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Chelsea at War

29 September, 2.30pm

£15.00
1st Life Guards on Royal Avenue, Chelsea, 1905
1st Life Guards, Royal Avenue, Chelsea, 1905
1st Life Guards on Royal Avenue, Chelsea, 1905
29 September 2023, 2.30pm

Chelsea at War

Join tour guide Mike Armitage as he highlights the hidden military history of Chelsea, bringing to life some of its stories.
 £15.00

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About the tour

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is often associated with the lives of royals, artists and other notable figures. Yet the borough also has a fascinating military history, ranging from the home of the Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Hospital to the impact of the Blitz on those that lived nearby.

This guided walk will visit some of the streets where Chelsea personalities, for good or bad, made their mark on the history of conflict, as well as some forgotten casualties from the past.

Hear how American band leader Glenn Miller managed to cheat death. Discover unsung medical innovators and distinguished naval officers, and find out the secret connection between Chelsea and the Tower of London.

This tour will start and end at the National Army Museum. It will last for approximately two hours.

About the guide

Mike Armitage has been one of the foremost guides in London for over ten years. He delights in showing the major sites in London, as well as hidden corners and unknown details of this historic and modern city.

Mike is particularly interested in the history of the First and Second World Wars and enjoys sharing the visible traces these conflicts have left in London.

Mike Armitage
Mike Armitage

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Details

Date:
29 September
Time:
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Cost:
£15.00
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Venue

National Army Museum (Info Point)
Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 4HT United Kingdom