Our Norwich Properties
Once one of the largest cities in England, Norwich is the county town of Norfolk, sitting on the River Wensum. Home to both historic and 21st century architecture, Norwich is a place of great character and charm. Norwich has two universities, University of East Anglia and Norwich University of the Arts.
Key top facts about Norwich:
- Norwich Cathedral has the second-tallest spire in England, exceeded only by Salisbury Cathedral.
- During the Middle Ages there were 57 churches within the city wall.
- In the 19th century, Norwich boasted one pub for every day of the year. This rose to a high of 670 licensed premises in 1870.
- Norwich was once the second biggest city in England, just after London, for over 700 years.
- In May 2012 Norwich was designated as England's first UNESCO City of Literature.
Norwich has excellent shopping facilities with a huge range of high street stores, malls, retail parks, independent shops and markets. The city centre boasts two shopping malls, located just a few minutes walk away from of each other. Intu Chapelfield has over 90 shops, restaurants and cafes and Castle Mall also features an eight screen cinema. For the best independent stores, stroll along the cobbled streets of Elm Hill and discover vintage heaven along Magdalen Street.
The most popular shopping locations within Norwich are:
- Intu Chapelfield
- Castle Mall
- Norwich Market
- The Lanes
Norwich is home to a range of restaurants offering cuisines from across the globe. From tea rooms and traditional pubs to popular fast food chains and fine dining, there is something to suit every taste and occasion. There are three annual food and drink festivals in Norwich, celebrating local food and produce including the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival and Norwich City of Ale Festival. Popular areas for finding a number of delicious eateries include Intu Chapelfield, around Lower Goat Lane, Castle Mall and around Market Place.
Some of our top restaurant picks include:
- Grosvenor Fish Bar
- Gardener’s Kitchen Restaurant
- Donnelli's Pizzeria
- Wild Thyme
- Kofra Expresso Bar
If you enjoy socialising in traditional pubs, Norwich has plenty to offer, with the city once boasting a pub for every day of the year. Nowadays, there are also a vast array of swanky cocktail bars. Prince of Wales Road is a popular student haunt on various days of the week with several bars dotted along it. A number of bars and clubs can also be found along Upper King Street and St Benedicts Street.
Top nightclubs in Norwich include:
- LCR (University of East Anglia)
- Lola Lo
- Po Na Na
Norwich is a world UNESCO City of Literature with a great choice of wonderful museums, theatres, cinemas, festivals, galleries and music venues. Whatever it is that takes your fancy, there is bound to be something for you. Many venues are constantly running events giving each trip a different experience every time.
Top venues include:
- SCVA Sainsbury Centre for the Visual arts
- Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
- The Bridewell
- Norwich Theatre Royal
- The Forum
Sportspark at UEA is one of the most successful community sport facilities in the UK. Funded primarily by the Lottery and Sports England, it has an Olympic sized swimming pool, astro pitches, squash and tennis courts and climbing wall. The city is also home to Norwich City Football Club, founded in 1902 and considered to have the oldest football fan song in the world which is still in use!
Some of the most popular sports venues and leisure centres in the city include:
- Norwich City Football Stadium
- Riverside Leisure Centre
- The Gym
- Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym
University of East Anglia’s LCR is renowned for playing host to anyone and everyone over the past 30 years. The all standing venue has been visited by global artists including the likes of Coldplay, Iron Maiden, Kasabian and Red Hot Chili Peppers and it continues to remain a sure stop for any UK touring artists. There are a number of other great live music venues found in Norwich also, playing all types of music from Rock to Jazz and Blues.
Key live music venues in Norwich include:
- LCR (University of East Anglia)
- The Waterfront
- Norwich Arts Centre
- The Brickmakers
Getting around Norwich is easy and accessible by car, bus, bike, taxi and on foot. Norwich has a main train station with fast links to London, the south, across to Cambridge, Peterborough and the North. All Saints Green accommodation is only 0.7 mile away from Norwich Train Station and is just a minute walk from Norwich City Centre bus station.
Getting from All Saints Green around town:
- 15 minute walk to Norwich Train Station
- 5 minute walk to Intu Chapelfield
- 8 minute walk to Norwich Castle
- 20 minute bus ride to University of East Anglia
- 10 minute walk to Norwich University of The Arts
I love living at Snowdon. It’s a really friendly place and the staff are brilliant, they really make it feel like home. The location is great for University, and it's right in the town centre, so I’m never more than a 10 minute walk away from where I need to be.Lawson Okimeji, BEng (Hons) Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, Glyndwr University