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Chelsea Flower Show

Royal Hospital Road



Hotels near Chelsea Flower Show

Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4SR, London, United Kingdom

Chelsea Flower Show

Hotels near the Chelsea Flower Show



Hotels near the Chelsea Flower Show

There are many hotels close to the Flower Show especially around South Kensington area which is only one mile away.  The journey by tube from Gloucester Road to Slaone Square (closest tube) is only 5 minutes and the service runs every 4 or 5 minutes.

Very close to Gloucester Road tube is the Montana Hotel,a great tried and tested 3 star hotel.  Also in this area is the more upmarket Holiday Inn Kensington Forum.

Another hotel close to the Chelsea Flower Show is theRembrandt Hotel.  This has a full spa facility and is close to Harrods and also the many restaurants of Brompton Road.

If you like something a little different and traditional then we can recommend the Gainsborough Hotel. The feel of an English country home; the pleasure of being close to London's finest museums, shopping, dining, living. Relax and enjoy yourself in a setting of timeless elegance. The Gainsborough Hotel in South Kensington... quite simply, relax and enjoy.



Where is the Royal Chelsea Hospital?

The Royal Chelsea Hospital is located just South of Kensington and Knightsbridge and South West of Victoria, on the edge of the river Thames, opposite Battersea Park. The nearest tube stations to the Chelsea Flower Show are Sloane Square or Victoria, with Victoria Station also hosting the Gatwick Airport Express Train Terminal for international visitors.

Sloane Square station is just ten minutes walk to the Hospital and there are numerous bus services into the area. There will also be a special bus service running every day between Victoria Station (mainline trains) and the showground from 07:00 to 20:00. If you are travelling by car, there is limited car parking available in Battersea Park which is approximately twenty five minutes walk away.

Nearby to the show is a wealth of attractions such as the grand Kensington museums, Knightsbridge Boutiques and just five or ten minutes further the London Eye at Waterloo.


About the Chelsea Flower Show

Every year in May since 1913, the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital have played host to the Chelsea Flower Show and this paradise of colour and creativity is must on any garden, plant or flower enthusiast's calendar of events to attend in London.

Hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society since 1862, this flower, plant and garden show was originally named the Royal Horticultural Society's Spring Show, held in neighbouring district Kensington. It then moved to the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital in 1913, renamed the Chelsea Flower Show and it has been held here ever since. Approximately 157,000 people visit the 5 day show every year - however the first 2 days are solely for members of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Around six hundred international and domestic exhibitors from countries such as France, Italy, Australia, America and India, display their work every year at Chelsea. Garden designers use the five days to showcase their creativity and flair for design - and only the best of the best are chosen to exhibit their spectacular creations. From rural courtyard gardens to specifically designed city and urban gardens, the expertise on show at this world famous event is the finest in the world, providing inspiration for home owners and horticulturalists alike.

The Great Pavilion is the centre stage and it is truly amazing. Over 100 leading nurseries and floral exhibitors present their work in this giant space. Displays and patterns have been prepared for months in advance. The latest gardening equipment, accessories and products will be available to purchase, there will be flower arranging demonstrations in the Floristry Marquee and the Lifelong Learning displays provide a wealth of information for those wanting to learn more about the science of horticulture.

Tickets for the Chelsea Flower Show must be purchased in advance and public ticket prices for all day (0800-2000) Thursday, Friday and Saturday attendance start from £34 pounds.

The flower show opens daily at 08:00, closing at 20:00 (Saturday at 17:30). The sale of display plants and show peices begins at 16:00 on the Saturday. Children under five years old are not permitted.


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Chelsea Flower Show: Tube (underground)

Sloane Square Station 1 District - Circle line 0.42 miles
Victoria Station 1 District - Circle line - Victoria 1.28 miles
South Kensington Station 1 District - Piccadilly - Circle line 1.28 miles
Knightsbridge Station 1 Piccadilly 1.45 miles
Hyde Park Corner Station 1 Piccadilly 1.60 miles

Closest Hotels

Around Chelsea Flower Show, London


  • La Finezza, Italian, 62-64 Lower Sloane St, (0.3km)
  • Foxtrot Oscar, British, 79 Royal Hospital Road, (0.3km)
  • Foxtrot Oscar, British, 79 Royal Hospital Rd, (0.3km)


  • Surprise in Chelsea, 6 Christchurch Terrace Chelsea London, (0.4km)
  • Phene Arms, 9 Phene Street Chelsea London, (0.7km)
  • Apartment 195, 195 King's Rd Chelsea London, (0.8km)


  • Nearest Department Store: Marks & Spencer, 85-95 King's Road, (0.4km)
  • Nearest Shopping Centre: Kings Walk, 122 King's Road, (0.4km)
  • Art Gallery: Spanish, Royal Hospital Road Royal Chelsea Harbour, (0.1km)
  • Museum: National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road Chelsea, (0.2km)