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Did you know there’s a saying that Norwich used to have ‘a pub for every day of the year’?

"Did you know....?" is our series of facts and curiosities about Norwich's long and fascinating history. Our real-life escape games are based on true stories that unfolded in the historic locations you are playing in and we're spoilt for choice with stories to tell in Norwich's many beautiful buildings. This week we debunk the famous saying 'Norwich used to have a pub for every day of the year', with a Victorian drinks map of Norwich proving it was actually twice that! With the 2017 Norwich Beer Festival just on the horizon we'll explore a little more of the history behind the boozy city of Norwich in this post.

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Did you know it’s Lord Nelson’s birthday?

"Did you know....?" is our series of facts and curiosities about Norwich's long and fascinating history. Our real-life escape games are based on true stories that unfolded in the historic locations you are playing in and we're spoilt for choice with stories to tell in Norwich's many beautiful buildings. This week we celebrate Admiral Horatio Nelson's birthday, born on 29th September 1758 in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk. Arguably Norfolk's most famous son, Nelson was celebrated as a national hero following his death in the decisive British victory at the Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic Wars. Read more about Nelson and Norwich here.

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