The 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Norwich

Hoping to get some good pics for the 'gram?

We've done the research for you, and found the top places to take Instagram photos in Norwich. Whether you're living in the city while studying, or just visiting for the day, we've got you covered.

Norwich Lanes

Norwich Lanes sit in the city centre and are home to 300 independent retailers, caf├ęs, restaurants, pubs and bars. The area is packed full of quirky cobbled streets and medieval architecture, making it the perfect spot for an Insta photo. Grab some lunch or go for a drink while you're here; there are loads of indie spots to grab some delicious food.

Ancestors Coffee

Ancestors is a great spot for brunch, a cuppa, or just some homemade sweet treats. Inside Ancestors is MEGA Instagram friendly, from the food and coffee art to the plants lining the walls. The best bit? It's completely vegan, meaning it caters for everyone. Find Ancestors on Magdalen Street: you won't be disappointed. 

Hawthorne Bar

Hawthorn is a beautiful space, located above Makers Cafe on Benedicts Street. The bar was rated Norwich's Best Cocktail Bar in 2016, and was a runner up for Best Place to Drink in 2017. Plus, the drinks aren't just tasty, they're gorgeous.


If you're looking for a spot for some great food pics, Salt has you covered. This eatery is full of flavour, offering breakfast, sarnies, salads and plates. The food is presented beautifully, and it tastes as good as it looks.

Elm Hill

Elm Hill is a historic cobbled street in the centre of Norwich. Famed for its Tudor-style buildings in a multitude of colours, the lane is one of the oldest streets in Norwich. Take a walk down the road to capture some lovely and scenic shots for the 'gram.

Sundaes Gelato

Sundaes Gelato is almost as pretty as it is tasty. Found on St Giles Street, the dessert parlour has heaps of options to satisfy your sweet tooth. From waffles to sundaes, everything on the menu look amazing. It's like they're made to be posted on your feed.

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral is absolutely stunning. Built nearly 900 years ago, the architecture features magnificent arches and traditional cloisters (the second largest in England). The building is extremely photogenic, so grab your camera and take some snaps when you're wandering round the Cathedral.

Plantation Garden

Plantation Garden is a restored Victorian town garden just next to the Cathedral of St John the Baptist. The rustic architecture, flourishing greenery and beautiful summerhouse all make for a great day out (as well as some fab snaps for Instagram). Take a trip to the garden, enjoy the scenery and grab a few #nofilterneeded pics.

Boardman House, NUA

Boardman House opened in 2015, and is the new home for Norwich University of the Arts School of Architecture. The building's open entryway holds a circular black staircase with an open ceiling and bright interior. It's definitely worth a few snaps.

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