Each year we invite members of the public to join us at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for a number of events held here. We have a range of events taking place this year which are outlined below and some first-look details of key events to look out for in 2022.


The world’s greatest flower show returns in spring with stunning garden designs, gorgeous floral displays and endless shopping

Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea

The Royal Hospital Chelsea, in partnership with Kilimanjaro, is proud to announce the return of our very special Live at Chelsea concert series within the historic home of the Chelsea Pensioners. Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID, we're delighted to announce the current line-up for the 2022 series.

Royal Hospital Chelsea

Masterpiece London is the unmissable art fair where visitors can view and buy the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery - from antiquity to the present day. The fair offers an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale, from international exhibitors spanning every major market discipline.

South Grounds, Royal Hospital Chelsea

Nestled within the beautiful woodland of The Royal Hospital Chelsea comes the launch of London’s most magnificent food and beverage festival. This year, London emerges at the forefront of the covid pandemic recovery. Opening the doors of some of the most sought after restaurants and bars the city has to offer. The doors of which were closed for far too long.

South Grounds, Royal Hospital Chelsea

Come and join us as the world's premier show jumping series lands in the heart of London at Royal Hospital Chelsea. The Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL team series bring three days of thrilling top-level equestrian sport to the capital. The unmissable event, which takes place from 19th-21st August will see Britain's Olympic heroes take centre stage alongside the best international competitors and their equestrian superstars, in both individual and team competitions.

South Grounds, Royal Hospital Chelsea

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Brompton Cemetery Seed Sowing
Sowing wildflowers in memory of past Chelsea Pensioners

On 6 May, Chelsea Pensioners and members of the Royal Hospital’s grounds team joined representatives from the Royal Parks, the Royal Parks Guild and the Friends of Brompton Cemetery to sow a patch of wildflower seeds in Brompton Cemetery as part of the Battlefields and Butterflies initiative.

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. 

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