The Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the instantly recognisable and locally adored Chelsea Pensioners is a 15 minute walk from The Windermere. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1692, this little gem in the heart of Chelsea is worth a visit. Entrance to the grounds is free with various sections of the Hospital being open to visitors throughout the year: 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm. The beautiful South Gardens and Ranelagh Gardens are also open to the public throughout the year.
The Chelsea Pensioners frequently host a variety of different events and exhibitions within their charming grounds, including the Chelsea Flower Show. Most recently Chelsea AutoLegends returned for their annual automotive event. The selection of cars was impressive ranging from much loved classics to modern day supercars. It was also exciting to see the red suited Chelsea Pensioners walk around the grounds and mingle with the rest of the petrol heads.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea will host more events this month, including Decorex 23 – 26 September, which is part of the London Design Festival.
On Wednesday 26 September, the Navarra Quartet will be playing in the latest of the RHC Concert series. Tickets are available through the RHC website. These musical events continue through to December;
10 October: Gould Piano Trio
24 October: London Serenata
7 November: The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital
21 November: Dame Felicity Lott
13 December: Carol Service
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