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Skylight’s New Summer Season

SEEN always likes a jaunt out to the East of London and especially enjoys new and unusual venues. It’s good to see alternative spaces opening up such as Skylight at Tobacco Dock in Wapping. We went twice last year in Summer and Winter and the venue adapted splendidly to the weather conditions – spacious and airy in the Summer, cosy and warm in the Winter.

Skylighht Bar. The Dock. Photo by Steve Dunlop steve@stevedunlop.com www.stevedunlop.com

Last Summer saw good food, pétanque, live entertainment, DJs and fabulous sunsets whilst Winter brought the delights of an ice-skating rink. It’s a great place to take in the rooftop views and is easy to get to from Tower Bridge or Shoreditch. This Summer will see the croquet and pétanque teams competing for prizes, as well as football penalty shoot-outs in time for the World Cup. Though not opening until 3rd May, It’s a good time to book your slot for the games.

Skylighht Bar. The Dock. Photo by Steve Dunlop steve@stevedunlop.com www.stevedunlop.com

The Skylight bars will serve seasonal cocktails alongside pitchers, spritzes wine and bubbly. Ice-cold beers on tap will include Staropramen, Blue Moon, Wolf Rock Red IPA and Sharps Brands. Aspall Cyder, Barcardi spirits and Laurent Perrier Champagne will be available by the glass and bottle.

The highest bar (on a raised platform) will give you the best sunset while on the lower levels, street food trader Yiro will be serving a variety of world-wide food.

Wimbledon and footy fans will be able to watch the action on the big screen (a new feature for this year). The venue is available for private hire. DJ collectives Gold Teeth and Coastal Haze will be spinning the tunes once a month. There’s even rooftop yoga going on during the day. Entry is free and it’s open Thursday and Friday 5-11pm, Saturday and Sunday12 noon to 11pm.

www.skylight.com

Skylight
Pennington Street
Car Park Entrance
Wapping
London
E1W 2SF

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