Skylight at Tobacco Dock is yet another converted carpark, and it’s where you end up going when someone in your group suggests you ‘discover Wapping’. There’s bound to be arguments and moaning from some of your friends, but the resistance will begrudgingly end when everyone discovers that it’s moments from Shadwell Overground. Or just a mile and a half from Brick Lane. What you find when you get there might be underwhelming at first, but when you make it up through the car park to the roof you’ll find plenty of seating, a friendly, laid-back crowd, great views towards the City, four separate bar areas, a couple of street food eating options, and games like croquet and pétanque. You’ll soon forget that half your group aren’t talking to one another.
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