The sun has made its rare appearance in London and has been giving us the first hints of summer.Chilling with friends and sipping on cocktails and the ice-cold beer becomes a much better experience when sitting in an open space 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 boosts of 4 different bars, croquet, petanque and lawn bowls lawns with a lot of seating for everyone looking to lay back in comfortable chairs and enjoy some sunshine.
Wapping is more and more becoming an area to go out and have fun and Skylight will be a new addition to what is quickly becoming a 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 every level, 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, plus ciders, as well as wine, bubbles and fancy cocktails.
And when you get hungry during the long summer days, you can taste one of the finest foods- in form of We Eat Humans burgers serving a great Mac’n’cheese veggie burger ; 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. Visitors who like to have some fun in the sun can play petanque, lawn bowls and cricket, starting at 15 pounds 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.