Events at Southampton

Southampton events

Home Economist

Home Economist

Our full-time Home Economist uses John Lewis cookware and ingredients from Waitrose to create delicious culinary experiences every day in our fully functioning demonstration kitchen.

Drop by to see what's on the menu today.


Wedding fairs

Come and meet our Gift List team who will be attending wedding fairs througout the year. They'll talk you through our wedding gift list service and explain our other services such as personal styling, personalised stationery, Kuoni honeymoons and travel and event insurance

8 November, 11am - 3.30pm
Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Southampton. SO30 3XH. 
£1.50 entry

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 support the John Lewis Foundation at home and abroad.

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 2015 – July 2015 are:

  • Autism Hampshire - Autism Hampshire has nearly 50 years expertise of supporting adults and young people with autism, they're able to provide a range of services including education, residential, domiciliary, community access and training.Our donation will be used to improve the lives of the people they support with autism and learning disabilities,
  • Great Oaks School - This is a 162 place secondary school for young people with a range of complex learning difficulties including autism and speech and language difficulties.Our donation will be used to buy one of the following: a water feature; a selection of plants and herbs; wood to make wooden planters and some seating.
  • The Joe Glover Trust - They financially support the families of children who have been diagnosed with cancer and are receiving treatment at the Piam Brown Ward at Southampton General Hospital, by awarding grants.Our donation will be used to help them support families who urgently need financial help.

This is how February '15 - April '15 Community Matters' charities benefited from being part of the scheme:

  • Vitalise Netley Waterside received £1010
  • No Limits received £1008
  • Compass School received £982.

Would you like to help us
support Barnardo's?

To make a donation to Barnardo's, our 150th anniversary charity, and help support those UK children who need it most, please text JL [Enter your local shop name] to:

  • 70300 to donate £3
  • 70500 to donate £5
  • 70100 to donate £10
John Lewis foundation

With the introduction of the new carrier bag charging law, single-use carrier bags will no longer be free. Our charity, known as the
John Lewis Foundation, will be responsible for distributing the proceeds to charities throughout the UK.

Carrier bag charging

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