20 annoying things about Norwich in the countdown to Christmas

Just some of the things that have been annoying the people of Norwich over the festive period. Pictu

Just some of the things that have been annoying the people of Norwich over the festive period. Pictures: Matthew Usher, Anthony Kelly - Credit: Archant

Norwich has truly excelled itself this year with extravagant Christmas celebrations including light projections, Christmas markets and the spectacular tunnel of light. But with that comes queues, irritating social media posts and Ed Balls. Here's 20 annoying things about Norwich in the countdown to Christmas that will make you channel your inner Scrooge.

Chinstrap penguins and their chicks. Photographer: Elizabeth White

Chinstrap penguins and their chicks. Photographer: Elizabeth White - Credit: BBC NHU/©Elizabeth White

1. Gentleman's Walk on a Saturday afternoon looking like the Penguin scene in Planet Earth II

2. The trains are even slower than normal

3. Or there's a farmyard animal on the tracks

4. Prince of Wales Road is as eventful as the Christmas episode of EastEnders

5. Fight for a parking space is fiercer than the fight for Take That tickets

Jeremy Kyle recently filmed a documentary on Prince of Wales Road Norwich last year named the 4th mo

Jeremy Kyle recently filmed a documentary on Prince of Wales Road Norwich last year named the 4th most dangerous drinking spot in England. Picture Twitter/ChrisFloyd - Credit: Archant


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6. The tunnel of light area is more congested than the M25

7. The endless pictures of it on social media

8. When vandals cut the wires

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9. Ed Balls

10. Queues for the bus are longer than Krispy Kreme opening day11. New Years Eve on Prince of Wales Road is growing ever nearer

The tunnel of light congestion has annoyed Norwich shoppers. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The tunnel of light congestion has annoyed Norwich shoppers. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Archant

12. Every restaurant in the city is packed

13. Getting a taxi is more of an ordeal than the Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special

14. When NCFC keep on losing

15. The Antarctic temperatures

16. Never ever EVER being warm

Scenes from the Norwich Christmas Lights Switch on 2016 - With Norwich City Chairman and Strictly Co

Scenes from the Norwich Christmas Lights Switch on 2016 - With Norwich City Chairman and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ed Balls turning on the light. Picture: Matthew Usher.

17. Black Friday

18. The march of the pigeons at Norwich Market

19. Avoiding the Christmas work parties obstacle course

20 Did I mention Prince of Wales Road?

What annoys you in Norwich in the countdown to Christmas? Let us know in the comments.

Norwich Market, getting overrun with pigeons after food scraps. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Market, getting overrun with pigeons after food scraps. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

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