Summer opening hours
  • Thursday / Friday12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday12:00 - 23:00

Pennington St. Car Park Entrance, Tobacco Dock, Wapping, London E1W 2SF

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June - October

We are back! Come and join us up at London’s most imaginative rooftop bar. Stellar cocktails, seasonal shenanigans and that view! Croquet and pétanque now available for booking.

What will you find this summer at Skylight?

Seating with table service- £10

TABLES

Book a table if you want a guaranteed seat. Current guidelines limit each table to 6 guests. Pre-orders available when booking online. Most of our uncovered tables do come with parasols.

BOOK A TABLE
Premium seating - £60 (includes welcome drinks)

GARDEN BOOTHS AND DAY BEDS

Perfect for up to 6 people. Your £60 booking includes 6 welcome drinks (house wine or can of beer). These premium booths and day-beds are the perfect option for your special occasions or to splash out on a fun night with epic views. Pre-orders also available when booking.

BOOK A BOOTH
Indoor courts now available

CROQUET

The classic English lawn game. Grab a few friends - we'll give you the mallets. Each croquet game ticket is for 45 minutes. A croquet ticket is valid for a group of 2 to 6 persons. You can add drinks packages before you check out from your transaction.

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Pétanque is back - book now

PÉTANQUE

The classic French lawn game. Grab a few friends and give a 'throw'. Each game booking is for 30 minutes and valid for a group of 2 to 4 players. You can add drinks packages before you check out from your transaction.

BOOK PÉTANQUE
Temporarily Unavailable

PING PONG

We have two table tennis tables ready for you to add some competition to your Skylight visit!

Temporarily Closed due to Covid-19

Level 9 covered seating

Sheltered seating, bars, food traders and more croquet courts.

Seating with table service- £10

TABLES

Book a table if you want a guaranteed seat. Current guidelines limit each table to 6 guests. Pre-orders available when booking online. Most of our uncovered tables do come with parasols.

BOOK A TABLE
Premium seating - £60 (includes welcome drinks)

GARDEN BOOTHS AND DAY BEDS

Perfect for up to 6 people. Your £60 booking includes 6 welcome drinks (house wine or can of beer). These premium booths and day-beds are the perfect option for your special occasions or to splash out on a fun night with epic views. Pre-orders also available when booking.

BOOK A BOOTH
Indoor courts now available

CROQUET

The classic English lawn game. Grab a few friends - we'll give you the mallets. Each croquet game ticket is for 45 minutes. A croquet ticket is valid for a group of 2 to 6 persons. You can add drinks packages before you check out from your transaction.

BOOK CROQUET
Pétanque is back - book now

PÉTANQUE

The classic French lawn game. Grab a few friends and give a 'throw'. Each game booking is for 30 minutes and valid for a group of 2 to 4 players. You can add drinks packages before you check out from your transaction.

BOOK PÉTANQUE
Temporarily Unavailable

PING PONG

We have two table tennis tables ready for you to add some competition to your Skylight visit!

Temporarily Closed due to Covid-19

Level 9 covered seating

Sheltered seating, bars, food traders and more croquet courts.

SPECIAL EVENTS

As well as seasonal fun, we have plenty of events taking place throughout the year. Join us up on the roof!

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Summer

Food and drink with a view

We have delicious foodie offerings including killer street food options from Hikari and premium burger fare from State Side as well as an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list.

summer games & activities

SKYLIGHT CROQUET

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Currently we have two croquet lawns at Skylight, which are undercover - ideal for those days when the weather doesn't want to "play ball"! This classic English lawn game is a great ice-breaker and a great way to spend time with your friends. Be warned - it can can viciously competitive! Croquet sessions last 45 minutes and are available for between 2 and 6 players. If you think you'll need more time, book two sessions back to back.

How to find skylight

Skylight is located in the heart of East London’s thriving enterprise zone, within striking distance of central London, and super easy to reach by public transport.

