Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air in Chichester city centre! Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a pragmatist with a penchant for traditional gestures, our charming city has everything you need to make this Valentine’s Day truly special. From classic flowers and heartfelt cards to intimate dining experiences and unique gifts, Chichester is a treasure trove of romantic delights.
Join us as we explore the best places to say it with flowers and a card, wine and dine, find the perfect gift, spend quality time together or indulge in a pampering session for you and your special someone.
Say it with Flowers and a Card
Sometimes you just can’t beat the timeless gesture of flowers and cards. Dive into the beauty of Valentine’s bouquets from Bunch Florist on West Street or Hedge Rose on The Hornet. For cards that are more than just greetings, head to Winter’s Moon, Between The Lines or Artisan Gallery, all nestled on North Street. These cards are not just messages, they are pieces of art that you might want to frame and cherish forever.
Wine and Dine
For a romantic rendezvous over a delicious meal, Chichester boasts an array of dining options. Experience opulence at The Ivy on East Street, enjoy intimate moments at Purchases, or savour the charm of French bistro dining at Cote and Brasserie Blanc. Craving international flavours? Try Taco Box at Drapers Yard’s or family-run Phoenix Dining on Guildhall Street. Chichester’s dining scene has something to suit every taste and mood.
Explore the world of jewellery in Chichester, with an incredible collection of independent jewellers ready to assist you in finding the perfect gift. Visit our online directory and search Jeweller to discover them all. Artisan Gallery showcases wonderful gifts crafted by local artists, while Winter’s Moon is a haven for homeware enthusiasts. And for the foodies, indulge in delightful treats from The Barn’s Townhouse or Serendipitous Bakery, where fresh sourdough croissants await.
Spending Time Together
Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, sometimes the most precious gift is time spent together. Chichester offers several special places and walks for you and your loved one.
Immerse yourselves in the latest exhibition at the renowned Pallant House Gallery. The current exhibition, “John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey,” showcases glorious paintings, poetic drawings, book cover illustrations, ceramics, dynamic theatre set designs and rarely seen pieces from the Craxton Estate. This celebration of the romantic British artist is a journey through his captivating artistic evolution.
Chichester Cathedral also pays homage to John Craxton by exhibiting his monumental tapestry, “Landscape with the Elements.” Take some time to explore inside this majestic Cathedral, and the many other artworks on display.
A romantic stroll around the historic Chichester city walls is the perfect way to spend time together. Stop off at Fenwicks Café in Priory Park for a bite to eat and don’t forget to visit the beautiful Bishop’s Palace Gardens.
Or, if live music is more your bag, head to La Havana for their Wednesday Open Mic Night – recite a poem, share some prose, or sing a love song – it’s the perfect opportunity to express your love in a creative way.
Indulge in a couples’ pamper session at Chichester’s beauty and grooming spots. Beauty Spa Secrets, Hannah Prior Beauty and Jane Bulbeck offer an array of treatments to enhance your relaxation. Visit our Beauty Salon section on Chichester Buzz to choose your therapist, ensuring that you and your loved one are pampered and rejuvenated this Valentine’s Day.
Chichester city centre is a haven for lovebirds seeking to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style. From the classic romance of flowers and cards to intimate dining experiences, unique gifts, quality time together, and indulgent pampering, our city has it all. Whether you choose to immerse yourselves in art, enjoy a scenic stroll or simply savour each other’s company, Chichester provides the perfect backdrop for creating cherished memories on this day of love. Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable in the heart of our beautiful city.