Skip to main content
The London Library The HAC Shaftesbury Theatre Young V&A Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery English National Ballet Camley Street Natural Park Frameless Bishopsgate Institute Mansion House Roundhouse The Courtauld Gallery Royal College of Music No.11 Cavendish Square Science Gallery London No.4 Hamilton Place One Birdcage Walk The Postal Museum Sadler’s Wells Horniman Museum and Gardens Houses of Parliament The Royal Institution of Great Britain {10-11} Carlton House Terrace RSA House British Library Two Temple Place The National Gallery Chiswick House and Gardens Goldsmiths' Centre, The Somerset House Sir John Soane's Museum Science Museum Royal Opera House Royal Museums Greenwich RIBA at 66 Portland Place Royal Hospital Chelsea Whitechapel Gallery Royal Horticultural Halls Westminster Abbey Royal Geographical Society Wellcome Collection Venue Hire Wallace Collection RCP London Events (Royal College of Physicians) Royal Albert Hall V&A South Kensington Twickenham Stadium Royal Air Force Museum Trinity House Tower of London Tower Bridge Old Royal Naval College Tate Britain Syon Park St Paul's Cathedral St Martin-in-the-Fields Southwark Cathedral Spencer House Natural History Museum National Theatre National Portrait Gallery Museum of the Order of St. John Museum of London, Docklands Museum of London Museum of Brands The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple Lord's Cricket Ground London Transport Museum Kew Gardens Kensington Palace Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn Harrow School Hampton Court Palace Guildhall Foundling Museum Dulwich Picture Gallery the Design Museum Cutty Sark BAFTA 195 Piccadilly Banqueting House Chelsea Physic Garden Central Hall Westminster Freemasons’ Hall Christ Church Spitalfields

Royal Hospital Chelsea

The breathtaking home of the Chelsea Pensioners set in 66 acres in the heart of Chelsea.

Founded in 1682 by Charles II and designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Royal Hospital Chelsea was built as a home for 'veterans broken by age and war'.  For over 300 years it has housed the famous scarlet-coated Chelsea Pensioners, former soldiers of the British Army, who come to live in this magnificent site during their retirement. Its stunning buildings and gardens make for a truly idyllic location for your event in central London.  

Set in the heart of fashionable Chelsea, a stone's throw from the King's Road and with views reaching across the Thames, the Royal Hospital offers a range of versatile indoor and outdoor spaces for receptions, dinners, weddings, concerts, sporting events and meetings. The Grade One and Two listed buildings house exquisite period interiors that feature a wealth of architectural detail; whilst outside, spacious and elegant courtyards create the perfect setting for any occasion.  

The Great Hall

A dining room designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Great Hall is the largest of the interior spaces at the Royal Hospital. It has changed little in its 300 years and retains an imposing air of grandeur with magnificent oak panelling and paintings of British monarchs. The Great Hall is perfect for receptions, large dinner parties, weddings, performances and dancing. 

The State Apartments

With views of the Thames and Figure Court, the two beautifully designed rooms of the State Apartments (the Council Chamber and Ante Room) have hosted gatherings attended by royalty for hundreds of years.  The ornately decorated ceilings are only surpassed by the old master paintings by Van Dyke, Lely and Kneller.  The two rooms are hired together for a suite of elegant interiors for drinks or dinner.

The Chapel

Wren's chapel sits at the heart of his original buildings and is a rare example of his pure ecclesiastic style.  It is the perfect setting for concerts and music recitals, with the Royal Hospital's professional choir available for events.

Wren House

Available from May 2016, the Wren House is uniquely situated for its magnificent views across the Royal Hospital's gardens and out towards the Thames.  The space is ideal for intimate gatherings, dinners and meetings.

Figure Court

The Royal Hospital's central and largest courtyard can be used as a stunning location for a drinks reception or for photography.  

Ranelagh Gardens

Home to the world famous Chelsea Flower Show, Ranelagh Gardens is a picturesque and secluded spot for any outdoor events, from wedding receptions to barbeques and children's parties.

Burton Court

For team-building or sporting events, look no further than Burton Court. The gated green space is available for cricket pitch hire and includes changing rooms and showers in the Pavilion.  The space is suitable for a range of activities and a marquee can be erected for receptions.  

Royal Hospital Chelsea

Royal Hospital Road
0207 881 5532 / 325

Events & Capacities

Reception0 - 320
Lunch 0 - 60
Dinner 0 - 180
Dinner Dance 0 - 120
Meeting / Conference 0 - 60
Outside Space 0 - 150
Exhibition Space (m2)
Marquee Capacity0 - 150
Wedding Licence 0 - 100
Wedding Reception 0 - 150
Accessible AccessYes

Contact the venue directly for further details