Christmas shopping in Norwich, with the city’s distinct medieval street pattern and compactness, can be enjoyed on foot without the need for a bus trip or a tiresome long walk.
From the tip of The Lanes at Upper St Giles, to the edge of the Cathedral Quarter on Wensum Street, to the Royal Arcade, Norwich Market, Castle Mall and intu Chapelfield - all can be covered in a day. However, if you have longer than a day Christmas shopping over a couple of days makes it more enjoyable, so treat yourself to an overnight stay just to make sure you’ve fitted everything in!
And the beauty of shopping at Christmas is that amongst the permanent shops, there are always new pop-up retailers and Christmas markets to spend your hard earned cash in – several times over!
And dotted in-between you’ll find great artisan coffee shops, small restaurants, city pubs and high street favourite eateries to make sure you are well rested and fuelled to continue for the rest of the day. Norwich Market has a wealth of incredible food, whether you want something quick on the go whilst shopping, or have time to leisurely indulge, there are ample stalls!
Whatever shopping experience you're looking for we have it here in Norwich. From independent local producers, to flagship high street stores. Click here if you want to find out more about all the incredible independent stores at Christmas, click here to find out more about the department stores we have in Norwich.
Don’t miss a visit to Country & Eastern – a magnificent ancient building off Bethel Street which was once a Victorian skating rink – it’s enormous! Today find all manner of treasures from the Far East including art, furniture, accessories, clothes, jewellery and more. It’s a shopper’s paradise and a lovely surprise for a first time visitor.
Map of Norwich & App
View a Norwich map online or pick one up from the Norwich Tourist Information Centre. Don’t forget to download the VisitNorwich app which can guide you through the best places to shop and eat in the city, you can also find information some of the best and biggest events around the city!
Christmas Shopping Breaks
Why not combine your shopping trip to Norwich with a lovely Christmas Break in one of our many beautiful hotels and B&B's around the city and wonderful surroundings, whilst enjoying the full atmospheric nature of a medieval city at Christmas.