Shopping Streets of Norwich (Self Guided), Norwich

Norwich is a wonderful city with streets containing many useful shops and street vendors. If you want to get a unique souvenir or walk down a beautiful street and buy some useful merchandise, take the following tour to discover Norwich’s most popular shopping.
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Shopping Streets of Norwich Map

Guide Name: Shopping Streets of Norwich
Guide Location: England » Norwich (See other walking tours in Norwich)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: Maia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Magdalen Street
  • Elm Hill
  • London Street
  • Red Lion Street
  • Upper St. Giles Street
  • St. Benedict's Street
Magdalen Street

1) Magdalen Street

Magdalen Street is a perfect place for shopping, offering a wide range of stores and vendor booths selling antiques and other items, as well as an oriental grocery store. This is also a place where you can purchase ingredients for Indian food. A very popular and modern street, you will find such stores as Mystic, for great gifts and souvenirs and Goldmark, where you can buy high quality jewelery.
Elm Hill

2) Elm Hill (must see)

Elm Hill is an historic cobbled lane with many buildings dating back to the Tudor period. It is a famous Norwich landmark and features the Briton's Arms coffee house, The Stranger's Club, The Tea house (in wrights court) and the famous Dormouse bookshop. It is frequently used as a film set for TV and movie productions - most recently Stardust.

Elm Hill today extends from the Church of St. Peter Hungate where the top of Elm Hill meets Princes Street, to the Church of St. Simon and St. Jude, sited at the bottom of Elm Hill on the corner with Wensum Street. Elm Hill acquired its name from the elm trees that have successively stood in the square since the first quarter of the 16th century when the Churchwardens of St Peter Hungate Church planted the first one.

There is no record of the date when Elm Hill first came into being, but there is some evidence for its existence around A.D. 1200. Very few buildings standing above ground in Elm Hill are of an earlier date than 1507, when a disastrous fire destroyed over 700 houses in Norwich.
Sight description based on wikipedia
London Street

3) London Street

London Street is a fashionable location offering a variety of modern stores, featuring many brand names, great couture and jewelery. It also contains several coffee and tea shops to relax during your shopping spree. Shops such as Gap, Karen Millen, Windsor Bishop, Boots, Jarrold and many more can be found here.
Red Lion Street

4) Red Lion Street

Red Lion Street is a popular location containing many modern stores, offering books, jewelery shops and much more. This street is a wonderful place for both shopping and relaxing at a cafe. Mr. Shoes, featuring a great selection of footwear at reasonable prices, Looses Cookshop, for wonderful gifts, Red Lion Antiques and much more can be found on this lovely street.
Upper St. Giles Street

5) Upper St. Giles Street

This popular corner in Norwich is home to many independent shops, galleries, restaurants, stores, street vendors and many other great spots. You will find such popular shops as Verandah, Coccolino, the Bell Jar and many others. Take a walk down this Georgian street for great shopping and a visit to the beautiful St. Giles-on-the-Hill Church.
St. Benedict's Street

6) St. Benedict's Street

St. Benedict's is a wonderful street with lot of shops. Featuring shops such as Pick-a-Lily, selling fresh beautiful flowers, Prim Vintage, a fashionable clothing store, you will also find a great bridal shop and several restaurants here.

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