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Skylight has reopened its rooftop rink, with drinks, street food and ice skating getting Tobacco Dock into the Christmas spirit early.
I went down to check it out, starting the night off with an Apple Crumble cocktail that mixed spiced and white rum with caramel syrup and apple juice – so sweet you could almost taste the custard but alleviated with lemon juice.
My companion and I huddled up under a blanket in one of four igloos, with plastic walls to block the wind. These can be hired out with mulled wine and blankets, at £150 to reserve all four for three hours.
We soon got peckish and went down to the sheltered food level, where I couldn’t resist a Yiro Greek-inspired beef burger smothered in tzatziki and topped with a slice of halloumi.
You’ll need to dress appropriately to deal with the elements on an exposed rooftop in winter – don’t try ice skating without mittens and a hat on.
But if you come prepared, the little ice rink makes a cute date spot with romantic views of The Shard and the City twinkling in the background. It claims to be the only rooftop ice rinks in Europe, yet it’s not even the only one in London since John Lewis opened its own in October.
Nevertheless, it’s a cutesy corner of seasonal celebration in Wapping and the free entry makes it definitely worth an evening of your winter. Go to skylightlondon.com
The ice rink at Skylight