With the COVID-19 virus continuing to spread across the world, we have taken the necessary steps to safeguard the Chelsea Pensioners and staff at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

The main Royal Hospital Chelsea site remains closed to external visitors during 2021 until further notice. We are delighted to announce that the Shop & Post Office will reopen to the public on Monday 12th April and residents in the MTI will be allowed 2 regular indoor visitors by prior arrangement. The Hospital will release any changes on the Site Restrictions page.

We’re treading cautiously and abiding by all the guidelines, but seeing the Royal Hospital’s community starting to enjoy a taste of its old freedoms is giving us all a boost.

Please use the menu below to see how we are protecting the Chelsea Pensioners and our staff community, and what restrictions remain in place.

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Re-Imagine - Chelsea Pensioner Art Exhibition
Military masterpieces – showcasing the artistic talents of Chelsea Pensioners

Last week, ‘Re-Imagine’ – an exhibition of arts and crafts created by the Chelsea Pensioners held in Wren House – highlighted the exceptional range of talent here at the Royal Hospital.  

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Farewell to Major Phil Shannon

We prepare to say a fond farewell to Royal Hospital favourite Major Phil Shannon MBE

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