UK axe-throwing brand Whistle Punks has announced it will launch a new flagship site just 300m from Oxford Circus Tube in London, including nine lanes, an extensive bar area and an all-new kitchen serving sourdough pizza.
The new site is set to be Europe’s biggest axe-throwing venue and is due to launch on September 5, with tickets now on sale on the Whistle Punks website.
In 2016, Whistle Punks was the first brand to bring urban axe throwing to the UK, with more than 15 million axes having been thrown across the company’s four existing sites in Vauxhall, Manchester, Leeds and Bristol.
The brand’s unique scoring system and experienced hosts have set the standard for this high-octane experience.
Each axe throwing session at the 7000 sq ft venue will be led by an experienced instructor, with a brief masterclass followed by practice throws and a full tournament to crown an ultimate champion.
Jools Whitehorn, Co-founder of Whistle Punks, said: “I think a large part of the appeal is that it feels like something you shouldn’t be allowed to do. It’s a visceral experience which is physical without being too demanding. It all takes place under the close watch of our instructors who make sure everyone stays safe while having a truly unique night out.
“With our brand new and world-beating Oxford Circus location, we couldn’t be more proud to be bringing the signature Whistle Punks experience to such a large audience.”
That new venue will see Whistle Punks transform the former Busaba Eathai site at 53 Eastcastle Street, with its very own instructor ready to guide players from novice to axe-throwing whizz in 70 minutes.
Whether you’re a first-timer or an axe-throwing superstar, the instructors have always been central in creating an epic atmosphere on the lanes so that participants at all levels have an unforgettable experience, the brand said.
The experience includes an end-of-game skill session where players can learn trick shots, underarm and two axe throws, as well as taking the ultimate snaps for Instagram.
At the bar, customers will be able to choose from a selection of fresh cocktails, plenty of craft beers, draught ciders, wine and fizz.
Sourdough pizzas with tasty toppings such as prosciutto ham, ventricina salami and artichokes, as well as vegan offerings such as creamy mozzarisella and Italian sun-dried tomatoes, will also be on offer at the venue.
Whistle Punks Oxford Circus has a variety of packages catering for couples, groups from 10-200 people and even full venue hire for those wanting a different kind of work social or team-building exercise.
Christmas packages include lane hire, drinks for everyone on the lane, champion T-shirts for winners and sweet treats for all, with groups of up to 200 welcome for bookings.
For every ticket bought to the venue, a tree will be planted through ecologi.com.