Christmas is Coming

Step into the magical world of Christmas at the Royal Hospital Chelsea! Our Christmas portal is a twinkling showcase of festive joy, bringing together all you need to make this season truly memorable. Join us in embracing the spirit of the season – whether you're looking for festive fun, searching for that unique gift, or wanting to delve into traditions that have warmed hearts for centuries. Our Christmas portal is your gateway to a holiday filled with wonder and warmth at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Come, All Ye Faithful

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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Become a Friend

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

Veterans Outreach

The Chelsea Pensioners Veterans Outreach programme invites all veterans from the tri-Services and the Merchant Navy in receipt of a state pension to join us for a tour of the Royal Hospital Chelsea followed by tea and biscuits with the Chelsea Pensioners, on 28th November 2023.

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The Forgotten War

This year marks the 70th anniverasry since the fighting of the Korean War ended. Here at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, we want to remember the countless individuals that were impacted by the Korean war; and to do so, a few of our Korean Veterans shared their experiences with us.

David Richmond CBE - new CEO of Royal Hospital Chelsea
David Richmond CBE appointed as new CEO at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Richmond CBE as the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s new Chief Executive Officer.