The retailer has been named as the first third-party firm to stock the device in the UK as Microsoft widens the slate's availability ahead of Christmas.
John Lewis is taking online orders for the product now, with in-store sales commencing from tomorrow (December 15), giving British consumers their first opportunity to try the device before they buy it.
"Always first with the latest technology, John Lewis is delighted to announce that it will be the first high street retailer in the UK to offer the Microsoft Surface from the 14 December," the retailer said in a statement issued to Pocket-Lint.
Microsoft is increasing the availability and distribution of Surface around the world following reports of below-par sales figures. The tablet could only be purchased online or from an official Microsoft store at launch.
John Lewis is selling the Windows RT-based device for £479 with 32G storage or £559 for 64GB. The store chain is also offering a two-year guarantee at no extra cost.