East London’s Dreamy Rooftop Hangout Is Home To Cocktails And Croquet Lawns • Skylight

It’s been a while, but the rooftops of London are slowly starting to fill with cocktails, games, and good times, allowing us to hit the heights and sip Negronis as the sun sets. Happily, one of our favourite places to do just that is Skylight, the Wapping rooftop that boasts sundowner sessions, sweeping views, and rooftop games – and their summer season will kick off from April 28. The sizzling rooftop spot spends the winter hosting ice skating and fondue, but in summer, it’s all about soaking up those rays with pals. Sounds peachy!

Groups of people eating and drinking together.

For summer 2022, Skylight will have a little refurb and an all-new international food menu. It’s time to let the games begin (literally), as French favourite pétanque, quintessentially English croquet, and whimsical giant Jenga form this year’s lineup of entertainment. They’re the perfect game to play on a warm summer’s eve – mostly because you can play them with a drink in one hand!

A sign reading 'Skylight'

The venue’s pair of bars have had a spruce up for the summer, but the tried-and-tested mix of beer, wine, and seasonal cocktails will offer the perfect libation for those unforgettable London sunsets. Equally refreshed is the food lineup for this year, and whilst Skylight are keeping the food vendors a surprise for the moment, their history of bringing in tasty menus suggests they’ll find plenty of talent this time around.


All told, Skylight draws in the crowds with food, drink, and gorgeous views of the city, and since they’re all here in abundance, it’s time to perch on the sky terrace with a drink in hand and watch the sunset…

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