They’re very high in the Peckham order.
In fact, there are several clustered around Peckham Rye Station, a couple which are even visible from one another. But Skylight Peckham is going to be different. It’s going to be up on Peckham Hill Street (why is this better? The clue is in the name.), where it will sit proudly on top of the Mountview (another clue) Academy building, and survey a large panoramic sweep of South London.
It comes to us from the team at the original Skylight in Wapping, which is parked above the huge Tobacco Dock, and they’re definitely bringing their ‘big venue’ A-game here. There’ll be enough space for 250 vertigo-immune punters, across both indoor and outdoor spaces. There’ll be a central bar & restaurant space with a large terrace wrapped around it, and there’ll be plenty of natural marble, greenery, and gleaming zinc fittings across both areas.
The cocktails will include some neat little twists, including the Clarified Bee’s Knees, which is made with local Peckham honey (and not-local vodka), and the Cinco Picante, which brings homemade chilli liqueur together with tequila and peach. On the food side of the equation, it’s going to be an Anglo-Italian affair, with dishes like burrata with smoked aubergine & ‘nduja, as well as larger stuff like whole roasted poussin with chicken fat mash and truffle & honey vinaigrette. Yes, chicken fat mash.
And the kicker? It’s going to be open until 1am, and there are plans for both regular DJ sessions and live music.
Things are looking up.
NOTE: Skylight Peckham is set to open on August 19th. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can find out more at their website right HERE.
Skylight Peckham | 120 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JT
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