SwingFest 2021 - Venue

SwingFest is held at iconic music venue The Bedford in Balham - a stunning period venue (est. 1931) recently restored to it's former glory.

The Ballroom

Saturday night Swing Dance Party, workshops, The Swing Debates

The Ballroom

The Ballroom (home to Swingland's C Jam and The 1931 Club for some 20+ years) is stunning - and has what is probably London's finest dance floor for swing dancing!

The Club Room

Sunday afternoon Vintage Tea Dance, Sunday night Big Band Extravaganza, workshops

The Club Room

The Club Room is a unique space in the style of Shakespeare's Globe theatre - with a large dance floor and stage for the big band on the ground floor

The Club Room Mezzanine

Reserved for VIP seating on the Sunday evening

With reserved tables, comfy booths and seating - and the perfect view of the band! (very limited numbers - please book early)

The Club Room Mezzanine
The Club Room Mezzanine

The Private Dining Room

Saturday night Swing Dance Party (lounge space), workshops, beginners classes

Set just off the ballroom, the Private Dining Room (previously known as the "Map Room") is the ideal space for our smaller workshops and for relaxing a little during the evening.

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 - or use the Sainsbury's car park opposite. Please check local signage for rates/times if applicable.


Useful links

Venue website thebedford.com

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