Explore Chelsea

London history events

Chelsea on film

Dr Claudia Tobin

Chelsea’s Little Theatres: 1914-18 and Beyond

Dr Claudia Tobin tells us about a little-known but important aspect of Chelsea’s artistic legacy.

Chelsea Pensioner James Little

Tour of the State Apartments, Royal Hospital Chelsea

Join Chelsea Pensioner James Little on a tour of these magnificent rooms at the heart of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Flowers at the Chelsea Physic Garden

Tour of the Chelsea Physic Garden

Anne Edwards takes us on an exclusive tour around one of the world’s most historic and beautiful botanical gardens.

Trees of London

Trees of Chelsea

London tree expert Paul Wood shows us some of the most unique and interesting trees in Chelsea.

Dr Emily Mayhew

Chelsea in the Blitz

Dr Emily Mayhew explores the devastating impact of the Blitz on Chelsea’s people and places.

Geoffrey Matthews, Secretary of the Chelsea Arts Club

Chelsea Arts Club Balls

Geoffrey Matthews, Secretary of the Chelsea Arts Club, reveals the history of the infamous Chelsea Arts Club Balls.

Chelsea walking routes

Literary Chelsea

Literary Chelsea

Approx time: 50 mins
Format: Downloadable PDF

Architecture and Design

Architecture and Design

Approx time: 45 mins
Format: Downloadable PDF

Instagrammable Places

Instagrammable Places

Approx time: 60 mins
Format: Downloadable PDF

Discover Chelsea in Bloom

Chelsea is a vibrant, characterful neighbourhood, with a hugely rich past and incredibly exciting present. Iconic institutions, beautiful architecture and gardens, alongside world-class shopping, dining and hotels, there is no better time to explore than during Chelsea in Bloom (20-25 September) when it is home to London’s largest free flower festival.

For further information see chelseainbloom.co.uk

Chelsea in Bloom
Dahlia, ‘Arabian Night’ 2011

Dahlia, ‘Arabian Night’ 2011
By Carolyn Jenkins / RHS Lindley Collections
© Carolyn Jenkins

RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show

Private View and Awards Presentation

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Saatchi Gallery have partnered to present the return of the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show in 2021, featuring more than 200 of the best botanical artwork and garden photography by 34 global artists, all competing for an RHS Medal.

Get your ticket to the preview evening and be the first to discover this year’s winners on Friday 17 September from 6pm to 9pm at Saatchi Gallery. Ticket includes a complementary Glenmorangie cocktail.

Supported by Riverstone and Glenmorangie

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