Bavaria comes to London as Oktoberfest hits Wapping

Tobacco Dock


Tobacco Dock in Wapping is to play host to the country’s largest celebration of Oktoberfest.

Britain’s tribute to the famous German beer festival is expected to attract around 24,000 visitors over four days.

Running from October 8 to 11, the event promises a “traditional German festival complete with steins of authentic beer, live music, full Oktoberfest decoration, Bavarian food and German-themed games.”

The event will be held in a specially constructed beer hall at the Dock. Staff in dirndl dresses and lederhosen will be serving hundreds of thousands of litres of beer provided by Paulaner, a best selling German brewery.

traditional German dirndl dress

traditional Bavarian dirndl dress

A traditional oompah band will be playing a variety of rock and pop songs and there will be a selection of ‘German-themed’ games.

oompah band

an oompah band

London restaurant chain Herman Ze German will be serving sauerkraut and bratwurst alongside other Bavarian delights.

Herman ze German

Herman ze German

The organiser Timo Schmidt told the Evening Standard that he expects to sell out the four planned dates and might look to secure a fifth.

Tickets start at £10 and are available at

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