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Pictured: The new multi-million-pound Tomb Raider attraction opening in London in 2022 (where ‘thrill-seeking’ visitors can join Lara Croft on ‘real-life’ missions)

  • Newly-released plans show the Tomb Raider: The Live Experience that is set to open in Camden next April 
  • Teams of eight will be assigned a mission to aid Lara Croft ‘on her pursuit to recover a powerful artefact’  
  • It’s promised that ‘beautiful scenic worlds’ and characters from Tomb Raider will ‘come to life’ in the attraction

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Prepare to release your inner Lara Croft.

Plans have been unveiled for a new ‘thrill-seeking’ experience in London – Tomb Raider: The Live Experience, which will open on April 1, 2022.

It’s no joke. The multi-million-pound attraction, which is set within Camden’s Stable Market, will invite ‘adventure-seekers’ to accompany Lara Croft ‘on her pursuit to recover a powerful artefact that has fallen into the hands of a dangerous enemy’.

Plans have been unveiled for a new multi-million-pound 'thrill-seeking' experience in London – Tomb Raider: The Live Experience (pictured)

Plans have been unveiled for a new multi-million-pound ‘thrill-seeking’ experience in London – Tomb Raider: The Live Experience (pictured) 

One rendering depicts a giant statue of Lara Croft towering over visitors at the attraction’s entrance. Another drawing shows a bird’s-eye view of each of the rooms in the interactive attraction, with what looks like a tropical jungle, a lava pit, and a snowy Alpine scene featuring in the new experience.  

A third, meanwhile, shows a woman ziplining through a forest scene, with a recreation of an ancient tomb in the background.

In teams of eight, visitors will be given missions to ‘escape a sinking ship, explore the jungles of Costa Rica, discover an ancient tomb, work through environmental puzzles and battle a secret order’.

Tomb Raider: The Live Experience, which is set to open in April 2022, will be based within Camden’s Stable Market

Tomb Raider: The Live Experience, which is set to open in April 2022, will be based within Camden’s Stable Market 

Live actors and characters from the Tomb Raider film and game franchise will ‘come to life’ in the attraction, which promises to be ‘complete with beautiful scenic worlds’.

A statement reads: ‘Your mission? To save the world.

‘Based on the ever-popular games and movies, Tomb Raider: The Live Experience allows for groups of families and friends to become part of the action and be immersed in the world of Tomb Raider.

‘It’s perfect for those who are looking for action and excitement and will launch visitors on the ride of their lives, joining Lara Croft in a real-life adventure.’

This rendering shows a woman ziplining through a forest scene, with a recreation of an ancient tomb in the background

This rendering shows a woman ziplining through a forest scene, with a recreation of an ancient tomb in the background

Film production company Little Lion Entertainment has partnered with video game developer Crystal Dynamics and entertainment company Square Enix to launch the attraction, which will span 30,000 square ft (2,787 metres sq).

Tom Lionetti-Maguire, the CEO and founder of Little Lion Entertainment Limited, says: ‘Not only will people be whisked into a fantasy narrative on this journey, but they will find surprises, adventure and wonderment around every trap-laden corner. “Unique” doesn’t even begin to describe how much this legendary explorer’s experience is going to take people’s breath away.

‘We make our guests the stars of the action, and what a wild time they are in for here.’

Pictured here is Lara Croft in the 2006 video game Tomb Raider: Legend

Pictured here is Lara Croft in the 2006 video game Tomb Raider: Legend

Angelina Jolie stars as Lara Croft in the 2001 action film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Angelina Jolie stars as Lara Croft in the 2001 action film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 

The world first met Lara Croft in 1996, when video game Tomb Raider was released. After than, 11 more games followed, as well as several spinoffs and expansions. As of this year, over 85million Tomb Raider games have been sold worldwide.

The franchise hit the silver screen in 2001, with Angelina Jolie taking the lead role in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. She reprised the role two years later in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Alicia Vikander starred in a 2018 remake – Tomb Raider. A sequel, Tomb Raider 2, is currently in the works.

A Tomb Raider comic book series has been in distribution since 1997.

Early-bird tickets for the new attraction, priced at £77, are available now. General admission ticket sales will be on sale from December 15. 

For more information, visit tombraiderlive.co.uk.

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Staycationers, prepare to rub your hands with glee, because a host of eye-catching new hotels and guesthouses are throwing open their doors up and down the British Isles this year.

From Jersey to Blackpool via London, here are seven eye-catching properties to put on your must-visit list…

COUNTRY PILE

Stately stay: The Fairmont Windsor Park, which opened its doors on New Year's Day, overlooks Windsor Great Park

Stately stay: The Fairmont Windsor Park, which opened its doors on New Year’s Day, overlooks Windsor Great Park

One of 200 rooms at the Fairmont Windsor Park. Doubles at the countryside hotel are available from £425

Pictured is the swimming pool at Fairmont Windsor Park. The hotel has a spa with 18 treatment rooms

Pictured is the swimming pool at Fairmont Windsor Park. The hotel has a spa with 18 treatment rooms

A cosy lounge area at the Fairmont Windsor Park, which boasts seven restaurants and bars

A cosy lounge area at the Fairmont Windsor Park, which boasts seven restaurants and bars

The 200-room countryside hotel Fairmont Windsor Park opened on January 1. 

