After cities like Cincinnati, Blumenau and Brisbane embraced the legendary German event, for the first time, London is hosting its own traditional Oktoberfest.
In partnership with Munich’s most famous beer brands – Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr, who run massive tents at Oktoberfest Munich, Oktoberfest London is in full swing, spanning four weekends until October 11. The excitement in anticipation of the festival is evident, with tickets almost completely sold out already!
The staff, dressed in dirndl dresses and lederhosen, will serve an estimated 100,000 litres of beer to the 24,000 Londoners who are expected to attend the festival. Along with German beer, food and music, there will also be fairground rides and a Bavarian Garden.
The biggest folk festival in the word is celebrating its 182nd birthday with a riot of colour, costumes, food and of course, beer. About 6 million people are expected to attend the Munich festival this year, to share their love of beer and Bavarian culture. With London and a lot of other cities hosting their own versions of the German beer extravaganza, there appears to be no shortage of festivities this October.