Each year we invite members of the public to join us at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for a number of public events held here. We have a range of events taking place this year which are outlined below and some first-look details of key events to look out for in 2019.


Now Sold Out: Our much loved annual Carol service takes place on Sunday 23rd December in the magnificent Christopher Wren designed Chapel at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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Chelsea Pensioner pictured Dairy UK Chair Paul Vernon, the Governor of the Royal Hospital and the ceremonial cheese
Chelsea Pensioners and Dairy UK take part in the annual Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses

A festive tradition dating back to the opening of the Royal Hospital in 1692 – today Dairy UK donated over 270kg of British cheeses to the Chelsea Pensioners to tide them over the festive period.

Christmas Pudding
Festivities begin with the stirring of the Christmas Pudding

The Christmas period officially got underway today at the Royal Hospital, as the Chelsea Pensioners took part in the tradition of stirring in the ingredients for the Christmas pudding.

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