is a charming and unique cobbled shopping street backed by the
River Wensum and close to the magnificent Cathedral. It is one
of the oldest parts of Norwich.
was destroyed by fire in 1507 and was rebuilt in the 16th and
17th centuries. Most of the present merchants' houses date from
that period. Our shop is located in one of these.
was named for the elm trees which grew in the square outside
the shop. Dutch elm disease put paid to these but a single tree
now stands in their place and still manages to look magnificent.
picturesque part of Norwich you are welcome to shop, just browse
or relax in one of the cafes and coffee houses.
In addition to teddy bears, you will find some unusual and unique
items, including crafts, jewellery, paintings, antiques and a
myriad of knick-knacks and collectibles.
you do, you are assured of our help, advice and good old-fashioned
The street is almost traffic-free and car parking is available
in The Monastery car park just around the corner from The Bear
has one of the largest collections of Tudor building anywhere
in Britain and is a magnet for photographers, both amateur and
professional. We have also featured in numerous TV documentaries
and have often been used as a film set, most notably perhaps
in the film Stardust where the Britons Arms became the Slaughtered
Prince public house.
information about Elm Hill we recommend you look at the Visit
website where there is a fuller history of the street and some
interesting and little known facts about us