The Bedford, Balham

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The Bedford in 2012

The Bedford Hotel is a Grade II listed public house at 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD.

It was built in about 1931 for the brewery Watney Combe & Reid, and designed by Alfred W. Blomfield, in a "neo-Georgian manner, with Arts and Crafts and Art Deco influences".[1]

It was Grade II listed in 2015 by Historic England.[1]

It is well known as a comedy and music venue with The Clash, U2 and Ed Sheeran performing early gigs here.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "The Bedford Hotel (1427422)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 September 2015.

Coordinates: 51°26′34″N 0°08′57″W / 51.442670°N 0.149281°W / 51.442670; -0.149281