Hattie Lloyd 10/10/23

Skylight Tobacco Dock

Rooftop bars are already pretty big in East London.

But this one’s Wapping.

Taking over the top three floors of an old car park down by Tobacco Docks, Skylight is a sprawling rooftop playground decked out with bookable private areas, colourful up-cycled pergolas and festoon lighting.

And a rooftop ice rink.

Skylight tobacco dock

Haydon Perrior

You’ll emerge at the top of the car park stairs (note: there aren’t any lifts here) to find a cosy covered area filled with plenty of tables for groups. Perfect for when the British weather threatens to – well, be itself, you can book in to play indoor croquet or ping pong in here, or just mosey up to the street food stall to get your hands on snacks like tacos and corn ribs. It’s also where DJs take to the decks on weekend evenings.

Head up the ramp, and you’ll come to the rooftop bar itself, with huge sofa areas ideal for big groups, a miniature village of igloo pods that you can hire out for your friends, bars serving up mulled wine and wintry cocktails, and that rooftop ice rink set against a backdrop of the City skyline.

You can’t book a slot on the rink in advance, so if you fancy a spin after it opens on 10th November…

you’d better get your skates on.


NOTESkylight is open Thursday – Sunday. Ice skating costs £15 for 45 minutes. You can book a table (or igloo), and find out more, HERE.

ALSO NOTE: Skylight now has a sibling in Peckham, too.

Skylight Tobacco Dock | Pennington St. Car Park, Wapping Lane, E1W 2SF

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Skylight Tobacco Dock

Pennington Street Car Park, Wapping Lane, Wapping, E1W 2SF

020 7680 4001