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The 1931 Club

is Swingland's stylish new monthly Sunday night vintage music and dance club at renowned venue The Bedford in South London - featuring live bands, swing DJs and a taster swing dance class. A night for the discerning music lover and all-round hep-cat!

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About The 1931 Club

The 1931 Club is a stylish Sunday evening event held bi-monthly in the newly refurbished Ballroom at The Bedford, with it's vintage vibe and amazing dance floor! Featuring live swing/jazz band, top vintage swing DJs and a taster Lindy hop class

There is no need to book - just turn up

  • 7pm Doors open to the Ballroom
  • Admission to The 1931 Club includes a complimentary drink from the Ballroom bar

  • 7.15pm Beginners swing dance class

    If you're new to swing dancing this is an opportunity to learn a few simple, fun steps to try out later on. You don't need a partner and there is no need to book - just turn up. The class is aimed at absolute beginners

  • 8pm live music, Vintage swing DJs and dancing

    Dance the night away or just soak up the atmosphere!

Dress Code

There is no specific dress code, but an effort is much appreciated - see What to wear

Admission to The 1931 Club

Doors to the Ballroom for The 1931 Club are open from 7pm

Cash or debit/credit card - please pay on the door

There is no need to book - just turn up

  • Pay on the door - £17

    Includes the class, live band and dancing - plus a drink voucher for use at the bar!

    Concessions - £12 - available to NUS/Equity members with proof - please show your ID at the door.

Last admission is 9pm

Block bookings - save money!!

Our Class Cards are valid at The 1931 Club with a £5 supplement

Advance bookings

Advance bookings are not available at present (we may consider them in future) - just turn up and pay on the door. Cash or debit/credit cards (+ Apple Pay etc) accepted!

How to get to The 1931 Club

The 1931 Club is held in the magnificent Ballroom at The Bedford in Balham - a stunning period venue with probably London's finest dance floor for swing dancing!

The Ballroom at The Bedford

The Bedford is at 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD.

By tube - Northern Line to Balham, 2 minutes walk. Turn right out of the station and walk up Balham Station Road. The Bedford is easily visible ahead of you.

By train - Balham (10 minutes to Waterloo or Victoria via Clapham Junction), 2 minutes walk as for tube.

By bus - bus routes 315 (Bedford Hill), 355, 249 or 155.

By car - just off the South Circular (A205), Balham is easily accessible by car from all directions. There is plenty of parking in local streets, free after 6.30pm - or use the Sainsbury's car park opposite.


Useful links

Venue website thebedford.com

Google Business Page - Swingland @ The Bedford SwinglandBalham

London Underground & Buses
Train timetables & tickets
AA Route Planner

The Bedford is an amazing early 20th century venue (established 1931) incorporating several fully-licensed bars, a wonderful period Ballroom upstairs (where you'll find us) - and even a "Shakespearean Globe" style circular Club Room!

The Bedford, Balham

The Bedford has won a string of awards over the years and hosts a number of well-known and not so well-known events - whatever the day of the week you'll find a number of different things going on. An extensive food menu is available in the main bar (on the ground floor).

Our weekly night C Jam has been running on Tuesday evenings at The Bedford since August 2000.

The 1931 Club - Bar and food

The main bar and Ballroom bar are open throughout the evening. An extensive food menu is available in the main bar (on the ground floor)

Food & Drink at The Bedford

The 1931 Club - Dates

Shown below are dates for the next three months - for dates after that, please see our calendar.

In line with official government advice re COVID-19 (Coronavirus) all our classes and dancing are now closed until further notice. Stay safe, look after your families, friends & neighbours - and see you on the other side.

Sunday 5 April

Swingland Twickenham - class and dancing

Learn to swing dance in Twickenham, Middx - every Sunday

3.30pm Beginners Lindy hop class

4.30pm Dancing/practice

Monday 6 April

No Brixton classes for now

Brixton classes (Mondays) are closing during the Covid-19 outbreak - back as soon as possible!  Currently all our other regular weekly classes and dancing are running.

Tuesday 7 April

C Jam - classes and dancing

Classes and dancing at South London's Premier - and longest running - Swing Dance Night! Every Tuesday
This Tuesday come and learn the Big Apple - classic jazz routine. I figure we'll need something non-contact that takes a decent amount of weeks to teach so Big Apple it is. Come and have some fun!
Beginners swing class first with no need to rotate partners unless you want to, then Big Apple.
See you at The Bedford!

Wednesday 8 April

Swingland Windsor - classes

Learn to swing dance in Windsor, Berkshire - every Wednesday

Thursday 9 April

A-Train - classes and dancing

Classes and dancing at West London's Premier Swing Dance Night! Every Thursday

Saturday 11 April

South London SwingFest 2020

Established in 2015, South London SwingFest is an annual festival of live swing music, swing dance workshops and dancing at The Bedford, Balham in the heart of South London.  We have the most amazing weekend of live swing music, swing dance workshops and dancing lined up for you as we take over The Bedford for the Easter holiday!
For details and booking see www.swingfest.org.uk.

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