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The 1931 Club
Dancing at The 1931 Club

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!

Next at The 1931 Club :-

24 Nov - The 1931 Club @ The Bedford

Swingland proudly presents a night for the discerning music lover and all-round hep-cat!

7.15pm - 8.00pm Beginners swing dance class

Learn some fun steps to try out later. All welcome - no partner or previous experience required!

8.00pm - 10.30pm Live band and dancing

Dancing to live swing from the Place Avenue Quartet - plus top swing DJs

Doors open from 7pm, last dance 10.30pm.

See other dates


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!


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 - £15

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

Last admission is 9pm


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 at The Bedford in Balham - one of London's best live music and comedy venues - and previous home (for 18+ years to our Tuesday night classes and club C Jam!)

The Bedford - established in 1931 - is an amazing venue incorporating several fully-licensed bars, a wonderful period Ballroom upstairs (where you'll find The 1931 Club) - and even a Shakespearean-style circular club room!

The Bedford has won a string of awards in recent 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)


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

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The Bedford, Balham

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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 scheduled for the next six months - for any dates already in the diary after that, please see our calendar. Keep checking back as new dates are added all the time!

24 Nov - The 1931 Club @ The Bedford

Swingland proudly presents a night for the discerning music lover and all-round hep-cat!

7.15pm - 8.00pm Beginners swing dance class

Learn some fun steps to try out later. All welcome - no partner or previous experience required!

8.00pm - 10.30pm Live band and dancing

Dancing to live swing from the Place Avenue Quartet - plus top swing DJs

Monday 14 October

Swingland Brixton

Learn to swing dance in Brixton - every Monday

7.00-8.00pm Beginners Lindy hop class

8.15-9.15pm Improvers Lindy hop class

Tuesday 15 October

C Jam @ The Bedford

Classes and dancing at South London's renowned - and longest running - Swing Dance Night! Every Tuesday

Wednesday 16 October

Swingland Windsor

Learn to swing dance in Windsor, Berkshire - every Wednesday

Thursday 17 October

A-Train @ The Hammersmith Club

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

Saturday 19 October

THE AUTUMN SWING BALL

As the nights close in, keep your feet warm at our Saturday night ball with live swing from The Flames Of Rhythm Hot Club - featuring the inimitable Natty Congeroo - plus top swing DJs and a beginners dance class!

Sunday 20 October

Swingland Twickenham

Learn to swing dance in Twickenham, Middx - every Sunday

Monday 21 October

Swingland Brixton

Learn to swing dance in Brixton - every Monday

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