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Surrey House

Surrey Street, Norwich, England
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A hidden gem that shouldn't be missed

If you are in the area do not miss walking into the lobby of this building (an insurance company... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
barbara361
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Tucson, Arizona
Used to work in Marble Hall

I have a friend who still works here and she took me in for a bit of nostalgia. I had many happy... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
cherrypotts
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Surrey Street, Norwich, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area do not miss walking into the lobby of this building (an insurance company). It is stunning...marble everywhere. They don't mind you coming in to look (or even take photos but I wouldn't use a flash without asking as people...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

I have a friend who still works here and she took me in for a bit of nostalgia. I had many happy years of working in Marble Hall and I felt a bit tearful. The building inside and out is absolutely beautiful and historic -...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Walk into the entrance for that wow factor. The knowledgable guys on the floor will tell you the history of this marvelous building. A must place to visit, its only a short distance away from the bus station.

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Reviewed May 9, 2017

Tucked away in Surrey Street, Norwich, just down from the bus station is a gem of a building. It is part of the main offices of Aviva, previously Norwich Union Assurance company. The main hall is open to visitors and tours can be arranged for...More

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Reviewed December 2, 2016

Built from marble 'acquired' from Westminster, this neo-classical insurance-company frontage is a cultural gem. By appointment, folk inside will show you around and there are some startling aspects, mildly saucy tales and architectural insights to be enjoyed. Bang next door to the bus station -...More

1  Thank Tom O
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Reviewed September 3, 2016

This is a beautiful place to come to for a few minutes. The surroundings are magnificent. I used to come here some years ago when visiting NU on business. There are not many HQ's like this one!

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

Went here after reading other reviews. It is the offices of Aviva (formerly Norwich Union) but the staff are happy for you to go in. The main reception hall is breathtaking with its marble columns in an array of colours. Definitely worth taking a few...More

1  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

Enter this building and you be amazed by the beauty inside. Lots of Italian marble. The security guard was extremely helpful and told us a lot about the history of the place. Lots of interesting things on display.

Thank Marcella O
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Reviewed February 27, 2016

This is part of Norwich's history. I was lucky that I was working in Aviva at the time and so I got to see the insides of the Surrey house. The furniture, floors, carpets, doors everything looked plush. The wood work was really nice. They...More

1  Thank Lone_wolf99
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Reviewed February 6, 2016

Cipollino, Verde Antico, Skyros Rosso. These are just three of the fifteen types of marble that grace "Marble Hall" (Surrey House) in Norwich, England. This non-descript building (from the exterior) is the headquarters of insurance firm Aviva, but if you're ever in Norwich, take the...More

1  Thank 2009Benjamin
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