EVENTS

Midnight Apothecary Wassail, Saturday 14 January 2017, 6.00pm – 10.00pm, Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF. £5 entry. Ticket only.

Yer Tiz Lovers! Midnight Apothecary 2017 kicks off on Saturday 14 January with an ancient appley affair. Gather round the fire and get the heart pumping for Wassailing, the traditional old Twelfth Night celebration. It’s a chance to warm your cockles, aided by some cider-based concoctions (and other heart warming cocktails). Non-alcoholic versions always on hand for the serene and sanctimonious.
This ancient ceremony blesses the fruit trees in anticipation of the bountiful new season. For the fifth year, we will process to the apple tree in the lower garden with Wassail and sing some Wassail carols led by the Butler of the Ceremony and starring the Wassail Queen, alongside live musicians. Bring lanterns and torches to read the songsheet! Delicious hot food on sale and of course the usual toasted marshmallows.

Wassail gets its name from the Old English term “waes hael” meaning “be well”. The Saxon response is “drink hael” meaning “drink and be healthy”. Below the Midnight Apothecary’s garden is a huge vaulted chamber, a Mead Hall. An optional descent through the Hobbit Hole into the underground chamber for a short passage from Lord of the Rings is an optional treat of the evening. What more could you want from a crisp winter’s evening than to gather round the fire when nights are at their shortest? Join us for another magical evening.

Tickets only £5 from https://midnightapothecary.designmynight.com

Midnight Apothecary EVERY Friday and Saturday, 30 April – 24 September 2016, 5.30-10.30pm (last orders 10pm). Brunel Museum Engine House, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF.  £5, ticket only.

Rooftop riverside campfire cocktails in Rotherhithe are GO! We are delighted to be back for our fifth glorious summer season and this year we are going to be serving up a storm every FRIDAY as well as Saturday. Entry includes complimentary toasted marshmallows and of course an optional guided descent into Brunel’s huge underground Grand Entrance Hall – and now you can use a VERY grand and brand new staircase.  We are joined down on the terrace this year by the award-winning ‘Farm to Fork’ champions at Surrey Docks Farm – Piccalilli Caff, who will be serving up sizzling BBQ on Fridays. Saturdays will remain the domain of I Should Be Souvlaki who will be serving up great Greek Grill for our hungry guests. The botanical cocktails will change seasonally depending on what’s growing in the garden or can be foraged close by. But we promise to make them as special as ever. Tickets only £5 from http://midnightapothecary.designmynight.com/

Midnight Apothecary St Patrick and Spring Equinox Special, Saturday 19 March 2016,  5.30-11pm (last orders 10pm). Brunel Museum Engine House, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF.  £5, ticket only.

Ooh how the mighty doth movest fast. No sooner have we swigged and swooned for Valentines – we’re heading straight for the double celebration of St Patrick and the Spring Equinox. Feeling the faint stirrings of spring in your veins? Hearing the calling of the Emerald Isle? Midnight Apothecary has just the night for you. Your botanical cocktails will be bursting with signs of spring (lovingly grown in the garden or foraged nearby and fashioned into exquisite infusions and cocktails by The Cocktail Gardener) …and probably a double Jamo or two.  Our rooftop garden will be alive to the joys and drama of the upcoming greenery with the sounds of a crackling firepit, giant flares and toasting marshmallows.  Cosied up in the Engine House, your ears and hearts will be filled with the extraordinary talents of the Nathan Osgood Trio including Marmalade.  Their Irish hot jazz and blues will leave you swooning and stomping. Down on the terrace the Piccalilli Caff (award winning crew from Surrey Docks Farm) will be serving up some sizzling warming fare. If that isn’t enough there will be optional guided descents of Brunel’s vast underground Chamber (opened in this very month of March 1843) at 6.30pm and 10pm. Yes, the craic will be mighty. http://midnightapothecary.designmynight.com/midnight-apothecary-st-patrick-special

Valentine Midnight Apothecary Special, Saturday 13 February 2016, 5.30-11pm (last orders 10pm). Brunel Museum Engine House, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF.  £5, ticket only.

How did I guess what you were thinking? I know…how ARE you going to deal with the cynical marketing shambles that is Valentine’s Day? Relax, it’s taken care of. Midnight Apothecary will be opening its broad church doors on Saturday 13 February to the loved up, the hopeful, the curious, the cynical and the doubtful. Be thou in a merry throng, on thine own or in a merry couple, fireside merriment, midwinter cocktails and sizzling souvlaki will be yours…..and more. Inside the cosy Engine House there will be live music of the torchsong variety (with an edge) from the very special Nathan Osgood Trio. AND..quell your beating heart..an optional descent into Brunel’s dark, underground love cave for a reading of some salacious secret diaries and a love story. And people, whether you want to quench your lover’s thirst, drown your sorrows or find the noble inner you I am preparing some very special potions that will be fresh and wild, just like you! Tickets only £5 from http://midnightapothecary.designmynight.com. Entry includes free toasted marshmallows and the deep, dark descent into the love chamber with the saucy stories (tours take place at 6pm and 10pm).

Midnight Apothecary Christmas Singalonga, Saturday 19 December 2015, Brunel Museum, Railway Ave, SE16 4NF, 6.00pm – 11.00pm (last orders 10pm).

Banish all ghastly thoughts of Black Friday. Raise your thoughts and your glasses to the one, the only, the legendary Midnight Apothecary Christmas SingaLonga Extravaganza.  Last Midnight Apothecary of the year. Who wouldn’t love a Christmas campfire with toasted marshmallows and cocktails and a beautiful candle lit Christmas grotto in the museum to sing your heart out with the Nathan Osgood Trio? They will have have songsheets of all the faves for you to join in….Elvis, Nat King Cole, The Pogues, Wham…and a carol or two. Hot morsels out on the terrace, then back inside for more snuggling, swigging and singing. Put the camp back into campfire Christmas.

Tickets from: http://midnightapothecary.designmynight.com/

Midnight Apothecary Bonfire Night Special, Saturday 7 November 2015, Brunel Museum, Railway Ave, SE16 4NF, 5.30pm – 10.30pm (last orders 10pm).

Yer tiz lovers! The Bonfire Night Special ….join us for campfire cocktails around the firepit with  complimentary toasted marshmallows, apple bobbing, batty bar staff and strange blue fire (I have special powers) for both events….and the best autumnal and winter potions in London.  Tickets include optional guided descents into Brunel’s huge and very spooky underground chamber. And of course we will have sizzling Greek barbecue down on the terrace from the ever handsome I Should Be Souvlaki crew. Tickets from http://midnightapothecary.designmynight.com/

Midnight Apothecary Halloween Spectacular, Saturday 31 October 2015, Brunel Museum, Railway Ave, SE16 4NF, 5.30pm – 10.30pm (last orders 10pm).

Yer tiz lovers! Are you spooked? Excited? Cos you know what I’m talking about…..the legendary Midnight Apothecary Halloween Spectacular …expect a sea of pumpkin lanterns, complimentary toasted marshmallows, apple bobbing, batty bar staff and strange blue fire (I have special powers)….and the best autumnal and winter potions in London. Think the Halloween Squawky, The Bitter Pumpkin, some Mr Hyde Potion and some PearyScary Brandy Punch.  Tickets include optional guided descents into Brunel’s huge and very spooky underground chamber. And of course we will have sizzling Greek barbecue down on the terrace from the ever handsome I Should Be Souvlaki crew. Tickets from http://midnightapothecary.designmynight.com/

Lottie Muir at The Garden Museum, London, Wednesday 7 October 2015

Join Kristina Taylor, author of Women Garden Designers 1900 to the present, on stage with designers Jinny Blom, Lottie Muir and Johanna Gibbons for a discussion on the influences, inspiration and legacy of women garden and landscape designers.  Lottie designed and built the Brunel Museum roof garden in spring 2012 and opened Midnight Apothecary in May 2012. She spent the summer of 2012 combining Midnight Apothecary antics with gardening at the Olympic Park with award winning landscape company Willerby Landscapes. Lottie’s book on ‘Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary’ was published in 2015.

