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Royal Hospital Chelsea, London

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  • August 10, 2017
    Went to my brothers funeral here. He was a Chelsea pensioner. The place is fabulous. Great if you are visiting London to have a walk around the grounds. Hospitality is second to none. Nothing to much ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    A relatively unknown point of interest in the Chelsea neighborhood of London is the Royal Hospital of Chelsea. A retirement home for former soldiers (similar to the Hotel des Invalides in Paris). It is a collection of beautiful buildings with a beautiful chapel in the main building, designed by the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren with beautiful paintings. On site there is a cafe with terrace where you can drink tea with a pastry. On the grounds are also the beautiful Ranelagh Gardens. The friendly people, the so-called Chelsea Pensioners with their characteristic Scarlet red jackets and enter, organize tours on site. There is also a good souvenir shop.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Recommended. Fantastic place to visit. Small museum and a quiet cafe. Cafe has good range and is reasonably priced. Cafe opens at 9.00am. Grounds open at 10am. Spent about 90 minutes walking around gr...  more »
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  • 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 RHS Chelsea Flower Show was on and a very worthwhile visit. Public transport including the tube is the only way to get there and back. It is expensive at the show but it is a very good day out. The weather was very hot but not humid. Unfortunately my heart condition limited my walk abouts but the availability of drinks and ice creams was good.
  • Lovely venue for listening to live music on a summer evening... magical, and a marvelous place to honor respect and look after ww2 veterans.
  • A fantastic place to visit with so much to see showcasing the 300 years the Hospital has been active.

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