Giant Covent Garden Apple store opens (photos)

CNET UK was on hand Saturday for the launch of Apple's biggest store and explored the many cavernous chambers of the new shop.

Apple Covent Garden store
Polished wood, exposed brick, and a metric ton of glass is the decor du jour at Apple's new store in London's Covent Garden. Click on the picture above to see more photos from the opening. CNET UK

This weekend Apple hosted the grand opening of its largest store in the world, in London's Covent Garden. The new store, which houses every Apple product under the sun and employs hundreds of staff members, opened its doors at 10 a.m. on Saturday to a crowd of thousands of Apple devotees.

Spread over three separate floors and composed of a blend of original brickwork and shiny glass elevators, the new store features separate chambers for every kind of Apple product, from iPads, Macs, iPods, and iPhones to software and accessories.

There's also a kids area, with demos of educational software and Macs playing Lego Star Wars to indoctrinate their supple little minds. Customers can take their new products to be tinkered with by the resident Apple experts in setup room, and of course there's a great big Genius Bar.

Click over to Crave UK to see lots more photos from Saturday's opening.

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Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.


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