  • Shadwell Station

    5 mins

  • canary wharf dlr

    15 mins

  • shoreditch overground

    2 stops

  • wapping rail Station

    6 mins

  • excel dlr

    20 mins

  • bank dlr

    1 stop

  • tower hill station

    15 mins

Take your summer party to new heights

Exclusive hire from £80 + VAT pp

Skylight is London’s hottest party venue and largest capacity rooftop. Your guests can feast their eyes on 360° views of city skyline, sip tasty cocktails and battle their way to victory on the croquet lawns or pétanque courts. Minimum numbers 50pax.

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FAQs
  • Covid 19 and General
  • Croquet
  • Pétanque
What measures is Skylight putting in place to be Covid Secure?

Skylight is following all government advice to be Covid secure and will update our offering as official guidance evolves. We are implementing the following changes: 1. Reducing our overall venue capacity. 2. Reducing the allowed number of guests per table. 3. Marking physical distancing measurements throughout the venue. 4. Keeping all tables physically distanced to current guidelines. 5. Changing our service offering to TABLE SERVICE ONLY for food and drinks to reduce staff contact with guests. 6. Not offering games or activities. 7. Providing dedicated staff to clear glassware and food service waste - with clear markings on tables for pick-up requests. 8. Moving to contactless payments only. 9. Reducing capacity within the indoor toilet blocks - queuing system will be in effect. 10. Requiring reservations and bookings. 11. Setting time limits on bookings. 12. Installing additional public and staff sanitising locations. 13. Requiring all staff to wash hands every time they enter venue, anytime they touch their face, and every 20 minutes. 14. Increased signage throughout the venue to remind guests to physically distance or wear face-coverings when appropriate. 15. A one-way traffic system with the venue (clockwise towards the north). One-way traffic through the entrance stairwell (you may have to wait for a group or individual to exit stairs before proceeding). 16. Dedicated cleaning staff disinfecting common touch points. 17. Rigorous staff workstation cleaning between shift changeovers. 18. We ask all guests to be mindful of maintaining physical distance with staff and other guests and to follow all recommended government advice. Our hosts will be on hand to answer any questions and facilitate your visit.

Are you making any changes to your cancellation policy during the Covid-19 pandemic?

We want everyone who books at Skylight to do so with confidence. Our no-refund policy will be adjusted while we are under restricted operations. All refund requests made within 48 hours of bookings will be refunded. Requests within 48 will be refunded if the booking party is required to self-isolate.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Skylight is a card payment only venue.

Is entry to Skylight free?

Yes, entry to Skylight is free. There are ticket prices for our on-site activities (skating in winter, croquet and pétanque in the summer) please see below. Groups of 10 or more can choose to pay for and reserve tables in advance with pre-ordered drinks. However, this is not compulsory. You can always just come on down if we are open. During the Covid-19 pandemics we highly recommend you book a table as we can not guarantee entry - queuing may be necessary as we monitor our capacities and physical distancing protocols.

Is Skylight appropriate for children?

Skylight is a pop-up bar and food destination. We are happy for kids to join in the fun when Skylight is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12.00 - 18.00. Children are welcome all day on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. At 18:00 we will ask all under-18s to move on to their evening destinations on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. *All under-18s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Is Skylight wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Skylight is accessible. Please note that we do not have working lifts. All guests in wheelchairs will be escorted up the car park ramps to the venue. Please enquire with our door security upon arrival

Do you have heating?

Yes, during winter months Level 9 will be transformed into a toasty neon-lit haven with full indoor heating during the winter months. We have outdoor heaters underneath our container bar pergola. Our Level 12 marquee will also be heated and we will have outdoor patio heating throughout the outdoor spaces from November until January.

What if it rains?

We have two different covered areas outside on Level 11 to protect you from light rain and wind, if it really starts to rain, we can all run down to the interior snug bar on level 9 where we have street food, DJs and a full service cocktail bar.

