Skylight’s winter rooftop wonderland

The nights are turning darker and there is a distinct chill in the air, but that has never stopped those determined to combine drinking with altitude and the outdoor. If that happens to be you, then grab your winter woolies and head to Skylight Rooftop, where London’s most imaginative rooftop destination welcomes back its winter season.

Featuring Europe’s only real ice rooftop ice rink, Skylight launches into a season of icy escapades, opening on 31st October with a unique adult twist to the spooky festivities featuring Halloween on Ice performances, tricks and treats, best costume competition, fun activities and music throughout the evening.

Fancy yourself as the next Michelle Kwan? Get your skates on and show off your skills or if you are feeling a bit competitive, pit your puck shooting skills against your friends at ice hockey slap shot. To keep you fuelled, heated après skate bars will be serving an extensive menu of beers and ciders, and a delicious array of warming winter cocktails, including the obligatory mulled wine. Alongside heart warming street food served up by Flip Side and Yiro.

No need to worry about unpredictable weather? Skylight has you covered, literally, with two pergola covered areas on levels 11 & 12 and patio heaters positioned throughout the outdoor areas to keep you toasty. If the elements take a turn for the worst, head down to enclosed Level 9 to snuggle up in their cosy neon lit fully heated après style vibe bar with street food, a cocktail bar and DJ’s.

For the ultimate luxe and insta moment, grab your closes friends, rub noses and get cosy in one of skylight’s stunning heated igloos or après ski style mountain huts. Here you can relax in comfort, enjoy the taste of the Alpes with a Raclette sharing platter and experience the ultimate winter wonderland experience with 360 degrees views of the London skyline.
Throughout the winter season, Skylight has a changing programme of events and seasonal fun including a Christmas tree decorating party and Festive sing-alongs. Trying to decide where to go for NYE, recalling in horror the long queues and overpriced clubs? Then head over to skylight for a unique NYE celebration, where there will also be live screenings of London NYE fireworks display. The winter season culminates with Burns Night and Australia Day.

With DJ’s on rotation Friday, Saturday and event nights, Skylight is the perfect place for fun and frolics or to just chill and take in the breath taking views.
Opening: 31st October 2019 to 25th January 2020. Free entry (except on special ticketed event nights)

Address:  Skylight Rooftop, Pennington Street Car Park Entrance, Wapping, London, E1W 2SF

Website:  https://www.tobaccodocklondon.com/skylight

Written by: Eboni Addoh