Skylight London, the rooftop bar we used to know for its summer croquet, has once again transformed into a cosy winter retreat. There’s heated igloos, Christmas movies and festive food galore, so there’ll be plenty to keep you entertained this winter. And its crowning glory? That’ll be its ice rink, atop the Tobacco Dock building, boasting sparkling cityscape views. Ready to strap your skates on at Europe’s first rooftop ice rink? Well, you can get your tickets here.
With skating sessions available throughout the month, and ticket options including cocktails, or wine and dinner, you can choose how high octane you want your afternoon or evening to be. Surrounding the ice rink are a series of cosy igloos, so whether you’re watching the skaters or the skyline, you’ll be able to do so under thick blankets whilst being kept toasty by mini heaters and warming welcome drinks. When it comes to the food, think Alpine chalet vibes. You can expect Bavarian-style treats, including chicken schnitzel burgers, smoked bratwurst, tartiflette and poutine. Vegetarian options are also available.
There are not many things that could tempt us away from the festivities described above, but Skylight are truly bringing out all the stops; a visit to their Christmas cinema is essential. All your festive favourites will be on the big screen, including It’s A Wonderful Life, Love Actually and The Grinch, which you can watch whilst sipping toasty mulled wine and munching on gourmet snacks. Tickets to the cinema can be found here.
Ravishing views! Christmas cocktails! Skating! It’s so seasonal we could literally weep tinsel.
Skylight is located at Tobacco Dock, Pennington Street Entrance, Wapping, E1W 2SF. Nearest station is Shadwell. See it on Google Maps.
Also published on Medium.