Full list of Norwich road closures for Lord Mayor’s Celebration this weekend

Lord Mayor's Celebrations 2015 procession passing through Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Lord Mayor's Celebrations 2015 procession passing through Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Archant

As the theatrics of the Lord Mayor's Celebration approaches this weekend Norwich City Council will be closing off large parts of the city centre to traffic to allow for the festivities.

From Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3, the city will burst into life, with street performances, food markets and funfairs in the line-up.

For many the highlight will be the Lord Mayor's procession which – on the Saturday evening – will see a colourful procession wind through the city centre, led by Lord Mayor of Norwich Marion Maxwell.

To allow for the weekend of celebrations to run smoothly dozens of road closures will be put in place. They include:

-12.01am on Saturday 2 July to 11.59pm on Sunday 3 July

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Bethel Street between St Peters Street and the Forum car park

Brigg Street

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Gentleman's Walk

Malthouse Road

Rampant Horse Street

St Peters Street

Theatre Street

William Booth Street

-1.45pm to 7pm on Saturday 2 July

Newmarket Road between the junctions with Mile End Road and Ipswich Road

Lime Tree Road

3pm on Saturday 2 July to 1am on Sunday 3 July

Agricultural Hall Plain

Arcade Street

Bank Plain

Bank Street

Bedford Street


Castle Meadow

Castle Street

Cattle Market Street

Chapelfield East

Chapelfield North

Chapelfield Road, both directions, between car park entrance and St. Stephens roundabout

Chantry Road

Davey Place

Exchange Street

Farmers Avenue

Gaol Hill

Hay Hill


Kingsley Road

Lobster Lane

London Street

Lower Goat Lane

Opie Street

Orford Hill

Orford Place

Orford Street

Pottergate (Lobster Lane to Upper Goat Lane)

Market Avenue

Palace Street

Queens Road between St. Stephens Street and All Saints Green

Queen Street

Red Lion Street

Redwell Street

Rose Lane

St. Andrews Hill

St. Andrews Street between Exchange Street and Queen Street

St John Maddermarket

St. Martin at Palace Plain

St. Stephens Road

St. Stephens Street

St Stephens Square

Surrey Street



Upper King Street

Victoria Street



White Lion Street

Wood Street

-3pm on Saturday 2 July to 1am Sunday 3 July

Revoke pedestrianisation of Upper Goat Lane

-3pm on Saturday 2 July to 1am Sunday 3 July

Activate Brazengate bus lane (between Grove Road and Brazengate)

-7am to 7pm Sunday 3 July

St Peters Street

Bethel Street between St. Peters Street and the Forum car park

Bedford Street

Lobster Lane

London Street


St Benedicts Street (from Charing Cross to St Swithins)

St Gregory's Green

St John Maddermarket

Upper St Giles Street

Changes to bus timetables

Due to the road closures for the celebrations in the city, bus have been diverted at various locations around the city centre.

From 2.45pm until midnight buses will be unable to serve; Castle Meadow, St Stephens Street, Red Lion Street, Tombland, Anglia Square, Prince of Wales Road (out of the city), Thorpe Road opposite the Rail Station (out of the city) and Riverside stop DG near the Rail Station.

Buses will be diverted to either Surrey Street, Norwich Bus Station or All Saints Green outside John Lewis.

Rampant Horse Street will be closed to buses from 5am until midnight. Buses from stop BH towards Heartsease and Thorpe St Andrew will operate from Castle Meadow until 2.30pm and then will be diverted. Buses from stop BE will operate from All Saints Green outside John Lewis until 7pm, then from Norwich Bus Station.

There will be extra Park and Ride services 501 and 502 operating to Airport, Harford, Thickthorn and Sprowston until 11pm.

But between 2.30pm and 6.30pm Airport and Sprowston services will drop off and pick up at Duke Street, near St Andrews car park only. Services will resume from Norwich Bus Station at 6.30pm.

•Look out for our 28-page preview of the celebrations in Saturday's Evening News and a 12-page souvenir supplement in Monday's Evening News, brought to you in association with Potters Resort

•Tweet us your photos and videos from the weekend using the hashtag #LMC16

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