Boxpark Croydon has opened another crowd-pleasing attraction after unveiling one of London's first standalone baseball batting cages.

They will be opened on July 23 by batting case gurus 'Sluggers', who said the venue will include three brand new batting cages "plus a menu of craft cocktails and mouth-watering Latin fusion street food".

Baseball is hugely popular in the Americas and parts of East Asia and the cages offer Londoners the chance to try their hands at something altogether different (though perhaps slightly less so for any rounders fans out there).

As Sluggers described:

"With just you, a cage, a virtual pitcher powered by Batfast technology and a ball to smash, Sluggers is the spot for a night of Insta-bragtastic batting bliss, bringing you the fastest virtual bowling London has to offer, with pitching machines that can be be adapted for every level of batter."

Cocktails and food inspired by various Latin American culinary centres from Cuba to Colombia are meanwhile onhand for attendees.

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SFG Club Founder, Neil Garner, said: "We’re incredibly excited to be launching our first standalone Sluggers site, particularly as Londoners are now looking to head to one spot to eat, drink and play and BOXPARK Croydon offers exactly that.

"With lockdown restrictions coming to an end, Londoners are looking for new ways to socialise, leading to a rise in social competitive games and activities.

"We wanted to create a venue that moves away from traditional baseball but offers guests an exciting, unique take on the sport.

"Inspired by the culture of Latin America the Sluggers experience brings just that, offering something novel and fresh to the games market, and we can’t wait for guests to come down and experience all it has to offer."

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