Shopping Streets of Norwich, Norwich (Self Guided)

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
Author: Maia
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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.
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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.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Walking Tours in Norwich, England

Create Your Own Walk in Norwich

Create Your Own Walk in Norwich

Creating your own self-guided walk in Norwich is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museum Tour in Norwich

Museum Tour in Norwich

Norwich is a large, wonderful city in England with many fascinating points of interest. If you want to know more about English culture and history, be sure to check out the following tour of Norwich’s most impressive museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Galleries Tour in Norwich

Galleries Tour in Norwich

Norwich is proud of its great number of cultural sites. Home to many art galleries, you can catch a glimpse of England’s rich artistic history here. Whether you wish to purchase a work of art or learn about its history, the following tour of Norwich’s best galleries will suit your desires.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Norwich Religious Buildings Tour

Norwich Religious Buildings Tour

Containing a wide assortment of churches and cathedrals, Norwich has much to be proud of when it comes to its religious heritage. Each one is beautifully decorated and has its own story to tell. Check out Norwich’s most fascinating religious edifices in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Norwich contains many prominent landmarks to be proud of, including a very famous theater, the Cow Tower, several parks and other interesting attractions. The following tour guide will lead you to some of Norwich’s most significant historic landmarks.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Norwich for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Norwich has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Norwich, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.