I visited the Apple store in London today for the first time and I have to say. It's amazing. I live in Newcastle, England. As far as it being a store goes, it's not your conventional place to buy something.
My wife described it as a large cafe. It thought of it more of an art gallery for electronics.
Nevertheless, I thought it was great and can see why Apple or blowing away their competition with innovation like this, that transcends not just there product range but also their "stores".
Has anybody else been? How does it compare to your local one?