Royal Hospital Chelsea

Home to the UK’s most charming and stunning garden event

The Royal Hospital Chelsea hosts the perfect event to see beautiful horticultural displays, new plants, and ideas to take home each year. With the Royal Family making an appearance during the week, the show draws a global audience, becoming recognised as the haute-couture of the international gardening scene.

The Chelsea Flower Show provides an opportunity for prestigious garden designers, plant specialists, floral designers and nurses to celebrate each other’s garden creations at this exceptional hospital in London. Guests can stroll through Parsley Box Garden to see innovative designs of rare flowers and plants at the Royal Hospital Chelsea while learning about emerging gardening trends. Don’t forget to take home some horticultural products and gardening gadgets on sale for those with a green thumb.

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Royal Hospital Chelsea Hospitality

Eventmasters is delighted to offer VIP hospitality at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for the RHS Flower Show in 2024. We have a wide range of hospitality options offering fine-dining and live entertainment at the Jardin Blanc.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Hospitality Packages provide guests with the perfect base for the day and an idyllic setting for entertaining esteemed clients. Take a casual stroll through the picturesque gardens and admire the iconic displays while soaking up the vibrant colours and alluring fragrances with our Chelsea Flower Show hospitality packages.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Hospitality 2024

Visiting Royal Hospital Chelsea

Eventmasters’ corporate hospitality options for Royal Hospital Chelsea provide guests with the perfect base to enjoy the picturesque gardens. Please use of map provided by Google for directions to the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Are you travelling by car?

We advise you to take the A3212 and A302 to Abbey Orchard S from Central London. From there, take the Great Peter St to Greycoat PI/B323. Continue straight onto Greycoat PI/B323 at the roundabout. Head towards Warwick Way to Ebury Bridge. Finally, take the Pimlico Rd/A3214 to East Rd in Chelsea, allowing you to reach the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Are you travelling by train?

The nearest station to Royal Hospital Chelsea is Battersea Park, a two-minute walk from the venue. London Victoria is a ten-minute walk from the venue. We recommend you take the Overground, Southeastern and Southern lines when travelling to Royal Hospital Chelsea.

If you prefer to travel by Tube, the Circle and District lines are the best way to travel to the venue. The closest tube stations to Royal Hospital Chelsea are South Kensington and Battersea Power Station.

Are you travelling by bus?

170 & 19 are the transport lines that pass near Royal Hospital Chelsea. The Royal Hospital Chelsea will be a short 5-minute walk when you leave the bus.

Royal Hospital Chelsea FAQs

The venue doesn’t offer any on-site parking. Parking may be available in the neighbourhood.

Unfortunately, disabled parking is unavailable at the venue; we suggest contacting the local council for information on local parking. The paths and roads at the entrances include ramps throughout the venue.

Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available and can be accessed at the South Terrace.

All Royal Hospital Chelsea restaurants cater to dietary requirements. When booking these hospitality options, please inform a staff member about guests’ dietary needs.

Unfortunately, there are no ATMs on site. Therefore, we recommend that guests bring cash before arriving for the event.

Discover more about Royal Hospital Chelsea

Royal Hospital Chelsea History

Over 300 years ago, Sir Christopher Wren had the vision to provide veteran soldiers with a home during King Charles II’s reign. Before the 17th century, it was solely the responsibility of religious groups to ensure that old and injured soldiers received the care they needed, as the state made little effort to do so. The destruction of the monasteries put an end to these provisions during the reign of King Henry VIII. King Charles II obtained a Royal Warrant in 1681 to commence construction, providing a home for those who were “broken by the age of battle.”

When Sir Christopher Wren had the commission to begin working on the hospital, he chose a location adjacent to the River Thames in the countryside of Chelsea and began building. After construction was finished in 1692, 476 veterans could retire there peacefully. The Royal Hospital Chelsea was inspired by King Charles II’s understanding that the country owes a debt of gratitude to its past troops.

Chelsea Flower Show

The annual Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most famous and renowned events in the UK. Not only that, but it is perhaps the most famous flower and garden show in the world. Annually, the event attracts over 160,000 visitors to view the stunning gardens on display.

See the Anneka rice colour cutting garden, inspired by Tricia Guild’s incorporation of colour in her designs. While enjoying the amazing sights, attend a live cookery session from world-renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE, who is providing a three-course lunch and botanically themed cocktails in the Jardin Blanc. With dozens of gardens and many smaller exhibitions on show, the Royal Hospital Chelsea always hosts fantastic events in London.

Eventmasters is offering RHS Chelsea Flower Show hospitality at the Royal Hospital Chelsea across all five days:

  • Tuesday 21st May 2024
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2024
  • Thursday 23rd May 2024
  • Friday 24th May 2024
  • Saturday 25th May 2024

The hospital opens itself to guests who wish to explore the site and learn more about the history and significance of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Visitors to the Royal Hospital Chelsea may look around the site and London area, including the:

  • Figure Court
  • Heritage Berth
  • Museum
  • Light Horse Court
  • Great Hall
  • Chapel
  • Gift Shop & Post Office
  • Coffee Shop

Other Events at the Royal Hospital Chelsea


Visitors each year can learn about the Royal Hospital Chelsea through their official tour. Discover the history behind this historical hospital and other buildings created by Sir Christopher Wren. Hear about the captivating stories of the inhabitants and learn about what life is like for today’s veterans at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.


Although the Chelsea hospital is widely known for being a retirement home for British veterans and soldiers who have paid their dues in the war, it is also surprising to know that many famous artists have performed at this exceptional hospital. Tom Jones and Simply Red will perform at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this year.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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