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Royal Hospital Chelsea

Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4SR, England
+44 20 7881 5493
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First visit here and my first ever Jeff Beck concert

Ah well, Mrs.Electric is a bit of a devil you know. We watched the Jeff Beck documentary on the BBC... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Electricwarrior
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London, United Kingdom
Great cafe and grounds, jacket potatoes amazing!

Imagine I have been livin for 20 years nearby and only now I have ventured into this glorious place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tantilizingtrip
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The Royal Hospital Chelsea was founded in 1682 by King Charles II as the home of the Chelsea Pensioners. As well as being a wonderful home for retired service personnel, it is also one of London's best kept secrets! For the best overview of the history of the Hospital, plus fascinating insights into life as a Chelsea Pensioner today, why not book one of the daily walking tours? These last around ninety minutes and are always led by one of the Chelsea Pensioners, who will take great pride in showing you around their fascinating home. Tours include the Royal Hospital's Great Hall, Wren Chapel, Figure Court, Ranelagh Gardens (subject to the time of year) museum and gift shop. Tours begin at 10:00am and 1.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). Please note that this tour covers internal and external spaces, and will include stairs.
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“army museum” (8 reviews)
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Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4SR, England
Chelsea
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ah well, Mrs.Electric is a bit of a devil you know. We watched the Jeff Beck documentary on the BBC and were charmed and stunned by the music of the man. The following day she disappeared into the home office ( no not that one!)...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine I have been livin for 20 years nearby and only now I have ventured into this glorious place and grounds. (The shame) I went to an art fair behind the Chelsea pensioners , and found it all fascinating , however, the highlight was waking...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely disappointed with the view of the stage at this venue. We paid very good money for seats in Block E, which were far more expensive than the tiered seats further back. Yet the view of the stage was appalling. It was so difficult to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Home of the iconic and revered Chelsea Pensioners, the Royal Hospital is a beautiful red-brick building that houses armed-forces retirees and the infirm. A working barracks was part of the complex until 2008, there is also an excellent Army museum as part of the site....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got tickets to see Jeff Beck, and got seats in Block E (Row J). While Jeff Beck produced an absolute guitar masterclass, we could hardly see the stage. This is because all seats in that block were on the floor and the stage was not...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Bought tickets for my 15 year olds birthday to see James blunt. Concerts I've been to in the past have been hectic and a rather busy. Chelsea was different with hardly any cues for concessions and wc's, being able to find a place to sit...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Only ever been here before for the overcrowded chaos of the Chelsea Flower Show. What a contrast coming to a live music gig. Strange mix of the serene surroundings and the explosive noise and energy on the stage. The atmosphere beforehand was very upmarket, with...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Visited with young family. We hadn’t planned to visit but happened to be passing. So glad we did and will definitely go back to spend more time there. Interesting museum and lovely coffee shop.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We were walking past today and were unsure as to whether we could enter or not as the gates were closed and security guard was letting people in and out. However although gated the grounds are open to the public until 10pm. We enjoyed walking...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Home to the Chelsea Pensioners, we had looked forward to spending some time here, but made an error in planning and scheduling so did not get to see as much as we had hoped. Security allowed us inside, however the gift shop was closed and...More

Thank Lissel A
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Marie B
28 April 2018|
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Response from Joe V | Reviewed this property |
Get tickets on the tiered seats at the back, you'll actually see the show. I got myself more expensive tickets closer to the stage and all I could see is the back of the head of the audience... It was appalling!
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Conrad S
3 July 2017|
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Response from salsakarl | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge
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22 February 2016|
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Response from danjor44 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know .best if you phone the royal hospital on 02078815214. to find out
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