• Date Night, Food & Drink and Pop-Up
  • Tickets from £8.00
  • South London
  • Over 18
  • This event has taken place.
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

Cosy up with us this autumn with sizzling firepits, seasonal cocktails, toasted marshmallows and those devilish hot rum and whisky toddies. Cocktails, campfire and culture await you in our enchanted candle-lit roof garden with an optional guided underground tour of Brunel's Grand Entrance Hall to the Thames Tunnel. Let's not be bashful -  we think we've created the perfect mates' night out or date for two. 

There will be firepits to hire, s'mores to devour (toasted marshmallows with chocolate and biscuits to the uninitiated) alongside our legendary botanical cocktails, hot toddies, fizz, non alcoholic mocktails and local beer.  We have teamed up this autumn with fabulous local business The Pizza Room in Surrey Quays to offer you (at a discount!) their legendary pizza delivered directly to your table via QR code.  The Brunel Museum's Engine House will be open for you to enjoy throughout the evening. And all at a safe social distance. A perfect mates' night out or date for two.  

Voted one of London's best outdoor pop-up cocktail bars since we built the apothecary garden at the Brunel Museum in 2012, we specialise in lovingly prepared seasonal botanical cocktails round a campfire made by Midnight Apothecary founder Lottie Muir AKA the Cocktail Gardener. This year we have replaced the central firepit with individual firepits for hire to your table alongside s'mores kits. We infuse and garnish our drinks using ingredients grown in our rooftop garden or foraged close by.  

All entry fees go directly to the Brunel Museum. Rooftop Bar and Underground Tour tickets (£8) include admission to the roof garden with its giant flares, hurricane lamps and fairy lights, access to the museum and an optional free guided descent of the underground chamber directly beneath the garden. 

We source all our alcohol and sodas carefully using local brews and spirits where possible eg Bermondsey's Hiver Honey Beer, Anspach & Hobday, the Kernel Brewery and Jensen's gin as well as Hackney's Square Root Soda.  Our wine is vegan as is Kernel Brewery beer and we have plenty of non-alcoholic mocktails for you. Our cocktail menu will feature a range of cocktails to put a spring in your step.  Expect plenty of seasonal variety alongside our signature Woodland Martini with Douglas fir-infused vodka and smoked sage and our Midnight Margarita with activated charcoal, tequila and a lime foam. 

We built the garden in 2012 as an oasis by the river where we invite you to cuddle up (at a safe distance!), watch the sun set surrounded by your friends, lovers and local wildlife. The menu changes frequently based on what's growing in the garden. 

Tickets are booked as individual spaces, i.e. if there are 4 of you you'll need to book 4 tickets; if you have a group of more than 6 people, please contact us before you book. We have two sittings: 5.00pm - 7.15pm and or 7.30pm - 10pm. We have a table ordering app to keep us all at a safe distance but our amazing team will be delivering your drinks and food with their renowned good cheer. We will send you all an online information pack prior to arrival with details of our table ordering app, entry and exit points to the venue and a map showing you the one way directions round the site. There will be a one-way system in the Engine House for entry and exit to the loos with oodles of sanitiser across the whole site.  

Please note only drinks bought from Midnight Apothecary may be consumed on the premises. We are an outdoor venue so there is no rain cover but bring a brolly if it looks like light showers as we fully embrace the Friluftsliv!




Ticket Event time Cost
Fri 5pm Entry Roof garden
Entry to Brunel Museum roof garden, free use of museum toilets
17:00 - 19:15 £8.00
Sat 5pm entry roof garden
Entry to Brunel Museum roof garden, free use of museum toilets
17:00 - 19:15 £8.00
Fri 7.30pm entry roof garden
Entry to Brunel Museum roof garden, free use of museum toilets
19:30 - 22:00 £8.00
Sat 7.30pm entry roof garden
Entry to Brunel Museum roof garden, free use of museum toilets
19:30 - 22:00 £8.00



Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF


South London

Nearest Station

Rotherhithe (Rail)


Lottie Muir
Lottie Muir is the founder of Midnight Apothecary. She is the gardener and mixologist who built the roof garden at the Brunel Museum in 2012. Her book 'Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary' won the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2016 Debut Drink Book of the Year. Her latest book 'Wild Mocktails and Healthy Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary' is available in all good bookshops.


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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1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. The ticket holder agrees to providing one contact name. email and telephone number per booking for 'Track and Trace' purposes during the Covid-19 crisis.
3. No guest exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms will attend the event.
4. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
5. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
6. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
7. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
8. Every effort will be made to admit latecomers but admission cannot be guaranteed if you arrive more than twenty minutes after the start of your session.
9. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
10. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
11. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be
refused entry to or ejected from the venue.
12. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.
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14. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.
15. Groups larger than 6 must contact the event organisers to agree a minimum spend.

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