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Anonymous

Norwich offers a great night life for students. There are many amazing places to eat out and pretty much all of them will helpfully offer a student discount. The shopping it good but not amazing.

Anonymous

There are lots of things to do in the city centre, chapterfield and the castle mall. Good food in the food court and lots of nice dining spots around.

Anonymous

The best thing about Norwich? It is vegan food heaven! There are so many different places offering some of the best vegan food you'll ever taste. The city is full of independent coffee shops, restaurants, even plant shops, all offering something unique and of the best quality.

Anonymous

The city has a great vibe too it. With plenty of upmarket shops and a wonderful market full of a variety of stalls. Great range of restaurants and bars for the perfect atmosphere.

Anonymous

Good shopping. A range of bars and clubs. Lots of restaurants and food places. A lot of entertainment.

Anonymous

Nice little city with good bars and culture. Small but nice and lively. Has all the normal shops that you would expect from a city, plus many independents and a small outdoor market.

Anonymous

lots of things to do and see in Norwich. Really nice, peaceful city. Good transport links around Norwich, and lots of places to visit, e.g. Norfolk broads. Also lots of activities going on. People are also very friendly

Anonymous

Norwich's nightlife is mainly concentrated down the Prince of Wales road, but with other venues elsewhere in the city. There's a variety of clubs to suit all music tastes, from pop to indie to alternative to electronic music. For indie and alternative nights try The Waterfront, for popular music Popworld or many other clubs down Prince of Wales road, and for electronic and disco try Bermuda Bob's. There are many independent shops, cafes and restaurants, with many around the Norwich Lanes area of the city. For amazing coffee try Strangers, Kofra or Little Red Roaster, and for cafe food try No 33, Frank's Bar or North. Amazing restaurants in the area include Benedict's, Farmyard and The Library. There are also two large shopping malls (The Castle Mall and Intu Chapelfield), and the Riverside Retail Park located close to the train station. The city has many pubs and bars, including three Wetherspoons (The Glasshouse, The Queen of Iceini, The Bell Hotel). Places like The Bicycle Shop, Frank's Bar, North and The Playhouse Bar are amazing for a few drinks with friends. The Mischief is a popular student pub due to it's famous Tequila Tuesdays and cheap "triples" and "skittles pints". Other popular pubs include The Lamb Inn, Garden House and The Black Horse. The market in the centre of the city is the largest open air market of its type in Europe, and has a variety of stalls selling everything from books to clothes to small cafes and food outlets. Try Brick for amazing wood-fired pizza!

Anonymous

Norwich is a beautiful city, it's lots to see and do. With two big shopping centres, and plenty of high street names, it's not hard to find what you're after. The art scene in Norwich is particularly impressive with lots of gallaries and exhibitions to see. The city itself is small, feeling more like a big town, which makes it easy to see everything in one weekend.

Anonymous

Norwich is a lovely little city filled with character and quirks. It's good at promoting local businesses, giving it an air of being in a small, close knit community despite being one of the main cities in east anglia. There are always new food places popping up offering a range of amazing cuisines. Night life is also great! So many bars, pubs and clubs you can try and will surely quench your thirst. If you want to go out of Norwich for a little trip, then the broads and beaches are only a short drive away. You've also got good train links to Cambridge and London if you want to explore other cities. Come visit Norwich and see for yourself!

Anonymous

Nice city with lots to do and plenty of good places to eat. Need more places to have nights out. Plenty of shops of all varieties

Anonymous

There's something to do for everyone. It tries really hard to be inclusive and accepting yet they get it wrong sometimes. The line between appreciating and appropriating is blurred alot. It's a calm and safe-feeling place to live. There are things to do but it feels like you always have to pay to do them.

Anonymous

Norwich is a great calm place. Great for those looking to raise a family as most areas within the place and child friendly and safe. Good place for food and shoppping as you will find all the main brand stores and restaurant as well and some nice independent stores/restaurants here and there. Nightlife is okay too. Most things are good value for money and easy access

Anonymous

The city has a range of different clubs which offer different types of music so there's somewhere for everyone, the city also has a wide range of places to eat spread across the whole city.

Anonymous

Norwich is great city with its shopping center called chaplefeild. There are usual unique lanes with vintage and local stores aswell as the day to day markets. There are various clubs from Mantra, LCR, Loft, and Waterfront for people who like a great night out. There are Audi and Lidl aswell as Iceland in Norwich so students can save money.

