Royal Hospital Chelsea
Celebrate the British summer at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Steeped in history, the Royal Hospital Chelsea is the stunning venue for various outdoor events, including one of the world's most famous horticultural shows. Set on the banks of the River Thames in one of London's more affluent neighbourhoods, it's a truly magical place in which to celebrate the best of the British summer. Explore diverse events from flower shows to concerts with Royal Hospital Chelsea tickets, available now to buy or sell on StubHub.
Visit the stunning Royal Hospital Chelsea garden
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is home to the famous Chelsea Pensioners, veterans of the British Army who may retire here if they find themselves in 'times of need'. Established by King Charles II in 1682, the Royal Hospital Chelsea looks back on a very long tradition and still enjoys its status as an independent charity. The main building was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and features at its centre a magnificent cupola, from which various wings spread out in three quadrangles. Additions were made during the 19th and 20th centuries, including a state-of-the-art nursing home that was completed in 2008. One of the most striking elements of the Royal Hospital Chelsea is the garden, which extends symmetrically over 11 acres right down to the River Thames. As the city grew up around it, this beautiful open space remained protected and is now able to host a range of outdoor events in the summer months, the most famous of which is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Patronised by royalty and featuring some of the best horticulturalists in the world, the five-day show is one of the wonders of the early British summer. Buy tickets to the Royal Hospital Chelsea to admire stunning gardens within a garden.
Royal Hospital Chelsea: unique outdoor events
It isn't all flowers, however: Royal Hospital Chelsea events include the popular 'Live in Chelsea' series of classical concerts, which are held in one of the quadrangles on various evenings in June. While there is an on-site museum and the opportunity to take Chelsea Pensioner-led tours, nothing quite beats experiencing the striking architecture of the Royal Hospital Chelsea than by admiring it as the illuminated backdrop to a beautiful concert. And while the RHS Chelsea Flower Show may have been overtaken by the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show as the biggest in the UK, it still welcomes over 150,000 visitors every year to one of the most spectacular celebrations of plants and gardens that you're ever likely to see. Partake in any of these quintessentially British experiences and be inspired to visit other inspiring outdoor venues like Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace or Chiswick House and Gardens: your tickets for Royal Hospital Chelsea can now be purchased or sold on StubHub.
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