Welcome to John Lewis

Whenever you come into our shop you’ll be served by an owner. We’re all Partners in John Lewis, so we make sure you get the best value, service, quality and choice of products every time. After all, it’s our business.

Can't wait for delivery?
Why not try our free Click & collect service?

Simply place your order online by 7pm today, and we'll deliver it to your chosen shop for you to collect after 2pm tomorrow.


Shop info

  • Address

    John Lewis
    Broad Street
    RG1 2BB


    0118 957 5955*

    *Call charges will depend on your telephone provider. Please check with your operator for exact charges.

  • Opening hours

    Mon:  9.30am - 6pm
    (Bank holidays 9.30am - 6pm)
    Tues:  9.30am - 6pm
    Wed:  9.30am - 6pm
    Thurs:  9.30am - 8pm
    Fri:  9.30am - 6pm
    Sat:  9am - 7pm
    Sun:  11am - 5pm (Browsing 10.30am - 11am)

  • About John Lewis Reading

    Still affectionately known as Heelas to the locals, it’s been part of the John Lewis Partnership since 1953. It was founded by John Heelas and his sons in 1854.

    Not only was it a thriving drapers, it even offered a ‘twenty-four hour’ funeral service and a ‘special services’ department which included unusual jobs such as redecorating old churches and beetle disinfestations!

    One of the oldest shops in our portfolio - its façade dates back to the 1880s - it recently underwent a £20m refurbishment programme.

How to find us

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It's easy to get to John Lewis Reading.

By train
The shop can be seen from the station.

By car
Reading is accessible from junctions 10, 11 and 12 of the M4 and from junctions 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the M3. Alternative routes are the A4074 and the A4155.

John Lewis is opposite the Oracle shopping centre in Reading. The shopping centre has 2 internal car parks, Riverside and Holybrook, which are both within walking distance of John Lewis Reading. There is parking for 2,300 cars, with spaces for disabled drivers and those with small children.

Park and Ride
Reading offers 2 Park and Ride services: the Loddon Bridge Park and Ride is located next to the Showcase cinema between Winnersh and Earley, at the junction of the A329(M) motorway with the A329 Wokingham Road and the B3270 Lower Earley Way. There is also a Park and Ride service operating from the Madejski Stadium, close to the A33.

Help with parking
If you're looking for a car park space, don`t forget to check for real-time availability and forecasts. It also provides public transport information. Additional car parking spaces are available at weekends for £4.50 all day at the Reading Station car park (access is from Vastern Road) and there are usually spaces at Garrard Street car park when other car parks are full. Check the variable message signs on approach roads for the latest information.

Customer collections
We have 2 Customer Collection points. You can come into the shop and visit our Customer Collection area on the Ground floor (this is conveniently accessed via Chain Street or Broad Street). Or, if you'd rather not to come into the city centre, you can visit our off-site Customer Collection point located in Mill Lane, just behind the Oracle Shopping centre. If coming by car, simply take the exit signposted A327 Aldershot, from the Oracle roundabout

Click & collect

Reading shop collection point

Map of Reading shop collection point

Can’t wait for delivery? Why not try our FREE Click & collect service?

You simply place your online order by 7pm today, and we'll deliver it to your chosen shop for you to collect after 2pm tomorrow. This service is available from all John Lewis shops, and in an increasing number of selected Waitrose branches.

The service is available for most but not all of the items we sell, so please check individual product pages when you place an order. We're unable to accept orders that include items for collection from one of our shops as well as items for delivery, so in these cases, please place two separate orders – one for collection and one for delivery.

Reading service building collection point

Map of Reading service building

You can also pick up your Click & collect purchases from our service building, so there’s no need to drive into the town centre if you’re in a hurry. 


John Lewis
Mill Lane

Opening hours

Mon: 9.30am - 6pm
Tues: 9.30am - 6pm
Wed: 9.30am - 6pm
Thurs: 9.30am - 8pm
Fri: 9.30am - 6pm
Sat: 9.30am - 7pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

News and community information

Bringing skills to life

Bringing Skills to Life is about allowing pupils to explore, imagine and create

Through this education programme we aim to inspire children and develop their
imagination and practical skills for life.


Giving old sofas a new life

We'll collect and re-use your old sofa when you purchase a new sofa from us. Find out more.

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Join us for Story Time

Storytelling is one of the first things that a parent will share with their child, and it’s something many of us take for granted. However, for the parents of some of the UK’s most vulnerable children, the first years of their child’s life can be a bewildering time. Growing up, they may not have had the experience of being read to by their own parents.

That’s why we want to use the power of storytelling in our shops and in schools to raise money to help Barnardo’s support those UK children who need it most.

Our storytelling sessions will take place on the following dates:

- 21, 22 June

- 26, 27 July

- 2, 3 August

- 9,10 August

- 16,17 August

- 23,24 August

- 30,31 August

Please visit our story time page for more information.

Would you like to help us support Barnardo’s?

If you’d like to make a donation, please text JL Reading to:

70300 to donate £3

70500 to donate £5

70100 to donate £10

Supporting our communities

Our aims

We're proud of the close links we forge between our Partners and local schools, charities and organisations. And wherever we do business, at home or abroad, we work with communities to make a difference. That's why:

  • Our Community Matters programme in our shops continues to support local charities and community groups
  • We aim to give at least 1% of pre-tax profits to community initiatives
  • We will continue to seek out projects that make a positive lasting impact and reach as many local people as possible

If you’d like to nominate a good cause for Community Matters please complete the nomination form and take it to the Customer Services department.

The charities we're supporting from May 2014 - July 2014 are:

- The Ways and Means Trust Limited

- Crossroads Care Reading

- Barnardo's