Unique shopping experiences, vibrant nightlife, rich cultural community, Norwich has it all.
Voted in 2014 as one of Britain's top 10 best cities, located between picturesque coastal landscapes and a wealth of countryside, Norwich is a surprisingly bustling city. Always a good place for a night out, the city life offers a variety of good-value restaurants, stylish cafe bars, theatres, nightclubs and festivals.
Student life in Norwich
There's plenty to do and see in the city - see what some of our students like to get up to:
Top ten in the UK for shopping
Recently voted as one of the top 10 cities for shopping in the UK, Norwich is home to two large shopping centres - Chapelfield and Castle Mall - and hosts a wide choice of major department stores. Those looking for a more independent shopping experience can visit Norwich Lanes - recently voted high street of the year - a thriving cross-section of eclectic boutiques and unique shops and cafes, including the privately-owned department store, Jarrold.
Value for money
Norwich was recently voted the 12th most cost effective place to study in the UK, according to the Natwest Student Living Index. With a range of shops, from small convenience stores, large supermarkets and one of the oldest outdoor market stalls in the country, Norwich has much to offer in terms of consumer variety and choice. City life doesn't have to be expensive!
There's also a great deal of history within Norwich, and the city boasts over 30 medieval churches, two cathedrals, theatres, art galleries, museums, and a Norman castle.
Great transport links
Norwich has strong transport links, including an international airport, and is only a short train journey from London and Cambridge. With its collection of shops, places to eat and tourist attractions, there's no shortage of things to do.
When you're taking a break from checking out the latest shows or getting in some retail therapy, don't forget to check out Norwich's sporting activities. In addition to the excellent sports facilities on our campus, Norwich has a whole host of sports and leisure opportunities, including rowing, cycling and trying your luck on the dry-ski slope.