Ordinarily, Chelsea Pensioners get involved with a host of remembrance events across the UK and overseas. The Remembrance period is one of the busiest times of the year for the Royal Hospital, with the Chelsea Pensioners usually travelling all over the world, as well as volunteering to help raise funds for the Royal British Legion, by selling poppies, in remembrance of their fallen comrades. Sadly this year will be very different due to the ongoing pandemic and so commemorations will be scaled back.

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Ranelagh Gardens & Rotunda
From prehistoric marsh to a college that never opened – uncovering the story of our site

The Royal Hospital dates back to the late 17th century, but the story of the land where it stands has been traced back still further. Research from the Museum of London Archaeology has thrown light on the site’s varied past.

Salisbury Court Gardens - Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital's Hidden Show Garden

This year a new garden was successfully installed in Salisbury Court, the private courtyard within the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary.


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