I've lost something at Skylight, how do I get it back?

If you have left something behind please email info@skylightlondon.com. We hold all lost and found items for 4 weeks and then donate items to local charities.

Can I smoke at Skylight?

While you are able to smoke at Skylight on our outdoor levels, we kindly ask you to use the ashtrays provided.

Can I bring my dog?

Pets are welcome until 18:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. They are welcome all day on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. Guidance dogs are always welcome.

Can I bring a birthday cake?

We do not allow any outside food into the venue. This is both to ensure food safety protocols are followed in the venue and to prevent unwanted allergy exposure to your guests.

What type of croquet do you play?

Croquet at Skylight is meant to give you and your friends a chance for some competitive fun and a laugh. You will be given a briefing on-site about how to play “Skylight Rules” croquet – but you are of course welcome to do as you please for your booking. Instructions will be available on site.

How long do the games go for?

A round of croquet lasts 45 minutes. If you would like longer you may try and book back-to-back sessions on our booking page. All equipment is provided, but you will be asked to leave a credit card with the games master while you are using the equipment. Unreturned equipment will be charged at replacement value.

How many players per group are allowed?

For the best experience we recommend 4 players, but you can play with any number of players between 2 and 6.

What are the differences between the courts?

All courts are the same size. Courts 1 and 2 are outdoors and Courts 3 and 4 are covered on our lower car park level. At the moment we only have our indoor courts available.

When should I arrive?

Players must arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your allocated game time and be ready to go 10 minutes before your start time. You will not be able to run over your allocated game time so if you start late, your game time will be reduced.

What if I can’t attend my allocated game time?

Unfortunately we are unable to change your allocated game time, however if you do arrive late we’ll do our very best to fit you in but we cannot guarantee this.

How do I book tickets?

Please visit our booking page, which will explain how to book tickets. You will need to bring your confirmation email on the day.

Can I book the games for an event?

Please contact events@skylightlondon.com for private hire and corporate events.

Can I book games on the day?

We highly recommend booking in advance as we are unable to guarantee availability on the day. However, if any courts are free, you may book on the day for the same fee.

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately we cannot facilitate refunds on tickets unless an event is cancelled or Skylight is closed by management. All equipment is provided, but you will be asked to leave a credit card with the games master while you are using the equipment. Unreturned equipment will be charged at replacement value.

What's included with a bottomless prosecco?

Your bottomless prosecco come with unlimited prosecco for 2 hours and one meal deal token to be used at either street food vendor. Last booking for this option starts at 17:00.

What are your Pétanque rules?

We play simple pétanque rules. Toss the jack, closest balls to the jack score points. You can play as many ends as you can during your session. Instructions will be available on site.

How long do the games go for?

Pétanque rounds last 30 minutes. If you would like longer you may try and book back to back sessions on our bookings page. All equipment is provided but you will be asked to leave a credit card with the games master while you are using the equipment. Unreturned equipment will be charged at replacement value.

How many players per group is allowed?

For the best experience we recommend 2 to 4 players (individuals or doubles).

When should I arrive?

Players must arrive a minimum of 10 minutes prior to your allocated game time. You will not be able to run over your allocated game time so if you start late, your game time will be reduced.

What if I can’t attend my allocated game time?

Unfortunately we are unable to change your allocated game time, however if you do arrive late we’ll do our very best to fit you in but we cannot guarantee this.

How do I book tickets?

Please visit our booking page, which will explain how to book tickets. You will need to bring your confirmation email on the day.

Can I book the games for an event?

Please contact events@skylightlondon.com for private hire and corporate events.

Can I book games on the day?

We highly recommend booking in advance as we are unable to guarantee availability on the day. However, if any courts are free, you may book on the day for the same fee.

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately we cannot facilitate refunds on tickets unless an event is cancelled or Skylight is closed by management.

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Why not visit Skylight this weekend? Don't forget to book your activities in advance to avoid disappointment!