London’s largest Oktoberfest celebration coming to Canada Water

Josh Salisbury (02 October, 2019) Culture Community

Fancy a pint? Oktoberfest is coming to Canada Water

32463The Doktoberfest will take place for six weeks and is pledging to be London's biggest (Image: doktoberfest.co.uk)

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.

The Doktoberfest venue

“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.

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