The Chelsea Pensioners are very much part of military history and are seen in their famous red uniform at many national events. They have an amazing home in Chelsea - a 66 acre site on the Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea - and we are very fortunate to have this opportunity for a detailed tour of the Royal Hospital. The Great Hall and Chapel are amazing in themselves and we will also have a chance to see much of the less public areas guided by a Chelsea Pensioner.
The Royal Hospital was founded by King Charles II in 1682 for veterans and admitted its first Chelsea pensioners in 1692 when the building work was completed. The Royal Hospital Chelsea is now a retirement and nursing home for some 300 veterans, both men and women, of the British Army.
The visit will include a two-course lunch and a tea (timings and location are still to be confirmed). More details will follow in the New Year.
This event is on a 'first come first served' basis and is exclusive to members of of the Stationers' Company and their guests.
Tickets cost £60 inc VAT per person. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 16 January 2019, after which time no refunds will be given.
Please confirm your booking with Lucie McCord using the 'Book now' button, then either:
Pay by bank transfer into the LivCom Account:
Sort code: 60-05-11 Account no: 16668677 with your name and event as ref i.e. Gilchrist/RHC
Send a cheque made out to ‘The Stationers' Company Livery Committee’ to Lucie McCord, Oﬃce Administrator, Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD.