The shop and Post Office is closed today - 14th Jan 2022 due to staff shortages - we hope to reopen on Monday 17th Jan as normal

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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Pensioners holding a Christmas wreath outside
Festive thoughts from the Chelsea Pensioners

Christmas is almost here and although life is still far from normal the Chelsea Pensioners are enjoying being part of our community at this special time. We are celebrating in many of the traditional ways at the Royal Hospital – while ensuring guidelines are followed and the Chelsea Pensioners stay as safe as possible. 

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. 


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