Skylight is starting to let things slide…
…because the team have once again added a rooftop ice rink to their covetable spot on a Wapping carpark rooftop (with unobstructed views of London’s finest stretches of skyline) for the winter.
Granted, it’s also probably not the biggest arena you’ve ever
skated fallen over on, but it’s got to be one of the most atmospheric. And it also means you’ll be able to go for a 45 minute spin before investigating what else Skylight’s rooftop playground has to offer.
For one, you could grab a bite of the street food – German bratwursts, candied bacon cheeseburgers, poutine, churros and bowls of truffled mac & cheese and slow-roasted pork belly – and take a seat under one of the heated pergolas. Or you could just head to the viewing deck to see what London looks like from the 10th floor.
Annnd then there’s the igloos and the alpine huts that Skylight has brought in for the new season. Thankfully, they’re the kind that can survive a housewarming as the igloos can fit up to 10 people and the huts, 14. You’ll all get a piping hot glass of mulled wine on arrival, while there’ll be blankets & heaters inside to amp up the cosiness of the space. You and your party can then score some toasty beverages from the cocktail bar that includes things like the ‘chocolate hunter’ which is essentially a very heady hot chocolate, made with hot choc, Jägermeister and topped with whipped cream and chocolate powder.
Heading down a level you’ll find Skylight’s Après Skate Lodge, a fully heated and enclosed area complete with cosy rugs, neon accents and another full service bar, putting out more hot cocktails, cold cocktails, and mulled wine.
It’s just what happens in high society.
NOTE: Skylight is open Thursday-Sunday. Entry is free but £15 skating tickets can be bought on arrival, and private areas booked online HERE. Dogs are welcome until 6pm on Thurs-Sat, and all day Sunday.
ALSO NOTE: Skylight’s proved so popular that it now has a sibling in Peckham.
Skylight Tobacco Dock | Pennington St. Car Park, Wapping Lane, E1W 2SF
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