01 Jan About The Bedford
The Bedford in Balham is a pub that is very much the Local, and also one of the critically acclaimed venues in the country.
With a passion for performance, The Bedford is dedicated to discovering, developing and promoting the very “best of the best” in emerging acts, breaking artists and established performers, hosting Banana Cabaret throughout it’s 30 years, and establishing itself as one of the leading live music venues for breaking acts. For artists such as James Morrison, Paolo Nutini, KT Tunstall and many more, The Bedford has played a pivotal role in their careers. The Finn Brothers, Pete Townshend, Willy Mason and a host of other well known acts have played secret or impromptu shows here and 4 nights a week, 50 weeks of the year The Bedford is committed to throwing the spotlight on hundreds of new and upcoming performers.
With dance classes, nightclubs, writing workshops, and theatre, The Bedford has created a place where everyone is welcome.
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9HD
0208 682 8940
Parking is easy at The Bedford, we are opposite Sainsburys car park and there are plenty of pay and display bays along Fernlea Road from Monday to Saturday until 5.30pm, after which parking is free.
Please note that Fernlea road is one way, offering no access from Bedford Hill. Instead, turn into Rossiter Road and then the first right, bringing you into Fernlea Road.
Balham is on the Northern Line with frequent trains to central London via the Bank and Charing Cross branches. Typical travel time to Waterloo is 15/20 minutes.
Last tubes from Balham:
Week days – 00:11
Weekends – 00:11
Sundays – 23:18
South West Trains are available to Balham station with frequent service to Victoria, Clapham Junction, Gatwick and Croydon.
Balham is well frequented by both day and night buses including:
ROUTE 155: Elephant & Castle London Road and Station, Kennington Station, Kennington Road, Camberwell New Road, Oval Station, Albert Square, Clapham Road/Stockwell Station, Union Road, Clapham North Station, Clapham Common Station, Clapham South Station, Balham New Road, Balham Station, Upper Tooting Park, Tooting Bec Station, Tooting Broadway Station, Fountain Road, St George’s Hospital.
ROUTE 249: Clapham Common Old Town, Windmill on the Common, Clapham South Station, Balham New Road, Balham Station, Upper Tooting Park, Tooting Bec Station, Tooting Bec Lido, Streatham St Leonard’s Church, Streatham Station, Streatham Common North, Crown Point, Upper Beulah Hill, All Saints Church, Crystal Palace/Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace Station, Anerley Station.
ROUTE 315: Balham Station, Balham Health Centre, Woodfield Avenue, Streatham St Leonard’s Church, Valley Road, Leigham Court Road, Lancaster Avenue, West Norwood Station, Norwood Bus Garage, Rothschild Street.
ROUTE 355: Brixton Police Station, Brixton Station, Lambeth Town Hall, Clarence Avenue, Kings Avenue/Atkins Road, Poynders Road, Cavendish Road Police Station, Clapham South Station, Balham New Road, Balham Station, Upper Tooting Park, Tooting Bec Station, Tooting Broadway Station, Mitcham Road, Tooting Station, London Road, Mitcham Fair Green, Madeira Pond.
NIGHT BUS N155: Aldwych/Somerset House, Savoy Street, Charing Cross Station/Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Parliament Square, Westminster Bridge/County Hall, Lambeth North Station, St George’s Circus, Elephant & Castle Station, Kennington Station, Kennington Road, Oval Station, Clapham Road/Stockwell Station, Union Road, Clapham North Station, Windmill on the Common, Clapham South Station, Balham New Road, Balham Station, Upper Tooting Park, Tooting Bec Station, Tooting Broadway Station, Tooting Broadway/South Thames College, Colliers Wood Station, Merton Sainsbury’s, Merton High Street, South Wimbledon Station/Morden Road, Dorset Road, Morden Station.