Midnight Apothecary is the only place for 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. Join us for our seventh season in our secret garden above Brunel’s Thames Tunnel in Rotherhithe. Relax around a firepit. Imbibe exquisite alcoholic prescriptions infused with ingredients grown in our garden or foraged nearby by Midnight Apothecary founder Lottie Muir AKA The Cocktail Gardener. Cuddle up to watch the sun set over the river. Toast marshmallows on the fire. Listen to birds, insects and riverboat traffic. Descend underground into the Brunel Tunnel Grand Entrance Hall for a guided tour and sate your appetite down on the terrace with delicious seasonal and locally sourced street food from Farm Street Kitchen. Cocktails, campfire, culture and cuisine – the perfect mates’ night out or date for two.
Sadly our weekly events have finished for this year. Never fear! From October we are joined by London’s cabaret doyenne Tricity Vogue and a stellar line up of her friends to go down the shaft! Expect mirth, merriment and marshmallows with hot rum toddies to warm your cockles. Advance booking only.
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Date/Time Event 12/01/2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midnight Apothecary Wassail
Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
As nights get chilly and the stars come out, we are bringing to Rotherhithe the best cabaret and singalong fun, possibly ever. Cosy up with us as, yes, we bring you the unique FIVE Cs: Cocktails, Cabaret, Campfires, Candlelight and Camararderie!
Invite any cabaret artist to perform down a shaft and they’re going to run riot with the double entendre. London cabaret doyenne Tricity Vogue returns once more to play those “shaft” gags to the hilt, and so will her special guest each evening, as they perform surrounded by authentic vintage Victorian filth and smut on the walls – possibly the only grade II* listed smut in London.
There’ll be three deliciously saucy bite-size chunks of cabaret during the night, each one different, and each one including a raucous singalong to warm your cockles. Because everybody needs their cockles warming down a shaft. The campfire in our roof garden will be roaring as usual to continue to warm your cockles and toast your complimentary marshmallows. The deluxe hot rum toddy stand will insure your blood is pumping and your singing voice warmed up. Then descend the brand new grand staircase of Brunel’s underground Grand Entrance Hall, described as one of the most exciting new performance spaces and cultural attractions in London today for a very special SINGALONGA knees up with some amazing cabaret talent. And of course we will be serving our beautiful seasonal botanical cocktails and Hiver honey beer in our underground cocktail bar.
Deliciously sizzling and seasonal street food will be available to keep your cockles even warmer. Guests are invited to bring their cocktails up into the garden, their hot rum toddies into the underground chamber, their street food into both – we really are very relaxed. Ms Vogue and her special guest will perform at regular intervals giving you time to sample our delights above and below ground.
These promise to be magical nights filled with mirth, merriment and marshmallows. The perfect date night or meet-up with friends. We do hope you will join us. Oh and please dress warmly – we can warm your cockles with a hot toddy or two but it gets blimmen’ chilly!
Tricity Vogue has been delighting audiences in London and across the UK with her cheeky ukulele-strumming cabaret antics for over a decade, sometimes in man drag, sometimes in vintage siren guise, and sometimes in an improbable blue rinse wig. She’s also the bandleader of Tricity Vogue’s All Girl Swing Band, and a regular headliner on the international Ukulele Festival circuit.
‘Miss Vogue and her ukulele – it’s cabaret to run down side-streets for. Just get there early’ Time Out London Critic’s Choice
A special guest will perform alongside Ms Vogue each evening and will be one of the following:
Award-winning Sarah-Louise Young who has appeared in the West End with Showstopper!, Fascinating Aida, Julie Madly Deeply and La Soiree. Her character comedy Comedy Whore shows have toured internationally and she has performed three times at the prestigious Adelaide Cabaret Festival and won numerous awards including The Stage Award for Best Cabaret Act at The London Cabaret Award.
‘Incomparable cabaret character’
The Stage ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The List ★ ★ ★ ★
Pint-sized powerhouse Abigail Collins who after expelling herself from The Royal Ballet School has become well known on the cabaret circuit for her multi-tasking mix of comedy, circus skills and an uncanny ability to push the envelope way past its stickling point. Whether dancing Swan Lake on traffic cones, hooping up a storm in a variety of guises or getting up close and personal as ex-Vegas showgirl ‘Peggy Sued’. Abigail’s work is skilful, sexy and very, very silly. The physique of an athlete and the mouth of Joan Rivers!
‘Absolutely brilliant’ Alan Davies
‘Hilarious….beat perfect comic delivery’, The Erotic Review
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 Barron, Evening 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.orgRead More
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.
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