Visit our shop for a wonderful selection of gifts and souvenirs to remember the Chelsea Pensioners and the Royal Hospital.

All profits from sales go to the Chelsea Pensioners’ Appeal (charity no: 1076414), so you know your gift will help care for the Nation’s veterans.

To shop online Visit our online shop.

Within the shop there is also a small Community Post Office providing general postal services

Shop opening times

(Please note we are subject to closure at short notice):

  Open Close Closed for Lunch
Monday 9:30 15:30 12:15 - 13:30
Tuesday 9:30 15:30 12:15 - 13:30
Wednesday 9:30 15:30 12:15 - 13:30
Thursday 9:30 15:30 12:15 - 13:30
Friday 9:30 15:30 12:15 - 13:30
Weekends Closed Closed -

Royal Hospital Chelsea Shop & Post Office

Christmas Opening Hours

Date Open Close Closed for Lunch
Thursday 21st December 09:30 15:30 12:30 - 13:30
Friday 22nd - Wednesday 27th December Closed Closed -
Thursday 28th December 09:30 15:30 12:30 - 13:30
Friday 29th December 09:30 15:30 12:30 - 13:30
Monday 1st January Closed Closed -
Tuesday 2nd January 09:30 15:30 12:30 - 13:30
Wednesday 3rd January (Normal hours resume) 09:30 16:30 12:30 - 13:30


The closest entrance to the Shop is at the London Gate. You can locate this on our map by clicking here.

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Two Chelsea Pensioners opening the gate to the Soane Stable Yard
Royal Hospital Chelsea joins the Chelsea Heritage Quarter and Chelsea History Festival this September with special previews of the Soane Stable Yard

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Hospital Chelsea will be part of the Chelsea History Festival once again this year, from Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 September 2024 and part of the new Chelsea Heritage Quarter – London’s new heritage destination. 

King's Birthday Honours 2024
Royal Hospital Model of Care recognised in two awards at King’s Birthday Honours

The Royal Hospital Chelsea’s model of care for older veterans has been recognised through awards for two members of staff in The King's Birthday Honours list this year.