Norwich is one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe. It is ranked in the Top 10 shopping cities in the UK as well as being a hotbed for the arts, culture, music, nightlife, and tourism.
Full of stunning historical architecture, Norwich has a Norman Cathedral, a 12th Century Castle, as well as an open-air market, quirky independent shops, restaurants cinemas, galleries, theatres, cafés, bars, pubs and clubs.
Major recent developments include the 42-acre Riverside leisure, retail and residential development, the £275m Chapelfield shopping development and the £229m Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
The city's medieval centre of cobbled streets remains largely intact, but there is still space for modern buildings such as the Forum – a stunning piece of contemporary architecture. Its glass front overlooks the colourful six-day market and reflects the city in all its diversity. Norwich unique historical attractions are one of the reasons why it was recently voted one of Britain's top 10 best cities as a travel destination.
Norwich has also always been a great place for a night out with stylish café bars, pubs, clubs, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, nightclubs, concerts, exhibitions and festivals. Whether you're into alternative comedy, classical music, top West End musicals or independent films and music, Norwich, with its plethora of arts venues and year long programme of entertainment, will always have something for you. It is also reassuring to know, that Norwich is in the county with the lowest crime rate of the whole of England.