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
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.