An axe-throwing venue is opening this week in a Southampton shopping centre.

Black Axe Throwing Co will open a branch in The Marlands Shopping Centre on Civic Centre Road on Friday.

Axe-ceptional players are invited to the site to compete for the title of UK champion.

For beginners, instructors will be on hand to provide advice, tricks, and guidance.

Venue-goers are reminded to arrive at their session five minutes prior to the start time.

Anyone arriving late for their time slot will not be allowed to participate and will not be refunded.

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People are urged to wear sensible footwear, meaning no open toes, sandals, flip-flops, or high heels.

People under 18 are also not allowed at the venue.

The sessions normally last 16 minutes and have a capacity of 15 people.

The Southampton venue has two lanes and four targets.

It is also fully wheelchair accessible from the street to the axe-throwing lane.

Black Ace Throwing has sites across the UK and Northern Ireland such as Edinburgh, Lancaster, Margate and Belfast. 

Southampton will be the chain's fifth venue.