Google opens first physical store in London

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has opened its first branded shop in London. The Google Shop will sell Android devices, Chromebooks and Chromecast dongles, in addition to offering Google product tutorials.

The store will also demo Google Apps for business-minded customers, reported TheNextWeb. In-store attractions include a virtual graffiti wall that visitors can spray with virtual paint and a surround-screen installation of Google Earth that visitors can digitally "fly" through.

Google plans to host regular classes and events at the store on topics such as online security and mobile devices. Intended to be a place for the entire family, the Google Shop will also host a "Virtual Space Camp" for children to learn the basics of coding.

Two more Google stores are slated to open later this year.

Google now joins a host of online retailers that recently made brick-and-mortar debuts—for example, Warby Parker, Bonobos, Crest & Co. and The Grommet.

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