London roll-out for Beate Uhse sex store chain

German sex goods retailer Beate Uhse is to open three to four stores in the UK this summer following the success of its pilot store at Sutton in Surrey which opened in November.

The company, which has more than 200 stores across Europe, hopes to have deals on additional Greater London stores signed by June.

A spokeswoman for Beate Uhse said the concept, which had been toned down for the UK market, had worked well and the 'softer' format would now be introduced in Germany. The retailer is understood to have appointed property agents Briant Champion Long.