Please Note: For the safety of all residents at the Royal Hospital, we'd kindly ask that face coverings are still worn (unless exempt) in the Post Office & Gift Shop. 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

Due to Chelsea Flower Show - The Post Office will close at 12:30 daily between Monday 23rd - Friday 27th May. Our Gift Shop will remain open in the afternoon as usual.

(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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Brompton Cemetery Seed Sowing
Sowing wildflowers in memory of past Chelsea Pensioners

On 6 May, Chelsea Pensioners and members of the Royal Hospital’s grounds team joined representatives from the Royal Parks, the Royal Parks Guild and the Friends of Brompton Cemetery to sow a patch of wildflower seeds in Brompton Cemetery as part of the Battlefields and Butterflies initiative.

Chelsea Pensioner Centenarians
100 years old and still going strong

Recent research backs up the anecdote that Chelsea Pensioners not only live considerably longer than their peers outside (by over five years, on average), but that their lifetimes once they come to the Royal Hospital are extending, year on year. This strongly suggests that the care and community here contribute to greater longevity – as well as improving quality of life. 


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