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.
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More than 500 exhibitors will already be making plans and tending to their most prized plants in preparation for the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show, which has taken place annually (apart from a few gaps during the two world wars) for over 100 years now. Show...