THE BEDFORD, BALHAM (LONDON)
Address: 77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD
Music Type: Various
Nearest Station: Balham (Northern Line)
Originally a hotel developed in the 1830's, The Bedford has been the central community hub of Balham for its entire existence. In the late sixties and seventies it was a spit and sawdust live music venue serving as a springboard for early gigs by acts including The Clash and U2.
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.
With its three floors, five bars and five function rooms, the Bedford is a large venue. They also has hosted the legendary Banana Cabaretcomedy club for over 25 years every Friday and Saturday, as well as more recently a New Acts comedy night.