Please note:

  • Due to the Chelsea Flower Show taking place this week, The Post Office & Gift Shop will be open from 9:00am - 12:30pm only from Monday 20th September - Friday 25th September

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 10:30 16:30 12:30 - 13:30
Tuesday 10:30 16:30 12:30 - 13:30
Wednesday 10:30 16:30 12:30 - 13:30
Thursday 10:30 16:30 12:30 - 13:30
Friday 10:30 16:30 12:30 - 13:30
Weekends Closed Closed -

Location

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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Grinling Gibbons statue of Charles II
The story behind the statue

On 3 August 2021 it will be 300 years since Grinling Gibbons’ death. Gibbons is celebrated as arguably the greatest decorative wood carver in British history. However, at the Royal Hospital we know him as the artist responsible for the striking gilded statue of our founder that stands in Figure Court – named in its honour. 

HRH Duke of Gloucester meeting Pensioner Tony Judge
Hope and happiness as Chelsea Pensioners celebrate the return of Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day is the highlight of the Royal Hospital’s calendar. Ever since 1692, it has been held on or close to 29 May – the birth of King Charles II and the date of his restoration to the throne. 

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