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Midnight Apothecary at RHS London Harvest Festival Late, Tuesday 6 October 2015

Back again for the fourth year, we are delighted to be offering autumnal libations at this wonderful event.  Guess the weight of the pumpkin, learn to make cider with Two Thirsty Gardeners (who will kindly be supplying us with some apple juice for our own concoctions on the night)..listen to live music…all the usual brewing and foraging shenanigans. And we’re making you some extra special autumnal cocktails with crab apples, rosehips, blackberries, rowan berries, pear and lavender. See you there!

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The Cocktail Gardener Foraged Cocktails Masterclass at Selfridges, 27 September 2015

Join Lottie Muir at a Foraged Cocktail Masterclass as part of the ‘Meet the Makers’ season at Selfridges, voted the world’s best department store. For Meet The Makers, we have brought together some of the British Isles’ most exciting chefs with expert foragers who will provide wild and wonderful ingredients for each of the menus. These unique one-off dining events are an unmissable opportunity to taste food from the most talked-about chefs of the moment. Reserve your table online at selfridges.com/MakersTickets  Tickets £30 from http://bit.ly/1L0tB6S

 

Lottie Muir at Sarah Raven’s Perch Hill Feast, Perch Hill Farm, Sussex 10-12 July 2014

Lottie will be leading a session on wild and garden cocktails at this weekend event set in the stunningly beautiful Sussex farm of Sarah Raven. Speakers include Antonio Carluccio, Sam Clark, co-owner of Moro, Henry Chevallier Guild of Aspell cyder and vinegar fame, Nick Weston, founder of Hunter Gather Cook, wine expert Hamish Anderson and Sarah Raven.  More info and tickets from:  http://www.sarahraven.com/courses_events/perch_hill_feast_2015/perch_hill_feast_of_cooking.htm  Speaker biographies here: https://www.sarahraven.com/assets/+v:7b5a3c/booklets/PERCH-Hill-Feast-biographies-2015-FEAST-OF-COOKING.pdf

Lottie Muir at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, Preview Evening Monday 29 June 2015, 8-9pm and Cookery Theatre Thursday 2 June, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Lottie will be demonstrating how to make garden and foraged botanical cocktails at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show at the above times. More information and tickets for the Preview Evening on 29 June from https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-hampton-court-palace-flower-show/hampton-court-preview-evening/eating-and-drinking. Tickets for the main show from https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-hampton-court-palace-flower-show/2015/zones-information-2015

Lottie Muir at the Bookish Supper Society, Wednesday 24 June 2015, Regency Town House, Brighton, 7pm. Tickets £25

Join Lottie Muir, funny woman Helen Lederer and award winning novelist Isabel Ashdown for an evening of supper, wine and conversation hosted by Brighton author Laura Lockington and award winning literary producer Sarah Hutchings. Details and tickets from https://tabl.com/events/156316

Hahahopscotch brings Traditional Brunel-ish Games to Brunel Museum for Open Garden Squares Weekend, Sunday 14 June, 3pm – 3.45pm

For Open Garden Squares Weekend 2015, Hahahopscotch will be running its Traditional Garden Games at the Brunel Museum, giving today’s children the chance to play the same games that our hero Isambard Kingdom Brunel would have enjoyed all those centuries ago. Sacks, marbles, quoits … and a little Brunelish twist!

Meanwhile, parents can treat themselves to a seasonal garden cocktail from the musuem’s roof garden, thanks to the Midnight Apothecary.

Hahahopscotch’s Traditional Brunelish Games runs from 3-3.45pm and is recommended for 4-12 years.

Parents to stay, and remain responsible for their children, please.

Tickets are £5 per child from http://midnightapothecary.designmynight.com/

The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show and Midnight Apothecary present a screening of THE GOONIES with cocktails at the Brunel Museum. Friday 22 May 2015

PUT THIS ONE IN YOUR DIARY. The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show and Midnight Apothecary are co-hosting a very special screening of THE GOONIES in Brunel’s underground Grand Entrance Hall. Sean Astin, Corey Feldman and Josh Brolin are but three of the young stars in this 80’s classic. Produced by Steven Spielberg, it’s a boy’s adventure, a goofy comedy and a guilty pleasure – especially with a cocktail in your hand. Also, much of the film is set underground…Meanwhile up in the roof garden, guests will be able to imbibe botanical cocktails and beer. Guests who buy a ticket to the screening of The Goonies get free entry to the Midnight Apothecary and a free cocktail and complimentary toasted marshmallows. People who just want to come to Midnight Apothecary pay £5 entry (and get toasted marshmallows!). The candle lit garden opens at 6pm. The film starts at 8pm. Last orders 10pm. It’s going to be fun fun fun.
Tickets to the film (with Midnight Apothecary and free cocktail) from http://www.travellingfilmshow.co.uk/goonies-brunel . Tickets to Midnight Apothecary (without the film) from http://midnightapothecary.designmynight.com/midnight-apothecary-friday-22-may

Lottie Muir at Anthropologie for Chelsea Fringe, The Gallery at Kings Road, 131 – 141 Kings Road, London, SW3 4PW. Tuesday 19 May

Lottie will be making some botanical tipples to celebrate the beauty of blossoms as Anthropologie welcomes self-taught painter Hepzibah Swinford to The Gallery.

Tuesday, 19th May, 6.30 – 8.30 p.m.  Free entry.

RSVP to community@anthropologie.eu to secure your place.

http://www.anthropologie.eu/blog/events/

Hahahopscotch presents Giggly & Greenfingered fun with Midnight Apothecary for Chelsea Fringe, Sunday 17 May 2015

It’s time for some Rotherhithe gardening fun, as Hahahopscotch returns with some very special Brunel-themed gardening fun to the Brunel Museum for Chelsea Fringe. It’s a chance for children  to plant some seeds, get a teeny bit muddy, and take home your very own gardening project. And along the way we will have a giggle too!

As part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival, Hahahopscotch will be running Giggly & Greenfingered children’s gardening activities at the Brunel Museum, to coincide with the Midnight Apothecary’s pop-up cocktail bar on the museum roof garden.

Giggly & Greenfingered will be open from 2-6pm. All ages welcome!

Parents to stay, and remain responsible for their children, please.

Tickets are £5 per child from http://midnightapothecary.designmynight.com/

Midnight Apothecary every Saturday from 2 May 2015! Brunel Museum, Railway Ave, SE16 4NF, 6pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm). Cash bar. Tickets £5 from

Campfire cocktails in the city are back every Saturday from 2 May – 26  September 2015.  Voted one of the top three rooftop cocktail bars in London, Midnight Apothecary guests are invited to nestle among the plants that garnish and infuse the cocktails in the enchanted secret riverside roof garden at the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe. Garden creator and botanical mixologist Lottie Muir aka the Cocktail Gardener rustles up a changing menu of exquisite cocktails using ingredients grown in the garden and foraged nearby.  Only premium and where possible locally produced alcohol is used including the exquisite Old Tom gin from Jensen and Hiver Honey Beer, both from Bermondsey. Complimentary toasted marshmallows are offered to guests around the firepit as well as optional guided descents into Brunel’s huge underground Thames Tunnel shaft. This Victorian feat of engineering beneath the roof garden was hailed at the time as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ and home to the world’s first underwater pop-up banquet. Hot gourmet delights are offered down on the terrace in the form of sizzling Greek barbecue from I Should Be Souvlaki. The candle lit garden opens its doors at 5.30pm, last orders are 10pm and everyone must exit the roof garden by 11pm.  Rotherhithe Overground is one minute walk away. The famous riverside Mayflower pub is 100 feet away. Please remember it’s a cash bar.

