So what’s happening in and around Chichester in 2016

Chichester Cathedral – 900 years old. Chagall window, Piper Screen, Sutherland paintings [view map]

Chichester Festival Theatre – Winter program [view map]

New Park Cinema always worth checking out whatever the season [view map]

Pallant House and it’s wonderful collection of Modern British and brilliant Bookshop [view map]

Fontwell Horse Racing –  Jumps racing [view map]

Goodwood Racecourse – premier flat horse racing, and Glorious Goodwood at the end of July [view map]

Weald and Downland Museum – wonderful ‘village’ settling for Kent and Sussex buildings in the vernacular [view map]

Cass Foundation – the most amazing sculptures and the loveliest of settings on the edge of the South Downs.  See the sculptures from the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square up close. Any purchases strictly for the lottery winner! [view map]

Fishbourne Roman Palace – largest Roman Palace in Northern Europe [view map]

Parham House one of the most loveliest Elizabethan Houses in the country. Set in it’s own deer park, with beautiful gardens and plants for sale! [view map]

Arundel Castle, could be a movie set and it’s gorgeous garden [view map]

West Dean for the best selection of craft and art courses. One day or seven the choice is yours [view map]

Weald and Downland next door, transport you back in time in this wonderful south down setting [view map]

The famous West Wittering beach, just a bus ride away…. [view map]

Chichester estuary, hop on the bus

Pagham Harbour and the Wetland Centre at Arundel, for the bird enthusiast.

Crazy Golf at Bognor, one of the best with windmill! Jungle Golf at Chichester Park Golf Course, and 18 hole putting green in Arundel!

All year happenings and events-

Beauteek – a lovely privately owned beauty retreat, 2 minutes from our b&b. Check out the treatments available @

Special Offer at Beauteek for guests of Ten Chichester – a 10% discount voucher on all treatments up to £65 and 15% discount voucher for all treatments over £65.

Vintage and Very Nice – hold fairs in the assembly rooms throughout the year – first Saturday of every month

Also The White Company, House of Fraser, Russell and Bromley, Homesense and John Lewis Home

Gifts and Lovelies

The Webb Street Company – interesting new comer to South Street Shopping

ClothKits – you want to make it they will sell the patterns or goodies you need. Patterns, fabrics, buttons, tape, as we all the thread and sewing machines! They also run short courses, on how to make a variety of different wonderful things… On the Hornet, close to Hutson and Greyl

The Oxmarket – bimonthly exhibitions of work by local artists and societies. Just off Eastgate

Pallant House Gallery Shop  Fabulous collection of art books, cards and miscellany. Top Art Book and gift Shop

Antiques and Auctions

Squirrel Antiques is an incredible institution. Lesley has run the shop for sometime and know her wonderful ‘bits and pieces’. Window is always crammed with the latest treasures she has found. You need to get in early before the dealers. Squirrel Antiques, sells just about everything that would fit easily into ‘your bag’! Situated on the Hornet, 3 minutes walk from us at Ten Chichester

Helter Skelter secondhand music. Lesley’s partner sells music! Vinyl, CD’s tape. It is a real step back in time as you search thru the stacks of albums. A great place to spend a grey afternoon!

Down at the bottom of West Street are three antique shops all own by Mr and Mrs Hancock, all with their own personality. The middle shop is a real treasure chest. Who knows what will turn up?

Auctions – there are 2 a month.

Henry Adams, or Baffyns, has an auction in the middle of the month. It begins at 10am and goes on usually until mid afternoon. It sells mainly antiques and pictures.

Strides Auctions is usually on the last Friday and maybe Thursday of each month.

Silver and Jewellery being sold on a Thursday Afternoon.

Friday morning sees the car park full of boxes and furniture, as lots are sold here from 10 onwards. When these are sold the sale moves inside when the more ‘expensive’ antiques go under the hammer.

It’s great fun getting there for about 9.30 and having a rummage around before the sale starts. It’s only a 5 minute walk away!


Indigo – down Baffyn Lane off East Street, ladies clothes, just looking in the window, is a treat. Lovely colours and shapes. You buy the complete outfit, smart or casual.

Stephen Lawrence – Women, behind M&s, it couldn’t be more different! All the designer names! They will make sure you don’t meet someone wearing the same outfit at Goodwood! Shoes, bags, jewellery what’s not to like…

Stephen Lawrence – men, wonderful Robert Graham shirts from the states, see James May in them on Top Gear, alongside Camel casuals, Deveraux assessories and Boss apparel. The right shop for the real Dude!

Alongside these Chichester has all the usual suspects –

White Stuff, Fat Face, Mistral, White Company, Top Shop! Ladies we can shop till we drop! And the good thing, it’s all on the flat!

Vintage Clothes

One Eyed Jockey – North Street, an trip thru the decades of popular culture, mens and ladies clothing, as well as a few well chosen period pieces, old suitcases, glasses and aaccessories.

Vintage LeChic St Martins Street – the real deal. All the designer names, and yes prices too, but you can go in and look and touch and try!

Vintage on the Hornet – another wonderful assortment of clothes from the past, fur coats, trilbys, feather boas, amazing tulles skirted dresses, and the dainties shoes, the place to get dressed ready for Revival at Goodwood.

Time for Tea or a cup of Coffee

Every street and corner has it’s own little place to sit a while and pass some time – here are just a few

St Martin’s cafe is just off East Street, in a delightful little Victorian house offering a tasty range of meals, snacks and treats1

The Apple Cafe at Waterstones, give a lovely first floor view over towards the cathedral – we should all support our bookshops or we lose them….

Amelies on Northgate is a new place in town with a leafy courtyard out the back. Always a delight are the foods laid out waiting for you to make your choices!

Down the bottom of Northgate is a delightful little Tea Room, with good old fashioned cakes and scones in the window. They make the best BLT I have ever eaten and their coffee cake is big favourite of mine.

Spires Bakery – just off Northgate – they make the best scones and jammie dodgers, as well as having a great lunchtime and snack menu

Crumbs and Cream Shop and cafe on South Street is another cosy comfort spot, and you can always take your favourite home with you toofrom the shop downstairs.


Chichester has a great and ever expanding number or restaurants and many are situated on the east side of town, within an easy stroll from us!

La Fish – fish and chips at it’s best

Park Tavern – great pub over looking Priory Park. Wonderful ambience and pub food

The Lemon Tree Thai – thai

Thai House – thai

Woodies Brasserie – french/english

Carluccios – italian

Raymond Blanc – french

Masala Gate – indian

India Gate – indian

Ask – european

On Northgate there is

The Purchases

Marco’s – french

The Ship Hotel – english/french

And on South Street we have all the pizza and Italian restaurants, as well as burger bar and wine bars.

And of course we have the pubs – We particularly enjoy the Park Tavern, overlooking Priory Park -East, South, West, North, the Hornet and St Pancras, every district has a pub, and most do live music at the weekend.

Top attractions and Events in and around Chichester for Everyone to enjoy

Places and Attractions…..

New Park Cinema

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

West Dean House and Garden

Cass Scuplture Foundation

Fishbourne Roman Palace

South Downs National Park

Chichester Harbour

Chichester Cathedral

Novium Museum

And a little further afield –

The New Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth Harbour, alongside the Victory

Goodwood Horse Racing season up on the downs, begins at the end of May

Blues on the Farm – at the end of June – does what it say – three days of low down and dirty blues

Goodwood Festival of Speed if it has an engine and wheels it will be here at the start of July

Glorious Goodwood a week of classis group horse races at the end of July – something to dress up for

Goodwood Revival nostalgia and vintage, cars and clothes, glamorous and fun