The Union Jack Club is a private members only residential club that provides upscale accommodation for both serving and retired members of the British Armed Services.
This forces hotel allows family members to stay in luxurious accommodation cheaper rates than regular hotels. The club is located near the Waterloo Station in London. It was first constructed in 1904 and membership was solely for members of the British Armed Services. The club opened to rave reviews in 1907, with the grand opening being hosted by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. After being heavily bombed during World War II, the area around Waterloo Station was bombed heavily, causing severe damage to the Union Jack Club. It was demolished in 1970 and rebuilt. It re-opened in 1975. Upon the club first opening, it was only for military members and family use. Later it was decided to allow service members such as police officers, fire-fighters, and ambulance personnel to be allowed membership.
Service employees from across London and the UK are able to apply to become members of this forces hotel. As like any other hotel, the clubs rates vary depending on the size of room, people staying, and length of stay.
Reviews of the club always remain high. The hotel rooms are fairly priced, it is one of the cheaper places to stay in London. There is a restaurant and bar for patrons to enjoy. Reviews about the service state that is is quick, the people are friendly, and the food and drink are enjoyable.
This club is a great place for one who is a military history buff. There are rooms adorned with various military artefacts and pictures to view.
To become a member, if one meets the prerequisites, a form must be filled out and submitted. If accepted to the club, annual dues must be paid to remain a member in good standing. There are temporary memberships that are sometimes allowed, depending on circumstances.
The club also features special package deals throughout the year such as holiday packages, weekend get-a-way packages, as well as corporate packages. At Christmas time, they have an excellent holiday package, complete with entertainment.
Learn more: http://www.ujclub.co.uk
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