Please Note: Government rules now mean that face coverings must now be worn (unless exempt) in the Post Office & Gift Shop at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. We are also operating a one-way system with a maximum of 3 people allowed in the shop at any time. Please follow all signs and guidance given by staff while visitng the shop.

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 16:30 12:30 - 13:30
Tuesday 9:30 16:30 12:30 - 13:30
Wednesday 9:30 16:30 12:30 - 13:30
Thursday 9:30 16:30 12:30 - 13:30
Friday 9:30 16:30 12:30 - 13:30
Weekends Closed Closed -


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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Stirring of the Christmas Pudding Ceremony 2021
Festive fun at the stirring of the Christmas Pudding ceremony

Chelsea Pensioners and staff gathered together in the Great Hall on the last day of November to usher in the start of Advent with the first of the Royal Hospital’s annual Christmas traditions. 

Remembrance 2021
The Chelsea Pensioners remember

After the restrictions last year, the Royal Hospital today commemorated Remembrance with a Drumhead Ceremony on figure court.


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