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

*Thursdays and Fridays from 15 November 2019

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

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November - January

Are you ready for a winter of icy escapades? Come and take a spin on Europe’s only rooftop ice rink, try your hand at ice hockey slap shot and cosy up in our igloos and mountain huts. Heated après skate bars illumined with glimmering lights, will be serving up a delicious array of warming wintery cocktails, beers and ciders as well as restorative mulled wine.

What will you find this winter at Skylight?

Cosy and warm

Igloos

Our igloos and mountain huts are available to hire for private parties. Seating up to 10 guests, they're located on our upper mezzanine level. Warm up and chill out!

MAKE A BOOKING
Skates on!

Ice Rink

November to January will see the return of our massively popular rooftop ice rink - the only one in Europe!

Try something new

Ice-hockey shoot out

Test your skills in our ice-hockey shoot out!

Whatever the weather

Level 9

Level 9, provides a fully heated and enclosed area. With cosy rugs, neon accents and another full service bar, it’s the perfect place to enjoy your party and après-skate.

Guaranteed seating

Tables

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

BOOK A TABLE
Cosy and warm

Private Huts

Our igloos and mountain huts are available to hire for private parties. Seating up to 10 guests, they're located on our upper mezzanine level. Warm up and chill out!

MAKE A BOOKING
Cosy and warm

Igloos

Our igloos and mountain huts are available to hire for private parties. Seating up to 10 guests, they're located on our upper mezzanine level. Warm up and chill out!

MAKE A BOOKING
Skates on!

Ice Rink

November to January will see the return of our massively popular rooftop ice rink - the only one in Europe!

Try something new

Ice-hockey shoot out

Test your skills in our ice-hockey shoot out!

Whatever the weather

Level 9

Level 9, provides a fully heated and enclosed area. With cosy rugs, neon accents and another full service bar, it’s the perfect place to enjoy your party and après-skate.

Guaranteed seating

Tables

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

BOOK A TABLE
Cosy and warm

Private Huts

Our igloos and mountain huts are available to hire for private parties. Seating up to 10 guests, they're located on our upper mezzanine level. Warm up and chill out!

MAKE A BOOKING
Winter

FOOD & DRINK WITH A VIEW

Fuel up for your winter fun with killer street food options from Yiro, as well as an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list.

winter games & activities

Ice Rink

SEE NEXT

Skylight is home to Europe's only real ice rooftop ice-rink, so get your skates on and prepare to impress your friends with your figure-skating skills! Skating sessions are not bookable in advance.

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 £75 + 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
  • General
  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Hockey
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.

Do you really have a skating rink?

Yes, we really do have a skating rink on the roof. Our skating rink is smaller than some of the other ice surfaces you will find at other destinations in London. Ours is an exciting add-on experience for you to enjoy when you come to Skylight. You'll be able to have a quick skate with wonderful views and then join the rest of the fun on any of the 3 levels. You'll get a great photo of you skating with the city skyline in the background - a truly unique London experience.

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?

We charge £3 for 10 shots at our ice hockey slap-shot challenge - but, you will always have a chance to win fun prizes from the bar when you play. The slap shot activity is always first come, first served when available.

Enjoy more of your winter at

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!

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Exclusive hire* *Minimum numbers 50pax