Local area guide

Living in King's Lynn

Thinking about moving to King's Lynn? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to King's Lynn

Why King's Lynn is a good place to live

Living in King's Lynn offers a mix of rich history and modern amenities that make for a vibrant lifestyle. This town is appreciated for its good blend of charming, pedestrianised shopping areas, outdoor markets, traditional shops and trendy high-street brands. There's never a dull moment here, with the Alive Corn Exchange bringing music, comedy, dance, and theatre right to your doorstep. Or you might prefer a visit to the Majestic Cinema for a bit of silver screen magic. When you're living in King's Lynn, you're close to the stunning Norfolk coastline, known for its outstanding beauty. Getting around is a breeze too, thanks to excellent rail links to Cambridge and London, and a short drive to beaches like Hunstanton.

What's King's Lynn famous for?

King's Lynn is famous for its rich maritime history. Once one of England's most important ports, the town's past is reflected in its architecture - particularly the Custom House, which overlooks the port. The town's maritime story can be found in the True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum. King's Lynn is also home to Greyfriars Tower, the last remaining part of a Franciscan priory, and the Guildhall of St George, which is the oldest theatre in the UK that's still in use. Apart from its history, the town is also renowned for its festivals, such as the King's Lynn Festival and the Hanse Festival, that evoke vibrant, cultural scenes every year.

Things to do in King's Lynn

King's Lynn offers an array of interesting things to do. History to discover, from exploring the Custom House and the Guildhall of St George, to the trails that lead through its historic lanes. Leisurely walks through The Walks, a historic public park. A taste of wildlife at the nearby RSPB Snettisham and Welney Wetland Centre. The town is lively with outdoor markets, such as the historic Saturday Market Place and the Tuesday Market. For food and drink, King's Lynn has plenty to offer with its variety of bars, restaurants and coffee houses. For the artsy folks, Lynn Arts Centre and Corn Exchange regularly host a range of performances and events. If you prefer movies, there are showtimes aplenty at the Majestic Cinema. So, whether you fancy history, shopping, walking, or simply sitting back to watch the world go by, King’s Lynn has something for you.

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Average asking prices in King's Lynn today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£225,000

149 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£362,500

410 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£250,000

144 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£110,000

62 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in King's Lynn

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Transport in King's Lynn

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in King's Lynn.

Local connections

King's Lynn Ferry Landing
Ferry Port
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
West Lynn Ferry Landing
Ferry Port
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Kings Lynn
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Watlington
National Rail
5.6 miles / 9.0 km

Schools in King's Lynn

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in King's Lynn.

Education in King's Lynn

Eastgate Academy
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
West Lynn Primary School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Greyfriars Academy
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Serious weaknesses (2022)
Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Highgate Infant School
Ages: 5 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
The College of West Anglia
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)

Local pubs in King's Lynn

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  • Globe Hotel

    King's Lynn, PE30

    An historic Georgian coaching inn, first recorded in 1650 as Globe Inn, in the heart of old King’s Lynn, Globe Hotel offers the best aspects of a modern hotel and bar. Relax in our beautiful garden and watch the River Great Ouse slide by.

  • Lattice House

    King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30

    This building has been a pub for centuries and the wealth of architectural details are a real treat.