Midnight Apothecary is the only place for campfire cocktails in the city!
Summer cocktails in our enchanted candle-lit roof garden at the Brunel Museum are back with optional underground tours of Brunel’s Grand Entrance Hall to the Thames Tunnel.
Voted one of London’s best outdoor pop-up cocktail bars since 2012, we specialise in lovingly prepared seasonal botanical cocktails round a campfire made by Midnight Apothecary founder Lottie Muir AKA The Cocktail Gardener. We built the garden in 2012 as an oasis where we invite you to cuddle up (in groups (of no more than 6!), watch the sun set surrounded by your friends, lovers and local wildlife.
We also now make use of the beautiful Terrace which we have covered in edible herb planters. We use ingredients grown in our garden or foraged close by to infuse and garnish our drinks. The menu changes frequently based on what’s in season.
Our candle-lit rooftop oasis is situated at the Brunel Museum above Brunel’s historic Thames Tunnel. All the proceeds from our tickets go to the Brunel Museum. We source all our alcohol carefully using local brews and spirits where possible eg Jensen’s gin, Hiver Honey Beer, Anspach & Hobday and Kernel Brewery. There is also plenty of fizz and wine available as well as non-alcoholic cocktails.
This year to keep you safe we have introduced individual firepits for hire and s’mores kits (toasted marshmallows sandwiched between deluxe chocolate biscuits to the uninitiated!).
We have table service for cocktails (and BBQ served from the Terrace by the wonderful Mayflower pub) , one-way signage, plenty of hand sanitiser everywhere and everything in place to welcome you back and keep you safe.
All tickets can be found at:Our site is divided into two spaces- the candlelit cocktail garden and the Piazza- an atmospheric terrace tucked alongside the Brunel Museum amongst Rotherhithe’s cobbled streets. We have table service (with an ordering app), one-way signage, plenty of hand sanitiser everywhere and social distancing measures in place to keep everyone safe.
Tickets for a 2-hour session in the cocktail garden cost £7 and proceeds go to the Brunel Museum, tickets include a socially-distanced guided tour of Brunel’s Thames Tunnel Shaft, deep below our feet. Tickets for the terrace are free of charge and you will be able to purchase our award-winning cocktails or a locally-brewed beer, which will be delivered to your table.
PLUS… We will be offering ‘buy one, get one half price’ on cocktails between 5pm – 7pm every Friday!
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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.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.Read 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.
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.Read More