Our Frequently Asked Questions
What is the London Bierfest all about?
The London Bierfest is an event exclusively for corporate clients – an ideal space for networking, entertaining business contacts or rewarding employees. Entering into its fourteenth year, the London Bierfest brings the spirit of the Munich Oktoberfest to the City of London. London Bierfest transforms Old Billingsgate Market into a buzzing German celebration adorned with flags, banners, traditional German food and fantastic live entertainment – and, of course, unlimited steins of beer!
When and where?
London Bierfest takes place at Old Billingsgate Market over two days:
- Thursday 7th October 2020, 18.00 – 23.00
- Friday 8th October 2020, 13.00 – 18.00
How do I get there?
Situated in the heart of the city, London Bierfest is held at Old Billingsgate Market on Lower Thames Street.
Old Billingsgate Market
16 Lower Thames Street
London EC3R 6DX
You can travel by car, or public transport. The nearest car park is Tower Hill Car & Coach Park on Lower Thames Street. The nearest tube stations are Monument (District, Circle and Northern lines) and London Bridge (Northern and Jubliee lines). Black cabs can be hailed from Lower Thames Street.
Is there an age limit?
Strictly over 18’s only, please refer to clause 8.1 of our terms and conditions for further details.
How many people per table?
Our tables are for groups of 10. As a lively event, they are positioned as a base for you and your guests to mingle and enjoy the entertainment. Please note that as tables are booked for groups of 10, extra guests may not be able to have a seat all night but that is another reason to get straight on the dance floor! If you would like to add people to your existing booking, or make a new booking, please contact [email protected]
When will I get my tickets?
Your entry to the London Bierfest will be via a wristband. The wristbands for the table, along with an information pack, will be posted out to the lead booker at the end of September.
Can I dress up?
While fancy dress is not compulsory, it is encouraged! Come along in your finest lederhosen and dirndl’s, complete with flaxen hair and beer goggles. Props will be also available to buy at the time of your booking but if you feel underdressed on the night, you will be able to buy accessories at The London Bierfest too.
Is the site wheelchair-accessible?
Yes Old Billingsgate is wheelchair-accessible. Please get in touch in advance to outline any specific needs so we can make your visit as smooth as possible.
What is on the menu?
Check out our food section for a taste of what is to come. If you have any questions or dietary requirements, please contact [email protected]
Can I order extra food?
The platters should be sufficient for a table of 10 but if you are feeling extra hungry or have additional people to cater for on your table, you are able to order additional platters. Please contact [email protected] to book your extra food!
What if I have a dietary requirement?
There will be vegetarian and vegan options as well as nut and dairy-free options. In order to be able to provide for specific dietary requirements, please inform [email protected]
Is there anything else to drink apart from beer?
If beer is not your tipple of choice, there is wine available at the London Bierfest, as well as a selection of soft drinks; just ask your Heidi or Helga for a glass of what you fancy.
What happens if the event is cancelled?
The answer to my question isn’t on here! What do I do?
If we haven’t managed to answer your question here, please contact [email protected] and we will be able to help you.