Smiggle, the world’s hottest stationery brand, was born in 2003. The ultimate creators of colourful, fun, fashion-forward stationery. The first Smiggle store opened in Melbourne, Australia and word spread fast about the bright pens, notebooks and gadgets that filled a tiny, but very special place.
The concept took off and the company soon hit 20 stores, where it caught the eye of the Just Group - Australasia's most exciting fashion & apparel retailer. Smiggle joined the Just Group in August 2007 and has not looked back since!
In 2008 Smiggle jumped the seas and opened its first international store in New Zealand. In 2011 Smiggle expanded into Singapore, and in 2014 Smiggle opened its doors in the UK, and in 2016 smiggle says hello to malaysia and hong kong! It's all part of the grand plan to be the world's most exciting and famous stationery brand. Check out our store locations.
The product range is now bigger and better than ever, with the team at the Smiggle Design Lab drawing inspiration from all over the globe. Our ultimate goal is to inspire and develop the creative spirits of our customers, by delivering original, fun and affordable stationery.
Smiggle products are all about great design and innovation, bold colour, quirky graphics, great value and most of all - giving our fans the tools they need to have fun!
We think we've created a place that's well worth a peek. It's small, it's not spacious, and it's incredibly bright, with friendly and passionate Smigglers who will happily take you through the range.
So come on in, experiment, explore, poke, prod and play, because a visit to our stores is just like a hug from your best friend. Where a smile meets a giggle, it's the world's greatest place.
Ollie & Nic Shop has Closed
New Shop just opened called Arbol House
Willow May Shop has Closed
CS Austin Butcher Shop has Closed
Billabong clothes shop has Closed
Wombat has Closed
Hardys Sweet Shop has Closed
Yog-Art shop has Opened
Wedding and diamond jewellery, watches, bracelets and more. Shop online at H.Samuel
the Jeweller and browse our great range of wedding and diamond jewellery, branded watches, collectibles, and much more.
The Eastgate Street store has an entrance at the start of Northgate Street. This handy little store is located in the heart of historic Chester.
Footwear retailer Dr. Martens has opened a store (22nd December 2016) in the heart of Chester.
FIVE DECADES THAT HAVE WITNESSED THE BRANDS ADOPTION BY DIVERSE INDIVIDUALS
In the era of the global village and social media, every aspect of youth culture and subcultural style has changed. Yet diverse individuals, fans and subcultures still champion Dr. Martens, attracted by its unique alternative appeal and authenticity in a world of homogeny.
In 2010 a revitalised Dr. Martens celebrated its fiftieth anniversary: five decades that have witnessed the brand’s adoption by a diverse range of tribes, celebrities, musicians and free-thinking individuals – each subverting and twisting the boots and shoes to their own personal needs, attitudes and identity.
Please take a look at our new store here in Chester and let us to be your hosts as you escape to our chocolate sanctuary. Indulgence is key, with our generous samples and personal service. Be it chocolate gifts, our fascinating cuisine range or a little treat for yourself you can trust our knowledgeable and passionate team to ensure you leave with a smile on your face.
Coffee Shop closed for refurbishment May 2016
Starbucks Coffee Company. Since 1971, Starbucks has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee in the world
To say Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees is very true. That’s the essence of what we do – but it hardly tells the whole story.
Our coffeehouses have become a beacon for coffee lovers everywhere. Why do they insist on Starbucks? Because they know they can count on genuine service, an inviting atmosphere and a superb cup of expertly roasted and richly brewed coffee every time.
Expect More Than Coffee
We’re not just passionate purveyors of coffee, but everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience. We also offer a selection of premium Tazo® teas, fine pastries and other delectable treats to please the taste buds. And the music you hear in store is chosen for its artistry and appeal.
It’s not unusual to see people coming to Starbucks to chat, meet up or even work. We’re a neighborhood gathering place, a part of the daily routine – and we couldn’t be happier about it. Get to know us and you’ll see: we are so much more than what we brew.
Specialist chain retailer selling clothing, shoes and equipment for outdoor and sporting activities.
We stock the full Mountain Warehouse range, including walking, cycling, running and camping equipment and clothing.
Molton Brown is a modern luxury goods company. We produce innovative products of exceptional quality that offer solutions to contemporary lifestyle challenges. Our products, staff and stores are dedicated to understanding and exceeding customer expectations by offering tailored lifestyle solutions
Chrissie Rucker started The White Company in August 1993 with a clear vision to create a company that specialised in supplying stylish, white, designer quality items for the home that were affordable. Today, the company that began its life as a 12 page mail order brochure is still proudly family owned and has become one of the UK's leading lifestyle Brands.
The White Company is an established multi channel business sending customers inspirational new brochures throughout the year, with a highly successful website and a growing portfolio of beautiful retail stores. There will be 40 UK outlets by the end of 2011 and sales for 2010 exceeded £100m for the first time.
