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Magdalen Street

Magdalen Street, Norwich NR3 1JF, England
44 1603 666071
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Ranked #34 of 96 Attractions in Norwich
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Most recent review
- Aug 11, 2014
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Yes, it is run down. No, I don't fancy it late on Saturday night. Maybe, there are one or two pubs I might use - like the Lawyer or the Glasshouse. BUT!!! The ethnic shops can transport you to the Indian sub-continent, the Caribbean, South-East Asia, Africa ... all the places where food and ingredients are exotic. The antique shops... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went there today and was blown away by the sheer size of some of the second hand shops there, the area is a little shabby but that's to be expected. Vintage, antique and just second hand, it's all there.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

For me, Magdalen Street is a must-see street in Norwich. There is nowhere else in the area that's got quite such an incredible mixture of cultures, independent and chain shops within comfortable walking distance. There are loads of bus stops on the road making it very accessible, as well as having two car parks very near by. It's also only... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

you can find pretty much anything on Magdalen Street there are lots of eclectic shops including Loose's, a Norwich favourite which has a mixture of furniture, clothes and odd bits and bobs- great for looking around even if you don't want to buy, but if you do make sure you haggle as prices can start a bit high! there is... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is the most and only eclectic shopping district in Norwich. Everything from spices to settees. A lovely cafe or 2. All just 5 minutes wall from tee city centre.

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Rochester, Medway
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

It may not be the best of areas but if you like to rummage for a bargain, then this is the place. two of the shops were HUGE and one was home to about 60 dealers. All sorts of things can be found here, vintage clothes, African wooden ornaments, old toys, furniture and all manner of weird and wonderful things.... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Great little road for Vintage shopping. Always manage to find a bargain. Great vibe for those of you with some imagination and a bit of creativity. Dress yourself and your home with way more style for a lot less money than the soulless shopping malls. I love it down here...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

First of all, I want to clear something up. There seems to be a bit of snobbery going on here - people saying they're afraid to walk down Magdalen Street because it's full of dealers (?!), or writing it off as "cheap" because there's a good selection of £1 stores in Anglia Square (which I would class as an advantage,... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This area is great for spending hours perusing vintage and antique shops filled to the brim, there are many world food shops and lots of opportunity for purchasing delicious baclava, there are many indian restaurants and a great cafe called Namaste India, charity shops a plenty, fabric shops, the list goes on. The area has been described as run down,... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Magdalen Street in Norwich seems to have received some poor reviews, but I for one think that it is a fantastic place! Choc-full of wonderful independent shops (check out Loose's and Aladin's Cave for great antiques/retro stuff), charity shops (brilliant Oxfam with a great book section), curry houses, haberdasheries/fabric shops, ethnic food shops, fab little cafes etc. and then as... More

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