Royal Hospital Chelsea Grounds

Price: Free (Booking not required)

Hidden History HuntAs part of the Chelsea History Festival, The Hidden History Hunt gives families a brand new way to explore the iconic Royal Hospital. Sticker maps make this journey into the past even more fun.

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren over 300 years ago and set in glorious grounds, the Royal Hospital is the perfect place for a Hidden History Hunt! Everyone in the family will enjoy this absorbing journey into the past. Pick up stickers and collect them on your map – search the gardens for King Charles II or hunt for fascinating objects throughout the buildings that tell the story of the Royal Hospital and the Chelsea Pensioners. Each map takes about half an hour to follow.

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Founder's Day Parade 2020
Founder's Day 2020

The historic Founder’s Day Parade is the most important event of the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s normally busy events schedule. Ordinarily the Hospital’s grounds team are busy tidying up following the thousands of visitors from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and following Founder’s Day, preparations would be underway for for the Live at Chelsea music concerts.

Staff Nurse - Beata wearing a facemask
International Nurses' Day 2020

12 May is the International Day of the Nurse where people all over the world recognise the important role of nurses in their communities. On this day we also celebrate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale is credited as being the founder of modern nursing.

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