The Union Jack Club is an old established hotel for servicemen & servicewomen, retired servicemen & Servicewomen. This establishment also offers their friendly service to allied foreign and commonwealth servicemen and their families too.
The hotel resembles a cross section of old private clubs more akin with various older British Officer or Sgt's messes. The walls throughout the hotel are emblazoned with military memorabilia, paintings and photos of the British armed forces, men and women throughout the centuries allowing you to absorb several history lesson before reaching your room.
The rooms were very basic with a choice of ensuite or cheaper options for solo travellers with shared ablution rooms resembling older Sgts Messes accommodation style. The facilities here were immaculate and clean as expected of any service establishment.
The staff were polite, efficient and helpful. The restaurant, breakfast areas and bars were very reasonable for central London and the food variety was very good too.
THINGS TO SEE
Located 5 to 10 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge and the even closer Waterloo station. Getting around central London is a breeze with much to see in reasonable walking distance. We walked west on our first day and across Westminster Bridge into one of the best tourist attractions of London, taking in houses of parliament, St James Palace, Buckingham place etc. In the evening by tube and within 15 minutes we were in the heart of Soho and the West End Theatre land. Day 2 we walked East along the South Bank, taking in TV studios, a full reconstruction of the Golden Hind, the Clink Prison museum, HMS Belfast, William Shakespeare Globe theatre, Tower Bridge and London Tower. On the way there were many bars, restaurants, cafes, galleries etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Union Jack Club is a Service charity for serving and former non-commissioned members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces and their families and provides a comfortable and friendly base from which to explore London. Versatile accommodation for individuals,couples, families and groups and fully accessible. Come and experience the Union Jack Club yourself. ... more less