Skylight, one of London’s favourite rooftop venues, known for its panoramic views across the city’s skyline, is expanding its famous offering this festive season and creating one of the city’s biggest winter destinations, Skylight Christmas at Tobacco Dock.

Launching on Thursday 26th November, Skylight Christmas at Tobacco Dock will be a collection of exciting outdoor and socially distanced festive eating and drinking experiences situated on the rooftop venue and at ground level across the Grade-1 listed warehouses and cobbled lanes of Tobacco Dock.


The iconic venue and event space will play host to a real ice rink, an igloo village, Feast In The Forest dining experience, spacious Après Ski Lodge bar, Off-Piste Speakeasy bar, Christmas market and Christmas Cocktail Cinema Experience. These exciting additions to Skylight Rooftop’s current igloo offering, combine to create Skylight Christmas at Tobacco Dock.

Skylight’s famous Ice Rink will now be found in the shadow of Tobacco Dock’s tall ships, which are berthed alongside Wapping’s canal. Dressed with fairy lights and surrounded by twinkling trees, the ice rink will be open to all ages. Igloos will be nestled along the cobbled quayside, the perfect spot for watching the ice skating and sitting under the stars with warming cocktails. Igloos are also located up at Skylight Rooftop providing incredible views across the city’s skyline. Warmed with mini-heaters, these igloo-bubbles come with warming welcome drinks and alpine-inspired decor, featuring faux-fur rugs and thick blankets for extra cosiness.

A must-do experience for foodies, Feast in the Forest invites guests to enter a candle-lit clearing in an enchanted woodland, where they can discover a magical dining experience. With a focus on high-quality seasonal and foraged ingredients, this six-course gastronomic journey will also feature delicious pairing cocktails and a specially curated wine list. For those looking for some festive escapism, the Christmas Cocktail Cinema will be showing back-to-back classic Christmas movies throughout the run, from Love Actually to Die Hard. The cinema will be an adults-only experience and will serve delicious themed cocktails and gourmet snacks.

There will be 2 new bars, Off-Piste – a secret speakeasy with exposed-brick walls and burnished copper wall fittings is an intimate space for those in search of a high-end cocktail hideaway, and the mighty Après Ski Lodge, which is themed around a mountain chalet – with generously spaced low-lit benched seating, fully-decorated Christmas trees and snug sheepskins. Skylight Rooftop will continue to play host to 3 bars across its levels and see the return of its heated outdoor sheltered seating, a firm-favourite for those looking to soak up the views with friends. 

The Après Ski Lodge, Quayside Igloos and Skylight Rooftop will share an indulgent festive food menu, ideal for the crisper months, featuring warming Alpine and Bavarian classics, such as Chicken Schnitzel, Beechwood-Smoked BratwurstSlow-cooked Beef Cassoulet and Tartiflette, with vegetarian and vegan options also available.

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