Visit England: Peruse peculiar shopping streets in Shrewsbury this Jubilee Bank Holiday
To celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year Visit England has collated their top picks of pretty places to visit in England during the Jubilee bank holiday weekend. From stepping into a storybook village in Suffolk to reliving Roman life in Hertfordshire, and don't forget to peruse peculiar shopping streets in Shrewsbury!
"Shropshire’s county capital, and birthplace of Charles Darwin, is much more than a typical Tudor town. Bordered by a meandering loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury’s centre is home to timber-framed mansions lining quirky streets with equally quirky names like Wyle Cop, Grope Lane and Dogpole. Fuel up at The Cat’s Pyjamas – the town’s hottest brunch spot – before perusing Shrewsbury’s skew-whiff streets, keeping an eye out for faces engraved into these historic buildings – a tradition that was started by Tudor craftsmen who carved rebellious characters into the walls. This practice is still alive and kicking today, so you may even be able to spot the likes of Margaret Thatcher and Mick Jagger."