Fighting Chance

As part of our Chelsea Pensioners Veterans Outreach programme, veterans are invited to join us on Thursday, 25th July 2024, at 14:30 for an exhilarating afternoon of (non-contact) boxing training. No experience necessary

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The Chelsea Pensioners

The nation's iconic Army veterans

At the Royal Hospital Chelsea we offer excellent accommodation, comradeship and the highest standards of care for veterans of the British Army in recognition of their loyal service to the Nation.

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The Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea is an active and welcoming membership scheme, offering a sociable experience to all our members as well as a deeper engagement with the Royal Hospital and the Chelsea Pensioners.

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"Since joining the Royal Hospital, I have been made really welcome. There's no better place to go, everything's here for me"

Chelsea Pensioner Tony Hunt
Life as a Chelsea Pensioner

Longines Global Championship Tour 2024

The Longines Global Champions Tour returns to London from August 16 – 18, 2024 at the prestigious Royal Hospital Chelsea situated in the heart of the city. Showcasing the top show jumping talent and traditional British equestrian customs, we invite you to witness history in the making and experience the best of British at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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Chelsea Pensioner in scarlets and shako looks at the camera
Ferrets, Saladins and Radio Operations – Meet Chelsea Pensioner Roger Hall

Joining the British Army at 15 years old, Chelsea Pensioner, Roger, has had a varied military career. Initially, he joined the Junior Leaders Regimental Royal Armoured Corps and later served with The Life Guards, Royal Logistic Corps as well as the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Roger shares more on his time in the Army.

Two Chelsea Pensioners opening the gate to the Soane Stable Yard
Royal Hospital Chelsea joins the Chelsea Heritage Quarter and Chelsea History Festival this September with special previews of the Soane Stable Yard

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Hospital Chelsea will be part of the Chelsea History Festival once again this year, from Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 September 2024 and part of the new Chelsea Heritage Quarter – London’s new heritage destination.