Seems to roll around earlier each year, but it’s nearly time for London to kick off its annual love affair with Oktoberfest again. I mean, being fair, who wouldn’t fall head over heels for the steins; the long biergarten tables; and a bit of lederhosen thrown in for good measure.
So, now that we’ve entered the month of September, it’s time to remind you that a certain part of west London becomes more like Munich every year at this time, delivering a Bavarian bonanza that implores any visitor to get up and dance. Yes, the Wunderbar is returning to Pergola Paddington.
From September 30, the largest alfresco bar in west London will transform into a sublime beer hall, doing their best impression of the Theresienwiese in Munich. Think real German beers, special events (more on that to come),incredible Bavarian grub, live bands and steins flying all over the gaff. Plus, Camden Town brewery have a special collaborative brew, Wunderbeers, planned for the occasion.
Across the four week stint, Pergola will welcome Oom-pah bands, prizes awarded for the best dressed every single day (get that lederhosen down to the dry cleaners), a specially brewed beer – the Wunderbeer – from Camden Town Brewery alongside cocktails and schnapps, and fine wursts from the masters at Filth & Co.
Those who go weak at the knees when they see any dog should also listen up — Pergola are running a Day of the Dachshund party on October 9 where the best dressed Dachshund (or Sausage Dog, as you may know them) will be treated to bottomless bones, which they all really deserve anyway! Plus, their Halloween Saturday and Sunday party is a good a way as any to ward off any evil spirits and get spooky with the steins.
Tickets on Wednesdays and Sundays are completely free, though you won’t get to hear the sounds of the beautiful Oom-pah bands. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, however, you will be graced by their presence, and tickets will cost you £15 (though they come with a free stein).
Wunderbar at Pergola Paddington will run from September 30 – October 30. Find it at 4 Kingdom Street, W2 6PY (Closest station is Paddington).