On Thursday afternoon hundreds of people flocked to the first customers over the threshold of Apple's brand new London Store on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge.
"Apple’s newest store in London opened this Thursday, July 28, in the city’s bustling Knightsbridge neighborhood, where UK customers and visitors from around the world celebrated with the 200-person-strong store team," the company stated this week.
Huge queues were seen outside as customers flocked to get their hands on Apple's best iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more for the first time in the new retail space.
Straight Outta Brompton
Lucky customers were greeted with free handouts of Apple Brompton Road goodies, treated to AR experiences, and a DJ set from Just Blaze.
The new Brompton Road store boasts 7-meter floor-to-ceiling windows, a social gathering space, and an arcade that mirrors the old Brompton Arcade of more than 100 years ago. The store is also the first Apple retail location to feature a new terrazzo flooring that uses plant-based bio-resin for sustainability.
We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the new store earlier this week prior to opening, you can see our full rundown and gallery of images there. We also got a look at the debut of 'United Visions', a new augmented reality experience that re-imagines the creative work of London poet and painter William Blake, created by Tin Nguyen and Ed Cutting. You can see the AR experience for yourself by downloading the app.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9