From 360-degree observation towers to online influencer stores, these London innovations demonstrate how the UK's capital city is embracing the future in new and creative ways.
When it comes to must-see attractions, many visitors are putting the British Airways i360 tower at the top of their list. As the world's tallest moving observation tower, the attraction provides unparalleled views of the sprawling city below. Visitors will also be able to look down on other up-and-coming attractions such as the Saatchi Gallery -- the world's number one museum on social media -- and a shopping complex made from shipping containers dubbed the Boxpark Mall.
Other London innovations include hidden gems such as the hybrid craft studio Drink, Shop & Do and the ultra-exclusive, appointment-only LN-CC STORE. London's shopping scene even includes the highly anticipated Creator Store, which sells merchandise created by some of the world's most influential YouTube personalities.
While they may cover a wide range of interests and industries, each of these cutting-edge spots is a perfect place to see the content from Trend Hunter's London innovation conference come alive.
From Moving Observation Towers to Content Creator Shops
London's Persephone Books Reprints Out-of-Print Books by Female Authors
Moving Observation Towers
The British Airways i360 Tower is About to Open Its Doors to the Public
Converted Granary Cafes
This London Restaurant is Housed Inside an Old Granary Building
3D Printing Restaurants
Food Ink is Now Launching Its First Restaurant in London, UK
London's 'CRATE Brewery & Pizzeria' is Housed in an Old Factory
Members-Only Movie Theaters
London's 'Whirled Cinema' Offers a More Intimate Movie Experience
Ant-Infested Art Galleries
Rafael Gomezbarros' Giant Insects Takes Over the Saatchi Gallery
Content Creator Shops
The New YouTube Store in London is a Physical Place to Buy YouTuber Merch
'The Doodle Bar' Encourages Patrons to Draw on Its Walls
Locally Sourced Coffee Bars
London's 'Sourced Market' Sells Products Created by Local Artisans
Avant-Garde Specialty Boutiques
London's LN-CC STORE is a High-End Concept Store with Unique Decor
Hybrid Craft Studios
London's 'Drink, Shop & Do' Functions as a Bar, Cafe and Craft Studio
Hydroponic Farm Cafes
London's 'FARM:shop' Grows Food On-Site for Its In-Store Cafe
Mobile Double Decker Cafes
London's 'B Bakery' Offers an Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
Pop-Up Shopping Centers
Boxpark Mall is the First Mall Made from Shipping Containers