Friday Midnight Apothecary, 24 April, Brunel Museum, Railway Ave, SE16 4NF, 6pm – 10.30pm (last orders 10pm. Cash bar. Tickets £5 from

Join us for the first of a couple of special Friday Midnight Apothecaries.   Cuddle up round the firepit, watch the sun set over the Thames and imbibe delicious garden and foraged spring cocktails.  All our cocktails are infused and garnished from ingredients grown in our beautiful garden or foraged nearby. We use only the best alcohol including Jensen Old Tom gin and Hiver Honey beer, both from Bermondsey.  Guests are invited to enjoy complimentary toasted marshmallows and have free access to the Brunel Museum.  Delicious Lebanese food is available from the cafe.  The garden opens at 6pm. Last orders are 10pm and it’s a cash bar.  If the weather is inclement we will serve cocktails in the cosy Engine House.

Midnight Apothecary at the RHS London Spring Fair Late, Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1, Tuesday 14 April 2015, 6pm – 9pm

Join us once more at this wonderful late night garden party in the heart of the city to celebrate the joys of spring – a plant fair with a difference. This year sip handcrafted garden and foraged springtime cocktails from us and craft beer from the Real Ale Company, sample delicious food, listen to live music, play lawn games, make your own corsage, and more.

Whether you’re looking for an unusual post-work social or a date-night, don’t miss this night out with a difference!

Tickets only £5 in advance or free to RHS members – book online at https://www.theticketfactory.com/rhs/online/, then click RHS London Shows, then click the RHS Great London Plant Fair, they’re the tickets you need 🙂 or buy on the door for only £8.  For more details about the RHS Spring Plant Fair visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-london-shows/rhs-great-london-plant-fair   or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1562767997334428/

Midnight Apothecary at the Orchid Preview, Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1 Wednesday 8 April, 6.30pm – 9pm,

The RHS London Orchid Show is hosting the prestigious European Orchid Conference in London, welcoming experts and enthusiasts from all over the world. Not only is this an opportunity to admire and buy rare, hardy and exotic orchids at the show, but a chance to learn about this fabulous family of plants at the conference.  We will be serving our exotic wild and seasonal cocktails during the Orchid Preview evening. It is open to any visitors. Entry to the Preview evening (which includes a repeat visit on one show day) is RHS Members (in advance): £12, RHS Members (on the day): £16, Public (in advance): £14
Public (on the day): £18   More information here: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-london-shows/rhs-london-orchid-show 

The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show and Midnight Apothecary present Death Line at the Brunel Museum. Saturday 28 March 2015. Ticket only, £18.

On Saturday 28 March, The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show comes to Rotherhithe with a VERY special event to celebrate 172 years to the month since Brunel’s underground Thames Tunnel was opened. Midnight Apothecary and the Brunel Museum have teamed up with them to present Death Line, an intensely scary film in a very scary tunnel. This 1970s British cult classic horror starring Donald Pleasance and Christopher Lee is set against the backdrop of Soho and a very scary underground. You will be immersed, quite literally, into an underworld of unusual underground disappearances with the soundscape of the Overground just a metre from your feet in Brunel’s vast underground tunnel chamber! To steady your nerves, your ticket will entitle you to a botanical cocktail from Midnight Apothecary, together with access to the rooftop garden before and after the screening for firepit, flares and toasted marshmallows. At 6pm our enchanted candle-lit garden opens. The film begins at 8pm. You’ll have time to return to the garden after the screening for last orders at 10pm. Tickets are £18 and available from http://www.travellingfilmshow.co.uk/deathline

 

St Patrick and Mother’s Day Midnight Apothecary, Saturday 14 March 2015, 6-11pm (last orders 10pm). Brunel Museum Engine House, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF.  £5, ticket only.

Celebrate Ireland, mums and the forthcoming spring equinox at a very special Midnight Apothecary. The Engine House will be candle-lit and cosy, the firepit in the roof garden will be stoked, the souvlaki on the terrace will be sizzling and the marshallows will be toasty. As for the cocktails, they will be botanically divine. Expect stout, Irish whisky, white chocolate and wood sorrel if it is out by Saturday. The Nathan Osgood Trio will be belting out their hot jazz with Irish singer extraordinaire Marmalade. Bar opens 6pm, last orders 10pm. Optional guided descents into Brunel’s underground masterpiece included in your ticket.
http://www.wegottickets.com/brunelmuseum

Midnight Apothecary Valentine Apothecary, Saturday 14 February 2015, 6-11pm (last orders 10pm). Brunel Museum Engine House, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF.  £10, ticket only.

How did I guess what you were thinking? I know…how ARE you going to deal with the cynical marketing shambles that is Valentine’s Day? Relax, it’s taken care of. Midnight Apothecary will be opening its broad church doors on Saturday 14 February to the loved up, the hopeful, the curious, the cynical and the doubtful. Be thou in a merry throng, on thine own or in a merry couple, fireside merriment, midwinter cocktails and sizzling souvlaki will be yours…..and more. Inside the cosy Engine House there will be live music of the torchsong variety (with an edge) from some VERY special musical guests (and possibly a taped recording of the late great Demmis Roussos while Eros wafts through the smoky night air in the form of I Should Be Souvlaki serving delicious Greek Grill). AND..quell your beating heart..an optional descent into Brunel’s dark, underground love cave for a reading of some salacious secret diaries and a love story. And people, whether you want to quench your lover’s thirst, drown your sorrows or find the noble inner you I am preparing some very special potions that will be fresh and wild, just like you! Tickets only £10 from http://www.wegottickets.com/brunelmuseum. Entry includes free toasted marshmallows and the deep, dark descent into the love chamber with the saucy stories.

Wild Drinks Workshop with the Cocktail Gardener, Saturday 31 January 2015, 3pm-4.30pm, Queen of Hoxton Rooftop Terrace, 1 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3JX

January doesn’t need to be a dry and boring month! Come out of your post-Xmas slump by joining me at this workshop where you’ll learn to blend and garnish cocktails, the wild outdoors way!

Winter may seem slim pickings for fresh, forageable ingredients but a lot of the fun can be found gorging on the liqueurs and syrups made from the Autumn’s hedgerow bounty. Seasonal beauties like blood orange and rhubarb will excite the taste buds while kumquats can be married with cinnamon and winter savory (a herb). The beauty about foraging is using what’s available on the day, so expect the unexpected! Guests will enjoy one of my unique cocktail creations on arrival before learning how to blend these floral flavours with spirits like gin, mezcal and brandy before adding the finishing touches with garnishes to delight the tastebuds. You will also get the chance to experiment with foams and rapid infusion techniques to give your cocktails the extra WOW-factor.

Places are extremely limited so please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment! £20 from https://queen-of-hoxton.eventcube.io/events/1801/wild-drinks-workshop-w-the-cocktail-gardener

Midnight Apothecary Wassail, Saturday 17 January 2015, 6.30pm – 10.00pm, Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF. £5 entry. Ticket only.

