Getting to School venues

Getting to Norwich



By Bus/Coach

Buses run regularly along Castle Meadow, St Stephens and Norwich Bus Station throughout the day and early evening. All of which are within walking distance.

For local information on Bus/Coach timetables:

First Group T: 08456 020121 W:

Sanders Coaches T: 01263 712800 W:

National Express coaches run from major cities in the UK to Norwich city centre. National Express W: T: 08717 81 81 78

Full School Registration


Maids Head Hotel, Tombland, NR3 1LB



As in 'Accommodation' below.





Premier Inn, Duke Street

From A1074 go straight over traffic lights (Toys R Us) into St Benedict's Street OR From A147 (A140/A11) turn right at traffic lights (Toys R Us) into St Benedict's Street. At traffic lights, turn into Duke Street and use car parking facilities in St Andrews multi-storey car park immediately on the right.


This car park is not on site and is free of charge for Premier Inn guests, the hotel is a short distance from the car park on the right.


Please park your car first and then walk to the hotel as it is in a one-way system and the car park is just before the hotel. The postcode for the Car Park is NR3 3AJ. Keep the ticket with you and the hotel will stamp it for free on the way out.



Maids Head Hotel, Tombland, NR3 1LB

Norwich City Council have commenced the redevelopment of the Tombland area surrounding the Maids Head Hotel which started on 18th May for approximately 20 weeks. There will be some road closures but the Maids Head Hotel can still be reached via Palace Street.


Explanatory documents:

City Centre Map

Route maps

Norwich CC - Tombland & Palace Street


Directions from A11 Heading into Norwich

  • From A11 / A47 junction (Thicktorn Roundabout) head to Norwich.  At 1st roundabout (400m hospital roundabout) head straight across signed Norwich onto Newmarket Road.
  • Next roundabout straight across signed City Centre (ignore sign for Cromer / Airport at this roundabout).
  • Next roundabout (Multiyork on left) take 1st left signed Cromer.
  • At next roundabout take 2nd exit continue straight ahead through traffic lights.
  • At next roundabout (Halfords) take 2nd exit
  • At next roundabout take 2nd exit continue over fly over.
  • At next roundabout (puppet Theatre) 3rd exit following signs for Law Courts onto Palace Street pass over hump back bridge and along Closed Road to see access to Maids Head carpark . Turn right down Pigg Lane onto cobbled lane to car park.


 Directions from Tombland (Driving through City Centre)

  • Follow road downhill to left (past) of hotel.
  • Cross hump back bridge and turn immediately right onto Fishergate (King of Hearts Café on left).
  • At end of road turn right again, over another bridge and along Closed Road to see Maids Head.
  • Turn right down Pigg Lane cobbled lane to car park.



Day School Venue


Open, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SF

By Car

From London take M11, then the A11. From the North and the Midlands, you can use the A47 via Kings Lynn or the A14 to Newmarket & then the A11 to Norwich. When arriving into Norwich, there is plenty of sign posted parking available.




Secure nearby parking is available across Norwich. Two multi storey car parks are within a five minute walk from The Castle Mall and St Andrews Car Park. Both offer great evening tariffs from as little as £1.50 (6pm onwards).



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By Train

There are direct trains to Norwich from London Liverpool Street Cross (approx 1 hour 50 minutes).

There are also direct trains from a number of regional stations including Peterborough, Cambridge and Ipswich. For further information visit the National Rail Enquiries website or call 08457 48 49 50.


By air

Norwich International Airport is four miles to the north of the city and links a number of European and UK destinations by airlines including Flybe and KLM. Taxis and the Airport Park & Ride bus service are available to take passengers in to the city centre.

For more information visit

London Stansted is also within easy reach by road (85 miles) - for more information visit


By Car

See directions to each venue

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