Day 1 - Morning

Enjoy a leisurely brunch

Arrive in Chichester mid morning and head straight to Chichester’s newest arrival, The Ivy, for a long lazy brunch featuring its signature take on British classics. Brunch is serious business here!

The Ivy : Chichester Brasserie The Ivy : Chichester Brasserie

retail therapy

Great Places to Shop

Explore Chichester’s colourful independent shops and boutiques which sit along the Georgian high streets – many are tucked away in small side streets so be sure to nose them out!


a person browsing small shops at Drapers Yard, Chichester Drapers Yard, Chichester (Image: Chichester BID)

Day 1 - Afternoon

Row, row, row your boat...

A short walk from the city centre, Chichester Canal is a slice of tranquility. From the Canal basin office, hire a rowing boat for a gentle row down this wildlife-packed waterway.

a canal with swans swimming Chichester Canal

Day 1 - evening

It's Show Time!

Check in to your accommodation. From cosy Bed & Breakfasts to self-catering apartments or comfortable hotels, you’ll find a warm Sussex welcome in Chichester.

Sip pre-theatre cocktails at Woodies or The Rocking Horse, then it’s show time!

image shows dancers and actors on stage in a musical in colourful costumes
Crazy For You at Chichester Festival Theatre – Johan Persson

Great Places to Eat

Pre-Theatre Dinner

The Brasserie at Chichester Festival Theatre offers excellent service and dishes showcasing local and seasonal ingredients, as well as an excellent wine list. Perfect for a pre-theatre meal with your show awaiting just metres away.

In the city centre, there’s a huge selection of world cuisine to tempt your taste buds, from Italian at Carluccio’s or Thai at The Giggling Squid and Lemongrass, to Chinese, Indian or even Greek.

image shows chairs and tables in restaurant

The Giggling Squid, Chichester

Day 2


Each Summer, Goodwood Racecourse hosts the Qatar Goodwood Festival, often referred to as ‘Glorious Goodwood’ – one of British racing’s highlights. Spend a day watching exhilarating racing and enjoying the hospitality.

If your visit doesn’t coincide with a race day, there’s plenty more to be seen at Goodwood. Make a day of it with lunch at Farmer, Butcher. Chef, Goodwood’s flagship restaurant.


Goodwood House
Goodwood House


*Advance booking is required

great coffee stops

Time to refuel

In need of a quick pick-me-up? Head to one of these city-centre cafes for a freshly brewed coffee.

Little London Cafe