Yer Tiz Lovers! Midnight Apothecary 2015 kicks off on Saturday 17 January with an ancient appley affair. Gather round the fire and get the heart pumping for Wassailing, the traditional old Twelfth Night celebration. It’s a chance to warm your cockles, aided by some cider-based concoctions (and other heart warming cocktails). Non-alcoholic versions for the serene and sanctimonious).
This ancient ceremony blesses the fruit trees in anticipation of the bountiful new season. For the third year, we will process to the apple tree in the lower garden with Wassail and sing some Wassail carols led by the Butler of the Ceremony and starring the Wassail Queen, alongside live musicians. Bring lanterns and torches to read the songsheet! Delicious hot food on sale from I Should Be Souvlaki. And of course the usual toasted marshmallows.

Wassail gets its name from the Old English term “waes hael” meaning “be well”. The Saxon response is “drink hael” meaning “drink and be healthy”. Below the Midnight Apothecary’s garden is a huge vaulted chamber, a Mead Hall. An optional descent through the narrow Hobbit Hole into the underground chamber for a short passage from Lord of the Rings is an optional treat of the evening. What more could you want from a crisp winter’s evening than to gather round the fire when nights are at their shortest? Join us for another magical evening.

Tickets only £5 from http://www.wegottickets.com/brunelmuseum

Midnight Apothecary Christmas Singa-Longa Extravaganza, Saturday 20 December 2014. Brunel Museum Roof Garden and Engine House, 6pm – 11pm

Join us at the Brunel Museum Engine House on Saturday 20 December with the incredible Nathan Osgood Trio and Friends for a very special Christmas Midnight Apothecary Special . Belt out all the old favourites in our candle lit grotto inside the Engine House – from The Pogues and Wham to Nat King Cole and Elvis….and a carol or two. Songsheets provided. And toasted marshmallows. And roaring fire. And Christmas cocktails and tasty morsels. Just the same as usual. Only even better! Starts 6pm. Last orders 10pm. Tickets £5 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/295700

Midnight Apothecary Bonfire Night Special, Saturday 1 November 2014. Brunel Museum Roof Garden, 5.30pm – 10.30pm

Last year’s Bonfire Night event at Midnight Apothecary attracted incredible reviews from guests and the media.  Join us again for themed cocktails, a roaring firepit, sparklers and delicious hot food by I Should Be Souvlaki. Ticket price includes optional guided descents into Brunel’s underground Grand Entrance Hall,  entry into the Engine House and complimentary toasted marshmallows. http://www.wegottickets.com/brunelmuseum

Midnight Apothecary Halloween Spectacular, Saturday 25 October, 2014. Brunel Museum Roof Garden, 5.30pm – 10.30pm

Join us for our third pumpkin-laden Halloween Spectacular in our beautiful rooftop garden. Beautifully lit and decorated with themed botanical cocktails using garden and foraged ingredients, a roaring firepit, apple bobbing and free toasted marshmallows as well as delicious hot food from I Should be Souvlaki….it will be magical. BY SPECIAL REQUEST: We will be making The Halloween Squawky, as featured on Abel & Cole’s  YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcyH7bn1G_g&list=UUozDY-EmkPds4tbMP49i0vQ Ticket includes optional guided descents into Brunel’s spooky and huge underground chamber beneath the roof garden and free access to the Brunel Museum Engine House. Tickets only £5 from http://www.wegottickets.com/brunelmuseum

RHS London Harvest Festival Late, Tuesday 7 October 2014, RHS Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London SE1P 2PE, 6pm – 9pm

We are proud as autumn punch to be welcomed back to the wondrous evening that is the RHS Harvest Festival Late in Pimlico.  It’s always a gorgeous night. This year the line up includes music from folk artist Robin Grey, apple bobbing, plants for sale, carrot instrument whittling workshops (we kid you not) and the UK’s finest musical comedians (and real life allotmenteers) ‘Can You Dig It?’. All this is made sane by the consumption of ale from the Real Ale Company and very special autumnal concoctions from us. We’d love to see you there. Early bird discounts and details at https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-london-shows/rhs-london-harvest-festival-show

Midnight Apothecary ‘The Last One’  Saturday 27 September 2014 Brunel Museum, 5.30pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm). Tickets only £5

The Dog Days of Summer are over.  Yes it’s the last of our weekly Midnight Apothecary nights of the season. Let’s have a cheery ‘one more no more’ to say goodbye to the summer and hello autumn. Don’t fret – I’ve got some powder to turn the flames in the firepit blue. And plenty of monthly special events to keep us together through the dark winter months. Tonight there’ll be delectable autumnal botanical cocktails to warm your cockles, guided underground descents of the underground chamber, the usual toasted marshmallows, giant candles, hurricane lamps, toons and all sorts. Get your tickets from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/272470

Midnight Apothecary ‘Pop Up Opera’ Friday 26 September 2014. 6pm – 11pm. £26, £20 or £5

Our favourites ‘Pop Up Opera’ will be performing  Mozart’s much loved comic opera Cosi fan tutte in the underground chamber, Brunel’s Thames Tunnel Shaft, on Friday 26 September. We thought we’d put on a special Friday night Midnight Apothecary in the roof garden to keep the opera goers and non opera  goers watered. All are welcome to Cosi up round the firepit. Bar opens 6pm, show starts 7.30pm. Last orders 10pm. Entry to Midnight Apothecary includes access to the museum tonight but not the underground chamber, complimentary toasted marshmallows, giant candles, hurricane lamps, riverside sunsets and the sound of opera wafting up ethereally through the garden from the underground chamber. If you want to go to the opera itself, tickets are either £20 for performance (and access to Midnight Apothecary) or £26 (including access to Midnight Apothecary and one cocktail (normally £7) from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pop-up-opera-present-mozarts-cosi-fan-tutte-in-the-brunel-museum-thames-tunnel-shaft-friday-26th-tickets-12620699853  If you just want to come and hang out with us without the opera, get your £5 tickets for Midnight Apothecary at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/289937

Midnight Apothecary ‘Open House Weekend’ 20 September 2014 Brunel Museum, 5.00pm-11pm (last orders 10pm) Tickets £5

Join us again for Open House Weekend. Explore Brunel’s huge underground Grand Entrance Hall, wander through the Engine House and then emerge into our secret roof garden for an evening of botanical cocktails, music, toasty firepit with accompanying marshmallows, giant candles, hurricane lamps and riverside sunsets. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/272471

Brunel Museum ‘Last Night of the Proms’ Spectacular, Sat 13 September 2014, Brunel Museum, 5.30-11pm (last orders 10pm) Tickets £12, £10 or £5

Bowler hats and tiaras on, drum roll….Last Night of the Proms at Midnight Apothecary! We will be open as usual from 5.30pm but then  at 7.30pm The Brunel Museum will proudly host its own Last Night of the Proms beneath us in the underground Grand Entrance Hall. The amazing Horns Aloud and a special guest singer will be playing a programme of great classical hits climaxing with Last Night of the Proms favourites “Jerusalem”, “Land of Hope and Glory” and “Rule Britannia” and other pieces last heard in the Thames Tunnel Shaft in 1827 when they were performed by the band of the Coldstream Guards at the famous banquet organised by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Midnight Apothecary will be in its usual spot in the garden for the evening so you can either enjoy the music wafting through the garden from below or can buy tickets to attend the concert and join us for the intermissions. Our £5 entry to Midnight Apothecary will entitle you to pay just £7 extra to attend the concert (tix £12), subject to availability on the night at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/272469  Or you can purchase joint concert/Midnight Apothecary tix in advance for £10 at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/285018   Concert goers have complimentary entry to Midnight Apothecary. We WILL have flags in the garden. And crowns, tiara, union jack ‘fros and caps.  It WILL be fun.

