Toast Marshmallows By A Campfire At London’s Torchlit Cocktail Garden

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Now open at Rotherhithe’s Brunel Museum, Midnight Apothecary is back with more marshmallows and martinis.

Now in its eighth year, this wholesome pop-up offers a truly unique experience. Guests can toast marshmallows by the fire or scoff their faces with street food from Upside Down Catering. Quench your thirst with campfire cocktails made with local spirits, foraged ingredients, and plants picked from the rooftop garden. And, new for 2019, you’ll also find a prosecco piazza and a negroni nook on the lower terrace.

The cocktail menu is constantly evolving according to what’s in season, but you can expect the likes of Woodland Martinis with vodka, smoked sage, wild vermouth and angelica seed bitters; or Bonfire of the Vani-Teas with burnt bergamot, scented geranium tea, gin and campari. There’ll also be some lovely mocktails on offer.

If you purchase your tickets through Fever, you’ll get your first cocktail for free, plus a meal from the onsite street food van (either a Greek chicken wrap or a loaded vegan tofu wrap). Bag your spot around the campfire here.

Tickets include a free guided tour of Brunel’s Grand Entrance Hall; a huge Victorian tunnel shaft that was once known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ and is now used as an incredible performance space.

There will be two sittings every Friday and Saturday until the end of September; one from 5pm–7:30pm and another from 7:30pm–10pm. Find Midnight Apothecary at the Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, SE16 4LF. 

Tickets cost £30 (or £34 for the late sitting) and include entry, a botanical cocktail, a meal and a guided tour — purchase them here.

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