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The Royal Arcade is a very beautiful structure in the centre of Norwich. All visitors to the city... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Cool in Summer , dry when it's raining, impressive shops

Have a look round the Arcade on a shopping trip, there are a variety of shops selling nice quality... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Arcade is a very beautiful structure in the centre of Norwich. All visitors to the city would be well advised to see it. Unfortunately, in recent years, some over sized, pseudo Art Nouveau lanterns have been installed through the centre of the arcade....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Have a look round the Arcade on a shopping trip, there are a variety of shops selling nice quality merchant-dice, you will have to take your time browsing, nice on wet days.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RonGLondon
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This picturesque street has a glass roof and is over 100 years old. There is a wonderful toy shop, restaurants such as Jamie's Italian, Marmalades cafe, shoe shops, clothes shops, Colman's Mustard, a chocolate shop, a jewellers shop and much more. The atmosphere in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edmund R
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Opened in 1899, the 247 foot covered avenue designed and built by architect George Skipper and today it houses a mixture of shops and restaurants.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

A pretty arcade to stroll down with some nice shops. There’s a great toy/model shop I enjoyed. Reminiscent of being in Paris. Nicely located in the city centre for a walk through and connecting to different places so useful. If your passing by take a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MsCultureVulture
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Shopping was so much more refined and elegant for the moneyed classes a hundred years ago. Stepping into Norwich's Art Nouveau Royal Arcade is like stepping back in time. Beautifully light and airy, with lovely decorative tiles on the upper storey, there are nice shops...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We decided yo walk through the arcade as it was beautifully designed, light and airy. Mix of individual and branded shops.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stumpy12345
Reviewed 25 July 2018

If you love Art Nouveau, you must make a point of walking through this arcade. It is small, beautifully decorated, and kept very clean. We didn't go for shopping, although we did wander through a few shops. Had dinner at Jamie's Italian Restaurant (located in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank barbara361
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Best shop in the city is the women’s vintage clothing shop, which is in the arcade. Beautiful part of Norwich. Clean, tidy and stunning...... Norwich is a fine city and the arcade reflects its beauty,

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NorwichSarah
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Walked through this Arcade as a tourist in Norwich and thought it was a lovely Arcade. It was spotlessly clean and full of character. We didn't go into any of the shops as we were on a time limit so cannot comment on the actual...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anne D
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