Anonymous

The food in Norwich is very varied, giving a huge choice. I particularly love five guys or Bella italia or the steakhouses! Also, there are plenty of shops to suit your needs and I go there allll the time. I think that it is a large but easy city to find you way around, and is perfect for a day shopping trip, a night out or a date night to the cinema or restaurant. I get the train there and back all the time and they are mostly on time and is a quick way of getting to the city and back again whenever I feel like it.

Anonymous

Norwich is a City in the middle of nowhere, and yet, it's an exciting hub of independent businesses, vibrant cultural diversity, all the entertainment you could look for, and a mass of interesting things to do. Norwich is great as a young adult and above, there is so many great bars and pubs, and a huge range of restaurants, both of the chain establishments, but also so many independent locations, which are readily supported. This is so unlike many places in the country and is a fascinating aspect of the city, and will always surprise you if you take a leap and try something new and unique! The norwich castle and cathedral offer a great range of historical intrigue, as well as access to different cultural wealth. However, Norwich, while small and interesting, can sometimes feel small, and if you cannot drive, after a while, you may get feel a little stuck in the middle of nowehere. There are great links to London and the rest of the country, and Norwich even has its own airport, there are just times in which it can feel a little like you can't get away into the surroundings as easy as you may like. However, sometimes you just need to get on a bus or a train and go and have an explore. Norwich is a great city, and so great as an evolution from having come from a smaller location, to almost a "starter city" before heading further out. Norwich may be your forever home, or it may just be a stop, but whichever it is, it is a great city.

Anonymous

Norwich is a great city if you're more of a pub/bar crawl person than a clubbing person. Although there are a few nightclubs, there's no where near as many as many as a larger, more studenty city and from visiting other unis I found that we were completely ripped off with drink prices in Norwich. Uber also hasn't reached Norwich yet so getting home is a bit of a hassle and often involves lots of queuing and expensive taxi journeys. However something Norwich does excel in is pubs. There's a common fact that Norwich has a pub for every day of the year. There are many quirky independent bars and pubs from retro game bars with a dog, to bars with an upside down city on the ceiling. Pub crawls and quizzes are a must in Norwich. Daytime events wise, shopping is really good with both a large shopping centre and highstreet for mainstream shops and many restaurants and the famous Norwich Lanes with an array of boutique and independent shops.

Anonymous

Norwich is such a lovely city and I'm so happy I moved here! Everywhere is easy to get to by walking and the buses are cheap and can take you to some very cool places like the Sainsburys Centre or the Urban Jungle. There's so many places out here to eat, and despite the night life not being great as bigger cities, it still has something for everyone. It also has two giant shopping centres which is very handy.

Anonymous

Theres not much to do in terms of nights out however Norwich has some beautiful scenery and historical architecture

Anonymous

Nice campus in green environment but easy 20 min bus ride into city centre. Easy access to shopping centres and nightlife via bus number 25 and 26. Doing a full supermarket shop could have been easier as you have to either get the bus or walk about 25 minutes to local Aldi, but Asda and Sainsbury's deliveries really helped with this.

Anonymous

Norwich is a lovely city which is becoming more independent. The university is situated in the city Center and is perfect location for culture as well as shopping. I love Norwich lanes and the independent clothing stores, my favourite is Catfish and Dogfish as you can find some staple wears as well as some high end brands. Best part of Norwich is the people. Everyone is so welcoming and nice and I love how student based the city is. You can never be bored in Norwich, there’s so much to do from music,nightlife and places to eat.

Anonymous

Lots of bars to choose from for a relaxing drink and some light bites and tapas. Franks Bar is my favourite with a bohemian vibe and laid back atmosphere, choose between local beers and exciting cocktails to enjoy with their Mediterranean style dishes. Lots of history in the city with the cathedral to look at as well as the Lanes, quaint and cobbled streets around Elm Hill as well as the broads.

Anonymous

Norwich is a great city to live as it contains a great balance of quirky spots and busy, popular more mainstrain places. Although the city is quite small, it has everything that you could need with some great places not too far from the centre. A city with history and a great future it’s a really good place for students to spend the next 3+ years of their life,

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