Posted by: Bradley Cronk
Norwich has a wide array of attractions that can satisfy a diverse range or interests. If your new to the City you may be overwhelmed by the host of art venues, churches, theatres, museums and shopping facilities. To make it easy for our new students we’ve compressed what we consider to the crème de la crème of things to do in Norwich into a list of Norwich’s 5 ‘must dos’.
1. Embrace the atmosphere at Carrow Road
The modern capacity of Norwich City Football Club’s home stadium is 27,033. Get a match day ticket and become part of the atmosphere and one of the thousands of supporters at the ground. Supporting your new local football club as they play some of the world’s best clubs in the English Premier League should be one of the highest priorities of those of you that are new to Norwich.
2. Experience the intimacy of the LCR
Amongst other things the LCR is a night club and gig venue in the heart of the UEA campus. Now, club nights are great but over the years the LCR has hosted some unmissable gigs. With superstar artists such as U2, Manic Street Preachers, Kasabian, Duran Duran, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron Maiden and most recently Coldplay, the 1550 capacity LCR can be one of the most intimate venues for enjoying your favourite artists performing.
3. Enjoy the Norwich Theatre Royal
The Norwich Theatre Royal features an extensive programme of plays, musicals, operas, family shows, music and pantomimes. The theatre’s art-deco style and inviting ambiance makes it a fantastic venue to enjoy lunch or stop for a coffee. However, what we recommend is an evening out at a comedy show. With stand-up from funny men such as Sean Lock, John Culshaw, Micky Flanagan and Joe Pasquale all in the next couple of weeks, there seems to be an amazing event on all the time.
4. Visit the Norwich Castle & Cathedral
Yes this is two things but what’s important is that together they represent something much larger. Heritage sites in Norwich, this fine city is laden with historical venues that enhance the cities character tenfold. If you choose to explore Norwich’s heritage, and we suggest you should, there is no better place to start that Norwich Cathedral. For over 900 years the Norman beauty of the Norwich Cathedral has captivate Norfolk and become a cherished part of Norwich history.
5. Join the community celebration at the Lord Mayor’s Celebration
The Lord Mayor’s Celebration is conveniently located on the streets of Norwich, in the heart of our city centre. With a two-day music festival, funfair, carnival, fireworks, dancers, comedy, outdoor cinema and a much, much, much, much more the Lord Mayor’s Celebration is the city’s biggest community celebration. The catch is that the celebration usually takes place in the second week of July and allot of students choose to go home rather than embrace these immense festivities.