Child free day in Norwich.

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40notTrendy Sun 05-Aug-12 16:05:49

Am having a grown up day in Norwich. Any recommendations for lunch? And what's to do?

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40notTrendy Sun 05-Aug-12 16:50:23


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lljkk Sun 05-Aug-12 16:51:27

What kind of things do you like to do? Shopping? Art, history, sport?
What kind of food do you like, budget?

40notTrendy Sun 05-Aug-12 18:24:33

We'd like to get a feel for the city. Are there sights not to miss? Is it a usual city centre or are there some quirky shops? Lunch, well nice but not rip off, I guess 10-15 for a main course. All suggestions welcome smile

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CharminglyOdd Sun 05-Aug-12 18:35:18

If you start at the Forum you can walk down to the market, through the arcade and around. Quirky shops start the other side of the market (don't be put off by the Tesco Express!) and you can wander through the lanes, to the river or round to the cathedral and Tombland.

Tombland has (IIRC) chain restaurants, there are also loads of chain places in Chapelfield Mall. I like Pulse near the market although apparently it's not been good of late. If you have time (and like art) take a bus to the University - about 20 mins each way - and enjoy the Sainsbury Centre, plus a walk around the lake. The campus, especially in summer, is lovely.

There are also some very good pubs in Norwich, many in the Good Beer Guide, if that's your sort of thing smile

queenofthepirates Sun 05-Aug-12 19:07:53

Leave Norwich as fast as possible, head south and come to Suffolk. You'll like it here grin

40notTrendy Sun 05-Aug-12 19:42:19

Beer, always grin
queenofthepirates, sadly we are staying in Cromer so Norwich is best option for a child free day. Do love Suffolk. Dreamy.

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LaBelleDamesansTurkey Sun 05-Aug-12 19:45:25

The Library is a nice restaurant. Tea and cake at the bicycle shop then a guided punt tour. Norwich shops are fab too

lljkk Sun 05-Aug-12 20:11:30

Bus ride tour will be good for getting a feel for the city centre.
Driving in will give you a feel for the rest of the city smile.
Strangers Hall is good for Norwich history.
Cathedral grounds, including Cathedral itself very nice to mooch around.
We usually end up having lunch in the Royal Arcade cafe.

40notTrendy Mon 06-Aug-12 07:57:27

Thanks all. We are going in on the train, will be able to enjoy a glass or two or three over lunch. grin

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lljkk Mon 06-Aug-12 08:54:17

Look for the peregrine platforms on the cathedral spire, maybe need a local to point them out.

VillaEphrussi Tue 07-Aug-12 14:17:18

Jamie Oliver's just opened a restaurant in the Royal Arcade which has a £15 menu apparently. And the Bridewell Museum has just re-opened after a refurbishment. The cathedral's lovely of course, and walking around the Close, as mentioned above. Have fun smile

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