One-Week England Road Trip from Norwich to Nottingham, Birmingham, and London

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Duration
8 days & 7 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
7 nights included
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8 days included
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Experience the freedom of the open road in England as you embark on an unforgettable 8-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Norwich, East Runton, West Newton, Nottingham, Castleton, Edensor, Lichfield, Alrewas, Birmingham, London, Eton, Camden Town, Westminster, Kensington, Richmond, and Leavesden. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in England takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 2 nights in Norwich, 1 night in Nottingham, 1 night in Birmingham, and 3 nights in London. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in England. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Norwich, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover England on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in England. London Eye and Buckingham Palace are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Norwich, East Runton, West Newton, Nottingham, Castleton, Edensor, Lichfield, Alrewas, Birmingham, London, Eton, Camden Town, Westminster, Kensington, Richmond, and Leavesden, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of England. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in England.

Throughout your road trip in England, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in England.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in England fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in England today!

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Hotel, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Leavesden
Kensington
Photo of Nottingham Council House and a fountain front shot at Twilight, UK.Nottingham / 1 night
Eton
Photo of old Turn Junction, or Deep Cutting Junction where the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal meets the Birmingham Canal Navigation's Main Line Canal, Birmingham, England.Birmingham / 1 night
Castleton
Richmond
Photo of historic town houses at night on Quay Side in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom.Norwich / 2 nights
London, England - Panoramic skyline view of Bank and Canary Wharf, central London's leading financial districts with famous skyscrapers at golden hour sunset with blue sky and clouds.London / 3 nights
Photo of aerial view of Lichfield City with the pond and Cathedral, England.Lichfield
East Runton
West Newton
Edensor
Alrewas
Camden Town
Photo of Westminster palace (Houses of Parliament) and Big Ben, London, UK.Westminster

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Attractions

Photo of beautiful shot of London Eye and River Thames ,London, UK.London Eye
Photo of Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom.Buckingham Palace
The British MuseumBritish Museum
Tower BridgeTower Bridge
Photo of beautiful landscape around Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom.Hyde Park
Trafalgar SquareTrafalgar Square
Tower of London, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England, United KingdomTower of London
The Making of Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour London, Leavesden, UK: The main entrance signWarner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Photo of Borough Market, London, UK.Borough Market
Madame Tussauds LondonMadame Tussauds London
Photo of Science Museum, London, United Kingdom.Science Museum
St James's ParkSt James's Park
Photo of Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.Victoria and Albert Museum
Big Ben
Photo of aerial view of Windsor Castle that was built in the 11th Century and is the residence of the British Royal Family, UK.Windsor Castle
Photo of Iconic London Tower Bridge on the Thames River, UK.London Bridge
The National Gallery, Westminster, London, Greater London, England, United KingdomNational Gallery
Photo of Peaceful scenery with fountain in regent's park of London, UK.Regent's Park
Photo of Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond, UK.Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Peak District National ParkPeak District National Park
Photo of Royal Albert Hall in London, England.Royal Albert Hall
Chatsworth House in the Peak District, England.Chatsworth House
The Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum Relaxing landscape images for British Army Digital for mental health week 2020.National Memorial Arboretum
Photo of Sandringham House is a country house in the parish of Sandringham, Norfolk, England.Sandringham House
Photo of the colourful rooftops on Norwich Market, UK.Norwich Market
Photo of aerial view of Cromer town with beach view from the rooftop of the Cromer Palish Church, UK.Cromer
Photo of aerial view of the most famous place in Norwich, The Norwich Cathedral on a sunny day at Nowich, Norfolk, England.Norwich Cathedral
Photo of Eaton Park, Norwich, UK.Eaton Park
Photo of ancient Medieval Cathedral in Lichfield, United Kingdom.Lichfield Cathedral
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Day 1

Day 1 – Norwich - arrival day

  • Norwich - Arrival day
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  • Gravity Active Norwich
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Welcome to Norwich, the perfect starting point for your road trip in England! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 1 night immersing yourself in Norwich's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Norwich is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Gravity Active Norwich or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Norwich. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Norwich. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at The Ivy Norwich Brasserie, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Bowling House? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Woolf & Social as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Norwich.

Round off your dining experience by visiting The Fat Cat, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of The Temple Bar, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Be At One Norwich likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Raise a toast to the start of your 8-day road trip in England!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Norwich, East Runton, West Newton, and Nottingham

  • Nottingham
  • Norwich
  • East Runton
  • West Newton
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Drive 240 km, 4 hours 7 min

  • Norwich Market
  • Norwich Cathedral
  • Cromer
  • Sandringham House
  • More

Dive into day 2 of your remarkable road trip in England. Today you will explore Norwich, East Runton, and West Newton, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Nottingham. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

East Runton’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Norwich behind. This drive usually takes around 48 min. East Runton welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Make Norwich Market one of your first sightseeing stops in Norwich. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,081 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Norwich Cathedral is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This anglican or episcopal cathedral is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,640 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Norwich, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to East Runton may take around 48 min. Upon your arrival in East Runton, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Take the opportunity to see Cromer. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,165 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Nottingham. Nottingham offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Nottingham.

