Balham's much-loved pub, grass-roots music venue and comedy club, The Bedford, will reopen following a multi-million-pound refurbishment.

The newly renovated Grade II listed building has been restored to its former glory and now features five bars, four private rooms, a ballroom and a 250-capacity live music club as well as the addition of 15 individually designed en-suite bedrooms.

Having played host to some of the country and world’s best-known acts including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre and Frank Skinner - The Bedford is proud to be reestablishing itself as the ultimate must-visit venue.

Guests can expect a roster of exciting events, from rip-roaring stand-up, courtesy Banana Cabaret, burlesque shows, DJ nights, as well as incredible live music and much more.

Ed Sheeran said: “I loved playing at The Bedford in Balham - it was such an important venue on the circuit and always had great acts playing every night. It holds fond memories for me and I look forward to coming back one day."

There is an element of performance and glamour which runs through the design, just like the building itself. Expect re-discovered listed features alongside contemporary lavishness.

Marble bar tops, velvet booth seating, and gold ceilings marry with exposed plasterwork, original parquet flooring and vintage punk art. A lavish colour scheme runs throughout, with emerald greens, burnt oranges and dusky pinks taking centre stage, alongside brass, copper and gold accents. Contrasting modern touches such as bespoke print wallpaper and elegant trims and tassels reflect The Bedford’s theatrical background.