Opening hours
  • Thursday and Friday15:00 - 23:00 (last orders 22:00)
  • Saturday and Sunday12:00 - 23:00 (last orders 22:00)
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*we will open to issued government guidelines

Tobacco Dock, Wapping, London E1W 2SF

3rd December - 18th April

LOCKDOWN 3 UPDATE We are officially closed until the government removes hospitality restrictions. We will re-open at the first opportunity. Bookings for March and April are open now. We expect high bookings as soon as we re-open, so do book quickly. We are working on exciting ideas for St. Patrick's Day, Easter and throughout the spring. We will move from our igloo/dome set-up to our summer garden set up seamlessly and will not be closing in between. We will be in touch with those of you with bookings but if you have any further enquiries, please email info@skylightlondon.com. Keep your eyes trained on our social channels for updates.

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What will you find at Skylight?

Our igloos are staying out until 31 March. With 360° vistas of the distinctive city skyline, award-winning mixology and an alpine-inspired street food menu, Skylight Rooftop is a perfect spot for a get-together, birthday celebration or office catch-up. With blankets and mounds of cushions our igloos give you the best seat in the house to catch our famous sunset. Enjoy a mountain of Tartiflette, discover the joy of Poutine and oil the party wheels with a steaming jug of mulled wine. Igloos range from £45 to £120 in price based on the time slot you choose. This is a booking fee that gets you exclusive use of the igloo for 3 hours and 6 welcome drinks (a choice between mulled wine, mulled cider, any house wine or a can of lager). The fee is not a deposit and is not applied against your bill. Anything you order on the day will be paid for on the day. Mezzanine Igloos are one level higher than our Standard Igloos and enjoy the best views in the house. Outdoor covered & heated tables start from £10 for 3 hours.

Tucked away in the Vaults, join us for some cocktail fun at our exclusive cocktail bar, an under-the-radar luxe experience. With a maximum capacity of just 26, Off-Piste is an intimate space for those of you who want to concentrate on the serious business of cocktails! Check out our intimate DJ nights or enquire about private birthday celebrations and cocktail masterclasses. Our capacity is both limited to create a unique experience while also taking into account our need to keep tables physically distanced. If you take having fun seriously, this is the place to be.

Party in a luxury chalet this winter season - staying in place until 31 March. Generously spaced, lantern-lit tables with snuggly sheepskins to keep you toasty. Get convivial and raise a glass (or three); our award-winning cocktails are guaranteed to keep those festive vibes a-buzzing. Meanwhile our Beechwood Smoked Bratwurst, served with sauerkraut, crispy onions and lip-smacking curried mustard (vegan alternative available) or moreish Poutine serve as trusty stomach-liners! If you need something more sustaining, get stuck into some of our heartier options, with dishes including Chicken Schnitzel,Tartiflette and Slow Cooked Beef or Bean Cassoulet. Plus the best après party tracks from our resident DJ to get the goodwill.

Forget the usual cinema fare of sticky carpets and endless trailers, we’re bringing you cocktails, luxurious seating and tasty treats. We are showing both some all-time classics and will also be running special Rugby Six Nations screenings throughout February and March on our massive screen. We figured you might have had enough of watching films and sports in your living room this year, so we’ve created a fun large screen experience for you to share - albeit with distance built in. Enjoy a drink (or two!) before the film begins, then snuggle with your partner up under your blankets your favourites. We’ll break for an interval halfway, so you can top up your popcorn and enjoy another cocktail. We’ll be showing a range of movies over the season. Please wear your masks when entering and moving throughout the venue.

Skylight rooftop

Views, booze and igloos

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Après ­ski lodge

Cosy sheepskin rugs, warm timbers – get your hygge on

Off-Piste

Speakeasy Cocktail Bar

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Christmas Cocktail Cinema

It wouldn’t be Christmas without those yuletide classics

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Unique to Skylight

Events and activities for 2021

  • Cocktail Masterclasses

    We run some of the best masterclasses in London. Groups of 6 to 26 can book in with one of our top bartenders for a cocktail masterclass uniquely designed by our award winning mixologist Sebastian Hollingworth.

  • Six Nations Rugby Screenings

    In March and February we are going to screen all of the Six Nations tournament on our BIG screen in our Dock Gallery space. Comfy seating, great food and tons of beer - full table service. Book you space now under our Cinema and Sports screening options above.

  • Cocktail Bar

    Look out for some of our hot DJ nights where 26 of you can experience our top end cocktail bar while enjoying intimate sets by some of our top DJs.

Top food and drink available in all our spaces - currently full table service everywhere.

special events

Throughout 2021 we are going to be running themed events across all of our spaces. Watch out for Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, Rugby Six Nations and other themed events in our cinema, cocktail bar and rooftop venue spaces.

What changes have we made at Skylight to keep you safe?

  • Safety
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We take safety seriously

We can’t wait to celebrate the festive season with you! In order to keep you and our team safe, we’ve worked alongside government advice and trade bodies to create the safest experience possible for everyone.

