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Since the COVID-19 virus began to spread around the country back in February 2020, we have taken the necessary steps to safeguard the Chelsea Pensioners and staff at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and close all on site facilities to external visitors. The main site remains closed to visitors during 2021 until further notice.

If you want to tell us how much you have enjoyed your visit, or wish to comment on how we can improve what we do, or have a complaint about how we have treated you or what you experienced you please see the information on how members of the public can make a comment or complaint.

For department specific enquiries, please use the details below.

Enquiry Type

Department

Phone number

Email address

General & Pensioner Enquiries

Switchboard

020 7881 5200

 
To become a Chelsea Pensioner

Admissions

020 7881 5204

admissions@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

Request for Chelsea Pensioners to Attend Events

Regimental Sergeant Major

020 7881 5209

ross.martin@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

Fundraising & Corporate Sponsorship Enquiries

Fundraising

020 7881 5284

appeal@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

Friends Membership Enquiries

Friends

020 7881 5516

friends@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

Venue Hire Enquiries

Events

020 7881 5350

RHCevents@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

Burton Court Membership & Enquiries

Burton Court

020 7881 5324

sophia.maybanks@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

Online Shop Enquiries

Online Shop

020 7881 5425

onlineshop@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

PR & Marketing Enquiries

Communications

020 7881 5298 / 07976 400 887

media@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

Recruitment Enquiries

Human Resources

 

staffrecruitment@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

Wren Chapel & Services Enquiries

Chapel Administrator

020 7881 5214

chapeladministrator@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

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Chelsea Pensioner Centenarians
100 years old and still going strong

Recent research backs up the anecdote that Chelsea Pensioners not only live considerably longer than their peers outside (by over five years, on average), but that their lifetimes once they come to the Royal Hospital are extending, year on year. This strongly suggests that the care and community here contribute to greater longevity – as well as improving quality of life. 

Dick Turpin
Highwaymen, Jacobites and the Chelsea Patrol

From delivering post, to guiding visitors around our historic site, the Chelsea Pensioners can choose to take on a number of different jobs while living at the Royal Hospital. One of the more unusual roles previously adopted by Pensioners was as a member of the Chelsea Patrol; a London garrison stationed between the Royal Hospital and St James’ Palace to deter against criminal activity and protect the city against the growing threat posed by the Jacobite movement.

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