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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Chelsea Pensioner, John Riley (86) on combatting loneliness

According to Government figures, around 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month. John experienced intense loneliness when his wife passed away and tells us how he learnt to overcome his feelings of social isolation. 

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Event Spotlight: Catherine of Braganza Lecture

Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea were joined by members of the Anglo-Portuguese Society for a fascinating lecture on Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese princess who became wife of King Charles II and Queen of England.

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