Tobacco Dock have achieved both AIM Secure and Good To Go Industry Standard accreditation, demonstrating our preparedness for hosting COVID safe events and we are working within those guidelines.

COVID-19 Safety Info
A dedicated concierge team

A dedicated concierge team

Our on-site concierge service means that there’s always someone on hand to help you get the most out of your day. Having too much fun and don’t want to go? We can help you add on another experience. How about an extra hour in an igloo, a table in the Ski Lodge or a trip to the cinema (subject to availability of course)?

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 Overground

    6 mins

  • bank dlr

    1 stop

  • tower hill station

    15 mins

Want something more bespoke?

Birthday parties and Masterclasses

We have great spaces for private groups for your special occasions. Come celebrate your birthday in our luxe cocktail bar or enquire about our specialty masterclasses designed by our award winning mixologist Sebastian Hollingworth. Drop us a line at info@skylightlondon.com.

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FAQs
  • General
  • Bookings
  • Covid-19
What forms of payment do you accept?

We’re a cashless venue and accept card and contactless payments only.

Can I order at the bar?

Coming to Skylight is the perfect opportunity to relax so take advantage of our full table service offering! You cannot order from the bar only from your waiter.

How does igloo pricing work?

You will be quoted a price for the igloo based on the time slot you choose. It can range from £45 to £120. This payment is per igloo and is a fee. It is NOT applied against your bill on the day. This fee gives you exclusive use of the igloo for 3 hours and 3 welcome drinks: a choice of mulled wine/cider, any house wine or a can of lager.

Can I pre-order food and drink?

Yes, you can! Why not have your first round of drinks ready and waiting on your table when you arrive? Make the most of your visit by selecting a delicious food and drinks package when making your booking.

Can I bring my children?

You can bring children (under 18) along during the day until 6pm in all locations other than our speakeasy cocktail bar. Under 18s are only welcome after 6pm in our igloos.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs and their well-behaved owners are welcome up at Skylight Rooftop until 6pm. Guide dogs are always welcome.

I left something behind. Who do I get in touch with?

Any lost property will be held for 4 weeks, after which time it will be donated to charity. If you’ve left any of your possessions behind, get in touch with the team by emailing info@skylightlondon.com.

Can I bring a birthday cake?

Sorry, we don’t allow any external food or drink items into Skylight. This is to ensure our food protocols are adhered to and to avoid allergy exposure to our guests. You can pre order a cake with your table / igloo booking and we also have sweet treats on our food menus which can be ordered with your waiter.

Can I bring balloons or decorations?

Unfortunately, due to health and safety, we cannot have balloons or decorations at Skylight.

It’s raining! Is there shelter?

While we are an outdoor venue the majority of our spaces are covered and heated to keep you dry and cosy. If you have booked an uncovered area and it starts raining, please see our concierge team to move to an alternative area.

I’ve got loads of stuff with me. Do you have anywhere I can put my luggage?

Unfortunately we do not have cloakroom facilities and are unable to store bulky items.

Can I smoke?

Smoking is allowed in our specified outdoor areas.

Can I come to Skylight Christmas without a booking?

Bookings are highly recommended. We have a small number of unbookable tables in the Open Air Café at which you will be able to enjoy takeaway food and drink items from the Christmas market and the ice rink is run on a first come first served basis. If you would like to take part in any of our activities, or would like a table, we recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

What is your cancellation policy?

We want you to be able to book with confidence, and we understand that (particularly at the moment) even the best laid plans can go awry. All cancellations made at least 7 days before your booking was meant to take place will be refunded in full – no questions asked. If you need to cancel your booking due to self-isolation, please get in touch with the team. If at any stage Skylight is unable to open due to newly announced government advice, please contact info@skylightlondon.com and we will either move your booking to a new date or issue a refund. Refunds will take up to 10 days to be returned to your account.

Is my table reservation fee redeemable against food or drinks?

The price you pay to book a table or Igloo is the table reservation fee and is not redeemable against food or drinks. Some of the packages you can book e.g. Quayside Igloos include 6 welcome drinks with the booking, this is stated on the booking page.

Which entrance am I meant to use?

For bookings at Skylight Rooftop, head to our Pennington Street entrance, for the rest of the Skylight Christmas experience, join us at the main Tobacco Dock gates on Wapping Lane.

We’re running late! Will you hold our booking?

If you’re delayed, please email info@skylightlondon.com and we will do our best to accommodate late-comers.

Can I reserve a time for skating?

You can’t book skating ahead of your visit. Ice skating is available on a first-come-first-served basis and our concierge team will be able to help you with a timing.

We’re here and having too much fun to leave. Can we extend our booking to stay longer?

Yes of course! Our friendly concierge team will be able to check on availability and help you extend your visit subject to availability.

What are you doing to be covid-safe?

Visit this page to find out more.

Do I have to wear my mask on the ice rink?

Not while you’re skating. We ask that all our visitors wear their masks at all times except when they are seated at their tables or when on the ice.

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