The Bedford

 
 
ADDRESS
77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD 
 
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The BedfordIts worth venturing all the way to Balham for this bar and club an uber-cool hangout with a buzzing, friendly atmosphere. If music is your thing The Bedford is the place to go to catch some live acts completely free of charge with soulful jazz, classic cover, light blues and some great emerging talent. The best bit is polishing off your pint at 11pm on a Friday or Saturday night and, instead of being turfed out onto the street, heading upstairs to the club where you can bop the night away to the Monkeyfunk DJ till 2am. Every Friday and Saturday also sees comedy at The Bedford with , a simple no-nonsense affair featuring consistently good performances. Popular with the likes of Harry Hill, it has emerged as a favourite on the comedy circuit. There's a fabulous little roundhouse setting stashed away at the back of the pub. The audience sit in a mini auditorium around tables, with much hilarity, food and alcohol served throughout. The door policy is first come, first served. It does get busy so we recommend you head down there early, nab a seat, grab a beer and wait to be entertained. It's a hoot.

 

The Bedford events

 
Comedy PitComedy PitGuest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.22nd July 2014Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Where:
The Bedford, 77  Bedford Hill      SW12 9HD
Category: event
Today Only
Comedy Pit
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 8.30pm-11pm
Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.
Comedy PitComedy Pit22nd July 2014Tuesday 29th July 2014 Where:
The Bedford, 77  Bedford Hill      SW12 9HD
Category: event
Ongoing
Comedy Pit
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  Tuesday 22nd and Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 8.30pm-10.30pm
Swing Classes: WorkshopSwing Classes: Workshop22nd July 2014Tuesday 29th July 2014 Where:
The Bedford, 77  Bedford Hill      SW12 9HD
Category: event
Ongoing
Swing Classes: Workshop
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 22nd and Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 7.30pm-11pm
The Lock-In CabaretThe Lock-In Cabaret24th July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
The Bedford, 77  Bedford Hill      SW12 9HD
Category: event
On Soon
The Lock-In Cabaret
event > Theatre > Burlesque
DATES  Thursday 24th July 2014 - 7.30pm-10.30pm
Rawmeet Blues ClubRawmeet Blues ClubDJ Screaming J Self plays blues, dance and R&B, plus comedy and film.24th July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
The Bedford, 77  Bedford Hill      SW12 9HD
Category: event
On Soon
Rawmeet Blues Club
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various
DATES  Thursday 24th July 2014 - 8pm-12midnight
DJ Screaming J Self plays blues, dance and R&B, plus comedy and film.
Argentine Tango: Beginners: WorkshopArgentine Tango: Beginners: Workshop24th July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
The Bedford, 77  Bedford Hill      SW12 9HD
Category: event
On Soon
Argentine Tango: Beginners: Workshop
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance
DATES  Thursday 24th and Thursday 31st July 2014 - 7pm-7.45pm
Argentine Tango: Improvers/Intermediates: WorkshopArgentine Tango: Improvers/Intermediates: Workshop24th July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
The Bedford, 77  Bedford Hill      SW12 9HD
Category: event
On Soon
Argentine Tango: Improvers/Intermediates: Workshop
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance
DATES  Thursday 24th and Thursday 31st July 2014 - 7.45pm-8.45pm
Pop LifePop LifeResident DJs play a blend of pop, dance, house, R&B and hip hop.25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
The Bedford, 77  Bedford Hill      SW12 9HD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Pop Life
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Pop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 25th July 2014 - 11pm-2am
Resident DJs play a blend of pop, dance, house, R&B and hip hop.
Mirror BallMirror BallThe resident DJs spin dance from the 1960s to the present day.26th July 2014Saturday 26th July 2014 Where:
The Bedford, 77  Bedford Hill      SW12 9HD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Mirror Ball
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Pop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 26th July 2014 - 11pm-2am
The resident DJs spin dance from the 1960s to the present day.
Hazel O'ConnorHazel O'ConnorNew wave pop-rock by the Coventry-born singer-songwriter and actress who starred in the film Breaking Glass.12th August 2014Tuesday 12th August 2014 Where:
The Bedford, 77  Bedford Hill      SW12 9HD
Category: event
On Soon
Hazel O'Connor
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
DATES  Tuesday 12th August 2014 - 7.30pm-11pm
New wave pop-rock by the Coventry-born singer-songwriter and actress who starred in the film Breaking Glass.
 