Pret creates handmade natural food avoiding the obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives common to so much of the
'prepared' and 'fast' food on the market today. At the end of the day, we give our unsold sandwiches to homeless charities rather than keep them over to sell the next day. It's the right thing to do.
We opened our first little shop in London in 1986 and ever since, we've been creating handmade, natural food using amazing ingredients.
New Fish and Chip shop opened 17th March 2012
Blackstocks is the UKs newest quick service fish and chip restaurant offering a great dining experience in clean, smart environment. Nice and clean with plenty of seating, good quality chips and a range of fish.
Upstairs and downstairs seating available.
Built on a passion for the optical profession and a drive for unparalleled customer service, Vision Express opened the first 'one hour' Opticians in 1988 and we remain the pioneer of a genuine one-hour service today.
Part of Europe's largest optical retailer, we continue to strengthen our position both in the UK and in Europe through our sister eye care brands Grand Optical, Solaris and Generale D'Optique.
Why are we different? - We care for your eyes in just one hour
- We guarantee total satisfaction from a wide range of frames using the latest innovations
- Delivered by our people wherever you are
Come and see the difference at your local Vision Express store
Open Monday 09:00 17:30 Tuesday 09:00 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 17:30 Thursday 09:00 17:30
Friday 09:00 17:30 Saturday 09:00 17:30 Sunday 10:00 16:00
Holiday & Special Opening Hours
We are open 10am - 4pm on Bank Holiday Mondays
Chester Town Hall stands at the centre of Chester on Northgate Street. It is used for civic functions, council meetings, craft fairs and even marriage ceremonies. Chester town hall was opened in 1869 by the Prince of Wales later King Edward VII. The architect was WH Lynn of Belfast. His design was chosen in a competition.
The Coach house has recently opened after taking over the premises of the old Coach and Horses Public House on the Junction of Northgate Street and Princess Street.
Number 39 Northgate Street, Chester has been the site of a coaching inn since at least the seventeenth century. The building was stunningly refurbished in 2007 to create a beautiful restaurant and bar serving delicious, home cooked traditional British cuisine using the finest local ingredients. The theme throughout is tradition brought up to date, with the combination of classic and contemporary seen in both the décor and the menu. With an emphasis on quality service, food and presentation, we are sure that The Coach House will suit any occasion and event. Contact us now to see how we can accommodate your requirements.
The Co-operative Banking Group
The Co-operative Banking Group is part of The Co-operative Group, the UK's largest consumer co-operative. We are a group of businesses that includes The Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) and The Co-operative Bank including smile and Britannia.
Northgate Street Chester
Please note motorcycle parking as at Gorse Stacks Car Park in the corner near Cow Lane Bridge.
The Shropshire Arms
The Shropshire Arms
45 Northgate Street Chester
CH1 2HQ 01244 321 194 email@example.com
Contemporary pub in the heart of the City on Northgate Street. Fresh Pub Food. 'Locally sourced fresh produce prepared with care'. Live Music Every Friday and Saturday. We are situated opposite the Odeon Cinema.
Share shop, second hand goods and coffee in aid of homeless and refugees.
ShareShop Chester is officially open! The ribbon was cut by Chris Matheson MP for Chester, along side Mark Tami MP for Alyn & Deeside, Dee106.3's 'Chester the cat' and Chester's Town Crier David Mitchell.
The new Share Shop opposite the old Odeon Cinema on Northgate St, took £1,245.10 on its opening day and had over 300 people through the door
Our volunteers sold 135 ?SuspendedCoffees? which are now available for people who are homeless in Chester to claim.
1/2 of our profits will go to send aid to those in dire need in places like war torn Syria and the other 1/2 stays right here in Chester where it will be used to buy and refurbish a derelict house, which will then become a home for people who are currently sleeping rough on the streets of the city.
We will then work with Chester Aid to The Homeless (CATH) to try to find them support and employment including in the Share Shop itself.
If you get a chance, please pop in and ShareACoffee or drop off some quality clothes, books, bags, shoes etc that we can turn into cash and help those in need quicker.
If you'd like to volunteer pls call in and sign up, don't worry if your unable, please simply click SHARE below to help us spread the message instead.
Noodle bar in the City Centre. This fast food restaurant serves boxed noodles.
Wok&Go is about fresh, nutritious, tasty food that is cooked in front of your eyes and served to you in minutes.
Sounds simple? It is. Simple, affordable, irresistible food.
Specialist in toasted and cold submarine sandwiches and salads, the SUBWAY® chain has experienced significant growth in recent years as a fresh and great tasting alternative to other options. The chain also offers a delicious range of deli-style sandwiches, salads and wraps, crisps and freshly baked cookies and muffins.
