13 things you learn soon after moving to Norwich

There's always something new to discover in Norwich, including Love Your Market Week at Norwich Mark

There's always something new to discover in Norwich, including Love Your Market Week at Norwich Market. Ellie Hall, left, and Olivia Keer, dress up in vintage clothes from the Upmarket Vintage Collective stalls. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Norwich is a fine city, full of history and culture, so it's no surprise that thousands of people each year decide to visit on holiday or make it their permanent home. Here are a few things newcomers are likely to pick up on pretty quickly.

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• It's pronounced 'Norridge' not 'Norwitch'.

• You need to have the exact amount of money for your bus fare. Start throwing around £20 notes (or even £5 notes) and you'll probably get kicked off the bus.

• Trying to get a taxi on a Saturday after 1am is essentially impossible.

Still really busy on #PrinceOfWalesRd #Norwich Appears to be a lack of taxis. #HowWillYouGetHome Pho

Still really busy on #PrinceOfWalesRd #Norwich Appears to be a lack of taxis. #HowWillYouGetHome Photo: Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant

• The city centre is a ghost town on Sunday afternoons.


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• You can only wear green and yellow at the same time if there's a football match on.

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• There isn't much point in trying to drive in the city, the constant road closures and roadworks will drive you insane.

Motorists are being warned of disruption ahead.

Motorists are being warned of disruption ahead. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

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• Don't ever confuse UEA with NUA. There is a difference between the two and you will probably make people mad.

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• You'll never go thirsty with so many pubs and coffee shops on offer...

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• You definitely won't starve either.

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• You have to buy a rail card if you plan to travel by train, otherwise it will cost you a fortune to get anywhere.

The Two Together Railcard. Photo: PA

The Two Together Railcard. Photo: PA - Credit: PA

• There's always something new to discover, whether it be a boutique shop, a quaint street, or an event you didn't know was taking place.

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• On Prince of Wales Road, every night is Saturday night, you can party on any day that ends in Y.

• But Norwich really is a fine city and you wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

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• Have you recently moved to the city? Let us know the things that you've learnt about Norwich in the comments below or tweet us at @EveningNews and @EDP24

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