Everything Greenman12 says is the truth, but not the ONLY truth, hence I feel Norwich deserves an alternative perspective. Norwich is a good enough town to provide considerable shelter from the chavalanche that holds undeniable presence here. Riverside is indeed the prinicipal magnet for tracksuited retards; it has a bowling alley – the ultimate participant sport for the white underclass (heavy objects, loud bangs, and rules a colobus monkey could follow – who could resist?). And after dark, the obligatory drinking hole for those whom evolution missed – Lloyd’s. I suggest avoiding this place by night unless arson is on your mind; in which case, please, let me give you a lift – I’ve got matches too. Ditto for the rest of the Riverside complex. Enter this place on a Saturday afternoon and you feel extremely out of place in untorn jeans and a politically-themed T shirt. Chav families come here for their once-a-year posh dinner. It’s that s**t. And don’t even get me started on Time. Just don’t.
Please be advised, however, that Norwich has plenty of places bereft of our quasi-human kappa enthusiast. At night, beyond Prince of Wales St, there are several places where murder by crazed stabbing does not cross your mind, and pink upcollared T shirts and pre-torn jeans are NOT everywhere you look. Many pubs cater for live bands (you won’t find chavs here, beyond semi-chav students, who are a minor threat – that is to say, they can at least read a newspaper article that isn’t peppered with bold type and commissioned by Rebekah Wade). The history and art of this town is the supreme counter-balance to the s**t on our cultural shoe, and thus far has preserved it as an attractive place for Europeans, musos and other citizens of an alternative mind. The university presence is another saving grace.
Norwich is alright. It’s NOT Chelmsford. If you’re a chav, there’s plenty to do, but you can find a 99p Big Mac, ten Mayfair and a park bench in any town. Of course, I am under no illusions, it will probably get worse. For now however, Basildon seems a hundred miles a way… at least. Just steer clear of Riverside if your gene count is anything approaching normal. There’s a severe shortage in that place. And I know. I f**king work there.