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  • Brunel Museum


  • 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)

Bonfire enthusiasts! Join us for our annual legendary Midnight Apothecary Bonfire Night special! Expect some seriously sumptuous sizzling seasonal cocktails to warm your cockles, plus our decadent Deluxe Hot Rum or Whisky Toddies, along with sparklers, firepits, s'mores kits toasted marshmallows squashed inside deluxe chocolate biscuits & Tim Thomas' hugely entertaining guided descents into Brunel's vast underground Grand Entrance Hall. You'll get all the fireworks you need in our cocktails across these last two nights of our 2022 season!

In addition to the extension of our Halloween menu including rum-based 'Out of this Gourd', sticky Sloe Gin delight 'The Bloody Sloe' and a rosehip syrup infused 'Spooky Whisky Sour', cocktail highlights for our Bonfire Night sessions will be 'The Firework: The Ultimate Bloody Mary' black cardamom & horseradish-infused vodka, tomato juice, celery salt, Worcestershire & tabasco sauces and, now classic, 'Bonfire of the Vani-Teas' Jensen’s Old Tom gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, house-made burnt bergamot.

For those not familiar with us, we have been voted one of London's best outdoor pop-up cocktail bars since we built the Roof Garden at the Brunel Museum in 2012, and 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 being 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. All spirits are premium brands. Our menu features a range of cocktails that change with the season, among which you can expect, for example, our take on the classic Mojito with house-made hibiscus and blackberry & mint syrup, alongside Lottie's crowd-pleasing 'Smoky Negroni' made with Jensen's Bermondsey Dry gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, scented geranium & pinewood-smoked lapsang souchong tea, and, our signature 'Midnight Margarita', with activated charcoal, premium tequila and a lime foam. 

Choose between either the early sitting 5pm-7.15pm or the late sitting 7.30pm-10pm. Roof Garden tickets are bought individually per guest and include an optional Guided Descent down into the Tunnel Shaft led by local legend & actor, Tim Thomas. Ticket money goes directly to registered charity the Brunel Museum. 

We will have a centralised firepit up in the Roof Garden plus as many individual firepits to hire as safety will allow first come, first served with s'mores kits available to purchase via the menu on the night..

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!

A perfect mates' night out or date for two. We look forward to welcoming you!




Ticket Event time Cost
Fri 5pm entry roof garden 17:00 - 19:15 £8.00
Sat 5pm entry roof garden 17:00 - 19:15 £8.00
Fri 7.30pm entry roof garden 19:30 - 22:00 £8.00
Sat 7.30pm entry roof garden 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 2026 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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