Leap into your lederhosen, don your dirndls, and get ready for the best (or wurst) Bavarian bier-drinking festival of the year as Oktoberfest descends upon London for 2022. No time to spruce up on your German? Don’t fret. The only phrase you’ll need is “Noch ein bier, bitte”.

While the German festival typically runs in Munich throughout September and October, London does a pretty decent job of hosting its own Frankfurter-fests across the city. From sausages to steins and everything Bavarian in between, bier’s where to book for Oktoberfest 2022. 

Wunderbar

The team behind Pergola Paddington are back this year with Wunderbar – their top-notch take on a traditional Bavarian beer hall. For 4 weeks only, West London’s largest alfresco drinking and dining destination will be transformed into a majestic beer hall, serving up real German beers, delicious Bavarian food and a hearty helping of ‘Gemütlichkeit’ in celebration of Oktoberfest.

The venue will be laden with garlands, streamers, flower-laden barrels and live entertainment for a good German knees up, with live DJ sets and a Bavarian oompah band throughout its four week run. Over the course of the celebrations there will also be a variety of events, including a Day Of The Dachshund party on 9th October, where the space will be filled with our favourite German furry friends.

Where: 5 Kingdom St, London W2 6PY

Website: www.pergolapaddington.com

Mercato Metropolitano

It wouldn’t be London if it didn’t have a craft beer Oktoberfest, and Kraft are going bigger and better this year with celebrations at their E&C Brewgarden and, for the first time ever, at Mercato Mayfair. They’ll be pouring (rather excellent) German style beers from at least 10 different local craft breweries, all available in 1L Steins alongside oompah bands, pretzels, and sausages galore.

Book a reserved seat in Mercato Mayfair’s crypt and you’ll also get a full meal and drinks package, or you can enjoy drinking your steins upstairs in the church.

Where: Elephant & Castle / Mayfair

Website: www.germankraft.com

Munich Cricket Club

Munich Cricket Club will be offering up beer, sausages and table-dancing for three nights a week this October. The three venues (Canary Wharf, Tower Hill and Victoria) will be boasting all the best Bavarian vibes, including limited edition Oktoberfest biers and an oompah brass band every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the festival.

So don your lederhosen and get ready to party in true Bavarian style, while you raise a glass and say prost!

Beer, sausages and table-dancing.

Where: Multiple Locations

Website: www.munichcricketclub.co.uk

Kraft Dalston

Not into the traditional Oompah beerfests? Don’t worry. As well as Kraft’s Mercato events, they’ve got an alternative Oktoberfest for you, coming to Dalston from the 14-15th October.

Expect the night to transcend from gently oompah tunes into German musical classics from the 80’s, turning into German Techno in the evening. It’s a hybrid Oktoberfest that’s perfect for an East London venue.

Not into the traditional Oompah beerfests? Kraft have got an alternative Oktoberfest coming to Dalston.

Where: 130a Kingsland High St, London E8 2LQ

Website: www.kraftdalston.com

The London Bierfest

Into beer, pretzels and a healthy dose of German entertainment? Then this is the beerfest of all beerfests. As well as traditional brass bands, The London Bierfest also has aerial acts and flame throwers, taking Oktoberfest to a whole new level. This Bavarian knees-up is for all those looking for the sausagey social event of the century.

A (rather pricey) ticket includes, unlimited beer, dancing and authentic German catering all in the epic venue of the Old Billingsgate Market in the City. Join more than 2,500 revellers and soak up ABK Beer and eat the finest German sauerkraut.

Unlimited beer, dancing and authentic German catering all in the epic venue of the Old Billingsgate Market.

Where: Old Billingsgate Market, Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6DX

Website: www.thelondonbierfest.com

 

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Between The Bridges Oktoberfest

Picture this: you’re Thameside, singing anthems from across the decades at the top of your lungs, with a two-pint stein of beer in hand. It can only be at Between the Bridges. Their giant venue is soon to be transformed with mass singalongs from Massaoke, live music from Old Dirty Brasstards, tunes by Guilty Pleasures DJs, and sensational street food with a Teutonic twist.

Their giant venue is soon to be transformed with mass singalongs from Massaoke and live music from Old Dirty Brasstards.

Where: The Queen’s Walk, London SE1

Website: www.betweenthebridges.co.uk

Oktoberfest South London

Electric Brixton will be getting all beered up for their annual Oktoberfest bash, said to be their biggest party to date with 5,000 tickets available.

Pint enthusiasts will be well stocked with an excessive amount of beer here, as well as enjoy schnitzel and sausage-scoffing, oompah band beats, and a DJ to keep you dancing in your dirndl all night long.

Their biggest Oktoberfest party to date with 5,000 tickets.

Where: Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RJ

Website: www.electricbrixton.uk.com

The Bermondsey Bierkeller

The Bermondsey Bierkeller is one of the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in London, dishing out an authentic atmosphere every single year. You’ll get to choose between 6 German beers on draught, and dig into German-inspired street food options.

A little more unique than other venues, the bierkeller also plays host to shuffleboard, interactive darts, ping pong, foosball and pool to keep you entertained. Not to mention the oompah band to keep you dancing into the night.

Where: 2, 4 Tooley St, London SE1 2SY

Website: www.bermondseybierkeller.co.uk

Katzenjammers

Fancy Oktoberfest all year round? OH JA! Well, it’s always Oktoberfest at Katzenjammers.

Head down on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday for live music (oompah of course), bier and German fodder a-plenty. It’s the perfect bierhall-style blowout in Borough.

It’s always Oktoberfest at Katzenjammers.

Where: The Hop Exchange, 24 Southwark St, London SE1 1TY

Website: www.katzenjammers.co.uk

Camden Oktoberfest

One of London’s biggest Oktoberfest beer halls is back in Camden this 2022 for another rampant party month. Bringing you Bavarian beers, bratwurst and big fun, don your lederhosen and get ready for oompah bands and antics galore.

The mouth watering beers on offer originate from across Germany and are supplied by Spaten, Löwenbräu & Becks, so you should expect only the finest Bavarian brews. All this will be accompanied by a thigh-slapping soundtrack from No Limit Street Band, an eight piece brass band.

 

Oompah bands and antics galore.

Where: 184 Camden High St, London NW1 8QP

Website: www.camdenoktoberfest.com


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