The city

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

Noirwich presents…James Ellroy

Celebrate September as Norwich’s ‘month of crime’ and the impending launch of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival with this special one-off event.

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Noirwich 2019 revealed

The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival returns this September with a new line-up of astonishing crime writers. A limited number of Season Passes are now available!

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Looking back at Noirwich 2018

Now that Noirwich 2019 has been revealed, we thought we'd take a retrospective look back at last year's festival. If you've never been to Noirwich before this will give you a taste of what to expect in September.

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Activism and literature

This week we have an interview with author Winnie M Li, writer of the novel Dark Chapter which was described by the Guardian as “a defiant retelling of personal trauma.”

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