Plan your visit
Everything you need to know about the show
Travel by busBus numbers 11, 137, 211, 360, 170, 44 and 452 stop closest to the showground, while bus numbers 19, 22, 319 and C1 stop at Sloane Square.
Please note: the 360 bus will not be stopping at bus stop ‘CH’ at the Bull Ring Gate, Chelsea Embankment. This bus stop is suspended during RHS Chelsea Flower Show week.
For further information on bus travel, visit the Transport for London website.
Travel by tube or trainTube
Sloane Square tube station (on the District and Circle Lines) is a 10-minute walk from the showground.
For further information on tube travel, visit the Transport for London website.
London Victoria is the closest train station to the show. For information on rail services, visit the National Rail website.
There are shuttle buses to the showground from Battersea Park and Victoria Station.
The Battersea Park service drops off and picks up from Bullring Gate
Accessibility buses will also drop off and pick up from Bullring Gate.
The cost of the service is included with the price of a parking ticket.
The Victoria Station service operates from Buckingham Palace Road every 10 minutes, dropping off and picking up at Royal Hospital Road Bus Stop U.
The shuttle bus runs between 7am-7.30pm Tuesday –Friday and 6pm on Saturday. There is a charge for this service.
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ParkingPublic parking in Battersea Park must be pre-booked with your tickets.
Battersea Park is located outside the Transport for London congestion zone but within the ULEZ Charging Zone and is approximately a 20-minute walk from the show.
Alternatively, a park & ride service is available, the cost of which is included in the parking charge; buses, including a mobility bus, operate at frequent intervals between Battersea Park and the showground’s Bull Ring Gate entrance.
If you are parking at Battersea Park and using a sat nav, please use the postcode SW11 4BY. This will take you straight to the Rosary Gate entrance.
River servicesYou can arrive by river with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers to Cadogan Pier or Battersea Power Station. The RB6 route serves both piers but weekdays only during morning and afternoon peak times. Battersea Power Station can be reached seven days a week with the RB1, RB2 or RB6.
The pier is approximately a 15-minute walk from Royal Hospital Chelsea.
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Coach drop-offCoach drivers can request a permit to drop passengers off on the Embankment via [email protected].
From the Embankment it is approximately a 5 minute walk to the Bullring Gate.
Please note that there is no Coach parking at the show.
Food & drink
Food & drinkThere is a range of bookable catering facilities at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including three-course meals, seafood platters and afternoon tea.
There is also a selection of hot and cold food and drink outlets around the showground.
Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available at the pre-bookable restaurants and outlets.
Visitors are also welcome to bring picnics.
HospitalityRHS Chelsea has a reputation for outstanding entertaining, with quality food and drink options to enjoy. Spring Garden at Chelsea is part of the partnership with Eventist Group with their different brands running other catering areas of the show.
For more information and booking enquiries for 2024 please contact Eventist via the link below.
Charity Gala PreviewThe Chelsea Gala is an exclusive and luxurious event which gives a select number of guests the chance to enjoy an exceptional evening of hospitality among the flowers.
Due to high demand, tickets to the Gala are sold every year by ballot. For further information about the Charity Gala Preview, please call 0203 176 5850 or send an email to RHS Special Events.
Royal Hospital ChelseaThe Royal Hospital Chelsea is home to the iconic Chelsea Pensioners and, for one week only in May, is also home to the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
During the show there is also the opportunity to entertain your clients at the iconic Royal Hospital Chelsea Great Hall, elegant State Apartments or the newly available The Wren House.
For further information, please call Royal Hospital Chelsea on 020 7881 5322 or email RHC Events.
Safety and security
Safety and securityThe security and safety of visitors to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is paramount and we have an extremely robust security presence at the Show. We work closely with the police and emergency services throughout the year to ensure an appropriate policing plan is in place.
Visitors will be subject to security searches and we would like to ask visitors attending the show to remain extra vigilant. Please report anyone or anything suspicious or unusual to a member of staff or security immediately.
Useful informationThis is a temporary, outdoor event and is subject to varying weather and ground conditions. The majority of the show takes place on hard surfaces. We advise that you check the weather forecast for the day of your visit, consider the nature of the event and the effects of any inclement weather on surface conditions, and wear suitable clothing and footwear. In extreme weather conditions, access may be restricted in the interest of safety.
Please note there is no re-entry to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show once you have left the showground.
Show guidesThe RHS Chelsea Flower Show guide includes the complete exhibitor listings, show highlights and a fully illustrated guide to the Show Gardens and features. The show guide also contains a detailed map of the showground.
Show guides are available to order in advance for collection at the show, or alternatively, you can buy a guide on arrival for £15.
AnimalsOnly guide and assistance dogs can be admitted, no pet animals. Please do not leave dogs unattended in parked cars.
ChildrenFor reasons of comfort and safety children under 5 years are not permitted into the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Children aged 5 years or over are allowed into the RHS Chelsea Flower Show provided that they hold a valid ticket, are with an accompanying adult and comply with the terms and conditions. Babes in arms are permitted, but discouraged due to the unsuitable nature of the environment. Prams, pushchairs and buggies are not permitted in the showground.
Lost propertyLost property is located at Visitor Information near the London Gate entrance. Unclaimed items are kept for one month, and plants for 24 hours, before being donated to local charities.
Please contact [email protected] for further information.
ATMs and bank facilities
For tickets and show guides payment by card only is accepted. For other vendors, card payments are the preferred method, but there is a cashpoint at the show. A charge applies for cash withdrawals.
RHS Gardening AdviceThe RHS Gardening Advice stand, located in the Centre of the Great Pavilion, is staffed by our team of experts.
At the RHS we are committed to protecting plant health and ask that visitors bring photographs of their plant problems to our shows rather than live plant material. This applies when visiting the RHS Gardening Advice stands or exhibitors.
Picnic / seating areas
There are picnic and seating areas by the bandstand in Ranelagh Gardens.
Music and entertainmentThere is a bandstand in the picnic/seating area in Ranelagh Gardens, which hosts performances from a variety of bands throughout the show.
Accessibility at the showWe want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy RHS Chelsea Flower Show. For a complete guide on what to expect before you arrive, when you arrive and during your visit, please see our detailed guide.
See accessibility information for our other RHS Shows.
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