Norwich – the City of Stories

City of Stories


Norwich is a UNESCO City of Literature. Celebrate the writers who have lived in the city and those who have written about Norwich on this walking tour, which starts in Tombland and ends on Norwich Market with a cup of tea at Birchley’s Loose Leaf Tea.

Listen to readings and hear stories about writers from Julian of Norwich to Parson Woodforde, Amelia Opie, Harriet Martineau, Anna Sewell, JB Priestley, Ian McEwan and more. There’s Shakespeare at the Erpingham Gate, the tale of Will Kemp’s ‘Nine Days Wonder’ at the Maddermarket, excerpts from the Paston Letters and the proud history of libraries, newspapers and booksellers in the city, including Jarrold celebrating their 250th anniversary in 2020, plus a visit to the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall.

  • Tour last 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Price £9.50 per person
  • Minimum charge £50