Swingland - The 1931 Club

The 1931 Club evokes the origins of The Bedford (est 1931) in the heady days of the original jazz and early swing era.

The 1931 Club

Swing out to the very best live music at the weekend!

The 1931 Club is Swingland's occasional Saturday or Sunday night at The Bedford, Balham (home of our weekly Tuesday night, C Jam). Featuring the very best live swing music for dancing.

Running very occasionally - on the rare occasions that The Bedford's stunning, and ever popular, ballroom is available - we book the very best bands so that you can swing out to live music the way it was always meant to be. Everyone is welcome - you don't need any dance experience.

Smart/vintage/retro attire is very much appreciated, although not enforced.

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The 1931 Club @ The Bedford

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How to get to The 1931 Club

The Bedford

The 1931 Club is held at The Bedford - a stunning period venue (pub, club, restaurant, live music & entertainment venue, and hotel!) in the heart of South London.

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

The Bedford
The Ballroom at The Bedford

As well as being a friendly and vibrant community pub, The Bedford is a renowned live music venue, and has been home to many of Swingland's events since mid-2000. Dating back to 1931, the building was subject to a £multi-million renovation in 2018 - sympathetic to the original style, and retaining plenty of period features. The bar downstairs is open for drinks, meals and snacks throughout the evening. The ballroom upstairs - where you'll find us via the original marble staircase - is absolutely stunning.

Entrance to The 1931 Club is via the pub doors on Bedford Hill, then the door to the right which takes you to the staircase. The ballroom, where you'll find us, is on the first floor.

Marble staircase at The Bedford

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 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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Useful links

Venue website www.thebedford.com

London Underground & Buses
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Parkopedia - Tip - click on "Street" at the bottom and zoom out; also set the time and day appropriately as prices vary considerably

Dancing at The 1931 Club