Bond Street is a new open-air shopping and leisure destination situated in the heart of Chelmsford City Centre linking between the River Chelmer and the High Street. This is easily accessed on foot within the city centre as well as by car and public transport (bus, Park & Ride and rail).

It creates a quality shopping and leisure destination for Chelmsford and its Essex heartland, offering the whole family an attractive environment in which to enjoy some of the best brands, dine in style and be entertained. Features include:

  • John Lewis department store
  • 30 unit shops
  • 7 restaurants/cafes
  • riverside public open space
  • luxury cinema
  • 288 space underground car park
  • Free customer WiFi
  • 24 hour security

The scheme’s open thoroughfares do not close with our shops but allow customers to walk through anytime at their leisure to enjoy the open riverside space.

Our car park delivers the latest and most convenient customer experience with Park Assist allowing easy identification of available spaces and a variety of payment options including contactless. The car park is open 24 hours to allow customers to fully enjoy the dining and cinema offer - a state of the art luxury digital Everyman cinema showing all the latest blockbusters in the comfort of large sofa style seating with food service.

The John Lewis department store is their latest design and offers their full product range from beauty and fashion to household and electrical – some 65,000 products in all plus innovative customer services such as home design, Kuoni travel agency and instore refreshment options. Customers can also take advantage of Click & Collect here.

There is a strong emphasis within Bond Street on fashion brands including The White Company , Joules , Oasis , Jack Wills, Cath Kidston, Accessorize , Fat Face, White Stuff and Schuh, along with recently opened stores The North Face, Timberland, Bravissimo and Whistles. There is also fashion from exciting houses such as Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Giorgio Armani and local company Wilkin & Sons, famous for their Tiptree preserves have also recently opened at Bond Street. Top brand watches and jewellery are offered in a flagship corner shop opposite John Lewis by Goldsmiiths and a standalone TAG Heuer shop, only the seventh such outlet in the UK.

Foyles, the iconic world famous book store offers customers something very special with regular book signings with authors, reading sessions with children, book clubs and instore café - an outstanding customer experience.

For art lovers, Whitewall Galleries offer beautiful and innovative original paintings, limited editions and original artworks by leading artists. Pop in to explore their award-winning collections or visit one of their regular events, including personal appearances, exhibitions, private views and more.

Other stores, include the award-winning Hotel Chocolat, offering luxury chocolate gifts and popular cocoa café. Natural beauty products and organic cosmetics are available at L’Occitane en Provence and Flying Tiger Copenhagen offers a wide range of homeware, gifts and toys. Ellis Brigham, retailer of sports equipment for skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, hiking and climbing has also opened at Bond Street, along with The Cotswold Co, offering handcrafted furniture and country interiors.

Bond Street offers a wide range of quality dining options, with riverside views and seating. Restaurants include Byron Burger, ASK Italian, Prezzo, all day diner Bill's with its own deli and Brazilian specialist Las Iguanas. Jamaica Blue offers great coffee and freshly made wraps, salads and sandwiches and not forgetting fish specialist Loch Fyne.