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Royal Hospital Chelsea, London

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#61 of 218 in Museums in London
The Royal London Hospital is a large teaching hospital in London, United Kingdom. It is part of Barts Health NHS Trust. The Royal London provides district general hospital services for the City and Tower Hamlets and specialist tertiary care services for patients from across London and elsewhere. It is also the base for London's Air Ambulance, operating out of a rooftop helipad. There are 675 beds, 110 wards and 26 operating theatres at the Royal London Hospital. The new building opened in February 2012.The Royal London was founded in September 1740 and was originally named the London Infirmary. The name changed to the London Hospital in 1748, and in 1990 to the Royal London Hospital. The first patients were treated at a house in Featherstone Street, Moorfields. In May 1741, the hospital moved to Prescot Street, and remained there until 1757 when it moved to its current location on the south side of Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
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  • This is a place where you can book a tour for a larger party, and be shown round by a Chelsea pensioner, or, do as we did and just turn up and look round on your own. Even in winter it was an interest...  more »
  • We had not pre-booked a guided tour, but on visiting we were allowed to stroll around the grounds and visit the museum, the great hall and the Christopher Wren designed chapel. It is a really interest...  more »
  • We recently stayed in London for a few days and visited The National Army Museum as our eldest Grandson is serving with Mercian Regiment. We live in Staffordshire home of the Mercians. We decided to w...  more »
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  • Lovely buildings and surroundings. Pub and shop on site. Parking available. The pensioners are lovely
  • A real honour to visit the old soldiers as always. RHC is steeped in history, with astounding buildings and historical items. Fantastic!
  • I had the pleasure of attending an awards event here, and what a wonderful place! Fully accessible for any disability with extremely helpful people on hand to make sure you get to where you're going. Stunning buildings, art, architecture and furnishings. We had a wonderful evening!
  • The Royal Chelsea Hospital has enormous history behind it, very famous and is the home to the Chelsea Pensioners who are veterans of the British Army which adds to the history of Chelsea and dates back to 1682. The 66-acre site is well worth a visit and is also the venue for the Chelsea Flower Show in May. It is a beautiful architectural legacy left to us by Charles ll and Sir Christopher Wren.
  • The cafe inside is well worth a visit set in the grounds it great for a quiet coffee.

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