From PSFKs 2019 London Retail Innovation Guide, these four stores and activations are must-sees for tech-loving tourists and Londoners alike

From cutting-edge fashion and beauty to premiere urban planning and design, London is internationally recognized for its leadership in innovation across the retail ecosystem. In the context of today's high-tech global economy, London has marketed itself as an appealing destination for digital-native startups and established retailers to experiment with and grow their brand. As a result, the English capital remains at the forefront of automation and tech-related innovations.

From cryptocurrency hubs to ‘smart' roads, here are four must-see's for the tech-curious in England's capital city:

Sirin Labs
Israeli cryptocurrency startup Sirin Labs has opened its first retail store in London. The store not only sells the FINNEY, the brand's ultra-secure blockchain- powered smartphone, but it also serves as a communal hub for London-based crypto enthusiasts.

Belong By GAME
Video game company GAME has created an experiential in-store space where gamers can play together, participate in fan events and test new products.

Xiaomi
Chinese electronics retailer Xiaomi has expanded into the European market with its first authorized Mi store. The store sells Xiaomi’s line of affordable Android phones, including its flagship product the Mi 8 Pro, which was previously only available in China. The store also sells fitness tech bands, scooters, and other electronics, with a minimal design to encourage shoppers to test out the products.

Bird Street
Technology company Pavegen created an installation at Bird Street that has been dubbed the world’s first smart street. The kinetic energy of pedestrian footsteps is converted into electricity that powers bird sounds during the day and a light display at night.

For the full and up-to-date list of London's most innovative retail spots beyond tech and across all categories, download PSFK's 2019 London Retail Innovation Guide, out now.

From cutting-edge fashion and beauty to premiere urban planning and design, London is internationally recognized for its leadership in innovation across the retail ecosystem. In the context of today's high-tech global economy, London has marketed itself as an appealing destination for digital-native startups and established retailers to experiment with and grow their brand. As a result, the English capital remains at the forefront of automation and tech-related innovations.

From cryptocurrency hubs to ‘smart' roads, here are four must-see's for the tech-curious in England's capital city: