Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival in the world, and if you like drinking from huge steins, singing along with German oompah bands, eating bratwurst and wearing lederhosen, then you probably want to get involved.
But don’t worry if you can’t make it to Germany, because we have London’s Bavarian Beerhouse hotspots for you and friends to enjoy (why not with a discounted GroupSave ticket?!) a simple hop, skip and a jump away from c2c stops.
Erdinger Oktoberfest, Greenwich
Situated next to the O2 Arena, this 3000 capacity pop-up beer hall brings a slice of authentic Bavaria to London between 5 - 22 October. Once you’ve filled up on traditional sausage and weissbier, you can dance along to the live entertainment or take a ride in the Fun Fair. Purchase tickets ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss out one of the largest Oktoberfest events in London.
Bavarian Beer House, Old Street and Tower Hill
Bavarian Beerhouse boasts the longest Oktoberfest in the world, running for 8 weeks. It prides itself on its German roots and all of the food and drink is sourced direct from Germany. There are two locations offering quite different experiences. If you want a more authentic setting, then Old Street is for you, while Tower Hill taps into ‘modern Bavaria’ with quirky, sparkling deer heads and striking images of Neuschwanstein Castle.
Old Street: 190 City Road, EC1V 2QH
Tower Hill: 9 Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AU
If you’re after a truly authentic Oktoberfest experience then you can’t go wrong with Bierschenke. The fixtures and fittings are imported from Munich, and German staff dressed in lederhosen and dirndls serve you Bavarian Beer, meat and pretzels, while the Bavarian Strollers blast out live ‘oompah-pop,’ bringing joy to your ears.
London Wall Buildings, 4 Blomfield Street, EC2M 5NT
Munich Cricket Club, Westminster
A fine Bavarian drinking and dining venue that dedicates five weeks to Oktoberfest, kicking off with a traditional keg-tapping ceremony. If you like an event, get involved in lederhosen wearing competitions, or watch while enjoying wurst, goulash and steins of wiessbiers and pilsners. The party doesn’t stop until the end of October.
71 Victoria Street, SW1H 0HW
Octoberfest Pub, Fulham
If you love ice-cold German beer then you’ll be spoilt for choice, as there are over 60 in Octoberfest. The owners boast that their Oompah band will have you singing along and dancing on your seats, and if you want to wash the beer down with some German meat, head there on Thursdays for their all you can eat sausage night!
678 – 680 Fulham Road, SW6 5SA
A modern take on the traditional Bavarian Bierkeller it features beautiful barrel vaulted ceilings, specially commissioned oak furniture and lights rescued from a communist era, German power station. As well as a wide selection of beers you can enjoy German and Austrian wines. If it’s food that takes your fancy, the sausage bars offer a selection of 10 imported Bavarian sausages, including Katzwurst, made especially for Katzenjammers in Munich.
The Hop Exchange, 24 Southwark Street, SE1 1TY