Home to the Chorley Markets and a great mix of both high-street names and independent retailers, if you love shopping you'll love Chorley! Head to Market Walk for big names like M&S Food, Sports Direct, USC and Booths just across the Flat Iron car park. Venture further into town for a great variety of independent retailers selling clothing, homeware, gifts and much more!
Dating back to 1498, Chorley's famous markets in the heart of the town centre are still thriving and developing today. You'll find a wonderful array of traders in the covered market, who are joined on Tuesdays by many more street traders who line the roads around town, adding to the friendly hustle and bustle of the town centre and offering a wide selection of stalls and products, making it the most popular day for coach trips.
Food and Drink
Fancy a bite to eat or a drink in a friendly local? With plenty of pleasant pubs and real foodie eateries within short walking distance you won't be short of options in Chorley to keep you refreshed.
From stone baked pizza and Italian, to burgers or traditional Indian, you're spoilt for choice for great town centre dining. Plus, the 1498 seating area at the covered markets is packed with delicious, quality homemade food traders spanning from Greek gyros to cakes and sweet treats.
Chorley is also home to many quality independent bars and pubs, offering friendly atmosphere, cosy seating, sunny beer gardens and great selections of real ales. Many venues also host regular live music acts, themed nights and open mic nights.
Day to Night
Chorley town centre has plenty going on to keep you busy from dawn until dusk.
Opened originally as the town's first electric cinema in 1910, you can catch a play, musical, stand-up show or NT Live cinema screening at Chorley Theatre, a local gem of a venue for the lover of live performance. For the latest blockbusters REEL cinema is your destination, or if you're up for a bit of friendly competition, head over to Escape Entertainment Venue for a round of adventure golf or ten pin bowling!
Lots of exciting events are held in the town centre throughout the year, from literary festival 'What's Your Story Chorley', live music extravaganza Chorley Live, pub festivals, dance performances, and family fun days to keep the kids entertained during half term. You'll never be short of something to do in Chorley!