Skylight, London’s most imaginative rooftop destination welcomes back its winter season, running from 31st October to 25th January 2020. Themed around an urban après skate bar, the three-story East London venue is playing host to Europe’s only real- ice rooftop ice rink, seasonal cocktails, ice hockey shooting, DJs, cosy igloos and huts, and some of the best views in the city.
Skylight has become one of London’s most popular rooftops and a firm fixture on any summer and winter hotlist. Soaring above London’s most unique event venue, Tobacco Dock in Wapping, Skylight boasts three floors of bars, street food, live entertainment, lawn games, screens and an unrivalled view of London’s iconic skyline. This year, following on from Summer and HarvestFest seasons, the venue will undergo a full winter makeover, transforming its sunlit terraces into warm and inviting spaces designed for shorter days and cooler nights.
Set against a backdrop of the city’s iconic skylines, Skylight will be continuing its unique seasonal offering into the crisper winter months by hosting Europe’s only real-ice rooftop ice rink, which shares the main level with the pergola bar. Visitors who fancy a quick skate can take to the ice for £12. Tickets are sold onsite only and not available in advance. Guests can also try Skylight’s ice hockey penalty shooting game on the lower level.
The popular igloos and huts on Skylight’s top level will be making an exciting return, transporting guests to a wintry wonderland perched above the city – the perfect spot to sip on a mulled wine and admire London’s twinkling skyline with friends. These are, as well as a number of indoor and outdoor heated seating areas, available across Skylight to book for private parties of all sizes.
From one of Skylight’s many après skate bars, guests will be able to purchase a delicious array of warming winter cocktails, alongside an extensive menu of beers and ciders, as well as warming mulled wine. The bars also feature the full range of Bacardi spirits. Street food stalls are available on the lower level, featuring authentic Greek street food vendors YIRO.
Throughout the winter season, Skylight has a changing programme of cutting edge DJs, events and parties including Halloween On Ice taking place on Skylight’s opening night, a tree decorating evening, regular Festive Singalong events, New Year’s Eve celebrations, Burns Night and Australia Day.
A must for any Christmas party, Skylight welcomes private parties and corporate events of all sizes and styles. Tables are bookable from £10, with hut and igloo hire starting at £100 (for 4 hours – 10 people) via Design My Night. Igloo and hut bookings include mulled wine on arrival, table service, heater and blankets. Entry to Skylight is free. Bespoke bookings of 50+ available via email.