Get out and about in Norwich! My advice is to follow the locals if you want to uncover the best places.
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Societies and Clubs
Find your tribe and follow your passion by joining societies and clubs.
UEA Students’ Union, Union House, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ.
Clubs and societies are a great way to enhance your university experience. They’ve helped me socialise outside my course mates, are fun and have boosted my CV without taking away from my studies.
A chilled spot for coffee, dinner or drinks with friends.
19 Bedford Street, Norwich, NR2 1AR.
When a group of us visited, we sat upstairs where the walls are lined with artwork and antique books. Staff were quick to take our orders and happy with special requests. A lively atmosphere, but quiet enough to chat comfortably.
A locals pub with a great reputation, pool tables and table football.
8 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, NR3 1HZ.
The Mischief is a quaint local pub, popular for its prices, personality and pool. Cheap drinks and packed with familiar faces.
A Victorian pub with an incredible selection of wine.
149 Newmarket Street, Norwich, NR2 2DR.
You’ll mostly be joined by the company of warm locals sharing stories indoors or in the cosy sheltered outdoor areas.
From the biggest blockbusters to art house films, you’ll find a movie to suit your mood at Norwich’s cinemas.
Various locations around the city.
The ODEON is one of my top picks. It has great screens, sound and seating. There are a number of other cinemas in Norwich, including Vue and Cinema City. Recently prices have been cut, but the experience is still premium.
Norwich Castle & Museum & Art Gallery
Dive into Norwich’s past at the castle and its museum.
Castle Hill, Norwich, NR1 3JU.
There’s a grand collection of things to see and lots to discover on every visit. I enjoyed the natural history, artwork and the dungeons. There’s also lots for kids to do (or you can pretend to be a big kid!)
More student guides
“Blend is my go-to for a quick snack between lectures, the curly fries and mozzarella sticks are my personal favourite.”
“The Waffle House has the tastiest waffles around, whether you choose sweet or savoury.”
“As social secretary for a sports club, I chose St Andrews Brewhouse for our Christmas meal and it didn’t disappoint!”
“On campus: Work up an appetite in the sports facilities, fuel up in Sportscafé.”
“Frank’s Bar in Norwich offers a chilled spot for coffee, dinner or drinks with friends.”
“Ruth’s Kitchen: They just want to feed you and feed you well! The food is cheap but super tasty with great portion sizes.”
“The Bicycle Shop: Quirky and cosy – the perfect spot to escape the bustle of Norwich’s lanes. Pop in for a light bite or a larger meal.”
“The dental practice is really useful to have on campus as it saves going into the city for dental treatment.”
“I’ve visited both Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle, which are both incredibly beautiful.”
“Chapelfield has a good selection of shops, as does St Stephens Street. Many of them offer student discounts, which helps a lot with budgeting.”
“Strangers Coffee is widely recognised as the best coffee in Norwich. They even have their own roaster.”
Toyin, East Anglia
“I enjoy Mantra because it plays music like afrobeats and R’n’B, which I love.”