31st UK Apple Store opens in Festival Place, Basingstoke

20 August, 2011 - Paul Dixon
Apple Store Festival Place, Basingstoke

Apple opened its 31st UK Apple Retail Store earlier today. Located in the upper level of the Festival Shopping Centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire, the store’s first customers started queuing around 6:30am for its official 9.00am opening.

Damian Ward, who has attended many of the recent UK Apple Store openings, was third in line and took the fantastic photographs featured in this post.

Customers wait for the doors to open

Customers young & old welcomed with free t-shirts

View from the back of the store

Visit Damian’s Flickr page to view more photographs of the opening.

Store profile on Apple’s website

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Paul Dixon is the owner of Macsessed. He lives in Lancashire in the UK where he works as a web designer. You can find him on and Twitter.