The property overlooks 4,800 acres of Windsor Great Park, has seven restaurants and bars, and a spa with 18 treatment rooms. Book doubles from £425 at Fairmont-windsorpark.com.

ISLAND HOP

The Plus room at the new 122-room Premier Inn that is set to open in St Helier in February

The Plus room at the new 122-room Premier Inn that is set to open in St Helier in February

The hotel, which is set on Bath Street, is close to Elizabeth Castle and some of the island’s best beaches

The hotel, which is set on Bath Street, is close to Elizabeth Castle and some of the island’s best beaches

Fans of Jersey will be pleased to hear a new 122-room Premier Inn will open in St Helier in February. 

On Bath Street, the hotel is close to Elizabeth Castle and some of the island’s best beaches. Rooms from £60 at premierinn.co.uk.

FRESH HEIGHTS

Calm and comforting interiors are one of the highlights at One Hundred Shoreditch, which opens in February

Calm and comforting interiors are one of the highlights at One Hundred Shoreditch, which opens in February

Rooms at the 258-bedroomed One Hundred Shoreditch will start from £175 per night

Rooms at the 258-bedroomed One Hundred Shoreditch will start from £175 per night

The hotel boasts six restaurants and bars, including a rooftop bar with views of East London

The hotel boasts six restaurants and bars, including a rooftop bar with views of East London 

Calm and comforting interiors are one of the highlights at One Hundred Shoreditch which opens in February. 

The Central London hotel has 258 rooms and suites plus six restaurants and bars including a rooftop bar with views of East London. Rooms from £175 at onehundredshoreditch.com.

COSY COMFORT

Cities don’t come much more charming than York and it is home to No 1 guesthouse, pictured

Cities don’t come much more charming than York and it is home to No 1 guesthouse, pictured 

The No 1 guesthouse is a Regency townhouse that has been transformed to feature 39 rooms. Pictured is the guesthouse's lounge area

The No 1 guesthouse is a Regency townhouse that has been transformed to feature 39 rooms. Pictured is the guesthouse’s lounge area 

Pictured is the restaurant at No 1 guesthouse. The building has large sash windows and high ceilings

Pictured is the restaurant at No 1 guesthouse. The building has large sash windows and high ceilings 

One of the guest rooms at No 1 guesthouse. York Minster is a ten-minute walk away

One of the guest rooms at No 1 guesthouse. York Minster is a ten-minute walk away

Cities don’t come much more charming than York and it is home to No 1 guesthouse. 

A Grade II Listed Regency townhouse has been transformed to house 39 rooms (from £139) with large sash windows and high ceilings. York Minster is a ten-minute walk away (guesthousehotels.co.uk).

GO WILDE

Wildes Chester is set to open on Chester’s historic Rows this summer. Pictured is a rendering of the hotel's spa area

Wildes Chester is set to open on Chester’s historic Rows this summer. Pictured is a rendering of the hotel’s spa area

A rendering of one of the 18 rooms at the hotel. Room prices will start from £250 per night

A rendering of one of the 18 rooms at the hotel. Room prices will start from £250 per night

One of the highlights at Wildes Chester, shown here in a rendering, will be X by Harry Guy - a chef who has worked in multiple Michelin-starred restaurants

One of the highlights at Wildes Chester, shown here in a rendering, will be X by Harry Guy – a chef who has worked in multiple Michelin-starred restaurants

Chester’s historic Rows will be home to an 18-room boutique hotel from this summer. 

One of the highlights at Wildes Chester will be X by Harry Guy — a chef who has worked in multiple Michelin-starred restaurants. Rooms from £250 at wildeschester.com.

CLASSY CABINS

Pictured is one of the five Orchard Cabins that Norfolk's Congham Hall Hotel will be launching in February

Pictured is one of the five Orchard Cabins that Norfolk’s Congham Hall Hotel will be launching in February

Each cabin is set in the manor’s apple orchard. Pictured is the view from the interior of one of the cabins

Each cabin is set in the manor’s apple orchard. Pictured is the view from the interior of one of the cabins

Congham Hall Hotel in Norfolk is in business but will also be launching five Orchard Cabins in February.

Each room is set in the Georgian manor’s apple orchard and has a freestanding out-door bath. Book from £399, including dinner and breakfast, at conghamhallhotel.co.uk.

COASTAL CAPER

Blackpool seafront is set to get its first five-star hotel with the opening of Sands Venue Resort. The property will be inspired by 1930s glamour with Art Deco and modern influences throughout. Sign up at sandsvenueresorthotel.co.uk to hear news of an exact opening date and room prices. 

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