From the London Folkfest, to the Balham Literary Fest, to the Free Fringe and our jewel in the crown, the wonderful Balham Comedy Festival, we're thrilled to announce a truly awesome array of festivals for Summer 2016.VIEW MORE
“The Balham Comedy Festival celebrates all that’s great about the live comedy scene – motivated by a love of all that’s great in stand-up. ” Harry HillMORE
The legendary Bedford in Balham has justifiably earned a reputation for being one of the most important and 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.VIEW MORE
From Scream with Laughter comedy for mums and babies to Pram Chorus, to Kids half term dance workshops with Funky Moves, to the ultimate raves for children and parents alike, hosted by the amazing Big Fish Little Fish, we're delighted to welcome families. With our special children's menu, and our Sunday lunches, we can keep everyone happy. And don't forget we're the perfect venue for children's parties with a huge choice of rooms to create the perfect venue for your partyVIEW MORE
A huge converted Victorian Hotel, The Bedford is now a cornerstone for London’s thriving live music, comedy and entertainment scenes.
The legendary Live Music nights have witnessed stunning early performances by the likes of Ed Sheeran, The Staves, James Bay and many others, as well as providing a wonderful backdrop for performances by established artists including Pete Townshend, Crowded House, KT Tunstall and other superstars.
And the 30 year old Banana Cabaret has nourished acts including Michael McIntyre, The Mighty Boosh, Omid Djalil and recent America’s Got Talent winer, Paul Zerdin.
Ed Sheeran records his first live album at The Bedford
The Clash and U2 play seminal early gigs in The Bedford's Theatre
The inquest into the notorious murder of Charles Bravo takes place in the Billiard room, attended by Charles Dickens.
The Bedford Hotel first built
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