• Date Night, Food & Drink and Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £8.00
  • South London
  • Over 18
  • Various dates from Friday 2nd August 2024
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

Wild cocktails and campfires are back for our final season before the museum closes for renovation! There will be a centralised firepit individual firepit, s'mores to devour toasted marshmallows with chocolate and biscuits to the uninitiated alongside our legendary botanical cocktails.  A perfect mates' night out or date for two. 

Voted one of London's best outdoor pop-up cocktail bars since we built the Roof 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. We infuse and garnish our drinks using ingredients grown in our rooftop garden or foraged close by, with the menu changing frequently based on what's growing in the garden. These are all served in our atmospheric setting right next to the Thames in the heart of Rotherhithe Village. We are the best kept secret around here with our rustic Roof Garden nestled on top of the Thames Tunnel Shaft which was itself built in the Victorian era by Marc Brunel. The garden is lovingly maintained and is adorned with giant flares, hurricane lamps and fairy lights. 

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 drinks menu will feature a range of cocktails to put a spring in your step. Expect cherry blossom and lilac in May, 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. 

Choose between either the early sitting 5pm-7.15pm or the late sitting 7.30pm-10pm.  Your ticket includes an optional guided descent down into the Tunnel Shaft with all ticket money going directly to the Museum. 

Individual firepits will be available to hire during spring when the plants aren't too tall and are available via the menu on the night - we do not take advance bookings for these, it's first come, first served.

We welcome you to order in food of your choice to be delivered directly to you using Deliveroo/Just Eat or straight from the caterer.

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!

PLEASE email us first if your group is larger than six we cannot have groups bigger than 12 and there will be a minimum drinks spend deposit.

Join us to watch the sun set surrounded by your friends, lovers and local wildlife. Here's to a great spring and summer season, we can't wait to welcome you back! 




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

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 or an evening out with mates. Adept with seating and catching the summer and winter sun just right, the Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden…


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