Make sure to book a table at Kushi-ya, a popular restaurant in Nottingham. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Nottingham at The Alchemist Nottingham, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Huddl. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Nottingham tonight.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Foremans Bar after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to The Bodega Nottingham for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Pepper Rocks is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in England!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Nottingham, Castleton, Edensor, Lichfield, Alrewas, and Birmingham

  • Birmingham
  • Castleton
  • Edensor
  • Lichfield
  • Alrewas
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Drive 225 km, 4 hours 5 min

  • Peak District National Park
  • Chatsworth House
  • National Memorial Arboretum
  • Lichfield Cathedral
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On day 3 of your exciting self-drive vacation in England, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Castleton, Edensor, Lichfield, and Alrewas. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Birmingham, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Castleton and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 27 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Castleton beckons with new experiences!

Drop by the renowned Peak District National Park. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 32,768 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Edensor. This car ride takes around 30 min.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Chatsworth House. This extraordinary english country house has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,015 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Birmingham, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Birmingham. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Grand Central Kitchen offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Restaurant Folium. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Birmingham.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Equator Bar Birmingham. Alternatively, go to Bacchus Bar, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Be At One - Brindley Place Birmingham provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in England.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Birmingham, London, and Eton

  • London
  • Eton
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Drive 227 km, 3 hours 46 min

  • Windsor Castle
  • Regent's Park
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • Big Ben
  • London Eye
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On day 4 of your road trip in England, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in London and Eton. In the evening, you’ll end up in London, where you will stay for 3 nights.

Drop by the renowned Regent's Park. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 44,079 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Madame Tussauds London. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 71,843 visitors, this wax museum deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Big Ben. This cultural icon has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 61,373 reviews.

London’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Eton behind. This drive usually takes around 56 min. London welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at London Eye. This ferris wheel is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 171,401 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to London, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in London. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Cahoots London, a top-rated dining spot in London. If you're in the mood for something new, try Bill's Soho Restaurant, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Estiatorio Milos. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in London.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Bar Américain, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, The Connaught Bar offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Bar Polski provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in England!

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Day 5

Day 5 – London and Camden Town

  • London
  • Camden Town
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 8 min

  • Tower Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • London Bridge
  • Borough Market
  • British Museum
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Day 5 of your road trip across England promises a magnificent time exploring London. You have 2 nights left in London. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the neighborhood.

Your discoveries in London do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in London on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of London's best restaurants.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at The Palomar, a top-rated dining destination in London. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Berners Tavern, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Burger & Lobster Leicester Square. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in London this evening.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Artesian, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, American Bar offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Old Shades. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in England!

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Day 6

Day 6 – London, Westminster, Kensington, and Richmond

  • London
  • Westminster
  • Kensington
  • Richmond
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Drive 31 km, 1 hour 44 min

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Hyde Park
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On day 6 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in London, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. On today's itinerary, you'll find attractions in Westminster, Kensington, and Richmond. You still have 1 night left in London.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Royal Albert Hall. This concert hall is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 37,841 visitors.

Hyde Park is another popular attraction you could visit today. This park has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 126,766 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Richmond, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Kensington. This drive usually takes around 20 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Make Victoria and Albert Museum one of your first sightseeing stops in Kensington. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 55,517 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area. This museum attracts 3,932,738 visitors every year.

Science Museum is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This science museum is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 65,368 reviews. Up to 2,989,000 travelers visit this site every year to make their time in Kensington special.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Richmond, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Kensington may take around 20 min. Upon your arrival in Kensington, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Journey into the unknown at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable non-departmental public body has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 45,021 reviews.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in London.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of London's best restaurants.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal. Make sure to reserve a table at Rules, an iconic dining spot in London. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Hawksmoor Seven Dials, a popular restaurant in London. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Simpson's in the Strand, a hidden gem nestled in London. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Scarfes Bar, known for its lively atmosphere. BFI IMAX is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, The Old Bank of England offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in England!

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Day 7

Day 7 – London, Westminster, Leavesden, and Norwich

  • Norwich
  • London
  • Westminster
  • Leavesden
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Drive 215 km, 3 hours 39 min

  • Trafalgar Square
  • National Gallery
  • St James's Park
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 of your road trip in England. Today, you will make 3 stops and experience some of the highlights of London, Westminster, and Leavesden. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Norwich, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Kick off the day at Trafalgar Square, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This square is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 121,847 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit National Gallery. National Gallery is an art museum with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 48,134 reviews. Attracting more than 6,011,007 yearly visitors, this place of interest is an attraction you don’t want to miss out on.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Westminster, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Leavesden. This drive usually takes around 54 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Drop by the renowned St James's Park. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 55,261 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Buckingham Palace. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 164,776 visitors, this royal palace deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Norwich. Norwich offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Norwich's best restaurants.

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at Goulash House, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Turtle Bay Norwich beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider The Eagle. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Norwich tonight.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at The Garnet, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Last Pub Standing offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Norwich.

Relax and reminisce about your day in England and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Norwich - departure day

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  • Eaton Park
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Day 8 of your road trip in England is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Norwich before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Make the most of your final day in England by visiting Norwich’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments. Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in England. Take home a piece of England with these souvenirs, keeping your adventures close.

Before you conclude your road trip in England, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Norwich.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal.

You’ll then say farewell to Norwich. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in England!

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