Chelsea pensioners get room makeovers
Pretty much unchanged since Sir Christopher Wren designed them at the end of the 17th Century, the Long Wards - home to the Chelsea Pensioners - are getting a makeover.
The small wooden rooms - measuring 9 sq ft - are being modernised and getting bigger.
The distinctive wood panelling will remain, but residents will enjoy the luxury of en suite facilities and direct daylight. Take a tour of the old rooms - and see how they will look in future.
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Production by Paul Kerley.
04 Apr 2014