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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Royal Hospital Chelsea pays tribute to Chelsea Pensioner, Bill Speakman VC

First soldier to receive VC from Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on 20th June at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, surrounded by his family.

Live at Chelsea 2018 Highlights

The Chelsea Pensioners and Royal Hospital staff enjoyed another fantastic year of Live at Chelsea including headline performances by Kaiser Chiefs & James Blunt.

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