As a Friend, you will have a key role supporting the Royal Hospital Chelsea and the Chelsea Pensioners. Your membership will make a vital contribution to all we do, while providing you with a range of exclusive benefits.

  • Governor’s Review – an invitation to this traditional ceremony in honour of our founder, King Charles II. This highlight of the Royal Hospital calendar is followed by privileged access to a drinks reception in the Governor’s marquee for you and up to five guests.
  • Governor’s lectures – priority booking for this programme of monthly talks by diverse speakers on a range of fascinating topics
  • Home Front– our supporter magazine, packed with fascinating articles about the Royal Hospital, past and present, profiles of Chelsea Pensioners and much more.
  • Invitations to exclusive events – be a part of Royal Hospital life with a range of opportunities including our magical Christmas carol concert and Open Days to give you advance insights into developments at the Royal Hospital.
  • Chelsea Pensioner tours – discover more about our historic site with two annual tours for members and guests, under the guidance of one of our veteran residents.
  • Discounted access to major events – enjoy wonderful local events, such as the Chelsea History festival, at a special price.

Become a Friend of the Royal Hospital today to make a lasting difference. 

For more information about becoming a Friend, call Catherine on 020 7881 5323 or email [email protected]

Annual membership prices*

Friend single (1 adult) £40
Friend partner (2 adults) £50

*Please note that Royal Hospital Chelsea Appeal Ltd does not claim Gift Aid on Friend’s membership subscriptions.

To join today, please select one of the options below:

Pay by annual Direct Debit

Complete a membership form online

Download a membership form

Read our membership terms and conditions