Competitive axe throwing.
It’s a cleaver idea.
And now the art form is about to reach its apex with the forthcoming opening of the new Whistle Punks venue in Oxford Circus, which is going to be the largest axe throwing venue in the whole of Europe. And yes, it’ll have a fully licensed bar. And yes, the owners apparently managed to get insurance for this enterprise. And yes, you’re getting in for an exclusive preview night on Friday 8th September, with 50% off axe throwing, and a welcome drink on the house.
Since opening in South London way back in 2016, the Whistle Punks group has added four more venues to their dicey portfolio up and down the country, but they’re now returning to where it all started with a 7000 sq ft venue on Eastcastle Street. It’ll be moving into the former home of a Busaba Eathai, meaning that the space will have gone from chopsticks to, well, another kind of chop stick.
All told, it’ll have nine throwing lanes, each with its own instructor who’ll explain which end is the sharp one, and marshal you through the flinging process. And at the end of your session, they’ll even show you how to pull a few trick shots, too. All told, the whole experience is immensely fun, the learning curve is surprisingly easy, and frankly, there’s something hugely satisfying about the moment you bury the first axe head into the target.
Photo credit: lukedyson
There’ll be a sourdough pizza joint on site offering all manner of fancy Italian toppings (including Ventricina salami & artichokes, vegan ‘mozzarisella’ & sun-dried tomatoes, etc.), and let’s not forget about that bar – it’s going to have cocktails, craft beers, draught ciders, wines, and more…
…perfect to help you real-axe.
NOTE: The Nudge Member preview of Whistle Punks Oxford Circus is set to take place on Friday September 9th. Tickets cost £15pp (ordinarily £30pp), and you’ll receive a complimentary welcome drink (any draught beer/cider, single spirit with mixer, wine or soft drink) on arrival for you and up to three guests. To book your ticket, just head to the Members’ Box at the top of this page.
OTHER NOTE: Whistle Punks Oxford Circus is set to open on September 10th. You can book right now, and find out more, at their website right here.
Whistle Punks Oxford Circus | 52-53 Eastcastle St, W1W 8ED
Competitive? Well, if you really WERE then you’d have already checked out our list of London’s Best Activity Bars…