Visit London Blog » apple store http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:06:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 First Customer in Line At Apple Covent Garden http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/08/first-customer-in-line-at-apple-covent-garden/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/08/first-customer-in-line-at-apple-covent-garden/#comments Fri, 06 Aug 2010 16:39:37 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=13006

It’s no secret that the brand new Apple store opens in Covent Garden tomorrow at 10am.

The London space will be the largest Apple retail store in the world and excited customers are already queuing outside.

Rose Williams, 29, is first in line. She’s been queuing since 10am this morning and is hoping to purchase an iPad.

As well as being beautifully designed, the new Apple store has unique rooms dedicated to iPods, iPads, Macs and iPhones. There’ll even be 30 iPads on display on the shop floor (yes, you can touch one!)

There’ll be a range of limited edition accessories on sale at the new shop, including cases for MacBooks and iPhones.

If you’re not sure what to buy, there’s a team of personal shoppers on hand to help you choose. And don’t worry if you’re not technically minded, the Start Up Room will get you up and running with your new toy before you’ve even left the store.

There’s also everything that you’d expect from an Apple store – a Genius Bar for technical support; personal training with Apple’s One to One programme; free daily workshops and presentations but all bigger and better than ever before!

Take a look at James Holland from gadget website electricpig.co.uk‘s pre-opening tour of the new Apple shop:

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Regent Street Buries a Time Capsule with Soho Parish Schoolkids http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/01/regent-street-buries-a-time-capsule-with-soho-parish-schoolkids/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/01/regent-street-buries-a-time-capsule-with-soho-parish-schoolkids/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:58:23 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=5718 Roger Bright CEO of The Crown Estate with the children from Soho Parish School Children from Soho Parish School bury the time capsule Effie Boo, aged 8, buries the Regent Street time capsule

Yesterday, the children from Soho Parish School buried a time capsule on Regent Street.

The capsule, which containted children’s letters to the future, an iPhone from the Regent Street Apple Store, and yesterday’s newspapers was buried beneath Regent Street’s Quadrant 3 redevelopment. It’ll be opened in 50 years’ time. (We can’t help wondering what people will think of the iPhone in 2060… will it look all old-fashioned, like a Sony Walkman today??!)

The Quadrant 3 project sounds really interesting. It’s all about restoring one of the UK’s largest collection of Grade I listed art deco spaces – the historic Atlantic Bar & Grill, Titanic Restaurant and Chez Cup – to their former glory. In addition, there’ll be offices, restaurants, shops and residential spaces, as well as a massive (44,000sq ft) public space: the most significant addition to the West End’s public spaces since Trafalgar Square.

The restoration project includes Edwardian architectural features such as veneered wooden panels, marble linings, brass edging, light fittings, mirrors and even embossed wallpaper.  Ceiling and wall fittings are being removed, cleaned and replaced. Where details are time-worn and beyond repair, they’ve been recreated using latex moulds. A particularly challenging aspect of the process has been repairing the elegantly embossed Lincrusta wallpaper. The fabric is being cleaned, restored and redecorated to the original design.

And we hope the children who added their poems, letters and stories to the time capsule will enjoy this restored section of London’s West End for years to come.

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