Quality Hotel Kings Lynn
Beveridge Way, Hardwick Narrow
Kings Lynn, EN PE30 4NB
Phone: (44) 1553 771707
Fax: (44) 1553 768027
Arc is the new happening shopping center that comprises of a good line-up of modern and big-brand shops and restaurants.
A delightful little patisserie and coffee house with friendly service, and uniformly tasty food. Linzers is a jewel in Norwich's culinary crown and is a lovely place to lunch or take afternoon tea. It is a cozy little place with comfortable, soft furnishings designed to give visitors all the intimacy they want without isolation from the convivial atmosphere. Everything on the menu tastes delicious. Prices reflect the quality but are not outlandish.
This is the place to go if you are into all things pink and fluffy. A little girls' heaven, everything is spangly and sparkly and will keep your daughter dancing in front of the mirror for hours. Julienne's is now situated on the Sweetbriar Estate on the outskirts of Norwich and its pink-blinded bungalow home is simply overflowing with all kinds of girlie items and specialist dance clothing. Glittering leotards, flouncey ballet tu-tus, brightly-colored pieces of jewelery and all manner of clip-on, slide-in and comb-back hair accessories. Prices vary. Have a good rummage, there are usually lots of sale items.
Although tucked away well off the beaten track, Avenue Angling is well worth a visit for anyone serious about their sea and/or coarse fishing. As well as the usual range of new equipment (clothing, rods, etc) that one could expect from an angling store, there's also a used equipment section featuring second-hand items in impressive condition at reasonable prices. They also stock fresh and frozen bait, and the amateur angler is always welcome to pick the brains of the very experienced staff regarding exactly what kit is needed and what is surplus to requirements.
In the age of mass-marketing, bulk purchasing, price promises and national chains, it's good to see an unassuming little book shop nestling on a suburban street corner. The Book Shop is one of the smaller second-hand book shops in Norwich but matches its competitors in range and condition through selective stocking and careful purchasing respectively.Apart from the good hardback and paperback fiction sections, there are impressive non-fiction sections, including American studies and cinema. Unlike in some small used bookstores, it is hard to imagine anyone being made to feel unwelcome for taking their time in here, and the friendly atmosphere doesn't just tolerate idle browsing, it even encourages it.
Drift successfully combines the knowledge, needed to provide effective advice on equipment for the majority of watersports, along with the fashion know-how that will ensure you also look great. As the leading stockists of top-quality wetsuits, you can also expect to find clothing from the likes of Element and Kangaroo Poo, to complete your beach outfit. A recent expansion, also means that Drift can also offer some great items for the discerning skater.
Rather gross but handy toy shop. Toys R Us is one of the few toy and game stores in Norwich next to which it is possible to park your car, making it an ideal place to stop for a forgotten present on the way to a child's party. However, don't expect to find exactly what you are looking for. Despite its size, Toys R Us seems to have no more to offer than your smaller, friendlier toystore - and is certainly not always cheaper. This branch also sells baby goods, bikes and some sporting items.
The best thing about Louis's deli is probably its unpredictability. From day to day, one never knows what European delights are going to find their way to Upper St Giles. There's always an attractive range of deli meats and cheeses to tempt the lunchtime or high-tea palette, as well as a bunch of scrummy, if unimaginatively presented, cakes. High quality dried pasta and exotic fruit juices are also to be found in abundance. This place certainly isn't cheap, but if you're a deli person it's Norwich's true gem.
Imagine a bookshop where there are wall-to-wall second-hand books, from theology to engineering, all laid out in a logical manner. Where the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, even chatty, but leave you well alone when browsing. A shop with a wide selection that bears down on its creaky floorboards. And what a selection it is; an excellent collection of classic literature and modern fiction, from Homer to Updike; travel, biography, media, angling, military and much more. A place where you'll always find much more than what you came in for. Well, no need to imagine, come to the Ellis bookshop.
With a suitably zany name, this shop is marvel-lous. Not many cities outside London have their own comic book shops which stock such a diverse range. There are the usual: Marvel, DC and Darkhorse and smaller publishers. A good Manga section, imports, trading cards, toys, action figures, graphic novels, and other accessories. There is a good back catalog and the staff are knowledgeable. This shop is a treasure trove of comic delight.
Come on feel the noise: Soundclash is Norwich's leading alternadisc peddler. Skater-punk, ska, hip-hop and industrial type tunes are served up on vinyl and CD by staff who have more attitude than every single waiter in Paris combined. Hey, its cool to be bored and not especially care about your customers, isn't it? Well, if you can cope with advice being proffered in a condescending manner, you can be assured that the uberhipsters behind the cash register really know what they are talking about. Prices are reasonable, but be warned that despite the large egos this store is tiny.
There's another branch of chocolatiers Thorntons in Orford Place so take your pick. Delicious chocolate goodies in all varieties are available from either store. Put together a gift box of mixed tasties or pick up Easter, Christmas or Halloween treats, depending on the season. Thorntons also do diabetic chocolates which are not too bad and better than some others around. Thorntons choccies are expensive but that's part of the attraction.