Midnight Apothecary

Midnight Apothecary is back every Saturday through the summer.

See you there!

SATURDAYS   5.30pm-10.30pm

Mingle with other cocktail lovers around the fire

Mingle with other cocktail lovers around the fire

Midnight Apothecary is back! From Easter Saturday 19 April, guests will be able to enjoy our third season of magical nights in our wild cocktail bar. Scroll down for more information.

Listed this year as one of the 24 best places to drink outside in London this summer by To Do List, we have some exciting developments at Midnight Apothecary. Lovers of wild cocktails, campfires, flowers, riverside sunsets and Greek Souvlaki (yes, really)– you may have found nirvana. Our Cocktail Gardener been busy infusing, distilling and generally cooking up a storm of brand new cocktail creations based on ingredients in our garden and out in the wild (we cannot wait for you to try them).

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This season we are also delighted to introduce mouthwatering hot delights in the form of I Should Be Souvlaki – two handsome men and their Great Greek Grill. Best friends Tom and Chris will be dishing up delicious authentic Greek pita souvlaki fresh off the grill every Saturday night. Stop by the stall for fluffy bread filled with marinated grilled chicken, pork or halloumi oozing with the scent of garlic, lemon oregano and mint, with chips, tomato, red onion and tzatziki. The perfect accompaniment to our cocktails!

When & Where

Midnight Apothecary is open throughout the summer at Brunel Museum every Saturday night 5.30pm – 10.30pm.

Entry this season is £5 by advance ticket only. Tickets will include entry to the museum, complimentary toasted marshmallows, optional guided descent into the underground chamber….and the usual giant flares, hurricane lamps. Money raised from ticket sales will also help raise money for a new entrance and staircase for a new concert hall in Brunel’s huge underground shaft below the cocktail garden and avoid overcrowding in the garden.

Saturday 13th September – Last Night of the Proms at Midnight Apothecary

People, this one is really special. Sat 13 September. Last Night of the Proms at Midnight Apothecary! We will be open as usual from 5.30pm but then (drum roll…hats on…flags ready…) at 7.30pm The Brunel Museum will proudly host its own Last Night of the Proms beneath us in the underground Grand Entrance Hall. The amazing Horns Aloud and a special guest singer will be playing a programme of great classical hits climaxing with Last Night of the Proms favourites “Jerusalem”, “Land of Hope and Glory” and “Rule Britannia” and other pieces last heard in the Thames Tunnel Shaft in 1827 when they were performed by the band of the Coldstream Guards at the famous banquet organised by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Midnight Apothecary will be in its usual spot in the garden for the evening so you can either enjoy the music wafting through the garden from below or can buy tickets to attend the concert and join us for the intermissions. Our £5 entry to Midnight Apothecary will entitle you to pay just £7 extra to attend the concert (tix £12), subject to availability on the night. Concert goers have complimentary entry to Midnight Apothecary. We WILL have flags in the garden. It WILL be fun.


More about the Midnight Apothecary

Cocktail parties with a difference in the roof gardens above the Thames Tunnel.

The creator of the garden is our favourite Cocktail Gardener, aka 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 for Midnight Apothecary.
Previous incarnations include woodland martinis, Rhubarbra Streisands, hedgerow sours and the Chelsea Fringe Collins. We also stock a range of London-brewed bottled beers.

Social media

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

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


Press & web articles about Midnight Apothecary

Evening Standard


London Pop-ups


Mr Hyde

TimeOut + Museums at Night

Weekend Wonders – Elle UK

Sophie Conran

Through the Garden Gate

Urban Gardens

TNT Magazine

Just Opened London

Easy Living Magazine

The Food Travel Company

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