Respite and Welfare breaks

As one of our charitable objectives, the Club fully funds Respite and Welfare breaks for members of the UK Armed Forces. The aim of this scheme is to relieve need, hardship or distress among personnel of all ranks by providing a break in the capital including complimentary:

Two nights accommodation

Lunch and dinner


Tickets to a top London Attraction

To find out more about the scheme and the nomination process, download our Respite Welfare Breaks Booklet or contacting our Membership Secretary on 0207 616 8302 or


Testimonials from personnel who have enjoyed a Respite and Welfare Break

“Absolutely fantastic time and made to feel extremely welcome, service was excellent and all the staff were very friendly. My stay was part of my recovery from injury and the VSC has really really helped, not only to me, but more importantly to my family. I cannot express my gratitude and appreciation to all those at the VSC in aiding my recovery and making this family weekend respite a truly enjoyable once in a lifetime family bonding adventure weekend. We are forever grateful to you at the VSC.” R&W Guest September 2015


“Fantastic stay with warm and friendly staff always willing to help. Fantastic food and a very relaxed atmosphere, would recommend to anyone. Thank you for a fantastic time.” R&W Guest August 2015


“Many thanks for the few days stay.  It gave my wife and I a really good break, the food was excellent and the service the same.  The hotel is well situated for Hyde Park walking distance, all flat for a wheelchair user like myself it is only 10 mins by taxi to the museums.   Our thanks for all the staff in the hotel and especially the porters for helping me in and out the taxis.” Mr/s J Brown May 2014

“We all cannot thank you enough for making the break so special and memorable. From the moment we arrived, we were treated with the greatest of respect and the warmest of welcomes.” R&W Guest February 2013


“I would just like to say thank you on behalf of my family for the service and complimentary ticket to the London Tower and boat cruise as part of our welfare break. We had an absolutely fabulous time and the hotel was great.” R&W Guest February 2013


“I would like to thank you for a great stay and I will be coming back again.  The staff were all fantastic…..” R&W Guest February 2013


“We loved every moment of it, and the Porters, the Reception were very very helpful and polite.  Housekeeping was superb!   We really appreciated the fact that everything was last minute!  Especially with the vouchers you provided, really made us happy.  And for accommodating our baby as well, made it a huge family experience.  The Restaurant Manager was really helpful and Friendly.  Definitely not the last visit you will expect from us!” R&W Guest December 2012


“Cpl Coogan came to see me on his return to work this week and told me of the fantastic service you offered him throughout his stay at the Club. He commented all your staff were extremely helpful and really couldn’t have done anymore to accommodate them. The facilities, rooms and restaurant that you have there were excellent. It was a difficult few days for Cpl Coogan and his family but having the opportunity to stay at the Victory Services Club relieved a lot of the stress they were under.” Unit Welfare Officer, Marlborough Barracks, March 2011