Royal Hospital Chelsea
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
Built between 1682 and 1692 by the architect of St Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren, Royal Hospital Chelsea hospital is home to the Chelsea Pensioners, bachelor pensioners who served Britain in the armed forces during World War II and other conflicts. In March 2009, female pensioners were admitted for the first time to Royal Hospital Chelsea. Architecturally, the hospital is noted for its Chapel, Great Hall, State Apartments and museum. Its extensive grounds provide the setting for the annual Chelsea Flower Show. The museum features a 1:300 scale model, with an audio presentation, illustrating the hospital and grounds in the 18th century, display boards relating the institution’s history, a mock-up of a residential room and Pensioner uniforms, medals and memorabilia.
What's on at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Things to do, Design, Drawing and illustration, Painting, Prints and editions, Ceramics and pottery, Crafts, Glasswork, Jewellery, Textiles, Folk art
A five-day fair bringing together fine art, antiques and applied arts from collectors, exhibitors and curators around the world. The work on sale in the custom-built pavilion spans multiple disciplines and styles, mixing contemporary with antique and...
Specialist interest, Festivals, Things to do
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In 2014 Chelsea Flower Show celebrates its 101st birthday. Londoners need something to get them through the dark days of winter (now Christmas is no more than a dent in their wallets and a bulge round their waists) and what better way to lift the spirits...