Welcome to Norwich
Welcome to Norwich – the city of everyday wins. We’re proud of our liveable, walkable, wonderful home, which has been voted one of the best places to live so many times we’ve lost count. It’s easy to see why. There’s the location for starters – close to the countryside and the coast, and set in over 100 square miles of national park. Then there’s the size – compact enough you can be everywhere in 10 minutes, big enough that there’s always a buzz in the air.
With hundreds of independent shops and start-ups, creative energy and community spirit is built right in. From our friendly baristas who remember your usual to our welcoming cultural spaces, you’ll feel like a local in no time. Here you can commute by foot down cobbled streets, pick up lunch at our award-winning market, then switch off and head to the beach to soak up the sunset. Sounds like a win-win, right?
See & Do
There’s always something happening in Norwich. From award-winning shopping on lively streets to historic monuments and easy access to the iconic Broads and beaches of Norfolk – discover why we’re regularly voted one of the top 10 places to live in the UK.See and Do
For the foodies
Norwich is a city of food fanatics. At the heart of a large farming county, and close to the coast, there’s local produce galore and great pubs and restaurants making the most of it. Fancy something from further afield? Norwich Market is packed with exciting food vendors from around the world. And our vegan scene is great too!For the foodies
Discover independent stores in the award-winning Norwich Lanes alongside all your big-name favourites. Our streets are packed with vintage and vinyl, high-end brands and second-hand gems. From our two city-centre malls to our bustling market stalls, there’s plenty of fantastic shopping to be had.Shopping in Norwich
Arts & culture
Norwich is a thriving cultural hub. It’s got four theatres, three museums and heaps of music venues and galleries, including the world-renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. There’s a vibrant calendar of annual arts events too, like the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Norwich Arts Festival, Love Light Norwich and UEA Live.Art and Culture
Don’t be fooled by its size: Norwich has a buzzing nightlife, with cinemas, theatres, bars, music venues and nightclubs galore. You’ll find a thriving pub culture, from neighbourhood tap rooms to cosy city centre boozers, and some brilliant bars serving all the classics alongside signature cocktails.Nightlife
Norwich’s parks are something to be proud of and regularly win awards. Eat lunch and laze the day away in Chapelfield Gardens, take a stroll near Tombland along the river, or head out to leafy idylls like Eaton Park, Whitlingham Country Park, or Mousehold Heath – all just a short walk from the city centre.Green spaces