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Royal Hospital - Chelsea
Charles 11 founded this hospital for veteran soldiers and commissioned Sir Christopher Wren as architect. Work began in 1682 and in 1689 the first 476 pensioners were admitted. Constructed around three courtyards the building remains largely unchanged. The building houses many important works of art. It is still a home for veterans, many of whom can be seen walking around Chelsea in their traditional red and black tunics. Since May 1913 it has been the site of the Chelsea Flower Show.

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