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Location – 300 Oxford Street London W1A 1EX
John Lewis is a premier department store in Oxford Street, it was on this site that John Lewis in 1864 opened a small drapers shop. The success of the original store led to Lewis buying another store Peter Jones in Sloane Square in 1905.
The continuing success led to John Lewis’s son Spedan carrying out further expansion by extending the Oxford Street store and acquiring other stores around England under the name of the John Lewis Partnership which was founded in 1920.
The Oxford Street store was badly damaged by a bomb in 1940, but trading continued until the building could be rebuilt.
The partnership has built a reputation for quality goods and service, it also has a good reputation regarding staff offering profit sharing and until 1994, John Lewis stores closed on Mondays to allow staff a full two day “weekend”.
The original Oxford Street shop is still flagship branch of the company. A complete refurbishment of the building was completed in late 2007 at a cost of £60 million.
The John Lewis department store has a wide range of goods in many departments, including electrical goods, tableware and a fabrics and haberdashery section. They also do Men’s and Women’s Fashion, fashion accessories, cosmetics and much more.
General Opening hours:
Mon: 9.30am – 8pm
(Bank holidays 10am – 6pm)
Tues: 9.30am – 8pm
Wed: 9.30am – 8pm
Thurs: 9.30am -9pm
Fri: 9.30am – 8pm
Sat: 9.30am – 8pm
Sun: 12noon – 6pm