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A cheap, central and “offbeat” London hotel.

by Rajul on July 8, 2009

The Victory Services Club offers great value for the location

The Victory Services Club offers great value for the location

Do you have a military connection or affiliation of any sort?  Then you may qualify to stay at Victory Services Club, offering some of the best-value accommodation in London.

Not only are rooms at the Victory Services Club of reasonable quality, but the location is absolutely impeccable (Seymour Street near Marble Arch), just off the end of Oxford Street.

Don’t expect luxury but you will get decent value.  A friend of mine who stayed there told me he could not believe how good it was for the price.

His opinion is seconded by these recent reviews on TripAdvisor (though please be wary of the relatively low number):

To further strengthen the case for Victory Services Club, it has recently been renovated.  Choose your room carefully as size and quality can vary.

If you end up staying at VSC, don’t miss the chance to savour the authentically Middle Eastern atmosphere of nearby Edgware Road.

You can taste shisha, sip mint tea, drink fresh juice or eat splendid Lebanese food on that one road.

Beirut Express is especially recommended for quick bites (try the falafel or chicken shawarma grilled fresh in front of you).

Another insider tip: the pound-dollar exchange rate you get changing your currency on Edgware Road is often one of the best in London.  There are lots of booths next to each other so you can really shop around.

Here’s a direct link to Victory Services Club for your convenience (we have no affiliation so do not benefit by providing it).  Do check their special offers.

Finally, if you are not qualified to stay at the Victory Services Club, then consider these nearby highly-rated hotel options in  Paddington.

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Photo credits: Victory Services Club.

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