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 astroturf greenery, colourful up-cycled pergolas and festoon lighting.
You’ll emerge at the top of the car park stairs to find a cosy covered area filled with street food vendors (including poke purveyors Hikari and burgers from State Side), as well as a bar and a pair of indoor croquet lawns. Sessions cost £25 for 45 minutes, and you can pack up to six players on one lawn.
Head back outside and you’ll find the pétanque area. The rules are pretty simple – roll a small ball (the jack) across the sand, then duke it out to roll your slightly bigger ball as close to it as possible. Simple, if you haven’t had a drink or two.
Speaking of which – head up the ramp, and you’ll come to the rooftop bar itself, with picnic tables, bookable day beds, covered pergolas, and a view that’ll keep you there all night…
So don’t be surprised if the next day your voice is a bit croquet.
NOTE: Skylight is open from Thurs-Sun (12-11pm) throughout the summer. Entry is free, and activities cost from £15/hour – you can book online HERE.
Skylight | Pennington St. Car Park, Wapping Lane, E1W 2SF
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