Prepare your Dirndl and Lederhosen: Oktoberfest in London is kind of a big deal.
The best breweries across the capital love throwing good old knees-ups throughout the month to celebrate German beer… and Londoners love attending them.
It can be tricky trying to cipher through all the random parties, but don’t worry – we’ve gathered the hottest Oktoberfest events taking place this year for you. You’re welcome.
Ready to shout PROST and boogie with a stein in hand?
Oktoberfest in London
The Bermondsey Bierkeller
1st September – 31st October
Can’t quite make it to Munich for Oktoberfest? No need to get FOMO – Munich has arrived in London at The Bermondsey Bierkeller, London Bridge.
The atmosphere will be as authentic as it gets, with oompah bands, live DJs, a games hall, and of course, traditional German beer and heavy street food on offer.
You’ll be able to choose between 6 German beers on draught, including the Hacker Pschorr Munich Gold that abides by the Reinheitsgebot (a.k.a the strict beer purity law) and the venue’s own beer, the Bermondsey Bravo.
You can book your tickets here.
Between the Bridges’ Oktoberfest
23rd + 24th September
Between the Bridges’ brand new venue, The Pier, is hosting a cracking Oktoberfest this year in London – and they’re supplying all the beer and bratwurst you could possibly need.
But they’re not keeping things strictly traditional, oh no no. The event will feature 10-piece drum and brass powerhouse Old Dirty Brasstards (hilarious – we love it), karaoke phenomenon Massaoke, and resident DJs Guilty Pleasures. It looks set to be one huge party.
Oh, and guess what? Your ticket includes a free beer stein. Happy days indeed.
6th + 7th October
Get ready for the ultimate London Oktoberfest celebration in the City of London this October, as London Bierfest promises steins, sausages, pretzels, and more.
Old Billingsgate will be the home of this epic celebration across two days, in which you’ll get to take part in traditional table dances (shouting oompah is non-negotiable) with The Bavarian Strollers as you sip a Bavarian beer.
There’ll also be (quite literal) fire performances by The Fuel Girls and live bands to act as the soundtrack to the party. Come hungry and chow down on a bratwurst or two.
Wunderbar Oktoberfest at Pergola Paddington
30th September – 31st October
The flower-adorned Pergola Paddington has transformed, yet again, into the German beer and Bavarian food-serving Wunderbar. After a stellar 2021 season, this year’s Oktoberfest celebrations look set to be even better.
Throughout the month, you’ll be able to gorge on German comfort food, Oktoberfest cocktails, and the Wunder Beer, courtesy of Camden Town Brewery.
Live oompah bands and DJs will be on hand to liven things up, and you’ll even have the chance to be crowned the Beer King or Queen of Wunderbar.
Grab your tickets here – prices vary.
Oktoberfest South London at Electric Brixton
1st, 8th + 15th October
Electric Brixton is pulling out all of the stops with their largest Oktoberfest celebration to date. The venue will be totally transformed into a Bavarian beer hall, with long wooden tables and bunting really adding to the traditional vibe.
Plenty of beer and sausage is a given, but attendees will also be treated to live music from the likes of The German Jukebox and DJ Danny Vito. The events will run from 1pm until 8pm, so bring your stamina and your best (terrible) German accent and get ready to party.
Oktoberfest Boat Party
Fancy something a little bit different? Climb aboard the Oktoberfest Boat Party at Tower Millennium Pier for a beer cruise celebrating the very best of German beer. A live DJ will be ramping up the crowd, as well as an excellent oompah band.
Sip the likes of Helles lager and Witbier as you’re treated to pretty views of London landmarks – remember to wear your fanciest lederhosen.
Not so keen on beer? There’ll also be cider, gin, and soft drinks available.
Tickets cost £30 and can be purchased here.
Kraft Dalston Oktoberfest
Kraft Dalston may have been a newbie in the London beer scene last year, but their Oktoberfest was pretty legendary. And they’re back in 2022. Expect steins of German-style beers, all brewed to perfection – and more importantly, in accordance with the infamous beer law.
Excited? You should be. They’ve even released two brand new beers for the occasion: An Amber Oktoberfest Lager and Dry Hopped Doppel Pils.
Music during the day will lean towards classic 80s German tracks – think 99 Luftballons – and the evening sees the venue transform into a mini Berghain, with German techno providing the late-night soundtrack.
Tickets are free and can be booked here.
Weekends in October
Things are being kept under wraps in terms of London Oktoberfest’s location this year (it was held in Ealing last year), though we can tell you that it’s being held in Central London. And, if 2021’s event is anything to go by, you do not want to miss out.
Tents will be erected all across Central London and transformed into pop-up beer halls. You’ll be able to dance along to oompah bands as you swig beer and enjoy a bratwurst… The ultimate Oktoberfest in London experience.
Reserving a seat costs just a fiver – book your tickets here.
As one of the best German beer halls in the capital, it’s only right that Bierschenke’s Liverpool Street location is hosting the ultimate Oktoberfest celebration – but this time, they’re mashing it with Halloween, in what might just be the best combo ever.
Traditional bunting will line the authentic beer hall, and delicious beers will be on tap alongside some Oktoberfest specials. A live oompah band will be making their way around the hall, with the party atmosphere lasting until late into the night.
Oh, and wear your best Halloween costume for the chance to win a prize.
Tickets are free but you’ll need to book a table.