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Whistle Punks to open biggest venue in Europe in London’s West End

Axe throwing brand Whistle Punks is open a new flagship venue in London’s West End. Spanning 7,000 square feet, Whistle Punks Oxford Street will be the… View Article

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Whistle Punks to open biggest venue in Europe in London’s West End

Axe throwing brand Whistle Punks is open a new flagship venue in London’s West End.

Spanning 7,000 square feet, Whistle Punks Oxford Street will be the brand’s biggest venue in Europe.

The company will soon be starting a fit-out of the former Busaba Eathai site on Eastcastle Street which will house nine throwing lanes, a pizza restaurant and a cocktail bar.

Jools Whitehorn, co-founder at Whistle Punks, said: “We have been delighted to see the growth of axe throwing awareness and demand across the UK over the past couple of years, and post pandemic trade has been as strong as ever with ticket sales +30% up in Q2 2022 vs. Q2 2019.

“We are thrilled to be joining The Langham Estate and believe our new flagship location just off Oxford Street will help us unlock Whistle Punks’ full potential, expand our catchment area and bring our unique appeal to a whole new, larger audience”

The Langham Estate has successfully let or opened 70,000 square feet of commercial space to date this year, and over 80,000 square feet is currently under offer..

The estate’s leisure and F&B offer has been further enhanced by new signings such as independent café GT Corner and the 28˚-50˚ Wine Workshop & Kitchen. The latter has relocated from Covent Garden into a 5,500 square foot restaurant that opened in April. The area has also seen art galleries Lungley and OMNI, gym chain F45 and grocery delivery start-up Gorillas join the portfolio.

Malcolm Cohen, leasing and marketing director at The Langham Estate, said: “The team is delighted to experience a solid, steady recovery in the leasing of the estate’s commercial space over the course of the last six months.

“Following almost two years of lockdowns, store closures and uncertainty in the retail sector, it is very promising to see that the West End is bouncing back with a wealth of brands showing a keen interest in opening up shop in the area.”

The Langham Estate comprises 13.8 acres from Oxford Street to the south and Euston Road to the north.

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