This listed building purchased in 2011 by Cheshire West and Chester Council to open as a theatre in 2014
Transforming Chester's Odeon to make way for a new world-class theatre, library and cinema.
Bromleys of northgate barbershop is what being a blokes all about, sit yourself down in one of our emperor barberchairs and we will take care of the rest! good music , beer, mags and laughs. Please note that we are not a salon and we do not market ourselves as mens hairdressing? we are barbers and we cut mens hair traditionally.
Folliott House 53 Northgate Street CHESTER CH1 2HQ 08444 111 444 Fax 01244 315 726
Many bureaux now have a short introductory interview to help decide how you can be best advised. You may then be asked to make an appointment. If the bureau is open only for appointments or specialist advice this will be indicated in the notes.
Gateway service - a short ten minute assessment of your advice needs
Monday 9am - 4pm Tueday 9am - 4pm Wednesday 9am - 4pm Thusday 9am - 4pm Friday 9am - 4pm
Chez Jules is a popular French restaurant in Chester City Centre within the walls 5 minute walk from the Cross.
Situated in the 'Old Fire Station' the restaurant has a bar on the upper floor. The service is good and is high quality.
Soon after opening in 1997 Chez Jules quickly gained an enviable reputation as one of Chester's busiest restaurants.
Ever popular with its locals, Chez Jules serves the very best in fresh food using only the finest ingredients.
Chez Jules manages to combine warm friendly service with a bustling bistro atmosphere and exceptional value, so its reputation comes as no surprise.
Modern pub in the heart of the City on Northgate Street. Known as "The LA" the Liverpool Arms has been a Gay friendly Establishment for the past 17 years.
Recently refurbished, the atmosphere is better than ever, with great music provided at all times and live acts each weekend, it's a great place to be
Next to the Northgate
British Red Cross charity shops sell second-hand clothes, books, multimedia, bric-a-brac and many other items, with all profits going towards the organisation's work both overseas and in the UK.
Would you like to donate items to your local Red Cross charity shop - or perhaps get involved as a volunteer? Please contact your local charity shop for further details.
The health hut is a specialist provider of healthy nutritious food and drinks for customers who require clean, natural food to raise the bar on physical and mental training. Focusing on high protein, clean carb foods and natural, antioxidant rich drinks.
Porta is a tapas bar in the grey area between idea and reality. It’s not open yet. We (Ben and Joe, owners of restaurant Joseph Benjamin next door) had an idea, our family (extremely ‘handy’ builder-electrician-plumber-dad and kitchen-designer-mum!) and brilliant staff are helping us make it happen.
Our aim at Porta is to keep things really simple. A relaxed, totally informal environment inspired by the tiniest independent cafés, bars and tapas bars of Barcelona, Paris and London.
Cured meats and cheeses form the backbone of a menu that is a collection of plates to be enjoyed singularly with a glass of wine or combined to create something more substantial. Call it tapas, call it bar snacks, call it dinner – no rules, just tasty food to accompany good beer, wine and conversation.
Seating is informal – lots of bar stools and casual tables. No need to book, just come along and grab a space – we’ll be open seven nights-a-week from 5pm.
Porta is located under Chester’s Northgate Bridge on the city walls – the site of the original Roman fortress and its north gate ‘Porta Decumana’.
This unit is where we originally opened our little restaurant in 2006 before we moved in to larger premises next door and as such is a bit of an emotional return to the beginning. This is true in ethos as much as location.
While Joseph Benjamin restaurant goes from strength to strength and continues to absorb our blood, sweat and tears, Porta is probably where you’ll find us recovering!
Simply put, it’s the kind of place we want to relax in when we’re not working – unpretentious and comfortable with good music, beer, wine and food.
The food itself is broadly European with a lean toward the Iberian – tapas, without being a Spanish theme restaurant. Classics like jamon, croquetas and padron peppers sit alongside dishes sourced or inspired by other European cuisines (including our own!).
The bar offering is simple too. Six wines – 2 white, 2 red, a rosé and a sparkling – will change regularly. We’ve used all of our wine-tasting/buying skills to find great value and interesting wines – these are likely to be less mainstream, made from more unusual and un-heard-of grape varieties, but offer exceptional quality and value if you know where to look. Portugal, Spain and Italy are our starting points…
A cold ‘half’ of quality lager is not to be knocked either (Estrella Damm in this case) and a small selection of bottled beers – local and European, with the odd American craft beer thrown in for good measure gives plenty of options.
Simple as that. All we need to do now is do it!
We’ll be updating this site as we go along through to opening. The date we’re trying not to shout too loudly about is 18th November. We should be open by then… but watch this space!
Please do have a look at the blog-style page under ‘Latest News’.
You can also follow me on twitter @joseph_benjamin and @portatapas
Thanks. Ben (& Joe – not playing with websites, working hard in the kitchen!)