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Smart Home

Experience the house of the future today in our
Smart Home department on the Fifth floor

Edinburgh St James redevelopment

As you may have noticed, Edinburgh is going through some major changes. The new St James development began January 2016 and is due for completion in 2020. The current centre is being demolished to make way for a brand new retail, leisure and residential development. For more information, visit Edinburgh St James website (opens in new window), or take a look at the Edinburgh St James Key Facts leaflet.

During this work, we'll stay open throughout and will work hard to minimise the disruption. You'll notice some changes as the work takes place but we'll keep you updated as it happens.

What's new?
The Edinburgh St James Centre is now closed but John Lewis is open as usual.
Access to John Lewis will continue through the Leith Street entrances. Customers can park in the adjacent Q car park in the Omni Centre.

Over the few months, you'll see the shop changing floor by floor, and some departments will move. Check back here for the latest updates.

Stationery and Gifts are now on Level 0
Tableware is now on the First floor next to Cookshop
Menswear is now on the Second floor
The Place to Eat and Audio & TV, including a brand new department dedicated to Smart Home technology, are now on our newly-refurbished Fifth floor

Please ask any Partner for help around the shop, especially during this period of disruption.

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've supported are:

  • Marie Curie
  • Sikh Sanjog
  • Local charities small donations






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