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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

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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Essential, gripping true crime reads

Paul Willetts, the critically acclaimed author of King Con and Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms, recommends six essential true crime reads for readers and writers.

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Win a crime fiction book bundle

We've teamed up with The Crime Vault to gift one lucky winner with ten unmissable crime fiction books.

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Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2021 announced

Internationally acclaimed writer Megan Abbott ('A legend for good reason' – The Washington Post) will deliver the 2021 Noirwich Crime Writing Festival Lecture, it has been revealed today.

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