It’s almost time for Leicester’s much-anticipated attraction Lane7 to open its doors to the public for the first time.
The venue, which is located in the historic former Leicester Central railway station, will open on Saturday, October 24.
Guests can look forward to entertainment options including bowling, mini golf, UV ping pong, arcade games, and gaming tables, as well as a street food court and a variety of themed bars.
If you just can’t wait to look a look inside the city’s new ‘leisure and nighttime destination’, then the good news is, you don’t have to.
We’ve been in to have a walk around and bring you a sneak peek of the exciting new opening.
Check out our photo gallery and video, and we’re sure you’ll agree the place is looking fantastic.
The former Goods Yard area has been turned into Leicester’s first permanent street food court, with a great selection of independent traders taking up residency.
You’ll be able to try burgers from What’s Your Beef, baos from Deckards, fried chicken from Yardbirds, and Oriental dishes from Thai Express.
You’ll also be able to take your pick from the array of bar concepts, from a UV cocktail and frozen slushie bar to a 1960s gin kitchen.
There’s plenty of seating, and a six metre by three metre television on the wall – which can easily be viewed from the mezzanine level as well as at floor level.
This will be used for Lane7 events that have an interactive element, and, although the venue will not be a sports bar, larger sporting events will be shown here.
There are bowling lanes on both floors, with six underlay lanes downstairs and five overlay lanes upstairs.
The ground floor also features a UV ping pong room, a pool room with three American pool tables and a mini golf course.
On the mezzanine level, the five bowling lanes are joined by a retro arcade games area, and gaming tables such as shuffleboard and beer pong.
There’s a seating area and guests can enjoy a draught beer from the ice cream van which has been turned into a quirky bar.
You can also have a bit of fun with a visit to one of the hidden photo booths.
The 30,000 sq ft development was due to open earlier in the year but suffered building setbacks due to Covid-19.
Lane7 will be open 11am until 10pm, seven day a week. Under 18s must be accompanied by adults at all times and must leave the venue by 7pm.
Prices depend on the activities you want to try. For bowling, the price is £9.95 peak, £8.00 off peak, and £6.00 kids and NUS.
For more information, and to book your visit, click here to visit the website.