A Day Out In Norwich!

I was lucky enough to be able to spend a couple of days in Norwich recently, I’d never been before and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s the most intact medieval city in England and has many medieval buildings including a castle and cathedral. But primarily I was here for the shops! Norwich is full of little independent shops like antique shops, not the glossy expensive showrooms but the higgledy piggledy ones I love.

I had decided to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel or B&B and I found Pigg Lane Apartments which was very conveniently located and very comfortable. When we arrived we were met by a lady with a key and shown around. There was already milk in the fridge so I could have that all important cup of tea before starting to explore.There was also a place to park the car.

One of the prettiest streets I found was Elm Hill, it’s filled with antique shops, craft shops and tea rooms.

I had tea and cake at The Briton Arms Coffee House which you can see at the centre of this picture. There was an open fire and the homemade coffee cake was truly yummy!

Very near to where we stayed was a street called Magdalen Street. It housed the usual interesting array of shops, which also included fabric & haberdashery shops. I found a lovely shop called Anglian Fashion Fabrics where I bought the London Fabric in the previous tutorial and some very colourful daisy trimming. There was also a store offering craft courses which was connected to Anglian Fashion Fabrics.

Next to the London Fabric you can see one of a Goat Making Clothes, I bought this from a store called Jarrold’s in the centre of Norwich. They have been trading since 1823 in an area called The Lanes but their fabric & haberdashery department is only a year old.

I love the crooked look of this building, it had a gallery downstairs & an antique centre upstairs, which is where I bought the four small keys in the picture with the fabric.

The shopping in Norwich is fairly varied from the Art Deco style Royal Arcade to the largest daily outdoor market in the country.

So if you ever find yourself in the area definitely make a visit, I’m sure you wont be disappointed.

20 Responses to A Day Out In Norwich!

  1. Loving the fabric!! So retro! And thanks for joining our cafe Blog Hop, I'm here to follow you back šŸ™‚

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  2. It's definitely worth a visit, with so many of these little shops shutting down it was wonderful to find a city full of them

  3. Hi. Thanks for stopping by, following you back. What a lovely place to visit. I usually like symmetry, but the crooked building is kind of unique and charming.

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  5. Wow! How interesting. I can just imagine myself walking up Elm Hill Street, shopping at all the little shopes there. Thanks for the mini tour. Hello! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop. Hope you'll come visit and follow me too. I'd like to be one of your blogging friends. Thanks and have a wonderful Thursday!


  6. So glad you like my hometown. I live in a village now and have lived away but Norwich just doesnt leave me. Hope you return again.

  7. Those streets are so beautiful. My sister spends a lot of time in England for her job. Some day I will go with her.

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  9. I MUST go back to Norwich and check out the fabric shop, it looks right up my street. I love your blog so have nominated it for an award which can be picked up on my blog here:


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  10. I am a Norwich girl (live in a village outside now) and its lovely to see it on someone elses blog. It is lovely isnt. So glad you enjoyed it. I love Magdalen Street, my daughter and I make a regular visit to the indoor fleamarket and antiques center. Did you venture in there? Its a bit scary from the outside but is a veritable treasure trove if you are into vintage.