moving to a city you dont like ... adviceWatch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
As for not knowing anyone, next to nobody will no anyone as well. Moving to uni puts everyone in a "let's socialise" mood - everyone is sharing an exciting, somewhat scary new situation. Freshers week is the best time to get to know your flatmates and coursemates, and it happens regardless of whether you drink.
It's perfectly normal to go to university not knowing anyone- the vast majority of people don't. It's also normal to go that far away for university.