The Grand Opening of John Lewis Bluewater

By Jonathan Blatchford

First purchase after minute one

John Lewis Bluewater opened at 10am on Tuesday 16th March 1999. It was the beating heart of the Bluewater shopping centre, completed to an exemplary standard. Within a minute of opening, the first purchase was made. From that point, sales just kept on coming, as customers discovered or rediscovered the John Lewis difference. The small samples below show just some of the scenes from opening day. If you have any of your own unique experiences that you would like to show, then we would love you to contribute below!

Photo:John Lewis BLuewater in all its splendour
Photo:John Lewis Bluewater elevator shot; Crowds swarm the new store
Photo:The John Lewis Bluewater Place To Eat
This gallery was added by Jonathan Blatchford on 14/08/2014.