Visit Norwich

EXPLORE NORWICH

If you've never been to Norwich you'll find there's much more than just great crime writing. We'll be adding to this guide and you can find out more at the Visit Norwich website.

Things to do

Independent bookshops

Independent bookshops

Norwich is a free-thinking, independent city, packed full of unique pubs, cafes and shops - including an eclectic range of bookshops stocking everything from second hand books to expertly curated new titles for adults and children.

Find out more and download a walking tour from the National Centre for Writing website.

The lanes

The lanes

The Norwich Lanes is where you will find individual, independent and quirky retailers and businesses offering an exciting lifestyle, fashion and art against a backdrop of narrow alleys and beautiful historic buildings. Discover exquisite galleries, vintage shops, quaint coffee houses, trendy cafés & bars, contemporary restaurants, eclectic entertainment venues and atmospheric real ale pubs.

The market

The market

One of the largest and oldest open-air markets in the country and situated in the heart of the city.

Browse a fantastic range of stalls: clothes, children's toys, jewellery, fresh fruit and vegetables, local butchers and fishmongers, freshly baked bread and cakes and food from around the world. You'll discover something new - and probably tasty - on each day of your visit.

Latest news

Mo Hayder – Siren of Suspense Writing

"Mo said crime writing was a way of ‘getting rid of ghosts’, her style the opposite of cosy crime". UEA student Nina Bhadreshwar has written a stellar profile of the late, great crime writer Mo Hayder.

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Crimes from the City of Stories

How did the Norwich pub The Murderer's get it's name? Why did Reggie Kray spend his final days in our fine city? UEA grad Finley Little has written a fantastic exploration of 'Crimes from the City of Stories'

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NOIRWICH CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL 2022 ANNOUNCED

Soviet-Ukrainian novelist and Fast Show comedian take centre stage at Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

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Five tips on embarking into the dark heart of crime fiction

Fiction writing advice from Mary Paulson-Ellis, the award-winning author of The Other Mrs Walker.

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