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Opening and closing times for The Bedford

Today (Tuesday) The Bedford closes at 23.00

Monday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Tuesday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Wednesday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Thursday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Friday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Saturday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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22.30
 
 

LondonTown.com - The Bedford Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Balham Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Tooting Bec Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Balham Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Wandsworth Common Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon South
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Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth London
Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £51  37% off
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Flexistay Aparthotel Tooting London
Flexistay Aparthotel Tooting
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
268 Franciscan Road, SW17 | 24 minutes from The Bedford
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Grove London
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Oldridge Road, SW12 | 9 minutes from The Bedford
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
7 - 8 Cavendish Parade, Clapham South, SW4 | 16 minutes from The Bedford
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The Bedford clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Ritzy Cafe London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 miles from The Bedford
This funky little jazz bar is one of South London's hidden delights. Don't worry about the depressingly empty pub section you can see from the street. ...More
 
 
 
The Loft London
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The Loft
London > Nightlife > Bars
67 Clapham High Street, SW4 | 32 minutes from The Bedford
Yet another bar in the already over-crowded and otherwise unappealing bar-lined Clapham High Street. Is there really any need? The answer, judging by the queue, is ...More
 
 
 
Lost Society London
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Lost Society
London > Nightlife > Bars
697 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 34 minutes from The Bedford
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Near The Bedford
Comedy Pit London
Today Only
Comedy Pit
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 8.30pm-11pm
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 | Same location as The Bedford
Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter....More
 
 
 
The Lock-In Cabaret London
On Soon
The Lock-In Cabaret
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Thursday 24th July 2014 - 7.30pm-10.30pm
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 | Same location as The Bedford
...More
 
 
 
Rawmeet Blues Club London
On Soon
Rawmeet Blues Club
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 24th July 2014 - 8pm-12midnight
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 | Same location as The Bedford
DJ Screaming J Self plays blues, dance and R&B, plus comedy and film....More
 
 
 
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Banana Cabaret London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Banana Cabaret
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
77 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 | Same location as The Bedford
It's worth venturing all the way to Balham for this comedy club - it's a class act. The legendary Banana Cabaret has run every Friday and ...More
 
 
 
Rise of the Idiots @ The Exhibit London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rise of the Idiots @ The Exhibit
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
The Exhibit, 12 Balham Station Road, SW12 | 3 minutes from The Bedford
Based at The Exhibit Pub in Balham, the Rise of the Idiots Comedy Club runs monthly nights (last Sunday of each month) showcasing the very best ...More
 
 
 
Hooting Broadway @ The Selkirk London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hooting Broadway @ The Selkirk
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Selkirk Road, SW17 | 23 minutes from The Bedford
The self-proclaimed hottest new comedy club in South London, Hooting Broadway takes place on the last Wednesday of every month upstairs at The Selkirk pub in, ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Bedford

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Bedford
Sambrook's Brewery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sambrook's Brewery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Unit 1 & 2 Yelverton Road, Battersea, SW11 | 2.3 miles from The Bedford
An independent brewery on an unlikely housing estate in Battersea, Sambrook's was set up in August 2008 to give London drinkers some local brews to choose ...More
 
 
 
Brixton Windmill London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brixton Windmill
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Windmill Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 27 minutes from The Bedford
Brixton Hill was still relatively rural when the Brixton Windmill was built in 1816 by John Muggeridge and Sons and the area remained largely agricultural until ...More
 
 
 
Khadambi Asalache House (575 Wandsworth Road) London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Khadambi Asalache House (575 Wandsworth Road)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
575 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 37 minutes from The Bedford
The hand-carved fretwork interior of this modest, early 19th-century, terraced house make it one of the most unusual and inspiring in London. 575 Wandsworth Road was ...More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Bedford

The best shops and markets near The Bedford
Moxon's London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Shop E, Westbury Parade, Nightingale Lane, SW4 | 17 minutes from The Bedford
This branch of Moxon's fishmongers is handily placed for anyone using Clapham South underground station. It's a friendly shop stocking ethically sourced sardines, mackerel, plaice fillets ...More
 
 
 
