The Bedford


The Bedford in Balham was built in 1931 and following a multi-million-pound refurbishment reopened in 2018. One of the best venues for live music, comedy and wrestling in the city. 

A fresh seasonal menu will fuel you for an evening of dancing. Some of the hottest new music acts fill the club room on a weekday evening. At the weekend they host the famous Banana Cabaret comedy club who'll have you laughing into your cocktail. 

Up in their function rooms on the first floor, the Ballroom and Cocktail Bar can provide you with the perfect backdrop for a knock out wedding, a big celebration or a weekly class. They also regularly host Brush and Bubbles, yoga, first aid lessons and many more. And if there is an event that you want to do but can't find the place to do it then head to The Bedford - they love a challenge.  

At the top of the building you will find 15 boutique hotel rooms - the best place to fall into a deep slumber after a night of partying. 

What's on

Pub Carols
This is like no carols event you've been to before. Olivia Rodrigo, Ed Sheeran and KC & the Sunshine Band mashed up with classic Christmas…

Sun, 12th Dec 2021 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

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Pop-Up Ceilidh Balham
Join Fiddle Paradiddle for our Pop-Up Ceilidh at The Bedford! Fling your partners round the ballroom dance floor as London’s wildest ceilidh…

Thursday 6th January and Thursday 3rd February 2022

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The Comedians' Council
To celebrate a year since the infamous Handforth Parish Council meeting went viral, 2021’s Queen of Zoom - Jackie Weaver - and a panel oftop…

Sun, 6th Feb 2022 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

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  • Dance floor
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  • No Door Charge


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 9:00 23:00 Private Hire Only.
Tuesday 9:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Wednesday 9:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Thursday 9:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Friday 9:00 2:00 Private Hire Only.
Saturday 8:30 2:00 Private Hire Only.
Sunday 8:30 22:30 Private Hire Only.

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Saturday 1st January 2022 - -



The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD



Nearest Station

Balham (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Brunch, Roast Dinner and British food.

Private Hire

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