The Royal Hospital Chelsea is the home of the iconic veterans of the British Army, the Chelsea Pensioners.

We offer excellent accommodation, comradeship and the highest standards of care in recognition of their loyal service to the nation. Any former soldier of the British Army over the age of 65, who is facing spending their advanced years alone, can apply for residence as an In-Pensioner. For admissions criteria please click here.

Some 300 army veterans live at the Royal Hospital today, including those who have served in Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and World War II. Others may not have served in campaigns, but all understand what it means to be a soldier and the potential sacrifice that it entails.

The Royal Hospital is a Grade I and II listed site, a beautiful architectural legacy left to us by Charles II and Sir Christopher Wren. Maintenance of the site continues today with ongoing restoration work to ensure that this legacy lives on into the future.

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Reverend Steven Brookes
Chaplain of the Royal Hospital appointed by the Queen.

Her Majesty The Queen has today appointed the Chaplain of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the Revd. Steven Brookes to be a Deputy Priest in Ordinary to Her Majesty.

Rachel with Chelsea Pensioner Tony
Fundraiser Rachel Webster Prepares For London Marathon

Rachel Webster, who herself served in the Army for 26 years, has decided to take on the challenge of running this year’s London Marathon in support of the Chelsea Pensioners.

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