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Norwich, Norfolk — best places to live in the UK 2018 | The Sunday Times

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Norwich, Norfolk — best places to live in the UK 2018

VICKI COUCHMAN/THE SUNDAY TIMES
The Sunday Times, March 18 2018, 12:00am

A firm fixture on our list, this compact city honours its pre-industrial glory days while embracing arty, urban cool: whisper it, but some are calling Norwich the new Notting Hill. That’s partly down to demographics: it has a youthful population (the median age is 33.7, compared with 40 nationally), two universities and some of the most affordable property prices in the UK. England’s first Unesco City of Literature in 2012, this is a publishing powerhouse, with three literary festivals and the National Centre for Writing due to open this summer.

In the Lanes, a beguiling web of cobbled streets that contains shops, restaurants, bars, a theatre and galleries, you’re as likely to find day-trippers browsing the vintage rails as bearded hipsters sipping vegan cocktails. It’s…

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