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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Chavasse VC House
From a soldier’s life to civvy street

Last month, five Chelsea Pensioners and Royal Hospital Captain of Invalids, George Cochlan, visited Chavasse Military Recovery Centre in Colchester.

Wren Chapel Music
An unmissable celebration of English music

On Thursday 10 October, as part of the Chelsea History Festival, the Royal Hospital’s Wren Chapel will be the setting for The Lark Ascending – a concert of English vocal and orchestral music. William Vann explains what makes The Lark Ascending concert at the Wren Chapel special.


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