Winter opening hours
  • Thursday / Friday15:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday12:00 - 22:00

Open from 15:00 Thursday and Fridays

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

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October 8th - 31st January

COVID TIER 2 UPDATE - Please note Tower Hamlets Council Wardens have decided that our igloos do not qualify as outdoor spaces and therefore only single households or social bubbles are currently able to book them. Please contact us directly for more details or to find other options. Skylight's sunny terraces will be transformed into an Autumnal haven of warm igloo-bubbles, designed to keep out the cold and keep people safe as they enjoy the stunning views and unique atmosphere of this hugely popular rooftop destination venue. 18 igloo-bubbles will be placed across the top two levels, allowing groups of up to six people to enjoy delicious cocktails, sharing platters and street food, having fun outside with their friends while knowing that they are protected from others. We also have Outdoor Heated Tables and Our Indoor Level 9 Heated as well.

What will you find this winter at Skylight?

Cosy and warm

Heated Igloos

Our igloos are available to hire for groups of up to 6 guests. Prices range from £36 - £90 for standard igloos on level 11 and £60 - £120 for the premium mezzanine level. This price includes a 3 hour booking in the Igloo, 6 welcome drinks (canned lager, house wine or mulled wine/cider) and table service throughout. Welcome drinks can be upgraded to a 750ml bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial for an additional £50

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Cosy and warm

Covered Heated Booths

Our covered heated booths are available to hire for private parties. Seating up to 6 guests, they're located on our upper mezzanine level. Warm up and chill out! Includes 6 welcome drinks

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Guaranteed seating

Heated Tables

We have tables located under our Pergola in the main bar on Level 11. These are outdoor and heated.

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Whatever the weather

Level 9

Level 9, provides a fully heated and enclosed area. With cosy rugs, neon accents and another full service bar where you will enjoy table service.

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Covered and Outdoor

Outdoor Covered Tables in the Den

Tables that are covered and outdoors enjoy full table service from one of our waiters. No views of Skyline but a great place to enjoy time outdoors. Starting at £10 for 4 hours and £20 for 6 hours for 6 people

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Skates on!

Ice Rink

News coming soon

Currently on hold

Ice-hockey shoot out

Test your skills in our ice-hockey shoot out!

Cosy and warm

Heated Igloos

Our igloos are available to hire for groups of up to 6 guests. Prices range from £36 - £90 for standard igloos on level 11 and £60 - £120 for the premium mezzanine level. This price includes a 3 hour booking in the Igloo, 6 welcome drinks (canned lager, house wine or mulled wine/cider) and table service throughout. Welcome drinks can be upgraded to a 750ml bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial for an additional £50

MAKE A BOOKING & SEE PRICING
Cosy and warm

Covered Heated Booths

Our covered heated booths are available to hire for private parties. Seating up to 6 guests, they're located on our upper mezzanine level. Warm up and chill out! Includes 6 welcome drinks

MAKE A BOOKING
Guaranteed seating

Heated Tables

We have tables located under our Pergola in the main bar on Level 11. These are outdoor and heated.

BOOK A TABLE
Whatever the weather

Level 9

Level 9, provides a fully heated and enclosed area. With cosy rugs, neon accents and another full service bar where you will enjoy table service.

MAKE A BOOKING
Covered and Outdoor

Outdoor Covered Tables in the Den

Tables that are covered and outdoors enjoy full table service from one of our waiters. No views of Skyline but a great place to enjoy time outdoors. Starting at £10 for 4 hours and £20 for 6 hours for 6 people

MAKE A BOOKING
Skates on!

Ice Rink

News coming soon

Currently on hold

Ice-hockey shoot out

Test your skills in our ice-hockey shoot out!

Winter

FOOD & DRINK WITH A VIEW

Fuel up for your winter fun with tasty street food options from Hikari and State Side, as well as an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list.

winter games & activities

Ice Rink

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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

Party in a winter wonderland

Exclusive hire from £80 + VAT pp

Take to the skies for your Christmas party at Skylight, home to Europe's only real ice rooftop ice rink. Your guests can feast their eyes on 360° views of city skyline, sip tasty cocktails and take part in some seasonal icy fun on the ice rink and ice hockey shoot out. Minimum numbers 50pax.

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FAQs
  • Covid 19 and General
  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Hockey
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 now closing at 22.000 as mandated by government. 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 96 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?

We offer free indoor table bookings on Thursday's & Sunday's and Heated Outdoor Tables start from £5. Tables start from £5 on Friday's and Saturday's. 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 October 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.

Do you really have a skating rink?

NEWS COMING SOON for our 2020 Winter plans for our ice rink.

How much does skating cost?

We charge £12 for 45 minutes skating. Your skate hire is included in that price. You are welcome to bring your own skates, but the £12 ticket charge will still apply. Access to the ice surface is strictly controlled and limited to 50 people at any one time. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. You should only ever need to wait about 25 minutes before being able to get on the ice. You will be required to sign a liability waiver. We also reserve the right to restrict or remove anyone from the ice surface who may have enjoyed one too many tasty drinks.

Can I buy my skating ticket in advance?

Tickets are only available at the venue on the the day. Our ice rink is meant as a fun activity to do while you spend time at Skylight.

Can you hire the full ice surface for a group?

Corporate or large group bookings can hire the ice surface for their exclusive use for limited periods of time. If you are interested in group bookings please email events@skylightlondon.com.

Is there a charge to try the ice-hockey slap shot?

Currently on hold for 2020

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Take to the skies this winter and get yourself up to Skylight! Don't forget to book your table, igloo or a hut in advance to avoid disappointment!