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.


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.

SOLD OUT - 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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Tom Jones - Live at Chelsea
Live at Chelsea, Magnificent Music and a Magical Atmosphere

For the last few nights, the tranquil setting of the Royal Hospital has come alive as three main acts and their supporting artists took to the stage for Live at Chelsea. The South Grounds had a festival vibe with stalls selling food and drink and guests picnicking before making their way to the auditorium.

Founder's Day 2019
Duke of Sussex Attends Historic Parade at Royal Hospital Chelsea

This year the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s annual Founder’s Day parade coincided with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France and was attended by HRH the Duke of Sussex.

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