London history events
Chelsea history podcast
Chelsea on film
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.
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.
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 Chelsea
London tree expert Paul Wood shows us some of the most unique and interesting trees in Chelsea.
Chelsea in the Blitz
Dr Emily Mayhew explores the devastating impact of the Blitz on Chelsea’s people and places.
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
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
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