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One of the top 10 shopping centres in the UK, Norwich is a major regional focus for business and commerce, including the country’s largest permanent six-day market.

Student Experience at NUA

Watch a film about the student experience at NUA, featuring some of our student’s favourite locations and sights in Norwich City including galleries, the independent collective ‘Norwich Lanes’ and the beautiful Norfolk coastline.

Chapelfield mall


The Castle Mall and Chapelfield shopping complexes contain a wide range of retail outlets, restaurants and cafes.

9th best shopping destination in the UK.

Venuescore 2011-12 survey
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Department Stores

Norwich’s large department stores and fashion houses include John Lewis, Debenhams, Marks &; Spencer, Jarrolds and House of Fraser.


Independent boutiques and Fashion stores

Norwich has a great range of independent fashion and craft stores which are mostly located in The Norwich Lanes. Find out more about the independent boutiques in the city, including Philip Browne- one of the cities most successful vintage and contemporary retailers.

Vintage clothes stall


Norwich has regular antique and collectors fairs, craft markets and flea markets, as well as specialist sales, auctions and exhibitions.

Norwich Lanes

Specialist independents

Norwich has a huge variety of specialist shops selling everything from designer clothing to bohemian second-hand chic. The Norwich Lanes are abundant with independent clothing outlets, record stores and second hand book dealers.

The shopping experience in Norwich is amongst the very best. Where else is the quality of the shopping set amongst such extraordinarily handsome surroundings and so comfortable a place to buy and browse?

Nick Bond
Head of Tourism, VisitNorwich



Norwich has a large permanent market, open daily except Sunday. The market is a great place to go for anything from fruit and vegetables to second hand books and records.