John Lewis 150 years

John Lewis 150 years

John Lewis 150th birthday celebrations

Our 150th anniversary celebrations

We’ve come a long way since 1864.
Times change, fashions come and go, but with our heritage ever present, we move forward with inspiration. Always innovating, and never
standing still.

Never standing still

The advert is a joyous and celebratory look at British life from past to present. It shows that we've been ever-present, as your lives have continued to move forward at increasing speed

See the making of the John Lewis 150th Anniversary advert

To mark our 150th anniversary, we’re collaborating with some of our long-standing suppliers to create some unique and exclusive commemorative products.

We’re also bringing back special edition prints from our archive, and adding
them to beautiful contemporary products; exclusive, evocative, and re-imagined for today. Shop the collection by department:

John Lewis 150 events

Events at John Lewis Oxford Street Roof Garden

From 3 May throughout the summer, we’re celebrating our 150th anniversary, and we’d love you to join us. To mark this occasion we’re holding a number of exciting ticketed events on our roof garden at John Lewis Oxford Street. Find out more, and book below.

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Special 150 Events at John Lewis Oxford Street

Special 150 events at
John Lewis Oxford Street

There's lots going on to celebrate our anniversary at the shop where it all started. Visit our roof garden for panoramic views of London, and our free exhibition 'Stories of a shopkeeper'.

Roof Garden |  Stories of a shopkeeper |  Oxford Street events
Tell us your story

Tell us your story

Do you have a story related to ours? Perhaps you remember your very first visit to John Lewis as a child, or maybe you met and made a lifelong friend or partner in your local shop. If we’ve played a happy part in your life, or that of your family or community during our 150 years, we’d love to hear from you.

Submit your story
Tumblr competition

How to enter

To celebrate our 150th anniversary we want you to show us how you're always moving - dancing, running and learning new things. All you have to do is upload a picture, gif or short video to your Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr or Instagram account with using the #JL150 hashtag. A winner will be picked at random and awarded £1,500 of JL vouchers. Plus we’ll give £150 of vouchers to our favourite entry each week. The competition closes on May 30th.

Head over to our TUMBLR page to find out more

1920s Timeline

Coco Chanel wears trousers at the French seaside resort of Deauville

Coco Chanel wears trousers at the French seaside resort of Deauville

View our interactive timeline
Barnardos

John Lewis Story Time with Barnardo’s

We’re using the power of storytelling in our shops and in schools to help raise money for Barnardo’s, who supports those UK children who need
it most.

Find out more
A very British revolution

The book

The book tells the story of the remarkable vision of John Spedan Lewis who transformed a clutch of Victorian department stores into a revolutionary, employee-owned business. It highlights our radical organisation, our approach to retailing, and the unique way that we treat both our Partners and customers

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