• Pop-Up, Christmas Themed and Date Night
  • Tickets from £15.00 - £375.00
  • South London
  • Burlesque/Piano
  • Over 18
  • This event has taken place.
  • 18:00 - 22:30

“Did someone say Christmas Cockney Singalonga and a few campfire cocktails?”

Tired of the usual Christmas party packages? Time for something a little different! Following last year's sell-out Christmas Knees Ups down our very own Victorian underground tunnel shaft at the Brunel Museum, Midnight Apothecary is THRILLED to welcome back Tom Carradine the 'Musical Hall and Cabaret artist aficionado' for a night of raucous singalong.  

Warm your cockles above ground around the campfire in our festively lit enchanted secret garden above Brunel's Thames Tunnel shaft.  Get your blood pumping and your festive singing voices warmed up with our deluxe hot rum toddies.  Descend underground down the brand new grand staircase into Brunel's candle-lit underground Grand Entrance Hall, described as one of the most exciting new performance spaces and cultural attractions today.  Let your host lead you in a traditional cockney sing-a-long on our grand piano with songs from the music hall era, WWI and II, the West End stage and traditional popular songs from across the decades. A good old-fashioned Christmas knees-up!  Our legendary botanical cocktails (and some very nice wine and local beer) will get you in the spirit and loosen up your larynx. Down on the terrace deliciously sizzling and seasonal street food from UpsideDown Catering will be available to keep your cockles even warmer. And to keep you in the festive spirit, there will be complimentary marshmallows to toast all evening. 

Tom will be performing three sets during the evening. 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. Blankets will be provided. These promise to be magical Christmas nights filled with festive mirth, merriment and marshmallows.  But hurry. Tickets are going to sell out like hot mince pies! Oh and please dress warmly - we can warm your cockles with a hot toddy or two but it gets blimmen' chilly down our shaft!

Christmas packages are available to take the hassle out of party bookings. Tickets cost £40 and include entry to the tunnel shaft and roof garden, two delicious seasonal cocktails. street food, toasted marshmallows and all entertainment thrown in. Groups of ten can book in advance at the bargain price of £375. Vegetarian, vegan and non-alcoholic alternatives are available so everyone is catered for. Tokens will be handed to each guest on arrival to trade in for cocktails and scrumptious food. 

Tom Carradine, already a fixture on the UK's thriving vintage scene brings with him a bit of a cult following with his dapper chappie cockney-sing-a-long on the 'ol Joanna. 

'Carradine’s Cockney Sing-a-long is a deceptively simple, winning formula, brilliantly executed. A terrific night out.' Cabaret Scenes

'Tom Carradine really gets the atmosphere going. As well as an accomplished musician, Carradine is a good showman with a charming personality. The audience clearly love what he does.'

'Musical Director and Pianist Tom Carradine is a talented dapper chappie. Versatility is his name and he compliments the 1920s and 30s era with his musical prowess, adapting from suave sophistication to the very jaunty Cockney Sing-a-Long! Three cheers for Mr Carradine, the Music Hall and Cabaret artist aficionado.' Art Deco Traveller - A Guide to Britain

Photos copyrighted to James Millar (Tricity Vogue)




Ticket Event time Cost
EARLY BIRD Individual Christmas Package, Midnight Apothecary Christmas Party Down The Shaft
Entry for one adult over 18 to roof garden and Brunel's underground Grand Entrance Hall, 2 cocktails, streetfood, complimentary toasted marshmallows, all entertainment
18:00 - 22:00 £40.00
EARLY BIRD Group Booking for 10 Midnight Apothecary Christmas Party Down The Shaft
Entry for 10 people to roof garden and Brunel's underground Grand Entrance Hall, 2 cocktails each, streetfood included, complimentary toasted marshmallows, all entertainment.
18:00 - 22:00 £375.00
Individual Christmas Entry Only
Entry for one adult over 18 to roof garden and Brunel' underground Grand Entrance Hall, complimentary toasted marshmallows and all entertainment
18:00 - 22:00 £15.00



Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF


South London

Nearest Station

Rotherhithe (Rail)


Lottie Muir
Lottie Muir is the gardener, author, mixologist and founder of Midnight Apothecary. She built the rooftop garden in 2012. Her book 'Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary' was the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards Debut Drink Book of the Year 2016. In 2018 her second book 'Wild Mocktails and Healthy Cocktails' was published.


Brunel Museum

Brunel Museum

A cutesy space atop the heralded Brunel Museum, this rooftop garden is an intimate and charming space to take in the night lights of the city. Perfect for a date night, an evening out with mates or during the COVID-19 crisis, a safe and intimate space for exclusive hire for a party of up to 30 guests…

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