Shopping Day in Norwich

31 March 2016

A shopping day out in Norwich

In our hectic lives, it can be so easy to forget to take time for yourself. What with balancing school, YouTube, blogging, friends, family, it can be hard to find time to just focus on you. But it’s so important to take that time, and treat yourself – and what better way to take care of yourself than to buy yourself some presents!
And rather than visiting the same shops you’ve been going to for years, switch it up and visit somewhere new! Norwich is the perfect city for a day of shopping – there’s a fantastic blend of high street shops, independent stores and historic markets. Here’s how I would spend my ideal day in Norwich.

First thing’s first: coffee! Start the day with a cup of something hot and delicious at Mustard Coffee Bar, tucked away in Bridewell Alley just off Bedford Street. They’ve also got a nice breakfast menu so you can fuel up for the big day ahead.
From there, just a few minutes’ stroll away is Elm Hill, a beautiful cobbled lane which still features these incredible Tudor-style buildings.

This area has antique shops, craft stores and other intriguing shops to duck into – and even if you aren’t in a particularly spendy mood, simply wandering through the street and admiring the history is just as fun.
Just a 10 minutes’ walk away is Jarrold, an independent department store (which has been around for more than 200 years!). It has everything you’d expect from a department store – clothing, makeup, homeware and more – and you can feel proud supporting a beloved local landmark.

From there, you’ll probably be getting a bit peckish, so it’s time to seek out lunch. Head over to the Royal Arcade and tuck into a lovely meal at Jamie’s Italian Norwich. It’s the perfect place to take a breather and enjoy some truly delectable Italian cuisine made with only the freshest ingredients.
After lunch, I’d recommend sticking around the Royal Arcade for a while. Built in 1899, the building features stunning art nouveau architecture, and the glasswork on the windows is beautiful.

Image source: debs-eye via Flickr Creative Commons

It has a bunch of quirky local favourites that are definitely worth a visit – like the Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum, Langleys Toymaster and a host of other independent jewellers, leather goods shops, chocolatiers and more.
Finally, make sure you visit the Norwich Market with over 100 different independent stalls selling their fun and quirky wares – everything from flowers to vintage clothing to pet accessories! Check out the interactive map to read more about each stall and when they’re open.

So there you have it: how I would spend a day shopping with me, myself and I in the beautiful city of Norwich.

*This is a sponsered post in collaboration with Jamie's Italian, Norwich*

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