Find Us Map - Royal Hospital ChelseaSince the COVID-19 virus began to spread around the country back in February 2020, we have taken the necessary steps to safeguard the Chelsea Pensioners and staff at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and close all on site facilities to external visitors. The main site remains closed to visitors during 2021 until further notice.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is easily accessible by road and by public transport.

Address:
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London.
SW3 4SR (open in Google Maps)

Visitor Hours:
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the main site is currently closed to all visitors until further notice. Vistors to the Infirmary will be allowed effective 8 March 2021. Our Shop & Post Office will also reopen to the public on 12th April 2021. Please see our Coronavirus page  and Site Restrictions page for updates.

By Train
The nearest London Underground station is Sloane Square on the District or Circle Lines.
The nearest Overground station is Victoria.

By Bus
Service 170 from Victoria & Roehampton stops right outside the Hospital.
Bus Services 11, 137, 211, 360 & 452 all stop a short walk from the Hospital.

Parking
There is limited on-street parking in the roads surrounding the Hospital and resident parking schemes in force throughout the area. Closest public car parks are located by Cheltenham Terrace, Chelsea or Cumberland Street, Pimlico.

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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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