So what’s happening in and around Chichester in 2016
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]
The famous West Wittering beach, just a bus ride away…. [view map]
Chichester estuary, hop on the bus…
All year happenings and events-
Beauteek – a lovely privately owned beauty retreat, 2 minutes from our b&b. Check out the treatments available @ www.beauteek.co.uk
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 www.vintageandverynice.co.uk
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!
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
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
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