The first Microsoft Store in the UK has now opened its doors at 255-259 Regent Street. An exciting move for the computing giant, the store offers a myriad of interactive and product experience zones across three floors.
For those visiting the new tech haven, there will be the chance to experience favourite devices such as Xbox, SurfacePC gaming and HoloLens mixed-reality, alongside Windows and Office products. If you’re not so digitally savvy, there will also be a helpful area boasting tech support, training, repairs and advice from Microsoft’s own expert advisers. The best part; help will be offered no matter the brand or operating system, or where the device was purchased.
In addition, Microsoft has curated a special space known as the “Community Theatre” that will be dedicated to tech, coding and STEM learning. The space will run free, year-round workshops and programmes for customers looking to pick up some new skills.
To mark the opening, Microsoft have created an exclusive collection of six Microsoft Surfaces covered in Liberty London print, available via auction until the 14th August. The bespoke design combines a Liberty print from Liberty London’s first collection in 1875 as well as a stunning floral design from 1975, the year that Microsoft was founded. All proceeds will be donated to SpecialEffect charity, dedicated to helping young people with disabilities. You can sign up to the auction here.
The new hub opened in the heart of central London on the 11th July, with the closest tube being Oxford Circus.