Burton Court is private property owned by the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which is used to generate funds for the running costs and maintenance of the Royal Hospital.

At present, the comprehensive pass to Burton Court allows our members access to the following facilities:

  • Tennis
  • Personal Tennis Coaching
  • General Walking
  • Dog Walking
  • Access to the cricket nets (subject to availability)

Demand for access cards is high and the eco structure is quite delicate, so we have to carefully balance the usage and impose rules that we insist are followed so that all members can enjoy the area.

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Opening Times

Date Monday - Sunday
1st November - 28th February 08.30-16.30
1st - 31st March 08.30-17.30
1st - 31st April 08.30-19.30
1st May - 31st August 08.30-20.30
1st - 30th September 08.30-19.30
1st - 31st October 08.30-17.30

Burton Court is closed on: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Membership

The cost of the pass is £845.00 (including VAT) and will last for one year from the date of issue of your access card.

The waiting list for membership of Burton Court has reopened.

You may download an Application Form here.

Please be aware that the, once the list has reopened, the waiting time will be a minimum of 12 months.

How to renew your membership

To renew your Burton Court membership or for all queries please contact Sophia Maybanks on 0207 881 5324 or by email at sophia.maybanks@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

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