Sir Christopher Wren's original design for the Royal Hospital Chelsea was for it to house 412 veterans and their officers around Figure Court (now the centre quadrangle).

Whilst the buildings were in construction it was realised that the space would be insufficient and Wren added two further quadrangles to his design - now called Light Horse and College Court.

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Women at the Royal Hospital Chelsea: 325 Years of History

The Royal Hospital Chelsea will be holding an exhibition exploring the important role women have played throughout the 325 year history of the Chelsea Pensioners.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea turns 325 years old

The Chelsea Pensioners are celebrating the 325th anniversary of the opening of their historic home, the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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