Norwich is a wonderful mix of the modern and historic. Like any great city its centre is easy to walk around with a river at its heart. It has a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene, independent as well as High Street shopping, lively restaurants, bars and nightlife.

The city of Norwich lies about 100 miles from London, home to Norwich International Airport and good road and rail links.




Take a look at our fact file to find out more about what Norwich has to offer.

  • Norwich is approximately 20 miles from Great Yarmouth, 116 miles from London and 40 miles from Ipswich
  • Norwich rail station connects to London, Cambridge, Birmingham and the North of England as well as local services across Norfolk
  • Norwich International Airport operates regular flights to European destinations, daily flights to Amsterdam and to cities across England and Scotland
  • Norwich and its suburbs offer a wide range of housing options, from 1 bedroom flats with a view of the city to detached Victorian or new builds
  • Whatever your preference, leafy suburbs, cobbled streets to busy city centre apartments Norwich has it all
  • Housing costs vary but a 1 bedroom apartment close to the river in Norwich is around £500-£650 pcm
  • Help to buy and rent schemes are available across the locality
  • Hospitality and retail are both sizeable employment sectors in Norwich
  • Significant local employers include Norwich City Council, Aviva, Marsh, Virgin Money, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, other NHS Trust and Norwich Research Park
  • A host of independent and smaller specialist companies working across a broad range of industries
  • The Norwich locality is just under 33 square miles with a diverse population of 195,000 people
  • Listed by the Sunday Times as one of the best 12 UK cities to live
  • Easy access to North Norfolk and the Broads National Park makes a perfect blend of cosmopolitan city and charming countryside
  • Affordable and well connected – with excellent schools and frequently rated as one of the safest cities, Norwich is popular with young families
  • Premier League Norwich City Football Club is central to the city
  • Find your cultural niche in Norwich, where historical buildings sit alongside modern architecture in England’s first UNESCO City of Literature
  • Discovery galleries, theatres and entertainment venues like the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich Castle, Theatre Royal, the Arts Centre and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
  • Fill your leisure time with three cinema complexes, bowling, trampolining, dry ski slope and water sports at the beautiful Whitlingham Broad. Not to mention hundreds a restaurants and bars
  • Shop til you drop with a range of independent shops and high street stores
  • Get into football, netball, tennis or rugby – just a few of the sports widely on offer