9 beer-swilling London Oktoberfest events to look out for
Dust off your lederhosen – it’s time for a stein
Oktoberfest at POP Brixton
An annual Brixton celebration of all things ale will be heading to the much-loved POP this October. Expect steins aplenty and fancy dress, plus World of Wurst catering with its array of German sausage to see you through throughout the day.
11-12 & 18-20 October; 12pm-11.30pm; free
Oktoberfest London at Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden
A popular street food haunt, Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden will be transforming into an authentic Bavarian German beer marquee for everyone to make the most of this Oktoberfest. Enjoy Oompah bands, performers, all the traditional German foodie fare, plus go all out bottomless for £22.
28 September – 19 October; from 12pm; free entry/ entry and stein £5.50/ bottomless beer £22
Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden
Le Gothique beer festival
While this event is distancing itself from the Oktoberfest theme, this is still a go to for any beer lover with more cider than ever before with traditional and new wave fruity ciders, plus obscure and new beers, all with a Halloween twist – just maybe don’t go for the dirndl dress.
30 October – 2 November; 6pm-11pm; £5
At Octoberfest Pub in Fulham, it may be the fun-loving beer-drinking festival all year round, but the pub really comes into its own during the heady month of October, when there is a special German party. Enjoy a live German oompah band, and compete in the Bavarian Olympics.
September 13 – October 26
Chelsea Oktoberfest old town hall
Look out for steins, huge pop up tents, lederhosen and pretzels at this year’s Chelsea Oktoberfest, taking place in the local town hall. If you’re not travelling to Munich, SW4 is the place to be.
4-5 October; 6pm-11pm
Chelsea Old Town Hall
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Fulham Neverland Oktoberfest
The local riverside watering hole transforms to bring you Fulham Oktoberfesti, with the pergola decked out with bunting, long tables for dancing and steins and sausage to gt you into the festival spirit.
27 October; 5pm-11pm; £5
One of London’s largest, Camden Oktoberfest will be providing 6,000 ticket holders with celebrations over four special dates. The Electric Ballroom will be decked out in traditional beirkeller style, with long wooden tables and bunting. Looking after food to see you through a day on the steins is Herman Ze German, who will be offering up a tasty array of wursts. Plus expect a host of djs, dancing, competitions and fancy dress galore.
28 September-19 October; from £10
Camden Electric Ballroom
Rooftop Oktoberfest Netil360
Head to the skies for a tip top Oktoberfest in East London at the famous Netil 360 bar and soak up views of the city as you enjoy a top German tipple or two.
5-6 October; 2pm-2am; from £5
West Oktoberfest Bush Hall
Renowned west London theatre, Bush Hall, will be opening its doors to revellers to celebrate one of the best drinking parties in the calendar. Expect DJs spinning classic sing-a-longs, quizzes, and plenty more! (Lederhosen actively encouraged)
19 October; 12pm-1am; from £10
Bush Hall, Shepherd’s Bush
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