answer Report Abuse
Buses numbered 11, 211 and 170 run between Victoria Station and the Royal Hospital Chelsea. You get down at Royal Hospital Road (Stop L) and then it's just a five-minute walk to the hospital.Report Abuse