Skylight London is once again getting a snazzy seasonal makeover, turning the rooftop oasis into a cosy winter retreat. There’ll be heated igloos and festive food galore – so plenty to keep you entertained this winter. And its crowning glory? That’ll be its ice rink, the very first rooftop ice rink in Europe no less, boasting sparkling cityscape views.
This year, the east London rooftop promises to be better than ever before, with a brand new igloo village, a new raclette menu, and so much more. Expect to see dozens of twinkling fir trees, pergolas adorned with baubles, and the summer’s long forgotten croquet lawns replaced with real ice for the ultimate skating sesh.
We’ll have to wait until November 10 for the opening of the ice rink, but the igloo village will be open to visitors as early as next week (October 17). Each igloo, although heated, comes decked with faux fur rugs and blankets, and seats up to ten at a time. Of course there’ll be plenty of festive cocktails and Alpine-inspired dishes served directly to your table, in keeping with the theme. For bigger groups, there will also be a handful of alpine huts that seat up to 14 guests.
If you pop down a level, you’ll find a sheltered après skate bar serving up spiced mulled wine and a brand new raclette menu featuring melted cheese topped jacket potatoes with meat and pickles. Christmas, is that you?
For more information and to book, head to Skylight’s website.
Skylight is located at Tobacco Dock, Pennington Street Entrance, Wapping, E1W 2SF. Nearest station is Shadwell.
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