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 2023. 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, here’s where to book for Oktoberfest London 2023.
Oktoberfest London 2023: Where To Book For Biers & Bratwurst
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!
WHERE: canary wharf / tower hill / victoria
When: 16 September – 31 October 2023
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 from 28th September, 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.
Pergola Paddington's top-notch take on a traditional Bavarian beer hall.
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 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.
WHERE: ELEPHANT & CASTLE / MAYFAIR
When: 6-8th October 2023 (E&C), 14-15th October 2023 (Mayfair)
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 on Saturday 21st October.
Expect the night to transcend from 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.
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.
WHERE: OLD BILLINGSGATE MARKET, LOWER THAMES ST, LONDON EC3R 6DX
When: 19th & 20th October 2023
Electric Brixton will be getting all beered up for the grand debut of Oktoberfest Brixton on 7th October, with 2,000 tickets available.
Pint enthusiasts will be well stocked with top-notch beer from Spaten, Löwenbräu and Becks, as well as hearty Bavarian street food, including wursts flown in directly from Germany’s Black Forest. Oompah band beats and a DJ will keep you dancing in your dirndl all night long.
The grand debut of Oktoberfest Brixton
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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, and sensational street food with Bavarian flavour.
Their giant venue is soon to be transformed with mass singalongs from Massaoke and live music from Old Dirty Brasstards.
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.
One of London’s biggest Oktoberfest beer halls is back in Camden this 2023 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.
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.