Celebrate Oktoberfest in London

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17 October 2016 | Lifestyle

Originating in Germany and dating back to the 19th Century, Oktoberfest was created to celebrate Prince Ludwig’s marriage and has been celebrated annually ever since.

If you want to get involved with this year's celebrations, try our tips for marking Oktoberfest in London.

Enjoy German dining 

Bierschenke on Blomfield Street (a 6 minute walk from Moorgate station) transports the brilliant Oktoberfest atmosphere from Munich and places it into the soul of the capital. 

The popular restaurant celebrates the festival from Wednesday to Saturday until October 29th.

Visitors can enjoy authentic German food and drink with accompanying live music, traditional lederhosen and Oompa bands from Bavaria.

Make your own German meal 

Bring Oktoberfest into your home with this eastern European stew, which includes Bratwurst sausage.  

Or try this recipe for Schweinebraten, a German-style roast pork dish.

Start learning the language

Download an app or use a website to learn some basic German phrases - there are plenty of free options for Apple and Android phones.

Give it a try for 5 or 10 minutes a day and you'll build up a bank of useful words in no time.

Don your own Lederhosen

If you fancy going all out, why not buy your very own Bavarian Lederhosen?

Try this outfit from Party Superstores.


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