Winter opening hours
  • Thursday / Friday17:00 - 23:00*
  • Saturday12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday closed through January *OPEN ON SUNDAY 26th JANUARY FOR SPECIAL EVENT*

Open from 13:00 Thursday and Fridays in December.

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 £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
  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Hockey
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!