175km (109 miles) NE of London; 32km (20 miles) W of the North Sea
Norwich still holds to its claim as the capital of East Anglia. Despite its partial industrialization, it's a charming and historic city. In addition to its cathedral, it has more than 30 medieval parish churches built of flint. It's also the most important shopping center in East Anglia and has a lot to offer in the way of entertainment and interesting hotels, many of them in its narrow streets and alleyways. A big open-air market is busy every weekday, with fruit, flowers, vegetables, and other goods sold from stalls with colored canvas roofs.