The elegant Figure Court lies at the very heart of Wren's original design for the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Bordered by the State Apartments, the Chapel and the Great Hall, the courtyard space is dominated by the inspiring gilded statue of Charles II, created by Grinling Gibbons and presented to the King in 1682.

Figure Court can be hired in conjunction with the Great Hall or the State Apartments.

To find out more or to book a site visit, contact us on:

T: 020 7881 5350
E: RHCEvents@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

 

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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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