MacFarlane's London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
MacFarlane's
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
48 Abbeville Road, SW4 | 19 minutes from The Bedford
Fine cheeses are a speciality at MacFarlane's, a marvellous deli on Abbeville Road which has been serving the discerning local Clapham community for over 12 years. ...More
 
 
 
Ginger Pig London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ginger Pig
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
55 Abbeville Road, SW4 | 19 minutes from The Bedford
Renowned as one of London's top butcher's, the Ginger Pig continues its expansion across London with this Clapham shop. The store on Abbeville Road has two ...More
 
 
 
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The Lounge Spanish Tapas Bar London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lounge Spanish Tapas Bar
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
76 Bedford Hill, SW12 | 1 minute from The Bedford
Spanish Cuisine...More
 
 
 
Indian Room Balham London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Indian Room Balham
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
59 Bedford Hill, SW12 | 2 minutes from The Bedford
Indian/South Asian Cuisine...More
 
 
 
Franco Manca London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Franco Manca
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
53 Bedford Hill, SW12 | 2 minutes from The Bedford
Franco Manca, the pizza people who many claim make 'the best pizzas in London' with their slow-rise sourdough specials, have expanded from their original Brixton Market ...More
 
 
 
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Education near The Bedford

Near The Bedford
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 2.8 miles from The Bedford
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ...More
 
 
 
The Wine and Food Academy London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 13 minutes from The Bedford
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ...More
 
 
 
Le Club Tricolore London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le Club Tricolore
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 17 minutes from The Bedford
Get the kids interested in learning can be difficult, especially with regards to a foreign language. However, if they start at a young age what can ...More
 
 
 
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Dulwich Croquet Club London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Croquet Club
London > Leisure > Games
Burbage Road, SE21 | 2.4 miles from The Bedford
A million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Circus, the peace and quiet of leafy Dulwich is a great place to enjoy a ...More
 
 
 
Herne Hill Velodrome London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Herne Hill Velodrome
London > Leisure >
Burbage Road, SE24 | 2.5 miles from The Bedford
One of the oldest cycling tracks in the world, the Herne Hill Velodrome was built way back in 1891 and still hosts regular training for local ...More
 
 
 
Brockwell Lido London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brockwell Lido
London > Leisure >
Lido Park Gardens, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 37 minutes from The Bedford
This excellent community sports facility was built by the London County Council in 1937. And, after a period of closure, Brockwell Lido re-opened in July 2007. ...More
 
 
 
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The Boiler House: Battersea Power Station London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Boiler House: Battersea Power Station
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gate 2, 188 Kirtling Street, Battersea, London SW8 | 2.7 miles from The Bedford
The Boiler House benefits from being at the heart of one of London's best loved and iconic landmarks, Battersea Power Station. This temporary structure within the ...More
 
 
 
Dulwich Picture Gallery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 2.7 miles from The Bedford
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ...More
 
 
 
Chelsea Physic Garden London
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 miles from The Bedford
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ...More
 
 
 
 

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Comedy Pit
Comedy | On 22nd July 2014 

The Bedford

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter....More

Comedy Pit
Comedy | Until 29th July 2014 

The Bedford

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Open Mic & Steak Night
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2014 

Gigalum 16 minutes walk from The Bedford

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Be Like Pablo + Moon Hooch + JJ Bull + Dallas Don't
Concerts | On 22nd July 2014 

The Windmill 1.44 miles from The Bedford

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Book Club
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2014 

The Earl Ferrers Pub 1.46 miles from The Bedford

Informal reading group....More

Los Lobos
Concerts | On 22nd July 2014 

Clapham Grand 1.7 miles from The Bedford

The six-piece, Los Angeles-based band plays roots rock with a range of influences....More

Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard: Work In Progress
Comedy | Until 22nd July 2014 

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 1.7 miles from The Bedford

Experimental and eccentric stand-up from the writer, performer and winner of the 2012 Chortle Award For Innovation....More

David Elms: Nurture Boy
Comedy | On 22nd July 2014 

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 1.7 miles from The Bedford

Musical comedy and inventive wit from the former BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Awards semi-finalist....More

Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard: Work In Progress
Comedy | On 22nd July 2014 

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 1.7 miles from The Bedford

Experimental and eccentric stand-up from the writer, performer and winner of the 2012 Chortle Award For Innovation....More

 
 
 
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