The Bedford

Balham, London
+44 (0)20 3976 8007

Buzzy pub next to Balham underground. Eat well in the restaurant, catch live music or comedy, stay in individually designed rooms upstairs


15 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

This huge 1930s, Grade II-listed building is one of London’s most iconic venues. A pub, club, restaurant, live music and entertainment venue, now refurbished with pizazz, which has launched the careers of Ed Sheeran and KT Tunstall to name just two. Fifteen boutique bedrooms have all been individually designed: think roll top baths, opulent wallpaper and cool art. This place is full of surprises.

Hotel manager, Robyn, is fun and energetic – she will check you in and give you a tour. You’ll find a Nespresso coffee machine, fresh milk and juice in your room. In the week, breakfast is simply fruit and porridge – but there are plenty of good cafes nearby. At weekends tuck into the brunch menu which covers everything from granola and smashed avocado to a full English. 

Spanning five floors are convivial bars serving craft ales, artisan spirits and fine wines, events in a performance area dripping with chandeliers and a smart dining room serving pub classics, imaginative small plates and pizzas. Hop on the tube to get into central London in 15 minutes.

The Bedford - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Having the whole night out under one roof: dinner, comedy or music and a sumptuous room
  • The creative thinking that's gone into the interiors, from the abundance of art to the custom wallpapers
  • Settling down in one of the bars after a busy day out
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You should know

  • The lift only operates during pub opening hours
  • Breakfast is DIY porridge and fruit during the week - you can buy brunch at weekends
  • You’re next to the underground station and some bedrooms overlook it


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner from £10.


Nightly price
from £89
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
15 Doubles
From £89



My partner and I had a lovely 2 night stay at The Bedford. Our room was a luxurious king size with coffee and orange juice included. The bathroom was large and included a rain shower which was lovely and warm . While there we attended one of their renowned in-house comedy evenings, which did not disappoint, highly recommended if you are planning to stay! All this as well as 50% off of food and a nearby underground stop make this the perfect place to stay for those planning a fun weekend getaway in the capital.

George, Bristol

Don't let the unassuming setting mislead you, this place is full of suprises - I loved the art everywhere, quirky custom wallpaper and the bedrooms are gorgeous. Add the comedy and music line-up and it's a whole night out under one roof.

Tessa, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

A residential neighbourhood in South London, Balham has some good cafes and chain restaurants; head to Tooting or Clapham for more of a gourmet food scene. You are moments from the Northern Line, which is one of London's all-night lines at weekends.

Local points of interest from The Team

  • There is FREE live music every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at The Bedford. Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding have all played in the iconic Club Room.
  • Comedy greats including Eddie Izzard, Michale McIntyre, Jason Manford and Harry Hill have also played at the regular Banana Cabaret comedy night at The Bedford. Stay on a Friday or a Saturday to see the gig for yourself.
  • The Bedford was first built in 1931. It is a grade II listed building so every bedroom is utterly unique.
  • The Bedford underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment in late 2018.
  • The Bedford is a 2 minute walk from Balham station which will take you to central London in 10 minutes. Trains to Gatwick airport take just 35 minutes too.
  • The Bedford is a 10 minute walk to the beautiful Clapham Common which features regular events and festivals.


The Team

The Three Cheers group own a small collection of pubs with rooms in London. Stylish interiors, interesting buildings and a sense of history combine to make them great places to visit and stay. They employ enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who look after you well.