Midnight Apothecary is ready to host Urban Food Fortnight 12-28 September 2014

Midnight Apothecary is proud to be one of the venues across London hosting exciting events to highlight the amazing food being grown, produced and eaten in London.  Join us on  Sat 20th September for a botanical cocktail night.  Your cocktails will be made with ingredients from our own potager garden and locally foraged finds on our doorstep. You could not get a more ultra local menu! Tickets are £5 and include optional guided descents of Brunel’s underground chamber, access to the museum and complimentary toasted marshmallows.  Sat 20 September, Brunel Museum, 5.30pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm). http://www.wegottickets.com/event/272471

Midnight Apothecary Bastille Day Celebrations, 12 July 2014. Brunel Museum, 5.30pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm). Tickets only £5 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/272460

Tonight we celebrate Bastille Day. Join us for exquisite seasonal French cocktails and live music around the firepit with complimentary toasted marshmallows, free sunsets, giant flares, hurricane lamps, entry to the Brunel Museum and optional guided descents of the huge underground amphitheatre beneath the garden. Celebrate with our friends across the Channel with a little night music from sublime accordion player Fifi La Mer and jazz keyboard player Alex Mayhew with special guest singer. Doors open 5.30pm. Last orders 10pm. £5 entry. Mais non, mais oui! http://www.wegottickets.com/event/272460

Midnight Apothecary 4th July Celebrations on the 5th! Brunel Museum, 5.30pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm). Tickets only £5  http://www.wegottickets.com/event/272459

If we can make an effort for the Canucks, we better do the same for our American friends. We are opposite the Mayflower pub, the site where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail on their voyage to America in 1620. Nearly 400 years of connection.  It’s poignant people.  The Graham Crackers have been flown in for this one too, the S’mores await to be toasted over the firepit again and the cocktail infusions have a smidgen of maple syrup left over.  It’s going to be fun.Tickets  include entry to the Brunel Museum, complimentary s’mores, optional guided descent into the underground chamber….and the usual giant flares and hurricane lamps. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/272459

Midnight Apothecary Canada Day Celebrations, 28 June, Brunel Museum, 5.30pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm). Tickets only £5 

Join us for our third Canada Day celebrations at the Midnight Apothecary. The Graham Crackers have been flown in, the S’mores await to be toasted over the firepit, the cocktail infusions have a smidgen of maple syrup and the music has been chosen specially.  Tickets  include entry to the Brunel Museum, complimentary s’mores, optional guided descent into the underground chamber….and the usual giant flares and hurricane lamps.

Cocktail Gardener Masterclasses at The Rib Room, Knightsbridge 31 May, 7 June, 14 June, 3pm, The Rib Room Bar and Restaurant, The Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge

Join me to learn how to make delectable botanical cocktails using garden and foraged ingredients.  This is a very participative event with plenty of opportunity to sip as you learn.  Build your own cocktails using a selection of premium spirits alongside my syrups, shrubs and flowers.  

http://www.theribroom.co.uk/News–Reviews/the-cocktail-gardener/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite

Midnight Apothecary Vintage Swing-Jazz Dance Special! Saturday 17 May, Brunel Museum, 5.30pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm). Tickets only £5 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/272451

As part of Museums at Night, we are proud to be hosting a night of Vintage Swing-Jazz Dance at the Brunel Museum. Join us for exquisite seasonal and wild cocktails in our enchanted secret garden. Descend into the Engine House where the Kings Cross Hot Club, London’s hottest anarcho-swing jazz revolutionary musical combo will drive you crazy.  Let dance teacher extraordinaire Nikki Santilli from HotJazzRag teach you the Charleston and some Swing-Jazz Dance…dances to make you fast and furious or elegant and smoothe.  Then descend into Brunel’s vast underground amphitheatre to cool off before cosying up round the firepit for complimentary toasted marshmallows and more cocktails.  Keeping your energy levels up down on the terrace all evening will be I Should be Souvlaki serving great Greek Grill.

Midnight Apothecary is back at the Brunel Museum!  Easter Saturday weekend onwards, Saturday 5.30 – 11pm (last orders 10pm) and Sunday afternoons (when the weather warms up). Ticket only. £5 entry from http://www.wegottickets.com/brunelmuseum

Midnight Apothecary is back! From Easter Saturday (19 April), guests will be able to enjoy our third season of magical nights in our wild cocktail bar.  Scroll down for more information.

Listed this year as one of the 24 best places to drink outside in London this summer by todolist.org.uk  http://bit.ly/1fYMVM1 we have some exciting developments.

Lovers of wild cocktails, campfires, flowers, riverside sunsets and Greek Souvlaki (yes, really)– you may have found nirvana.

Our Cocktail Gardener been busy infusing, distilling and generally cooking up a storm of brand new cocktail creations based on ingredients in our garden and out in the wild (we cannot wait for you to try them).

This season we are also delighted to introduce mouthwatering hot delights in the form of I should be Souvlaki –two handsome men and their Great Greek Grill. Best friends Tom and Chris will be dishing up delicious authentic Greek pita souvlaki fresh off the grill every Saturday night. Stop by the stall for fluffy bread filled with marinated grilled chicken, pork or halloumi oozing with the scent of garlic, lemon oregano and mint, with chips, tomato, red onion and tzatziki. The perfect accompaniment to our cocktails!

When & Where

Midnight Apothecary is open throughout the summer at Brunel Museum every Saturday night 5.30pm – 10.30pm and Sundays from 3 – 6pm.  Entry this season is £5 by advance ticket only at http://www.wegottickets.com/brunelmuseum. Tickets will include entry to the museum, complimentary toasted marshmallows, optional guided descent into the underground chamber….and the usual giant flares, hurricane lamps.  Money raised from ticket sales will also help raise money for a new entrance and staircase for a new concert hall in Brunel’s huge underground shaft below the cocktail garden and avoid overcrowding in the garden. 

Midnight Apothecary Valentine Special, Saturday 15 February 2014, 5pm – 10pm, Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF. £ 5 entry. Ticket only.

We’re engineering your romance for another flare-fuelled night of cocktails, firepit and sparklers guaranteed to warm the cockles of even the most cold-hearted. Cosy-up round the fire, enjoy heart-warming infusions and complementary toasted marshmallows.  The toughest of hearts will melt.  Singletons, couples and groups will find a happy home.  An optional guided descent into Brunel’s underground chamber for a Love Story is included in the ticket price. Delicious gourmet valentine morsels will also be available from BBC MasterChef winner Julie Friend. Tickets for this Midnight Apothecary Valentine Special are £5 and available in advance from wegottickets.com/BrunelMuseum.

Valentine Pop-Up Sit-down Banquet Extravaganza, Friday 14 February, 7pm – 10.30pm, Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF. £ 5 entry. Ticket only.

