Grab your stein, dust of your dirndl and leap into your lederhosen, London is doing Oktoberfest Bavarian-style. Absolutely have rounded up a list of where to find the best Oktoberfest events to get you into the party mood...
By Zoë Delmer-Best
Camden Oktoberfest, Electric Ball Room
Returning once again to the iconic music hall, this is a party not to miss. This year will be the largest yet and the music hall will be fully decked-out with long tables and bunting, just like a traditional beer hall. With lashings of beer from all over Germany and delicious food provided by Herman Ze German, attendees can expect to spend a fun stein-filled evening dancing to music from The Old Dirty Brasstards.
Tickets from £16.50, electricballroom.co.uk
Octoberfest Pub, Fulham
This is undoubtedly a place that knows what it’s doing. Open all year round, the Octoberfest Pub in Fulham is dedicated to all things Bavarian and prides itself on an authentic setting. With over 60 different German beers to try, there’s never a dry moment at this pub. For the more peckish folk there is a vast selection of traditional Bavarian food and snacks including schnitzel and their famous pork knuckles.
Tickets from £9.00, octoberfestpub.com
London Oktoberfest, Canary Wharf
Launched in 2011, London Oktoberfest is once again taking over the streets of London. With over 50,000 guests each year, this is certainly the biggest Bavarian booze up in London. Revellers can expect to find plenty of beer, delicious food and bands that have travelled all the way from Germany blaring classic Oompah tunes. Also encouraging families to come an enjoy the festivities, Oktoberfest London have special deals offering free entry to families on Sundays.
Tickets from £11.00, london-oktoberfest.co.uk
Pop Brixton, Brixton
The South London favourite has donned its lederhosen and stein for not one, but two weekends this year. Held in an open-air tent, fully stocked with plenty of traditional German beer from World of Worst and featuring classic foodie favourites such as rindwurst, numeburger and currywurst, as well as vegan bratwurst and vegetarian schnitzel, there’s something for everyone. Traditional dress is fully encouraged, as is dancing on tables.
Free entry, popbrixton.org
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