Paint the city purple and enjoy a night out in Norwich.  As a certified ‘Purple Flag’ city, Norwich boasts a safe and enjoyable night out any day of the week.

From theatres to restaurants and bars, to pubs and nightclubs, Norwich offers a vibrant and welcoming evening out – so grab your friends, head out and enjoy!

Once boasting a pub for every day of the year (quite an accolade!) Norwich remains a popular choice for a night out with an abundance of quirky pubs and bars.

Start your evening with a tasty meal – you’ll be spoilt for choice from well-known chains, to independent restaurants which will delight the taste buds.  If you love colourful cocktails with creative names and ingredients then head to one of Tombland’s bars; or if you want a traditional pint there are plenty of pubs to choose from too, and you might even be treated to some live music.  No night out in Norwich would be complete without dancing the night away in one of the many clubs which can be found along Prince of Wales Road.

Don’t take our word for how great Norwich nightlife is though….

Josh Melling, a former UEA student said, “Norwich has a wonderful bustling food scene in the evenings and a nightlife full of chilled vibes to rival any city. You can walk from busy bars in The Lanes, to buzzing clubs on Prince of Wales Road in minutes and feel like you’re in a different city! There’s genuinely something to please everyone, and no night is ever the same. The nightlife is just one of the many reasons I stayed in Norwich after finishing my studies last year, and just one of the reasons why I absolutely love this place”.

Stay safe in Norwich3

Norwich is ranked as one of the safest university cities in the UK (The Telegraph, 2016) and is a popular choice for students.  It’s important to be safety smart and here are a few tips:

  • Plan how you’ll get home before you leave for your night out.
  • Keep an eye on your mates and stick together.
  • Try not to leave your belongings or drinks unattended

If you find yourself in a situation where you need assistance, don’t worry, Norwich is a friendly and helpful city:

SOS Bus 07833 505505 – located opposite KFC on Prince of Wales Road every Friday and Saturday night (9pm – 3.30am), they are a port of call for those whose well-being is threatened by an inability to get home, illness or injury, emotional distress or other vulnerability.4

Safe Haven 07729 807675 – providing help and assistance on Friday and Saturday nights.

Ask for Angela – In a venue and feel like you’re not in a safe situation?  Head to the bar and “Ask for Angela”.  The bar staff will know you need some help getting out of your situation and will discreetly help or call for a taxi.

In an emergency call 999.

Head into the city during Purple Flag week, 6 – 13 October 2018 and enjoy a great night out.

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