Few British institutions can boast three centuries of
unbroken service, and none is closer to the heart of the nation
than 'The Men in Scarlet', the Chelsea Pensioners. Their
home, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, was founded in 1682 by King
Charles II to provide soldiers with a fitting home in their
The Royal Hospital is proud to continue to serve its
original purpose into the 21st Century.
Arrive in time for lunch at own cost in the Infirmary Cafe
then join our Chelsea Pensioner guide for a 2 hour visit around
the hospital site.