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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A Pilgrimage to the Falklands

Chelsea Pensioner, Peter, was a seaman in the Martime Regiment when he served in the Falkland Islands in 1982. Now, 42 years later, Peter voyaged back to the Island and reflects on his return visit and time spent there in the Army. 

Chelsea Pensioners in scarlet uniforms saluting
A Visit of Remembrance

At the end of last year, Chelsea Pensioners John and Angus embarked on a trip to Hawaii and the United States of America as a visit of Remembrance. We caught up with them to find out how their trip went.