Events at Stratford City

Regular events at Stratford City

Knitting Classes

Knitting classes

Our Rowan Design Consultant, Anna, is in our haby department every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am - 5pm. She can help you with colour and yarn selection and is happy to help with any knitting problems you might have.

Knitting classes 

Anna holds 1 hour knitting classes to suit all levels. Classes are free, but you'll need to book in advance. Please visit the Haby department.

Knitting for beginners 

Tues: 2pm 
Thurs: 12 noon 
Sat: 2pm

Knit and Nat Knitting Club

Knit and Nat knitting club

Whether you're a novice or an expert, our Rowan knitting club will help you improve your creative skills by sharing latest creations and exchanging ideas. It's the perfect opportunity for knitters and crocheters to meet socially over a cup of coffee.

No booking required - just come along with your project. If you don't have a project on the go, we have a selection of free scarf patterns you can choose from. For more information contact the Haberdashery department.

Place to Eat, Third floor
The first Saturday of every month
10am - 12noon

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.

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

Since the introduction of the law requiring retailers to charge for single-use carrier bags, our charity, the John Lewis Foundation, has been responsible for distributing the proceeds to UK charities. We’ve aimed to choose charities closely aligned with the principles of the Foundation, supporting activities that promote education and inclusion, and enable employment. We’re sharing the past year’s proceeds of over £155,000 between six charities.

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