Midnight Apothecary

Midnight Apothecary is the only place for campfire cocktails in the city. Every Friday & Saturday night from end April till end September and once a month in winter for Wassail, Valentine’s and St Patrick’s. 

For more information on opera and other events held at the Brunel Museum click on the “Events” tab.

The Book: Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary by LOTTIE MUIR is published by CICO and is available from all good bookshops at £16.99 and at Amazon. Signed copies will be available at Midnight Apothecary.





How to deal with the cynical marketing shambles that is Valentine’s Day? Relax, it’s taken care of. Midnight Apothecary opens its broad church doors to the loved up, the hopeful, the curious, the cynical and the doubtful.

Inside the candlelit Engine House, live music of the torchsong variety (with an edge) from the wonderful Nathan Osgood Trio AND..quell your beating heart.. an optional descent into Brunel’s dark, underground love cave. In the magical candle lit garden, toast complimentary marshmallows, or find delicious sizzling fare down on the terrace. And very special seasonal potions that will be fresh and wild, just like you!

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 Entry to the museum, complimentary toasted marshmallows, optional guided descent into the underground chamber….and the usual giant flares, hurricane lamps. Ticket sales are helping raise money to develop the Museum.


A celebration of the Emerald Isle and the Spring Equinox.

Cocktails will be bursting with signs of spring, lovingly grown in the roof garden or foraged nearby. Underground in the Grand Entrance Hall, the extraordinary Nathan Osgood Trio including Marmalade, play hot Irish jazz and blues. Despina Siahuli, acclaimed chef and founder of Pan will be serving up exquisite sizzling gourmet fare in the Engine House. The craic will be mighty, the firepit will be crackling and the welcome will be warm. Buy tickets here

More about the Midnight Apothecary

Queen of artfully-designed, plant-powered cocktails……some of the most inspired cocktails in London“.  Kara Rosen, Founder, Plenish Cleanse.

“Welcome to the hottest pop-up cocktail bar in town.”  Pattie BarronEvening Standard

“Midnight Apothecary….already a London institution.”  Victoria Summerley, Editor, Independent on Sunday

“Being in a garden at midnight with campfire and bar has never been so magical.” Richard Reynolds, guerilla gardener, author and founder of guerillagardening.org

The creator of the garden is our favourite Cocktail Gardeneraka Lottie Muir. By day she is the gardener who transformed the garden above Brunel’s famous Thames Tunnel from scrubby wasteland into a magical potager garden teeming with vegetables and flowers. But on special Saturday nights she sheds her gardening gloves and dons her apron to become The Cocktail Gardener, wending her way from flowerbed to bar to rustle up gorgeous cocktails infused and garnished with ingredients from the garden or foraged locally for Midnight Apothecary. 

Previous incarnations include woodland martinis, Rhubarbra Streisands, hedgerow sours and the Chelsea Fringe Collins. She only uses premium alcohol, where possible sourced locally, including the fantastic Old Tom gin from Jensen and Hiver Honey beer, both from Bermondsey.

Previous incarnations include woodland martinis, Rhubarbra Streisands, hedgerow sours and the Chelsea Fringe Collins.

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Midnight Apothecary cocktails are designed and created by our Cocktail Gardener Lottie Muir.

Press & web articles about Midnight Apothecary

Marie Claire (May 2015)

Country Homes and Interiors (May 2015)

Image Interior and Living Magazine (April 2015)

Wedding Magazine (April 2015)

Red (March 2015)

I Live in SE16 (March 2015)

Designersguild.com (March 2015)

Evening Standard, Homes & Property (4 March 2015)

BBC Radio 4, Midweek, (21 January 2015)

Esquire (January 2015)

Paget and Coles (January 2015)

Abel & Cole YouTube (December 2014)

Jamie Oliver’s DrinksTube (December 2014)

Preen Magazine (November 2014)

Jamie Oliver’s DrinksTube (October 2014)

Abel and Cole YouTube (October 2014)

Financial Times, How to Spend It (September 2014)

Dune London Blog (September 2014)

Time Out (August 2014)

World’s Best Bars (May 2014)

Londonist (May 2014)

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