Sparks are set to fly at the Brunel Museum over the Valentine weekend, home of the world’s first pop – up restaurant*

The Cocktail Gardener will be providing the liquid engineering to set hearts racing with three perfectly paired love potions to accompany each of the three dreamy courses from BBC MasterChef winner Julie Friend at the Valentine sit-down banquet on Friday 14 February.  A Love Story and brief encounterin Brunel’s underground chamber will begin the magical evening designed for guests celebrating as a couple or just a group of loved ones.  They will ascend into the candle-lit Brunel Museum to dine on a gourmet feast including ruby red beets, aromatic Moroccan spices and the darkest of dark chocolate before being invited to retire to the enchanted Midnight Apothecary roof garden to enjoy complimentary petit fours, toasted marshmallows and sparklers around the cosy firepit. The ticket includes three courses, three carefully paired cocktails, petit fours, marshmallows, sparklers, a Love Story and live entertainment.  Wine may be purchased in additionat cash bar.Tickets are available at £47.50 in advance from wegottickets.com/BrunelMuseum

*In 1827 Isambard Kingdom Brunel created the world’s first underground dining experience in a tunnel beneath the Thames. Candlelight and the Coldstream Guards’ regimental band accompanied the original meal as 50 guests clinked crystal glasses. At the end of the evening, the attendees climbed back up a staircase and appeared suddenly in the daylight. Thus making them the world’s first pop up diners.

Midnight Apothecary Wassail, Saturday 18 January, 6.30pm – 10.00pm, Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF. £ 5 entry. Ticket only.

Yer Tiz Lovers! Midnight Apothecary 2014 kicks off on Saturday 18 January with an ancient appley affair. Gather round the fire and get the heart pumping for Wassailing, the traditional old Twelfth Night celebration. It’s a chance to warm your cockles and make some noise, aided by some cider-based concoctions (and other heart warming cocktails). Non-alcoholic versions for the serene and sanctimonious).
This ancient ceremony blesses the fruit trees in anticipation of the bountiful new season. For the second year, we will process to the apple tree in the lower garden with Wassail and sing some Wassail carols led by the Butler of the Ceremony and starring the Wassail Queen, alongside live musicians. Bring lanterns, torches and/or something to make a noise with. Delicious hot food on sale from BBC MasterChef winner Julie Friend.

Wassail gets its name from the Old English term “waes hael” meaning “be well”. The Saxon response is “drink hael” meaning “drink and be healthy”. Below the Midnight Apothecary’s garden is a huge vaulted chamber, a Mead Hall. An optional descent through the narrow Hobbit Hole into the underground chamber for a short passage from Lord of the Rings is available for an additional £5. What more could you want from a crisp winter’s evening than to gather round the fire when nights are at their shortest? Join us for another magical evening.
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/255420

Midnight Apothecary Sing-a-Longa Christmas Extravaganza, Saturday 21 December, 5.30 – 11pm, Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF. £ 5 entry. Ticket only.

By popular demand we are doing ‘one more no more’ – an encore for all our lovelies who have made 2013 so much fun. It’s going to be epic. The truly wondrous Nathan Osgood and band will be gathering round the fire with songsheets for us to have a good’ol sing-song. Belt out the old favourites from The Pogues and Wham to Nat King Cole and Elvis. And a carol or two. With hot buttered rum. And Christmas cocktails. And toasted marshmallows. And roaring firepit. Tickets only £5, available online at a click. What’s not to love.
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/247937

Midnight Apothecary Bonfire Night Special, Saturday 2 November 2013, 5.30 – 11pm (last orders 10pm), Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF. £ 5 entry. Ticket only.

Last year this event was promoted by Elle and the Daily Telegraph as the number one bonfire night event in London. Join us for another very special Midnight Apothecary Bonfire Night Special.  Themed cocktails, roaring firepit, sparklers and so much more. We are making this event ticket-only to limit numbers and ensure people avoid disappointment. Tickets available here

Midnight Apothecary Halloween Extravaganza, Saturday 26 October 2013, 5.30 – 11pm (last orders 10pm), Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF. £5 entry. Ticket only.

Following last year’s incredible reviews from guests and the media we are making this year’s Halloween event ticket-only to avoid another scrum. Join us for pumpkin-laden revelry in our beautifully dressed rooftop garden for very special themed cocktails and free toasted marshmallows round the firepit. Your £5 ticket ensures your place at this very special event and free marshmallows!  Tickets available here

RHS London Harvest Festival Show, Tuesday 8 October 2013, 6 – 9pm,  RHS Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street & Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE

Join us again for another magical evening with the Royal Horticultural Society at their London Harvest Festival Late. Following last year’s incredible evening, we are delighted to be offering special cocktails again alongside fruit and veg competitions, pumpkin weight guessing, apple bobbing, allotment showcasing, music from Robin Grey, entertainment from fruit and vegetable jugglers and many more harvest shenanigans…ooh and beer from Hobgoblin and Wisley cider.  More information here .

OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND, 21 and 22 September, Midnight Apothecary open Saturday AND SUNDAY EVENING, 5.30 – 11pm (last orders 10pm) and Sunday 12.30 – 5pm. Free entry. Cash Bar.  Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden, Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF.

The Brunel Museum and underground shaft are open for this special weekend and to mark the occasion we shall be open LATE ON SUNDAY as well as Saturday at the times mentioned above.  Guided descents of the huge underground amphitheatre will be available for a £5 donation throughout the day and evening. And free marshmallows round the firepit alongside flares, hurricane lamps and cocktails garnished and infused with ingredients from the garden.

URBAN FOOD FORTNIGHT at Midnight Apothecary 14-29 September 2013.  Saturday 5.30 – 11pm (last orders 10pm) and Sunday 12.30 – 5pm. Free entry. Cash Bar.

Midnight Apothecary is delighted to be part of London’s second Urban Food Fortnight. Showcasing the fabulous local produce being grown, produced and cooked on our city’s doorstep we will be doing our bit with cocktails infused and garnished from ingredients in our roof garden at the Brunel Museum.  Ethical Eats is teaming up with   Capital Growth to bring together London’s enterprising food growers, producers and sustainable chefs to serve up super-local produce while supporting community food growing spaces.  Capital Bee which promotes community beekeeping in London is also collaborating to highlight the importance of buying and eating local food, urban growing and planting forage for bees.

During the two weeks, restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs across the city will showcase dishes and drinks made with ultra-local fruit, veg and herbs from urban farms, and from London honey cultivated in community beehives.  We will be doing our bit so come and join us for the celebration every Saturday and Sunday till 29 September. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Urbanfoodfortnight. Follow on Twitter at #urbanfoodfortnight @ethicaleats and here’s an article about it including us from the wonderful Londonist: http://londonist.com/2013/09/meet-the-locals-urban-food-fortnight.php

CELEBRATE URBAN FOOD FORTNIGHT AND MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, Saturday 5.30pm – 11pm, last orders 10pm

We are hosting Urban Food Fortnight at the Brunel Museum for 2 weeks starting Saturday 14 September. THIS WEEKEND, Sat 14, our Midnight Apothecary rooftop bar will welcome visitors to taste our special cocktails made with fruit and herbs from the potager garden!
Midnight Apothecary will be one of the venues across London that will host exciting events highlighting the amazing food being grown, produced and eaten in London. In collaboration with Capital Growth.  And to spice it up we are celebrating Mexican Independence Day at the same time!
Don’t miss it! http://bit.ly/15LTMKw

MIDNIGHT APOTHECARY EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY TILL END OF SEPTEMBER. Saturday 5.30pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm) and Sunday 12.30 – 5pm.  Free entry. Cash bar.

