Norwich shopping

Michelle Jarrold, Development Director for the city's Jarrold department store, tells us why shopping in Norwich is so good...

Norwich is the only place outside of London's Oxford Street to have four of the major department stores – John Lewis, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser - and of course it also has Jarrold, Norwich's flagship independent department store which has been at the heart of Norwich since 1823. Between them they stock all the High Street brands you would expect and some exclusive brands you might not.

In addition Norwich is home to the Norwich Lanes where you will find an array of independent and boutique shops winding through the historic heart of the city. There are also two modern shopping centres – Chapelfield which opened in 2005 and Castle Mall. In the midst of all this is also the historic Norwich market place which dates back to Saxon times.

No wonder Norwich rates sixth in the top 10 of shopping destinations in the UK. It's not just cutting edge fashions you can find in Norwich, but something for all tastes, ages and pockets…. And all is within easy walking distance of each other. Having worked up an appetite you may want to stop at one of the many independent cafes, dining pubs and restaurants serving fresh, local produce.

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