Shopping in Norwich

Norwich is a fantastic place to do a spot of shopping, praised as one of the top 10 shopping destinations in the UK. With two shopping centres full of big-brand names, independent shops scattered around the city’s historical Norwich Lanes, one of the oldest and largest outdoor markets in the country, as well as lots of delicious places to eat, shopping in Norwich is a fantastic way to spend the day!

Norwich's Castle overlooks two fantastic spots for shopping in Norwich - the open-air market, and the Castle Mall!

Shopping Centres

With 2 large shopping centres, there’s plenty of big-brand names to choose from! intu Chapelfield, located at the top fo the city’s St Stephen’s Street, houses high-street fashion names such as H&M and River Island, as well as department store House of Fraser. The centre also features a large Boots and a Superdrug for all your health and beauty needs, as well as an Apple store. intu Chapelfield also has a food court, featuring SpuduLike, KFC, McDonald’s and more! There is also a Costa, Café Rouge, and Carluccio’s.


The Castle Mall, located next door to Norwich’s historic Norman Castle, also features a large Boots, as well as some different retailers for you to choose from. TK Maxx is under the Mall, providing a large area for all kinds of discount designer names, from fashion to homeware, health and beauty to shoes, you’re sure to find a bargain in TK Maxx! The Castle Mall also features fashion retailers such as New Look, as well some lovely gift shops such as Gifted to pick up a souvenir or two! This shopping centre also has a food court on its upper floor, with a variety of food outlets including Burger King and Southern Fried Chicken, as well as some nice cafes dotted around the mall including BB’s and Muffin Break.


Norwich Lanes

An area of great historical interest, Norwich Lanes is next to the city’s main centre. With a series of pedestrianised lanes and alleyways, the lanes feature creative independent retailers, eateries, and public houses. With fine medieval architecture, some of the best in the UK, the Lanes are rich with culture – from theatre to music, art to churches, there’s something for everyone to explore. There are also a number of independent eateries, from Bishop’s Dining Room and Wine Bar to Grosvenor’s fish and chips, there’s something for most tastes, and there are too many independent retailers to list!

The county's capital offers some fantastic shopping opportunities - we've got lots of recommendations of where to go shopping in Norwich!

Norwich Market

Within the heart of Norwich, next to Gentleman’s Walk, is the open-air Norwich Market. Open 6 days a week, 8.30am to 5.30pm (closed on Sundays), this is the largest open-air market in the country – and its traditional appearance is a testament to this. The market houses a range of goods, from household items to jewellery, children’s toys to DVDs and CDs, as well as some stalls featuring delicious food, from ice cream to hog roast and more! Definitely worth a look – and maybe a purchase or two!

You can read our guide on Shopping in Great Yarmouth here.

Please check with service provider before travelling for correct information and pricing. Last reviewed 22 May 2017.

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