Midnight Apothecary

Midnight Apothecary is the only place for campfire cocktails in the city!

  • Midnight Apothecary – Campfire Cocktails in the City!

    Campfire Cocktails in the City! Voted one of London’s best pop-up cocktail bars since 2012 and featured in Vogue, World’s Best Bars, the Independent on Sunday, Red, Elle and Time Out.

    During summer months, Midnight Apothecary offers the chance to toast marshmallows around the firepit in our candlelit garden above the historic Brunel Tunnel Shaft in Rotherhithe and imbibe exquisite alcoholic prescriptions infused with ingredients grown in our garden or foraged nearby by Midnight Apothecary founder Lottie Muir AKA The Cocktail Gardener.

    For the colder months, our cocktail bar travels underground… serving seasonal delights from Brunel’s Grade II-listed Victorian tunnel shaft! Accompanied by candlelight and phenomenal live entertainment, we have everything you need to keep your cockles warm and your spirits high this winter. Delicious, locally-sourced food is on sale from our friends at the Piccalilli Caff. Like our cocktail menu, their offerings change regularly based on the seasons. As if that’s not enough, we will also be selling our enormously popular Deluxe Hot Rum Toddies, and toasting marshmallows around the fire.

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  • Upcoming events

    Date/Time Event
    20/09/2019
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    21/09/2019
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    27/09/2019
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    28/09/2019
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    26/10/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary Halloween Spooktacular
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    02/11/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary Bonfire Night Special
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    05/12/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary Christmas Down the Shaft Parties
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    06/12/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary Christmas Down the Shaft Parties
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    07/12/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary Christmas Down the Shaft Parties
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    12/12/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary Christmas Down the Shaft Parties
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
  • Midnight Apothecary open Friday & Saturday evenings throughout the Summer

    Campfire Cocktails in the city are back!  Join us for our eighth season of wild cocktails, campfire, culture and cuisine at the Brunel Museum. A perfect mates’ night out or date for two.  We specialise in lovingly prepared seasonal botanical cocktails served around a firepit using ingredients grown in our rooftop garden or foraged close by. We source all our alcohol carefully using local brews and spirits where possible eg Bermondsey’s Hiver Honey Beer and Jensen’s gin.

    This season we have two sittings: 5.00pm – 7.30pm or 7.30pm – 10pm. Entry includes admission to the roof garden and the Museum, optional guided descent into Brunel’s cavernous underground Grand Entrance Hall beneath the garden, and complimentary toasted marshmallows. We will be doing ‘buy one, get one half price’ cocktails  between 5pm – 7pm on Fridays.
    Those people waiting to enter the roof garden for cocktails or those people who have enjoyed the earlier sitting are welcome to remain at the venue on the lower terrace where we shall serve bottles of wine or beer.

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  • Praise for 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

    “We love, love, loved our night out. It was different and wonderful and so much fun. Cocktails amazing, food delicious and all the people were warm and friendly. Will definitely be back. A night to remember!” Jane – guest, December 2018.

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  • Midnight Apothecary Night for Two - Gift Voucher

    Treat a friend or loved one to a magical evening in the Midnight Apothecary garden to celebrate a special birthday, Valentines or anniversary with our exclusive gift vouchers. Available now, these £50 vouchers give two people entry to the garden, including tour of the tunnel shaft and marshmallow toasting around the fire; two of our award-winning botanical cocktails each and sizzling streetfood of your choice from Farm Street Kitchen.

    The recipient is free to redeem their voucher on a night that suits them- either a Friday or Saturday evening during our summer season from late April until late September, or for one of our seasonal events, such as the Midnight Apothecary Wassail or Valentines Special. This is the ideal gift for the green-fingered, cocktail lovers, or those that like to experience something a little different at the weekend! Find out more and book your voucher here.

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  • Private Hire

    Perfect for parties and special occasions – we are offering the full Midnight Apothecary experience for you and your guests for no cost beyond a £700 minimum spend.  Our garden comfortably fits 100 guests, but is also cosy enough for smaller gatherings, and with it comes our bonfire and marshmallows to toast, fully-staffed cocktail bar, as well as beer, wine and Prosecco. You can even bring your own nibbles!​

    This offer is for 1-4pm on Saturdays, though please do enquire regarding costs for private hire on other days. Guests need to be out of the garden by 4.30pm so we can prepare for our Saturday night service, but are welcome to continue their evening on our lower terrace, where we sell beer, wine & Prosecco and have a food stand every evening.​

    For an additional £25 we can provide a guided descent into Brunel’s underground chamber at 4pm. If you would like to buy drinks in advance and give your guests tokens to spend at the bar, we’d be happy to help you organise this.

    For more information please drop us an email or call: 07917 548475

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  • The creator!

    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 Friday & 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. 

    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.

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