POP UP OPERA AND COCKTAILS. YUM. Saturday 20 July 2013 – 11pm (last orders 10pm) and Sunday 14 July, 12.30pm – 5pm)

Deep in the bowels of the earth beneath us, in Brunel’s Grand Entrance Hall, Pop-Up Opera will be performing Rita & La Serva Padrona at 3pm. Emerge into the sunlight for cocktails, sunsets, marshmallows, campfire and flowers.  Tickets for the opera £20 at http://bit.ly/15SDuik

BASTILLE DAY COCKTAILS Saturday 13 July, 5.30 pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm) and Sunday 14 July, 12.30pm – 5pm)

Vivre La Bonne Vie!  Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite – and Marshmallows!  Enjoy our French gourmand cocktail creations this weekend.

INDEPENDENCE DAY COCKTAILS  Saturday 6 July, 5.30 pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm) and Sunday 7 July, 12.30pm – 5pm)

We can’t leave our American friends out so we’re making it a night for you with the same cocktails as the Canucks but replacing the Canadian Club with Maker’s Mark!  Look out for HAHAHOPSCOTCH fun and games for kids with gardening play sessions on Sunday 2pm – 5pm (£4.50 per session or £12 for all three) while grown-ups have the opportunity to imbibe our cocktail creations – delicious non-alcoholic mocktails available.

CANADA DAY COCKTAILS , Saturday 29 June 2013, 5.30pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm) and Sunday 30 June, 12.30pm – 5pm

Once again, S’MORES (graham crackers with toasted marshmallows and melting chocolate) are guaranteed to draw in our Canuck friends alongside bourbon and maple syrup cocktails.  This year we feature the Blueberry Thrill with bourbon, house-made blueberry, maple syrup and mint syrup, lime juice and soda, the Strawberry Maple Fizz with vodka, strawberry puree, maple syrup, lemon juice and orange bitters and finally the Maple Martini with vodka (or bourbon), vermouth and maple syrup.

CHELSEA FRINGE.  As proud participants in the 2013 Chelsea Fringe Festival we have designed The Chelsea Fringe Cocktail and will be delighted to serve you one at the following events:

The Chelsea Fringe Cocktail

Midnight Apothecary 18/19 May, 25/26 May and 8 June (all at The Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden ), 5.30 – 11pm

Thursday 23 May, Pop Up Shopping Evening and Drinks Reception to celebrate launch of The Balcony Gardener’s new Urban Garden Showroom at Squint Pop Up Shop (we’re in the courtyard), Kensington, SW3,  6-8pm

Thursday 30 May, Seven Dials & St Martin’s Courtyard Traffic Free Shopping Night. 5pm – 9pm.  We are delighted to be taking part in this special pedestrianised shopping event during Chelsea Fringe where you can enjoy 20% discount across Seven Dials Village and St Martin’s Courtyard. Of course we will be selling The Chelsea Fringe Cocktail. More details of this glorious event and some of our heroes who will be there too (Kamm & Sons BarCycle and Punch & Judy Bar, ice creamists Ruby Violet, the Twisted Ice Cream Cocktail Parlour, vintage singing duo Verity and Violet and so much more) And……we will be showing off our brand new botannical apothecary bar!

The Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard 20% Shopping Night takes place on Thursday 30th May 2013 between 5 and 9pm. To qualify for the 20% discount, shoppers need a ‘Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard Shopping Ticket’ which can be downloaded from Sevendials.co.uk/standard along with a list of participating stores and venues.  You can also get updates on the event at Twitter @7DialsWC2 and Facebook facebook.com/sevendials

On Tuesday 4 June we will be hosting a very special  Chelsea Fringe event: “Pick your own facepack, pick your own cocktail and pick your own lunch” 11am – 2.30pm (£30) – a fully participative, delicious workshop with natural perfumer Tanya Moulding, a wild food forager chef and me. Lunch, facepack and cocktail included.  Only 15 places available. For more details and to book visit  http://www.wegottickets.com/brunelmuseum

FAMILY FROLICS with Hahahopscotch, Midnight Apothecary, The Foragers and BBC Masterchef winner Julie Friend, MAY BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY at the Brunel Museum,  5 May, 2pm – 5pm

Hahahopscotch will be bringing their freckly, dishevelled and forgivably nostalgic play sessions to the roof top garden of the Brunel Museum this summer.  For the first Sunday of every month we will be serving our plant-powered cocktails alongside delicious gourmet food on the Square from  The Foragers (or BBC Masterchef Julie Friend Sunday 5 May) while parents can watch (or not!) their children have the best but simplest fun of the weekend. Don’t worry, we will be serving our cocktails EVERY Sunday alongside The Foragers’ gourmet treats 12.30 – 5pm – but first Sunday of the month you are on warning that you will be joined by the bairns!

Hahahopscotch will run an afternoon of its 45 minute play sessions, from 2-5pm.

On Sunday 5 May, children can bounce their way through:

2pm – Traditional Games: many marvellous marbles

3pm – Giggly & Greenfingered: seeds and suchlike

4pm – Adventures with Brunel: tunnels

Sessions can accommodate a range of ages and cost £4.50/child (or £12 for an afternoon of all three).

No need to book, just turn up.

More information on Hahahopscotch at www.hahahopscotch.co.uk, www.facebook.com/hahahopscotch or linden@hahahopscotch.co.uk

 

DRUM ROLL……Midnight Apothecary re-launch announced: Saturday 20 April 2013. AND SUNDAYS TOO! Brunel Museum Roof Garden, 5.30pm – 10.30pm.

There’s been a lot of chopping and changing about the start of the new season of Midnight Apothecary and we’re sorry for that. But the weather has been too miserable, even for us. But now people…..the date is upon us. And a very special date it shall be.  Lovers of wild cocktails, campfires, flowers, riverside sunsets and foraged feasts – you may have found nirvana.

For not only have we been busy infusing, distilling and generally cooking up a storm of brand new cocktail creations based on ingredients in our garden and out in the wild (we cannot wait for you to try them). We have invited some special guest chefs to ply you with delectable morsels.  What better way to wash down our wild cocktails than with some beautiful wild morsels from The Foragers?   We are delighted to welcome these gourmands to Midnight Apothecary for the first time. Set up by chefs George Fredenham and Gerald Waldeck who run the Verulam Arms in St Albans, The Foragers is a dining concept which aims “to inspire a movement of respectful and tasteful foraging”.

So not only are you in for some magical Saturday nights in the cocktail garden, watching the sun set over the river as you cuddle up round the fire and toast some marshmallows…. down on the Terrace you can delight in gourmet treats from The Foragers (which you can of course bring up to said cocktail garden).

And there’s more. From Sunday 21 April, The Foragers and us will be doing Sunday sessions on the Terrace and in the roof garden at the museum 12.30pm – 5pm.

Here’s to stoking up the fire, lighting the flares and enjoying some more magical nights (and afternoons) at Midnight Apothecary. Can’t wait to see you.

Opening Times

SATURDAY NIGHTS

Midnight Apothecary EVERY Saturday night from 20 April,  5.30pm – 11pm. Brunel Museum Roof Garden, The Engine House, Rotherhithe, SE16 4LF. Serving cocktails in the roof garden and tasty morsels from The Foragers on the Terrace. FREE ENTRY, CASH BAR.

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

You can enjoy GOURMAND SUNDAY afternoon sessions with Midnight Apothecary and  The Foragers every Sunday afternoon  on the Terrace at the Brunel Museum from Sunday 21 April, 12.30 – 5pm.

The Cocktail Gardener residency at Blush, 8 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, N16 6BD. Launch night Thursday 28 March, 6.30pm – 11.30pm. Then every Thursday…..

