John Lewis opens its first-ever railway station shop today (Tuesday October 14) at London terminal St Pancras International.
The department store group said the new format ‘will provide customers with a new and convenient way to shop at this key transport hub’.
The 3,000sq ft shop offers an edited selection of home products, electronics, gifts, beauty and fashion accessories. Customers can also take advantage of the retailer’s Click and Collect service, ordering products from johnlewis.com for next day collection during their daily commute. Opening hours for John Lewis St Pancras will be 7.30am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 7pm on Sundays.
John Lewis director of selling Maggie Porteous said: “Our customers show us that they want different ways to shop that are most convenient for them. John Lewis St Pancras is our latest shop format innovation to meet our customers evolving needs, serving the station’s travellers.”
Ben Pearson, branch manager at John Lewis St Pancras, commented: “I’m immensely proud to be branch manager at this new type of John Lewis shop. My team and I look forward to delighting St Pancras travellers passing through the station each day, as well as the local residential population, and playing an active part in the local community.”
Wendy Spinks, commercial director of HS1 Ltd (owners of St Pancras International) added: “With the same proud Victorian heritage as St Pancras International, it is fitting that John Lewis has chosen to open its first train station store at one of London’s most historic and well-loved terminals. We have no doubt that the Click and Collect service will be a big hit with the 48 million people who visit the station every year and we are proud to welcome one of Britain’s best-loved retailers to join the broad range of retail available at St Pancras.”