Summer opening hours
  • Thursday / Friday17:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday12:00 - 23:00

*Fridays from 13:00 in June, July and August

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

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May - October

Come and join us up at London’s most imaginative rooftop bar. Stellar cocktails, seasonal shenanigans and that view! Skylight will take your evenings or weekends to new heights.

What will you find this summer at Skylight?

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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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Fun for groups

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
Book on site

PING PONG

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

Premium experiences

GARDEN BOOTHS AND DAY BEDS

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.

DATES AND TICKETS
Guaranteed seating

TABLES

Entry to Skylight is free; book a table if you want a guaranteed seat.

BOOK A TABLE
Whatever the weather

Level 9 covered seating

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

Most popular

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
Fun for groups

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
Book on site

PING PONG

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

Premium experiences

GARDEN BOOTHS AND DAY BEDS

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.

DATES AND TICKETS
Guaranteed seating

TABLES

Entry to Skylight is free; book a table if you want a guaranteed seat.

BOOK A TABLE
Whatever the weather

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 Yiro and premium burger fare from Flip Side as well as an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list.

summer games & activities

SKYLIGHT CROQUET

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We have four croquet lawns at Skylight, two of 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 enjoy our rooftop 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 £75 + 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
  • General
  • Croquet
  • Pétanque
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.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Skylight is a card payment only venue.

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.

FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM ‘WIN A BOOTH’ TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. By entering the promotion, entrants confirm that they have read and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and all rules and guidelines applicable to the use of Facebook including the rules located at http://www.facebook.com/terms.php 2. The Promoter of this prize draw is MEANWHILE EVENTS LIMITED (the “Promoter”). 3. The Promoter is offering those who enter this promotion a chance to win a premium seating area with welcome drinks for up to 10 people during the summer months at Skylight. 4. To enter this prize draw, entrants must write in the comments section of the SKLIGHT Facebook or Instagram pages their favourite thing about London Summertime and tag who they would like to bring with them if they won the prize. 5. Entrants must be UK residents, aged 18 years or over. This promotion is not open to any employees of the Promoter or any of their affiliate companies, their families, agents or anyone else connected with this prize draw. 6. One entry allowed per person. Entries submitted on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed. Incomplete, illegible, misdirected or late entries will not be accepted. 7. No purchase is necessary to enter this promotion however internet access is required. 8. The promotion is open to entries from 09.00 on 29 July 2019 15 August 2019. 9. There is 1 prize to be won. All prizes are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-exchangeable and there is no cash alternative offered. 10. The Promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside its reasonable control, the Promoter reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this promotion without prior notice. 11. The winners will be selected from all valid entries received during the promotional period by using a random draw. 12. Each winner will be notified within five working days of the draw via Facebook direct message or email to the account from which the entry was made and will be asked to provide their full name and address. If a winner fails to respond within five working days of this notification, a redraw will take place from the remaining valid entries to select a new winner. If any winner declines a prize or fails to respond within the required period, they forfeit any right to the prize. 13. Winners may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize. 14. All copyright in the entries is the property of the Promoter. The Promoter reserves the right to use any entries for such purposes and no additional payment will be made for using entries in this way. 15. The name and county of residence of the winners will be made available on request to anyone sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to the Promoter as the address set out above within 10 weeks of the closing date of the promotion. 16. The Promoter does not accept responsibility for network, computer or software failures of any kind and has no responsibility for lost, delayed or misdirected entries. 17. The Promoter reserves the right to discount any inappropriate or offensive entries and to disqualify any entries if the Promoter, at its sole discretion, believes that there has been an attempt to manipulate or tamper with the operation of the promotion (including, without limitation, by setting up multiple Instagram, Facebook or other social media accounts in order to submit multiple entries). 18. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility for any infringement of any third party intellectual property rights caused by entrants entering this prize draw. 19. Except for the purpose of carrying out the promotion, contacting winners and sending out prizes the Promoter will not use entrants’ personal data without the express consent of the entrant. 20. You agree to be bound by the decisions of the Promoter, which are final in all matters relating to the promotion. No correspondence will be entered into in respect of the Promoter’s decisions. 21. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of England and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England, including the seeking of all injunctive or ancillary relief actions.

FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM ‘MONTHLY PROSECCO PRIZE’ TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. By entering the promotion, entrants confirm that they have read and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and all rules and guidelines applicable to the use of Facebook including the rules located at http://www.facebook.com/terms.php 2. The Promoter of this prize draw is MEANWHILE EVENTS LIMITED (the “Promoter”). 3. The Promoter is offering those who enter this promotion a chance to win a premium seating area with welcome drinks for up to 10 people during the summer months at Skylight. 4. To enter this prize draw, entrants must write in the comments section of the SKYLIGHT Facebook or Instagram pages and tag friends they would like to join them. 5. Entrants must be UK residents, aged 18 years or over. This promotion is not open to any employees of the Promoter or any of their affiliate companies, their families, agents or anyone else connected with this prize draw. 6. One entry allowed per person. Entries submitted on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed. Incomplete, illegible, misdirected or late entries will not be accepted. 7. No purchase is necessary to enter this promotion however internet access is required. 8. The promotion is open to entries from 09.00 on 29 July 2019 15 August 2019. 9. There is 1 prize to be won. All prizes are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-exchangeable and there is no cash alternative offered. 10. The Promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside its reasonable control, the Promoter reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this promotion without prior notice. 11. The winners will be selected from all valid entries received during the promotional period by using a random draw. 12. Each winner will be notified within five working days of the draw via Facebook direct message or email to the account from which the entry was made and will be asked to provide their full name and address. If a winner fails to respond within five working days of this notification, a redraw will take place from the remaining valid entries to select a new winner. If any winner declines a prize or fails to respond within the required period, they forfeit any right to the prize. 13. Winners may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize. 14. All copyright in the entries is the property of the Promoter. The Promoter reserves the right to use any entries for such purposes and no additional payment will be made for using entries in this way. 15. The name and county of residence of the winners will be made available on request to anyone sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to the Promoter as the address set out above within 10 weeks of the closing date of the promotion. 16. The Promoter does not accept responsibility for network, computer or software failures of any kind and has no responsibility for lost, delayed or misdirected entries. 17. The Promoter reserves the right to discount any inappropriate or offensive entries and to disqualify any entries if the Promoter, at its sole discretion, believes that there has been an attempt to manipulate or tamper with the operation of the promotion (including, without limitation, by setting up multiple Instagram, Facebook or other social media accounts in order to submit multiple entries). 18. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility for any infringement of any third party intellectual property rights caused by entrants entering this prize draw. 19. Except for the purpose of carrying out the promotion, contacting winners and sending out prizes the Promoter will not use entrants’ personal data without the express consent of the entrant. 20. You agree to be bound by the decisions of the Promoter, which are final in all matters relating to the promotion. No correspondence will be entered into in respect of the Promoter’s decisions. 21. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of England and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England, including the seeking of all injunctive or ancillary relief actions.

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.

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 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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