The labyrinthine layout of Thorns twists and turns through time, space and DIY supplies, like a black hole that’s particularly handy around the home. With more staircases than storeys, stepping into Thorns is an adventure in both DIY and physics.

Thorns have been a hardware haven in Norwich since 1835 (that’s older than one of the cathedrals!), catering to enthusiastic amateurs and seasoned pros alike. The friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand to guide you through the complexities of the store and offer great advice, making a trip to Thorns a genuinely excellent shopping experience. DIY newbie or not, one visit will give you the tools and the skills you need to tackle all those little jobs you’ve been putting off.

James MacDonald


ShoppingSamthorns DIY, Norwich