What better way to kick off the Easter break than the launch night of The Cocktail Gardener residency At Blush, a hidden gem of a bar in Stoke Newington. I’m coming in from the cold to serve up exquisite seasonal cocktails and infusions every Thursday night, 6.30pm – 11.30pm.  It will be a small, candle-lit affair with a bit of 1940s swing on the jukebox.  Apart from keeping the frost bite at bay, I wanted somewhere to showcase really special cocktails that I don’t get the chance to do make at Midnight Apothecary where we are catering for upwards of 250 people. Blush is the perfect intimate space to do that.  Treats in store for the first week include the Rhubarbra Streisand with white rum, house-made rhubarb syrup and lime juice with candied rhubarb and shiso leaves. Or why not try the Grapefruit Pillow with vodka, tequila, freshly squeezed grapefruit and agave nectar served with a grapefruit foam and edible flowers.  Imagine sipping on a tequila saturated cloud with a marshmallow to rest your head on. You’ll be able to wash down our beautiful plant-powered creations with cheese and charcuterie boards, house-made chutneys and local bread.  Look forward to seeing you there.

POSTPONED: Easter Midnight Apothecary Bonanza! Saturday 30 March 5 – 10.30pm and Easter Sunday 31 March, 12.30pm – 5pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE ABOMINABLE WEATHER PREDICTED! We are delighted that when we do decide to re-open we will be joined by The Foragers, gourmet chefs who will be serving wild food alongside our wild cocktails EVERY Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.  HOWEVER, we are delaying until mid April to give us a better chance of enjoying some balmy nights….apologies to anyone who was making plans to join us. We think we’re doing you a favour by postponing!

Tuesday 26 March,RHS London Spring Fair Late 6-9pm, RHS Halls, Westminster, London SW1P 2PE

Following Midnight Apothecary’s runaway success at the inaugural RHS Autumn Harvest Late, we are delighted to be returning for this spring 1950s Spring extravaganza.  Bring your dancing shoes or just a thirst for exquisite cocktails and infusions, surrounded by live music, some of the country’s leading nurserymen and women and their plants. We can guarantee there will be reeling, swinging and swigging…..in what order we know not. But what a night it promises to be!

Monday 18 March, Launch of GKFW at Grace Belgravia, Knightsbridge, with Plenish Cleanse. 6.30pm – 9pm.

We are delighted to be serving up some delicious cocktails at this press launch using Plenish cleanse juices as a base. Welcome back the Pisco Snapper featuring Plenish Cleanse’s very own spicy lemonade and pisco garnished with a violet flower and our very special Pineapple Garden featuring Plenish Cleanse Pineapple Squared (pineapple, apple, mint and aloe vera) with Kamm & Sons garnished with variegated lemon thyme, lime twirl, cucumber, edible lavender and pineapple sage blossom.  Yum!

Thursday 14 February 2013 at 7pm, 8pm, or 9pm.  All aboard the Love Train with the Midnight Apothecary!  Brunel Museum Engine House, Rotherhithe,

Hold on tight for a Valentine treat with a difference – a train ride through the tunnel of love….

£15 buys you a hot ticket aboard London Underground’s very own love train, a reading of a love story and secret diaries in an underground chamber, an exquisite Valentine cocktail from Midnight Apothecary in the Engine Room and a beautifully wrapped chilli chocolate brownie to warm your cockles from BBC MasterChef winner Julie Friend.

By kind permission of a pandering London Underground, tonight the Tunnel is floodlit.  Here was the World’s First Underwater Shopping Arcade.  Here also at the Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair were novelty acts, sword swallowers and female acrobats, and dark places where lovers might talk until morning…..

It is perhaps the most romantic of settings.  There were dinner parties and secret meetings in the Thames Tunnel, and here Brunel romanced a famous actress.

Descend, with or without a lover, to the Grand Entrance Hall.  Listen to the secret diaries of the famous Actress who met the famous Engineer in this famous underground haunt for lovers*.  Then travel with your guide on a train through the Thames Tunnel, the Tunnel of Love.

Lovers should make assignations in the entrance to the Brunel Museum 7pm, 8pm or 9pm.

Lovers must book online at  http://www.wegottickets.com/brunelmuseum

Bring the greatest aphrodisiac of all: Your OYSTER card!

Tour takes an hour.  After your free cocktail a cash bar from the Midnight Apothecary is available throughout the evening in the Engine Room at the Brunel Museum.

 

Toast in the Tree: Rotherhithe Wassail at the Midnight Apothecary. Saturday 19 January, 6.30pm, Brunel Museum Roof Garden. Advance Tickets Only!

Gather round the fire at the first Midnight Apothecary of 2013 for Wassailing, the traditional old Twelfth Night celebration. Following last year’s food harvest in our new garden, we intend to usher in another bountiful year with copious amounts of mulled apple based concoctions, fire and toast. They all feature in this ancient ceremony to give thanks and bless the fruit trees in anticipation of the new season. Non-alchoholic cocktails will be on offer for those who have placed themselves on the wagon this month.  We have teamed up again with BBC MasterChef winner Julie Friend who will be serving hot gourmet delights. Below the Midnight Apothecary’s Garden is a huge vaulted chamber, a beckoning Mead Hall. An optional guided descent through the narrow Hobbit Hole into the underground chamber for a short passage from The Lord of the Rings is available for an additional £5 (no need to book in advance for this optional tour). What more could you want from a crisp winter’s evening than to gather round the fire when nights are at their longest? Join us for another magical evening. The ceremony kicks off at 6.30pm. Bring lanterns, torches and/or something to make a noise with. There will be a cash bar and delicious hot food on sale.  Entry is £5 but this ticket gets you a free cocktail! Numbers are limited for this special event so entry is by advance ticket only from Wegottickets.

 

Midnight Apothecary Bonfire Night Special
Saturday 3 November: 5-10pm, Brunel Museum Roof Garden

Teaming up again with Julie Friend, winner of  BBC MasterChef and The Perfume Mistress, Tanya Moulding, we are hosting another very special night. Join us for hot gourmet delights, heartwarming herbal infusions and autumnal aromas.  Bonfire, flares, hot mulled concoctions, sparklers and lots more.

 

Midnight Apothecary Halloween Special
Saturday  27 October: 5-10pm, Brunel Museum Roof Garden

The Midnight Apothecary is delighted to present a magical feast for the senses. In a unique collaboration to mark summer’s end and prepare for the cold months ahead Julie Friend, winner of BBC MasterChef will be serving hot gourmet delights to warm the cockles alongside our special cocktails to drive out evil spirits. And if that wasn’t enough, we are delighted to be joined by The Perfume Mistress Tanya Moulding who will be on hand to seduce the senses and inspire the spirit with natural fragrances.  Firepit, flares, bats, jack ‘o lanterns, hot mulled rum and live music await you – and possibly some apple bobbing!

 

Midnight Apothecary at RHS London Harvest Festival Show

Tuesday 9 October, 6-pm, RHS Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street & Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE

We are very excited that The Royal Horticultural Society  invited The Midnight Apothecary to its London Harvest Festival Show on 9 October. This is the start of taking Midnight Apothecary on the road for indoor and outdoor events.  We enjoyed an evening with the acclaimed London Vegetable Orchestra, carved our own pumpkin, heard about the adventures of forager Yun Hider (www.wildfoodcentre.org/) and experienced wondrous giant veggies. In addition, the world-famous Mrs Tee (www.wildmushrooms.co.uk) will cooked some of her delicious wild mushrooms. With alcoholic veggie cocktails from us, cider from RHS Wisley Garden and tasty treats, the Harvest Festival Late was a night to remember.