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Discover Shrewsbury this November

Dig out your favourite fleece and discover everything Shrewsbury has to offer this November. From outstanding eateries to our monthly markets, and the return of our seasonal events!

Celebrate World Vegan Month!

Calling all foodie lovers!

It's World Vegan Month and Shrewsbury's eateries are guaranteed to get your tastebuds tingling! From mouth-watering ramen to taste bud tingling jerk jackfruit – Shrewsbury has something to offer all plant-based appetites. Click here to check out our top vegan picks.

If you're more veggie than vegan, then make sure to check out our guide to eating vegetarian.

The countdown to Christmas is on

Christmas is less than 60 days away and Shrewsbury is set to burst with seasonal cheer!

The annual Christmas Lights Switch On returns to Shrewsbury's town square on Wednesday November 24th. Music and activities will be taking place from 4.30pm, and the lights will be switched on at 6.30pm. Please note Princess Street, High Street and Wyle Cop (up hill) will be closed from 4pm.

Nestled beneath the Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury's Postbox to Father Christmas returns on November 24th. Write your own letter or download a template here, and make sure to include your email address for your personalised response from the big man in red.

Get a head start on your shopping

If you've already got gift-giving on your mind then look no further than Shrewsbury for that perfect present!

Shrewsbury's late-night shopping returns Wednesday 24th November. The town's retailers are getting ready for the big day by extending their hours, allowing you longer to stock up on your Christmas gifts and essentials. Late night shopping will also take place on December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd.

Festive markets are popping up throughout November, with the return of the Drawn in Winter market in Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, the Shrewsbury Winter Fair in historic St Mary's Church and the seasonal Shropshire Produce Market's Winter Fair in the Square. Also in St Mary's Church, you can find the annual Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop, now in its 52nd year, and don't forget to check out the monthly Made in Shropshire and Farmers Markets.

Shrewsbury goes traffic-free

After the success of the summer's traffic-free trial, a new trial will be launching this November allowing Shrewsbury to become traffic-free at the weekends.

Wyle Cop (uphill), High Street, Milk Street and Shoplatch will be closed to traffic Saturdays & Sundays 10am - 4pm.

The Square will be closed to all traffic every day from 10am - 4pm.

Additional parking provisions for people with disabilities will be provided during the trial.

New faces

This month we're saying 'Hello!' to Thai-D. The newest addition to Shrewsbury's Wyle Cop, Thai-D Food Bar uses only the freshest, local ingredients to create authentic Thai food in the heart of Shrewsbury.

Key events this month

If you're looking for events in Shrewsbury then look no further! We have an event calendar packed with something for everyone. Click here to explore our full event listings.

Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop

Friday, 22nd October to Saturday, 4th December 2021 -
10:15am - 4:00pm
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Wednesday, 3rd to Thursday, 4th November 2021
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Farmers Market

Friday, 3rd December 2021 -
9:00am - 3:30pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

LGBTQ+ at SM&AG

Saturday, 6th November 2021 -
10:30am - 11:30am
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Prison Break

Saturday, 20th November 2021 -
11:00am
2:30pm
Shrewsbury Prison,
The Dana Prison
SY1 2HR Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Winter Fair

Saturday, 6th November 2021 -
10:00am - 4:00pm
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Ocean Film Festival World Tour (12A)

Thursday, 11th November 2021 -
7:30pm
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

Working With Nature's Riches

Thursday, 11th November 2021 -
2:00pm
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Made in Shropshire: Fair in the Square

Saturday, 4th December 2021 -
9:00am - 5:00pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

Remembrance Parade and Service

Sunday, 13th November 2022 -
10:20am
St Chad's Church,
St Chad's Terrace
SY1 1JX Shrewsbury

Elf the Musical

Wednesday, 17th to Saturday, 20th November 2021
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

Walk-round wines for Christmas

Wednesday, 17th to Thursday, 18th November 2021 -
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Tanners Wines,
26-29 Wyle Cop
SY1 1XB Shrewsbury

Carducci String Quartet: "Vienna to Moscow - 2"

Friday, 19th November 2021 -
7:30pm
The Lion Hotel,
Wyle Cop
SY1 1UY Shrewsbury

Shropshire Produce Market: Winter Fair

Saturday, 20th November 2021 -
9:00am - 3:30pm

Shrewsbury Christmas Lights Switch On

Wednesday, 24th November 2021 -
4:30pm - 8:00pm

Shrewsbury Festival of Literature

Friday, 26th to Sunday, 28th November 2021
Various locations around Shrewsbury

DRAWN in Winter

Saturday, 27th to Sunday, 28th November 2021 -
10:00am - 4:00pm
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Discover Shrewsbury's history

Founded in the 8th century by the Saxon rulers of Mercia, Shrewsbury is a town steeped in history and stories,waiting to be discovered.

Famous Historic Faces of Shrewsbury

The cobbled streets of Shrewsbury have been home to many significant figures in British history. Read on to discover some unexpected names.

Historic Timeline of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury's story is on the map for many reasons, discover the origins, defining landmarks and the better-than-fiction facts that make Shrewsbury original.

Shrewsbury’s historic threshold mosaics

Hints of Shrewsbury’s history can be spotted throughout the town. Oftentimes you need to be looking up, but for these gems you’ll need to be staring at your feet.

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