Canada Water will play host to London’s largest Oktoberfest celebration for six weeks – attracting up to 20,000 people.
The ‘Doktoberfest’ event will see the transformation of a 35,000sq.ft. river-side warehouse into a 1,500 capacity Munich-style Bierkeller.
The event, which launches on Thursday, October 10, runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm until midnight.
The organisers have pledged an authentic-looking hall with Lederhosen, an oompah band and performances from cabaret artists.
“We are going to create a genuine Munich beer hall in the middle of docklands to celebrate this great German tradition, with the best Bavarian beer and we’re going to do it with a bit of a twist and a little London style,” said the event organiser, Denis McCourt.
“We’ll have some breath-taking circus performers, great bars and delicious food. We’re confident that this will be the most stylish and high-end Oktoberfest party in the capital.”
Also promised are a Bavarian blue and white draped canopy ceiling, live music stage, DJ booth, champagne and cocktail bar and VIP areas.
Food stalls will also sell traditional Bavarian cuisine including the world-famous Bratwurst sausages.
The programme, at Unit 1, Canada Water Retail Park, will also see a special LGBT-themed Oktoberfest event on October 12, a Halloween-themed fest on the 31st and a ‘Day of the Dead’ fest on November 2.
Tickets start from £10 for general admission and start at £15 for a reserved bench seat which comes with a free litre stein of beer on arrival.
VIP ticket prices start from £50 and includes complimentary food and drink.
More details can be found on the event’s website, doktoberfest.co.uk.