London Does Oktoberfest – Our Top 5 Oktoberfest events in London not to be missed!

There is no need to fly overseas to the homeland of Oktoberfest when London officially has some of the biggest and best Bavarian celebrations outside of Munich. The annual German beer festival is celebrated in style across the British capital, with brilliantly organised events dotted all over. To help you find the Oktoberfest spot best suited to you, here are our top 5 picks of the London events to head to this Oktoberfest season.

Oktoberfest East at Oval Space, E2

The vast and versatile Oval Space is to be transformed into a wonderland of Oktoberfestivities from 28th September. If you are looking for an authentic experience be sure to head East, this is the only London spot serving up the official Oktoberfest beer – Hacker-Pschorr. Park your behind on a traditional bierkeller bench and enjoy a stein of Munich’s finest, brought to you by servers kitted out in full leidenhausen. With music from Hackney Colliery Band, street food treats will be in abudance, as well as an amazing three course Bavarian menu created by The Art of Dining collective. It seems Oktoberfest East has got all bases covered, inviting Londoners to immerse themselves into a Bavarian bubble of sausage and steins!

More info and tickets here: oktoberfest-east.com

Oktober Feast at Hawker House, Canada Water

As expected Hawker House, the home of Street Feast, will be the hotspot for those looking to sample Bavarian treats of the edible variety. Twelve of London’s favourite food traders will be setting up over the course of the next few weeks, which means meat, meat and more meat. Not neglecting the beer focus of this holiday, Hawker House have taken the opportunity to celebrate craft beers from all over the world, boasting a selection of 50 brews from the UK, US and Germany.
For more info and tickets: www.seetickets.com

London Oktoberfest, Millwall Park, Canary Wharf

This year’s biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in not only London but the whole of the UK, is taking place in Millwall Park from September 29th – October 9th. Now in it’s sixth year, London Oktoberfest is returning to serve up a number of special German lagers during their stint in Canary Wharf. German beer, sausage and music will fill the 3,300 capacity tent, resulting in scenes not unlike a busy bierhaus in Munich.

More info and tickets: london-oktoberfest.co.uk

Hoxtoberfest, Hoxton Docks

For two days at the end of October (20th – 22nd) Hoxton Docks are hosting their very own Hoxtoberfest. Turning their conveniently apt timber house into a traditional alpine chalet, the space will be filled with long tables and benches, and enough Erdinger to quench the thirst of a small army. There will also be a Fritz Kola Berlin themed bar set up alongside the canal, offering innovative cocktail alternatives.

See website for more info and tickets www.hoxtoberfest.com

Octoberfest Pub, Fulham Road, SW6

If you were hoping to simply sink some bier in a pub to celebrate this year’s Oktoberfest, this Bavarian pub on Fulham Road is the place for you! A year round Oktoberfest pub, no-one knows German beer better than these guys. Choose from their vast selection of brews on tap and soak up the great atmosphere created by their in house brass band. Perhaps head down on a Thursday and make the most of the All You Can Eat Sausage night?

Find them at: www.octoberfestpub.com

Last chance to book Oktoberfest tours to Munich departing 29th September

by April Summers

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