All you need to know about Chichester

Chichester landscape
City Facts - Chichester

Chichester is the prosperous administrative capital of West Sussex and one of the great well-preserved Georgian cities in the UK. Lined with listed buildings and headed by Chichester Cathedral, the pedestrianised city centre is neatly enclosed within ancient city walls, helping to make the area compact and walkable. With a plethora of shops, this city serves as the main shopping centre for a vast hinterland that stretches through West Sussex. Over the years, Chichester has developed into a thriving location and now boasts many attractions such as the annual Chichester festival and the world-famous Goodwood Festival of Speed. With an abundance of historical buildings as well as many shops and restaurants, Chichester and the surrounding area is an ideal location for a breath of fresh air. Here at SilverDoor, we have a range of corporate accommodation available for you to choose from; enquire today and we can elevate your stay with one of our many serviced apartments in Chichester.

What do I need to know about staying Chichester?

Chichester is a lively, bustling city with excellent restaurants and cafes to discover; easily explored on foot, this compact, walkable town has everything guests might need right on their doorstep. The Chichester Marina is a well-known attraction that has recently been awarded Five Gold Anchors, the Yacht Harbour Association’s most desirable award, highlighting the excellence of the location. Chichester Festival Theatre is also one of the UK’s leading theatres, hosting both touring productions from the West End and Broadway as well as shows of its own. Visitors can also benefit from stopping by the West Dean Gardens in the foothills of the South Downs for a breath of fresh air when staying in a Chichester serviced apartment.

Transport in Chichester

Located 65 miles southwest of London, Chichester is easily accessible via the major motorway networks of the M3 and M27 and is well served by public transport. Chichester’s central location in the heart of West Sussex offers the ideal location for residents who need to make the commute to London with direct trains to London Victoria running frequently. Conveniently well-connected to surrounding popular cities such as Portsmouth and Brighton, Chichester is easily commutable while maintaining the luxury of a rural escape. 

Shopping in Chichester

The four main routes spread out from the Tudor Market Cross in the centre of the city with a vibrant mix of independent and popular high street names. As Chichester City Centre is mainly pedestrianised, visitors would be advised to travel by public transport or leave their car on the outskirts of town for ease. Chichester Retail Park features a selection of big names however the main shopping hub can be found in the city centre. Mixed with a range of pubs and eateries, this compact area is ideal for efficient shopping and a light meal before heading back to one of our many serviced apartments in Chichester.

What to do in Chichester

In the heart of the city is Chichester Cathedral, with free admission guests can see medieval stone carvings to world famous contemporary works of art. Also adding to Chichester’s atmosphere of elegance and sophistication is the Goodwood Estate; Goodwood House is open to the public for tours and features all of the glamour and warmth of a great English country house. For a breath of fresh air, visitors can head to the sands of West Wittering, one of the UK’s most striking beaches and winner of a European Blue Flag Award. If staying closer to the centre, guests can take a stroll along the peaceful Chichester Canal, linking the city to the sea. Head onto the canal in a rowing boat or have a go at paddle boarding on the calm waters. For some cultural sightseeing, Fishbourne Roman Palace is one of the most impressive Roman ruins in Britain with preserved mosaic floors and Roman footprints.

Facts about Chichester

A charming city founded by the Romans, Chichester has managed to escape modern development and still retains much of its Roman layout. With four main streets running from the 16th century market to the four points of the compass, the city is confined within the remaining external walls. Additionally, the 11th Century Cathedral’s spire towers over the area and can be seen for miles as well as being one of the only spires that can be seen from the sea.

Why choose a serviced apartment in Chichester with SilverDoor?

Our over 20 years of experience in the industry offers a clear representation of our expertise and dedication in what we do. We can cater to our clients’ every need time and time again and take the complicated side out of booking a serviced apartment for our clients. Our offices around the world make certain that we are available 24 hours a day to take enquiries, as well as provide care for our clients and answer any questions that remain. Our strong links with property partners also offers our clients increased flexibility in areas such as cancellation policies and negotiated staying rates. With a presence in 110 countries, we are confident that you will be in the best hands when staying in a SilverDoor serviced apartment.

What is a serviced apartment?

Our portfolio includes an extensive amount of variety, with each property boasting different locations and amenities to make visitors feel more at home. These amenities can range anywhere from a personal balcony to gyms and meeting rooms, with a wide selection of serviced apartments all able to offer different features to elevate your stay. Rooms are cleaned regularly, and guests can experience the space and freedom of a private accommodation whilst having all the services of a hotel. Our private, flexible spaces are designed for you to enjoy and perfectly arranged to make guests feel at home. With a vast array of corporate housing available, our portfolio presents something for everyone, so book your serviced apartment in Chichester with us today.