Choose Chichester to visit, shop and do business…

Nestled between the sea and the South Downs, Chichester offers a perfect backdrop for shopping, eating and soaking up the laid back Sussex atmosphere.

In the shadow of Chichester Cathedral the city is home to an interesting range of shops, mixing hand-picked independent outlets with high street regulars. Much of the main shopping area is pedestrianised providing a stress-free shopping experience and the opportunity to stop and watch the world go by at one of the many places to eat and drink. 

The city is home to an exciting array of events throughout the year, from farmers’ markets and street entertainment to biennial Festival of Flowers. Chichester BID are pleased to promote and assist with our member's events where possible, helping to communicate important information and nurture relationships between local organisations. If you have any events you would like us to promote please email Jeanette Hockley - email  

Our directory offers details of all the businesses, shops and restaurants in the City centre, so you can plan your visit.

Chichester Business Improvement District (BID) is responsible for improving the trading environment and vibrancy of Chichester City Centre. For more information about Chichester and its surrounding areas please see the Visit Chichester website.


Latest news


1/3/17: City Centre Market & Chichester Vision

Chichester City Market Consultation - Business Survey - Deadline 12th April How does the District Council's Wednesday City Market affect your trade? This market is on a year's trial - How do you feel about it? Make sure you have your say! Market consultation is now live… Read more...


1/3/17: Chichester Businesses Against Crime

The Chichester District Business Against Crime (ChiBAC) was developed as a partnership between local businesses, Sussex Police, West Sussex Fire and Rescue, the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP), Chichester District Council, Chichester City Council, and other relevant… Read more...

1/3/17: City Centre Evening Parking - Car Park Charges

In response to Chichester Observer article and a previous submission by Andrew Finnamore (Director) We all should be mindful of the financial constraints local government is working within, and the need to balance expenditure priority’, however the BID is also concerned… Read more...