Chelsea Physic Garden
LONDON SW3, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Established in 1673 for the study of plants used by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London, this Garden is one of Europe's oldest botanic gardens and retains the title 'Physic' after the old name for the healing arts. The Garden is still used for botanical and medicinal research, and offers displays of many fascinating plants in lovely surroundings. Photo credits: Megan Taylor & Charlie Hopkinson.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Disabled parking along Royal Hospital Road, wheelchair loan
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open 31 Jan-31 Mar & 31 Oct-15 Dec, Mon-Fri 11-3; 2 Apr-29 Oct, Tue-Fri & Sun 11-6 (or dusk if earlier)
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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