East London’s Hot Rooftop Hangout Is Coming Back This Summer

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Skylight’s rooftop bar is gearing up for another summer of fun.

Despite the recent dusting of snow, summer is coming (we promise!). And here’s some news that should warm the cockles of your heart: Skylight is returning for more summer antics in 2018. The East London rooftop hangout spent the winter hosting ice skating and fondue, but since then, it’s been getting in shape for summer. This sizzling summer spot will be back before you know it, as Skylight have confirmed that they’re open for business again on May 3rd.

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Oh, you can almost smell the fresh summer air with this news! Skylight was one hot mama last year, drawing in the crowds with food, drink, and gorgeous views of the city. In 2018, the capital’s three-storey “urban lawn” returns, once again laying on brilliantly British revelry. The star attractions are the four croquet lawns, offering you the chance to hammer out a victory. Their beloved pétanque courts (that’s a fancy French version of boules) are coming back for another round, too, along with indoor games.

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You may have heard rumours about a little football tournament that’s happening this summer. Skylight are getting in on the World Cup action with a penalty shoot-out challenge, and the big screen will be showing both World Cup and Wimbledon matches throughout June and July. Presumably the British theme extends to stiff upper-lip acceptance of England’s dismal performance, too. In happier news, Skylight will also be hosting special events and parties all summer.

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It isn’t all about fun and games up on the rooftop, though – because it’s also about feasting and drinking. Skylight’s army of bars will be serving up ice-cold beers, bubbles, and a menu of seasonal cocktails. They’ll keep you well fed, too; last year’s souvlaki saviours Yiro are back for another go-around, but Skylight are currently keeping the rest of the foodies under wraps. Perch on the sky terrace with a drink in hand, and you’ve got one of the best spots in the city to sip and watch the sunset. Summer. It’s coming, people.

Location: Tobacco Quay, Pennington Street, St Katharine’s & Wapping, E1W 2SF. Nearest station is Shadwell. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: When it opens on May 3rd, Skylight’s hours will be 5pm-11pm (Thursdays and Fridays), 12pm-11pm (Saturdays and Sundays). Closed Monday to Wednesday.
Price: entry to Skylight will be totally free, but croquet and pétanque games will start from £15.
More information: from their website.

Featured image: @johnathonpu

 

Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to the capital and fell in love with it. Now going by the moniker 'Secret Landon', you'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.