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Review of Magdalen Street

Magdalen Street
Ranked #7 of 37 Shopping in Norwich
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 10 October 2012

The place is in need of refurb to make it appealing for all to shop. I also do not find it safe walking there alone.....late afternoon; so forget the evening time.

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Reviewed 7 October 2012

I live locally, and have to say that if I didnt live near it... this is not a street I would venture down.

There are some interesting shops, the old looses building has a couple of floors of antiques and bric a brac, and there are one or two other shops of interest, including several charity shops and quite a few restaurants (which are predominantly open in the evenings only. There are also several asian food shops - Miahs is a good one.

However, there are also many shops which are closed, and the general impression a stranger might get, it that it is not worth walking any further, since many of the disused buildings are looking very tired and run down.

Sadly, its a one way street, so it is not seen by people leaving the city, and the multi storey car park above anglia square is partially closed (I think due to safety issues). There is however a land car park (St Saviours, under the flyover) and two more to the rear of Anglia square. There are bus stops in the street though, which is a bonus.

Overall, I would not say this is an attraction, its just a tired little street with, admittedly, some interesting shops. Off the beaten track for those visiting the city centre, you won't be missing out on too much if you gave it a miss.

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Reviewed 29 August 2012

If any street caters for the mixed and diverse community we have then it is here. mostly food shops but an interesting atmosphere.

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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Loved the bargains to be had at Loose's a trip out in itself. Plus...great pubs and restaurants...particularly liked the tapas in the little Spanish restaurant near the bridge.....yum

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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Sad to see empty shops and presumably not much fun for owners of shops that change hands but all of this results in a constant refreshing of the street making it interesting to visit. Increasing 'ethnic minority' character tends to add colour and life.

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