Attend This: German KRAFT’s Oktoberfest CelebrationBy Alicia Grimshaw
Are you ready for Oktoberfest? The authentic German brewery KRAFT is having not one but four (yes, four) different events to celebrate the Bavarian culture in London in proper style. Following last year’s success, KRAFT is going bigger this year, with a programme happening from September 23rd to October 16th across its three London locations.
Feeling like a right Oktoberfest knees-up? Then Elephant and Castle is your best shout (Sep 23th-25th and Oct 7th-9th). Located inside the giant food and drink market Mercato Metropolitano, you can expect the original big crowd-pleaser festival, German Sausages and Pretzels and 12+ craft beers served in 1L steins.
If you still want authentic german craft beer, but prefer a family atmosphere, head to Mayfair (Sep 30th – Oct 2nd) for a full meal and drink package with reserved seating in the crypt, or you can just enjoy 1L steins in the unique church setting at Mercato Mayfair.
For a bit of tradition with a cool twist, go east and visit Kraft Dalston (Oct 14-16), where you’ll be surprised to combine unusual Korean Food with german beer fresh from the tank – including the festival specials Amber Oktoberfest Lager and Dry Hopped Doppel Pils. The soundtrack will go from German classics from the ’80s turning into German Techno in the evening (until 2am).
The best part? They are all free. And you can walk in without booking.
For further information, head to German KRAFT’s website here.