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2020 Awards Night FAQs

Soldiering On Awards Night 2nd October 2020 

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, SE1 7UT

6.00 pm – Midnight 

Dress Code: Black Tie or Military Dress with miniatures



Entry to the Awards Ceremony and banquet is by named invitation/ticket only. 


1. Tickets/invitations  

  • All tickets originally purchased for April 24th are now valid for the new date of Friday October 2nd2020. We are very much looking forward to still seeing everybody then and will be in touch later in the summer with more details. If you need extra tickets or have any questions about your original booking, please email

    We are running with reduced staffing over the next few weeks, emails are checked weekly and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If you have an urgent request and need to speak with someone please contact the X-Forces Enterprise office on 0207 811 3236.

  • Individually named tickets will be sent out approximately 2 to 3 weeks before the event 
  • These are non-transferable and cannot be passed to someone else 

2. Security and I.D. Requirements 

  • Entry to the Awards reception and ceremony will only be permitted to those people whose names are on the list held by the Security staff on the door. 
  • You should expect to be asked to show proof of identity, so you will need to have a form of photo ID with you. We suggest either a current passport or photo Driving Licence 
  • You MAY be subject to a random security check using a metal detecting “wand”  
  • Due to the security arrangements, there may be a queue at the door. Please allow an additional 10-15 minutes on your arrival time just in case. 

3. Approximate timings for the evening 

  • 6.00 pm Reception Starts  
  • 7.00 pm Dinner and Awards ceremony  
  • 11.30 Formalities end  
  • Carriages at Midnight  

4. Arrival time (earliest) 

  • The reception will begin promptly at 6.00pm.  
  • Due to the security arrangements, and cloakroom facilities, there may be a queue at the door. Please allow an additional 10-15 minutes just in case. 

5. I require assistance 

  • If you, or any of your party, need assistance to attend the evening then please let us know and we will do our best to help  
  • Similarly, if you have an assistance dog, please let us know so that we can make the appropriate arrangements. 
  • You will have been asked about this when we sent out your initial invitation, but do let us know if things have changed  

6. Special Dietary Requirements 

  • If you, or any of your party, have any special dietary requirements we will be able to accommodate them. You just need to let us know.  
  • You will have been asked about this when we sent out your initial invitation, but again please let us know if anything has changed   

7. Directions  

  • How to get there & nearby Hotels
  • The link above will take you to an interactive map of Westminster, and the surrounding area. In addition to Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, it will also allow you to look for other hotels in the area if required. 

8. Parking 

  • There is no public or Disabled parking at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel itself. 
  • However, valet parking can be arranged via the Hotel concierge 
  • Also, there are a number of Car Parks within walking distance of  the Hotel, click here for a local map Parking close to the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge 

9. Congestion Charges