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Help care for the Royal Hospital and the Chelsea Pensioners

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a unique community – like a village in the heart of Chelsea. For more than 300 years, we have provided a home for veteran soldiers,  just as King Charles II intended. 

We depend on our friends to help us protect and preserve the heritage site Sir Christopher Wren designed, to look after our beautiful grounds and to care for the health and wellbeing of the Chelsea Pensioners, in return for their loyal service to the Nation.

Give today and help us to keep on caring

Your gift today could help ensure that the Chelsea Pensioners continue to offer the very best care and quality of life in their historic home and allow us to deal with any unexpected emergency or new needs. 


We’d love to know what motivated you to donate to the Royal Hospital and the Chelsea Pensioners. Email to let us know why you decided to support the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and if you would like your donation to go towards our heritage and horticulture work, the care of the Chelsea Pensioners, or wherever the Governor feels it would have the most impact.

A monthly gift can help us plan ahead with confidence, so we can meet the ongoing needs of our heritage site and the Chelsea Pensioners. Find out more here.

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Ranelagh Gardens & Rotunda
From prehistoric marsh to a college that never opened – uncovering the story of our site

The Royal Hospital dates back to the late 17th century, but the story of the land where it stands has been traced back still further. Research from the Museum of London Archaeology has thrown light on the site’s varied past.

Salisbury Court Gardens - Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital's Hidden Show Garden

This year a new garden was successfully installed in Salisbury Court, the private courtyard within the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary.


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