With the COVID-19 virus continuing to spread around the country and, in particular, in London, we have taken the necessary steps to safeguard the Chelsea Pensioners and staff at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. As such the Coffee Shop and the main Royal Hospital Chelsea site will now be closed to external visitors until further notice.

Set within the historic surrounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, The Coffee Shop is a hidden gem in the heart of one of London’s most desirable areas. Enjoy free WiFi, a laidback atmosphere with both inside and outside seating. Our covered al fresco seating area boasts lovely views of the beautiful Ranelagh Gardens. The Coffee Shop is also very close to the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital, which plays host to the Chelsea Flower Show each May.

The Coffee Shop has been serving hot beverages, refreshments and hot & cold lunches to Chelsea Pensioners, staff of the Royal Hospital, and members of the general public since 2011. We look forward to welcoming you here. 

Opening Times
Monday to Sunday from 10:00am to 4:30pm (including Bank Holidays).

Menu
Download our food and drinks menu. All profits go to the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Location
Enter through the London Gate entance onto East Road, and take first left turn to the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary. The Coffee Shop is located to the right of the main entrance.

Coffee Shop Location - Royal Hospital Chelsea

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International Nurses' Day 2020

12 May is the International Day of the Nurse where people all over the world recognise the important role of nurses in their communities. On this day we also celebrate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale is credited as being the founder of modern nursing.

Torpedo explosion display on the water at the Royal Military and Naval Exhibition
From exploding torpedoes to stuffed polar bears: The Royal Military and Naval Exhibitions of 1890 and 1891

Today, the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s South Grounds are famous for hosting the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show. However, the tradition of using our grounds for exhibitions began at the end of the 19th century.

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