6/30/2021 | Pubs

Skylight acquire latest rooftop venue in Peckham through Christie & Co

Skylight, a brand famous for its rooftop cocktails, seasonal events and outdoor games, has announced the launch of what is set to be London’s premier panoramic bar, located high above Peckham Square.


One of the summer’s hottest new openings, Skylight Peckham will feature stylish interiors and a breath-taking outdoor terrace, offering sunshine, cocktails, brunch, and stunning sweeping views across London.
Occupying the top floor of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and with an overall capacity of 250,
Skylight Peckham will offer an experience and a vista like no other in London. Blending the inside with the outside in style, the venue’s design uses planting, pops of pastel colour, a zinc topped bar and natural marble across both the inside restaurant and bar and the large wraparound terrace.
Transforming from daytime to evening, feature lighting will seamlessly move the guest experience from buzzy all-day dining and sun-drenched drinking to atmospheric date-night cocktails, evening dinners and a great wine selection, all to be enjoyed against a backdrop of the spectacular London skyline.
Patrick Donovan, Managing Director of Meanwhile Events Ltd. and Tobacco Dock Ltd. says, “We are
delighted to have found the perfect venue in a hugely exciting area of London for what is the next chapter in Skylight’s story. Our mission has always been to create exciting and imaginative spaces that deliver amazing experiences, and this is the natural next step; a beautifully designed bar and terrace with
unrivalled views and a unique food and drink offering for locals and Londoners who are fast making Peckham their ultimate leisure destination.”
The new venue was acquired through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, with Simon
Chaplin, Senior Director of Pubs & Restaurants at Christie & Co leading the sale. Simon adds, “We have
been working with Mountview since construction commenced and are delighted to have completed on the final part of the assignment. The rooftop element created considerable interest amongst prospective
buyers, with its stunning views across London and great location in a fast-developing area, as did the
opportunity to work with Mountview’s two public theatres to enhance its position as a new high profile
hospitality destination south of the river. We look forward to seeing Skylight’s plans for the venue come to life.”
Designed by Skylight’s in-house mixologist, Sebastian Hollingworth, Skylight Peckham’s cocktails will be
classic, skillfully made, and beautifully presented.
Signature serves include:

  • Clarified Bee’s Knees [Belvedere Vodka, lemon and local Peckham honey, served martini-style and garnished with lemon bees’ wings]
  • South London Iced Tea [heady twist on Long Island classic made with Hennessy and cranberry juice]
  • Cinco Picante [tequila and Cointreau mixed with homemade chilli liqueur infused with fivedifferent spices and sweetened with peach] 

Accompanying the cocktails will be a constantly changing wine list and refreshing beers for hot days on
the terrace.
The food at Skylight is focused on small plates and generous platters designed to be shared as fine feasts
with friends, or as a relaxed accompaniment to drinks. With options for light lunches and afternoon
snacks, the all-day dining menu allows the venue to be used by all kinds of guests, from freelancers looking for an inspiring alternative to ‘working from home’ and locals looking for a laid-back lunch meet up, to friends getting together for an evening under the stars and colleagues enjoying post-work nibbles.
For those searching for a side order of spectacular skyline vistas with their eggs and Bloody Mary, Skylight is set to become London’s top location for brunch with a view.
Menu highlights include:

  • Burrata, Tropea Onions, Smoked Aubergine & Pepper, Toasted Sourdough, N’duja
  • Roast Beef on Sourdough Toast, Marmite Mayo, Pickled & Crispy Shallots, Watercress &
  • Horseradish
  • Roasted Courgettes, Fine Beans, Straciatella, Basil & Mint, Chilli Oil
  • Roasted Poussin, Chicken Fat Mash, Truffle & Honey Vinaigrette, Charred Leeks

With a flexible space that caters to all kinds of social experiences, Skylight Peckham will also offer an
exciting entertainment calendar, with DJs, themed brunches and regular live music sessions taking place
amongst one-off performances.