Urban Design Study Visit - Norwich

Sat, 21/12/2019 (All day)

Join friends and colleagues on the shortest day of the year, to view Norwich, in its finest winter splendour.

This is a loose fit visit to Norwich with the freedom for you to dip in and out as you wish.


10:00  Cathedral Refectory for coffee.

10:30  adjoining Cathedral Library for a short introduction by Michael Innes

10:40  Norwich over the water - Guided walk - looking at a wide range of housing and regeneration schemes.

13:30  Castle Mall / Castle Quarter - a short talk about the development of the Mall, and the challenges it faces in the 21st century as retail patterns change.

Early afternoon - explore individually or in groups

  • Central Norwich – view the medieval streets, lights, go shopping etc
  • Norwich Tunnel of Light
  • Cathedral (closes at 16:00)                                                          
  • Goldsmith Street - 25 minute walk each way
  • look at the Catholic Cathedral (also Garden café open until 16:00)
  • view fragments of the city walls
  • Sunset is at 15:41 - the winter solstice, “‘tis the year’s midnight”

Late afternoon gathering point for tea, or light meal

There is a candlelit performance of Messiah in the cathedral in the evening – if you want to make a weekend of the trip.

Advance train tickets currently cost £10 each way

London - Norwich   Norwich - London  
Depart Arrive   Depart Arrive   
7:30 9:27   17:30 19:19  
8:00* 9:50   18:00 19:55  
8:30 10:27   18:30 20:19  
9:00 10:30   19:00 20:55  
      20:00 21:55  

*ideal train 


   FREE but please sign up!