Chilling with friends and sipping on Aperol spritzers becomes a much better experience when lounging on a deck with great views of the London’s skylight while listening to exceptional summer tunes. You’ve probably already scouted most of the rooftop bars and best terraces in town, but you definitely haven’t been to the new, three-level Skylight rooftop bar in East London.
The newest summer hang out spot in Tobacco Dock sits on a 10th floor of the ex-car park, and when you walk up all the stairs (consider it as free cardio before the well-deserved relax), you’ll enter the ultimate rooftop heaven.
Decked out like a British lawn club, Skylight boasts 4 different bars, croquet, petanque and lawn bowls lawns with a lot of seating for everyone looking to kick back in comfortable chairs and enjoy the sunshine.
Skylight is a new addition to East London’s lifestyle scene and to what’s quickly becoming another hub for creative Londoners. Perfectly situated between the thriving scenes of Shoreditch and Peckham, this unusual spot will bring life to unused space in East London and offer a capacity of 600 people to its visitors.
Bars are located on two levels, so there’s no way you’ll be left thirsty for even a second. Drinks include ice-cold draft beers such as Staropramen, Blue Moon, Prahva and Chieftan IPA as well as ciders, champagne and cocktails.
And when you get hungry during the long summer days, you can indulge yourself in street-food in form of We Eat Humans burgers serving and their mac and cheese classic, Greek street food brand Yiro and their healthy souvlaki and Kra Pow, the best from Thai kitchen.
Situated in the heart of East London and not too far from the centre, Skylight is the best location for after-work drinks and amusement in form of British lawn games.
Those who like to have some fun in the sun can play petanque, lawn bowls and cricket, starting at £15 for half an hour. If you’re afraid of long cues, you can book the games in advance on Skylight’s website, which makes it hella easier. Thanks to its great position, the rooftop offers its visitors exceptional views on some of the most iconic London’s buildings, such as the Shard, the Gherkin and the Walkie Talkie. When you add a cotton-candy coloured sunset, the scenery becomes perfectly Instagrammable and will make all your friends jealous of not tagging along.
Skylight definitely meets all our needs and expectations for best summer hang-out hot spots in London while capturing the essence of British garden party, so make sure to not miss it.
Skylight will be open every week from Thursday to Sunday and on bank holidays, until 11pm with free entry and it will host numerous exciting events throughout the summer.