Norwich Guide

Norwich Guide


– Welcome to Sowerbys,
here in the heart of the cathedral city of Norwich. – Let’s go and explore and see what the city has to offer – [Man] Fantastic, come on Flora. So, if it’s a thriving
high street you’re after, Norwich really does deliver that with its bustling shops, a vast array of variety and I bet you’ll
find it here in the city. – I love the bustling
atmosphere that Norwich Market provides, it won Britain’s best large large UK outdoor market. – Essentially, we’re a bar but the biggest part of our business is, sort of, buying beer to take away. Norwich City Council, they got the right person in to really make the market a bit more vibrant, open it up, just to be a bit more creative
really, so that’s helped people like us come in,
so now the market is pretty much full, but
there’s just a great array of shops, the market is definitely being driven by the food stalls. – [Flora] With just a
stones throw away from that fabulous market,
we’ve got the family run department store of Jarrolds. It has the most amazing
home furnishings department, perfect for all you need. – Jarrolds started in
1770, so we celebrate our 250th anniversary next
year, as a customer you can come here and you can relax and spend the whole day at Jarrolds, you can have your breakfast or brunch, you can do a bit of shopping, you can drop your bags off at our customer services lounge. We offer loads of experiences in store, whether it’s 6 places to eat or drink, and we have a restaurant
or café to suit all tastes. So our unique selling
point really at Jarrolds is that you can buy anything
really under one roof. We’ve got experts on each floor, so if our customer needs certain
things we can get them more or less straight away. I just think that gives
us a unique position. – I’m really lucky to have
lived in the wonderful city of Norwich for many years now and one of the best things
about it is its range of restaurants and cafés
that it has to offer, I really enjoy going out
to eat with friends and family and we can show you
some of the best spots around. – [Man] So if it’s that
café culture you’re after you’ve got to come and
have a look at Figbar, renowned for its delicious
cakes and coffee, and then for mains we’ve got Salt which is a real, kind of, taste of London. – When you get large
chain companies come in they don’t do so well because there’s such a large quantity of
little independents that do it so well and care so much, it really makes it just a fun place to be. One of the things Norwich is good for is that loyalty you get from your customers. No one in the city does quite what we do, which is a nice thing. Outside the M25, not many
people do what we do, I’ve never had situations
where you’ve got something new, you post it on Instagram and then you sell out of it in
15 minutes at lunchtime. – So, if it’s fine dining you’re after, whether that’s lunch, or supper, you’ve gotta pay a visit here to Bishop’s, finalist in the best restaurant 2019, and even Jay Rayner
gives it the thumbs up. – When it comes to menus and food we’re number one, it’s quality of produce, trying not to come too far away from what it is and where it’s come from, not playing with it too much and just serving the best possible food we can with the best possible produce we can get. It’s nice to know that Norwich is on the up, in terms of dining and there’s certainly a
number of restaurants now, especially in recent
years, that are putting out some top quality food. – One thing I love about
the city is the Lanes, where there’s a range of really lovely, quirky shops, and especially if you’ve just bought your new house, you really want to put your own stamp on it. – Talking about putting
your own stamp on it, here on Upper St Giles
are some amazing shops, one of which is the
Stiffkey Bathrooms shop if you’re looking for that
truly unique bathroom. – What we do most of the time is bespoke, it’s up to the customer
how they want it renovated, some customers like things looking old. We do a range of reproduction accessories, where you can’t find enough old ones so we started making those. Well we had the Royal
Family quite a few times, and then a few years
ago we had Johnny Depp, he just bought a bath, it was
for his wife, Amber Heard. – And if it’s those finishing
touches you’re after, or a brand new outfit, head to Mora on Upper St Giles. – [Woman Off Screen] We’ve
got a lot of people who are moving to Norwich,
who, sort of, they come, they discover Upper St Giles, they’re looking for those items as they’re putting together their new home really. People seem to like the pace of life here in Norwich, and everything
that it’s got to offer. – Well, I hope you enjoyed
our tour of Norwich today. – And if you’re looking
to either buy, sell, or let a property – Then contact Norwich Sowerbys today.

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