Croquet and cocktails! We’ve always said that would make a fantastic duo.
Okay, no we haven’t. But, now that it’s a thing, we wish we’d thought of it first.
Launching on 25 May, East London’s Tobacco Dock is being transformed into a 3-storey British urban lawn. (We didn’t think lawns could have storeys, but what do we know?). Upon this lawn you’ll find all sorts of typical British revelry to fit with the British lawn theme, including croquet… erm, actually, that’s kind of where the British stuff ends. Besides croquet lawns, this new summer hotspot will feature pétanque courts (don’t worry, we Googled it — it’s a French version of boules), a raised ‘Blue Moon’ bar for staring at sunsets, and a sky terrace with stunning, unobstructed views of the city.
In terms of food and liquid offerings (and by liquid we mean booze), there will be plenty to go round. You can expect multiple bars serving up spritzes, cocktails, pitchers and beers, as well as some exciting street food residencies from souvlaki gods, Yiro, and burger maestros, We Serve Humans.
Although the croquet and pétanque games will come at a price, entry to Skylight will be totally free. After launching on the 25th, the venue will be open Thursday to Sunday until 11pm. Find it at Tobacco Quay, Pennington Street, St Katharine’s & Wapping, E1W 2SF.