Building    From 1682 

The Royal Hospital Chelsea

A retirement and nursing home for British soldiers who are unfit for further duty due to injury or old age. They are popularly known as ‘Chelsea Pensioners’. Female pensioners were first admitted in 2009.

Founded by King Charles II in 1682 and designed and erected by Sir Christopher Wren, who based his design on the Hôpital des Invalides in Paris. The first Chelsea Pensioners arrived in 1692.

The grounds of the hospital have hosted the Chelsea Flower Show since 1913.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
The Royal Hospital Chelsea

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Royal Avenue

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Royal Avenue was laid out by Sir Chr...

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Chelsea Pensioner statue

Commissioned by the Royal Hospital Chelsea to commemorate the Second Millenni...

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