State Apartments, Royal Hospital Chelsea

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Following the resounding success of last year’s inaugural Friends of the Royal Hospital Burns Night celebration, don’t miss the opportunity to share in this unforgettable festive event.

Revered as Scotland’s foremost poet, Robert Burns has become a national icon both in his homeland and for Scots around the world. Five years after his death, the very first Burns Night was hosted in 1801 at the poet’s cottage and is now a well-established global tradition.

What better place to toast the lassies and the haggis with a glass of whisky – and enjoy the finest Scottish fare – than the intimate but impressive setting of the Royal Hospital’s wood-panelled State Apartments? Enjoy traditional music from our Chelsea Pensioner piper, listen to The Immortal Memory from our keynote speaker and bring cheer to the dark days of January as we raise the roof with a heart-warming chorus of Auld Lang Syne.

Tickets for this event are available exclusively to Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and their guests, to book tickets or to become a member call our Membership Officer on 020 7881 5516.

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The Royal Hospital Chelsea community continues to send our thoughts and condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time. Many of our Chelsea Pensioners were fortunate enough to meet HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Hospital’s Founder’s Day celebrations or through his other official duties.

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Remembering the Soane Infirmary bombing

Today marks 80 years following the bombing of the Royal Hospital’s Infirmary during the Second World War. The magnificent Infirmary, which once stood on the current site of the National Army Museum, was hit by a parachute bomb on 16 April 1941 – destroying most of the building and tragically ending the lives of 13 people.

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