Picture this: Mojito in hand, bathing in the summer sun, amongst an uninterrupted London skyline, picturesque wooden canopies and fairy lights. Like the sound of it? Then head on over to the Skylight Rooftop at Tobacco Dock.
Famous for its panoramic and uninterrupted views across the city’s skyline and unique urban lawn games and bar offering, the expansive rooftop venue has become one of London’s favourite summer hot spots. This summer, Skylight will be back with day-beds and garden booths for afternoon lounging, new seasonal cocktails for summertime sipping and an exciting calendar of programming and special events for all-summer partying.
Created in 2017 by Meanwhile Events, and the team behind Tobacco Dock in Wapping, the 600 capacity venue boasts three floors of bars, entertainment, lawn games, street food and screens for live sporting events. The venue is situated atop of an unused multi-story carpark and is conveniently located a mere one stop from Bank. Pulsating with activity in the summer months, Skylight is also now a top winter pop -up destination featuring Europe’s only real-ice rooftop ice rink, making the venue equally popular during the festive season.
Skylight’s raised platform bar on level 12 has undergone an upgrade for 2019, welcoming all- new day beds and private garden booths as well as added greenery and beautiful plants. This bar is situated on Skylight’s highest level, boasting the best views across London, and will be open as an exclusive destination for those looking for a special experience this summer. This space is great for celebrations and each booth and bed is available to book from £70 for up to 10 people, this includes a drink on arrival and table service. Bespoke drinks packages can be built in advance – perfect for group bookings and parties.
The large pergola and bar on the main level remains the venue’s drinking hub, while the lower level providing a large sheltered space, perfect for grabbing a bite of street food or dancing the night away to Skylight’s weekly rota of DJs. Entry to Skylight is free and tables are available on a first-come-first-served basis as well as bookable in advance, starting at £10 for 10 people.
Throughout summer 2019, Skylight will play host to an array of events that are set to define a London summer.
Special screenings: FA Cup Final, Wimbledon and The Rugby World Cup
Special events: Hendricks Summer Solstice party (June 21), themed events (throughout the summer), Gay Day at Skylight, Opera at Skylight, Dog Day
*Open every Thursday-Sunday (excluding private events)