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.

    We have a whole host of special events lined up to keep us going until spring comes around, starting with the Annual Midnight Apothecary Wassail on January 12th. Join us for apple-based cocktails, folk music, fire and some traditional pagan rituals in the presence of the Green Man and Wassail Queen, as we toast the trees and give offerings for a fruitful year ahead.

    To keep up with all our forthcoming events, join our mailing list to be the first to find out.

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  • Upcoming events

    Date/Time Event
    27/04/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary Brunel Spring Party
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    03/05/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    04/05/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    10/05/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    11/05/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    17/05/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    18/05/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    24/05/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    25/05/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    31/05/2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Midnight Apothecary
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
  • Midnight Apothecary St Patrick Special: Saturday 16th March

    Join us once again for our seventh celebration of the Emerald Isle with music provided by the fantastic Nathan Osgood Trio. Deluxe Irish whisky hot toddies will warm your cockles and get your voice warmed up round the roaring firepit in our enchanted candle-lit roof garden.

    Our botanical cocktail bar will be underground in Brunel’s Thames Tunnel Shaft, accompanied by the Irish hot jazz and blues of the Nathan Osgood trio, that will leave you swooning and stomping! Join in the Sing-A-Long with lyrics projected on the wall in one of London’s most spectacular and unusual performance spaces. Your seasonal cocktails will be bursting with signs of spring (lovingly grown in the garden or foraged nearby and fashioned into exquisite infusions and cocktails by Midnight Apothecary founder Lottie Muir aka The Cocktail Gardener) …and probably a double Jamo or two. . . The amazing Priyan will be providing exquisite street food on the terrace. Yes, the craic will be mighty, the firepit will be crackling and the welcome will be warm.

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  • Midnight Apothecary Down the Shaft Film Club: Underwater Season

    Thursday 7th March & Thursday 21st March 2018

    Dive underground into one of London’s most unusual spaces to enjoy films that celebrate the magic of wild swimming. Midnight Apothecary presents an evening of campfire cocktails, hot toddies, marshmallow-toasting and beautiful short documentaries that explore the joy of water and the great outdoors. What better place to enjoy them than the entrance to Marc Brunel’s engineering masterpiece, the Thames Tunnel: the first tunnel under a navigable river anywhere in the world.

    Enjoy delicious streetfood, an introduction to the history of the space and award-winning documentaries accompanied by wild, botanical cocktails made from locally-sourced or foraged ingredients. Our cocktail garden with bonfire and hot toddies will be open all evening.

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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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  • 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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