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“Great for those looking for interesting and independent shops”
Review of Magdalen Street

Magdalen Street
Ranked #6 of 39 Shopping in Norwich
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed August 1, 2013

I don't think you can see the true nature of any city without exploring streets like this that may be regarded as 'off the beaten track'...and as with most cities, areas like Magdalen Street host many independent businesses and traders, and can sometimes offer some interesting shopping and culture.
The area may be slightly 'run down' in parts, but it is busy, and in my opinion, is not as potentially dangerous as some like to profess it is!
Best for vintage shoppers and second-hand bargain hunters and charity shop shoppers. Also good for picking up everyday essentials.
A good few car parks around and some limited free parking all along the street too.
Travel the whole length of the street (the 'flyover' /Anglia Square section is just the middle) to see the whole range of eclectic shops and services.

7  Thank Kate W
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Definitely not the best area of Norwich, full of charity shops and cheap shops. Area has a really bad reputation, I would only dare walk down it in the middle of the day.
Only good thing, some good fabric shops!

1  Thank Suzy J
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Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

They is not many cash machine down there everyone waiting to get money out near post office as only one they got there now and take age to long as well allways busy on saturday I only go down the coulpy times a year I must say nothing really down there u can get it all in the city good charity shop down there I think that's about it if I go pass I stop have a look nothing eles there really yeah no really safe on your own and when it get later on the day looks well run down

2  Thank Hannahbarne
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

this part of Norwich is run down the street is full of charity shops second hand shops and nothing of note. This area of the city is also frequented by many drug addicts and dealers

6  Thank greekfellow200
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I live in Norwich and have frequented this street for many years both working and for pleasure. It has many fine georgian buildings but converted into cheapo or charity shops. Many down and outs frequent the area. There are a couple of nice real ale pubs though. Part way down the street is the 1960s monstrosaty that is Angia Square if you have never been dont bother, rough run down and full of 99pence shops it is over due for demolition

1  Thank martin w
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