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Apple To Open New Covent Garden Store

Apple has confirmed that it will open a new London store in Covent Garden.

The store, set to open on 7 August, is said to be one of the biggest Apple stores in the world and will be the company's 22nd store in the UK.

The company has said that it is expecting the Covent Garden store opening to attract similar crowds to the recently opened stores in Paris and Shanghai.

According to plans reported by The Evening Standard, the store will have four stories and a courtyard, which will hold the 8-bay arcade for customers.

As when restoring the building housing its recently opened store in Paris, Apple has painstakingly restored the old bank that is to be its new London store. The company has kept many of the old fixtures and fittings of the bank, and has taken down an arch brick-by-brick, relocating it on a lower floor.

The Telegraph reports that Apples Regent street store is currently the most profitable shop per square foot in London. The store takes on average of £60 million per year, equating to around £2,000 per square foot.