We run seasonal events programmes exclusively for Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and members of the Governor’s Circle. Events take place both at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and at other sites of historic or military significance.

The Spring/Summer 2019 programme includes an exclusive tour of the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, a day trip to the Rothschilds' country seat and the chance to learn more about the Gestapo's most wanted spy. Please take the time to browse the events programme below for further information and booking details.


SOLD OUT - As a working palace and a family home, Lambeth Palace is not open to the public on a daily basis and we are delighted to offer this exclusive tour to Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

The Race to Save the Romanovs will completely change the way we see the Romanov story. Finally, here is the truth about the secret plans to rescue Russia’s last Imperial family.

Experience a unique and refreshing approach to the world of gin: exploring the murky origins of the spirit, indulging in a tutored tasting session and discovering botanical notes with a connoisseur from the award-winning Artisan Gins.

SOLD OUT - The private tour will be led by a specialist in Art and Theatre History and will take in all the main Club rooms, where important highlights from the collection will be discussed. Tour also includes refreshments and a visit to the Club’s Theatrical Library.

Discover the history behind this unique national institution by taking a guided walking tour of the Royal Hospital, led by a resident Chelsea Pensioner. The tour route will take you across the length of the site to visit our main attractions, including The Great Hall, Sir Christopher Wren’s magnificent Chapel and Figure Court.

Join us for an exclusive event where General Sir Adrian Bradshaw will share his insights into defence, together with his wealth of career experience.

Dominating the upper social echelons of London, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna and Naples, the Rothschild banking dynasty were undisputedly the greatest collectors of the 19th century. We invite all Friends to join us for a day trip to this unique residence.

A Friends seasonal favourite! Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the beautiful and picturesque grounds of the Royal Hospital, guided by our long serving Grounds Manager, Ron Wilmore.

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Exhibition Re-enactors
A Historic Visit to the Royal Hospital

Last weekend’s multimedia exhibition: From the World War I Battlefields and Into the Peace saw visitors from all over Britain, including the Isle of Wight.

Dean & Mary - London Marathon 2019
2nd Fundraiser to Take on London Marathon

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is delighted to announce that a second runner will be taking part in the London Marathon in April this year in support of the Chelsea Pensioners.

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