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Skylight at Tobacco Dock: Summer Launch

The great thing about writing for SEEN is that I get to wander all round this great city. Last Tuesday I was off to see the launch of the Skylight rooftop summer pop-up at historic Tobacco Dock. Thankfully the warmer weather had started as guests filed up the grey concrete stairs to be greeted by cheerful people with glasses of cold champagne.

Skylighht Bar. The Dock. Photo by Steve Dunlop

Skylighht Bar. The Dock. Photo by Steve Dunlop

Astroturf lined the floor (usually a car park) and there were four levels: Below the greeting space was another level with street-food stalls serving halloumi, burgers and lamb. Above the greeting space was another level where you could sit and chill, admiring the tips of masts that peeped over the wall or admire the city skyline as the sun went down.

Skylighht Bar. The Dock. Photo by Steve Dunlop

Skylighht Bar. The Dock. Photo by Steve Dunlop

Above that was another bar and more seating, giving guests a truly panoramic view of an area of London, that though reinventing itself, still has echoes of the bustling port and trade area that existed in the past.

Skylighht Bar. The Dock. Photo by Steve Dunlop

SEEN had some panko-breadcrumb fried halloumi with salad and teriyaki mayo. It was delicious, freshly cooked and with the required amount of crunch. There were boules, pétanque and croquet courts marked out on two levels and the vibe was distinctly upbeat but relaxed. It struck SEEN that it would be a great place to take a meeting. In any event, Skylight looks destined to be a great place to chill over the summer months. It’s a different sort of experience, but why on earth would you want to be at ground level if the weather’s so good?

Tobacco Dock – Pennington Street Entrance


Photography Steve Dunlop

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