• the seamen’s mission of the methodist church

    established 1843

  • the seamen’s mission of the methodist church

    established 1843

  • the seamen’s mission of the methodist church

    established 1843

  • the seamen’s mission of the methodist church

    established 1843

The Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest provides accommodation for seafarers, both active and retired, ex-servicemen and other adults in need of accommodation. In addition QVSR is committed to providing first class support to seafarers visiting the Port of London; our Seafarers’ Centres at Tilbury and DP World London Gateway offer a warm welcome, welfare support and a home from home.

  • Seafarers
  • Ex-service
  • Homeless


About Us


The Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest established in 1843. You can read more about our fascinating history as we’ve grown and adapted to our changing home in London’s Docklands.

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Bringing History To Life


One of the most exciting elements of QVSR’s 175th Anniversary Celebrations has been the performances by Applecart Arts of four vignettes depicting key periods in QVSR’s history.  These vignettes were written and directed by Peter Moreton, Artistic Director at Applecart Art, who also performs in the vignettes.

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