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Spotlight on Shoplatch and the surrounding areas

Sitting at the bottom of Pride Hill, you’ll find Shoplatch, Mardol Head and Claremont Street, home to an eclectic mix of shops and cafes, as well as Shrewsbury’s award-winning market hall.

Overlooking the area is Darwin's Gate, a contemporary sculpture that makes use of the parallax phenomenon. When viewed from afar, the sculptures appear as a single structure; the combined the forms of a Saxon helmet and a Norman window. Artists Renn & Thacker were inspired by the features of nearby St Mary’s Church. Pictured below.

In Shoplatch and the surrounding streets you can while away the hours exploring an exciting mix of national and independent retailers, out of the ordinary eateries, and health and beauty specialists.

Shoplatch is also home to Shrewsbury’s award-winning Market Hall. Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, the Market Hall is a haven for small independents; cosmopolitan cafes and artisan producers sit side by side with traditional butchers and grocers, barbers, boutiques and more.

Eat & Drink

Ashleys Wine Bar

Ashley's Bar is a fully licensed establishment with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. It's the perfect place to sit back and relax in the company of good friends after a busy...

Brooklyn Craft

Delicious burgers made from 100% Angus Beef - No fillers or preservatives! Fries hand-cut that day and all of our veg is fresh from local sources!

Brown & Francis

Brown and Francie is an independent passionate foodies and coffee lovers business set in the heart of the Shropshire Town of Shrewsbury. Supporting local, quality &...

Caffe Nero

Caffe Nero is a chain of coffee houses, which specialises in creating high quality Italian coffee. It offers premium Italian coffee in a warm and friendly atmosphere, along with...

Chez Sophie

Chez Sophie is a French Creperie-cafe-bar run by an Anglo-French couple with a passion for Crepes, Belgian Waffles & Shakes, prepared fresh with original toppings and regular...

Domino's Pizza

Domino's is the world's leading pizza delivery company, with a loyal fanbase of pizza lovers around the globe. Domino's has a passion for delivering delicious, freshly made pizza...

Gindifferent

Situated on the gallery level of Shrewsbury Market Hall, Gindifferent Bar is treasure trove of amazing gins from around the world. With a rotating menu of over 100 gins,...

The Hole in the Wall

The Hole in the Wall is a traditional, cosy town centre pub where customers can always enjoy a decent pint, along with a selection of tasty pub food. The pub is steeped in history...

Little Dessert Shop

Discover the Little Dessert Shop in Shrewsbury the county town of Shropshire and embark on a journey of pure indulgence with seating up to 60+ people. The store is located in the...

Shrewsbury Market Hall

Beneath Shrewsbury’s iconic clocktower is the town’s award-winning indoor market. Cosmopolitan cafés, artisan producers, vintage sellers, quality gift boutiques, artists and...

Subway, Claremont Street

Subway is the world's largest restaurant chain, with more than 41,000 locations over 100 plus countries. They offer a wide variety of better-for-you sandwiches and salads. Please...

The Warehouse Bar & Grill

City style bar and grill, choice of drinks, a deal on food every day.

Shop

Barkworths Seafoods

Barkworths is Shropshire’s largest independent fishmongers and has been a trading name in Shrewsbury for nearly a century. At one time the company even owned its own trawlers!...

Blacks

Blacks offer a huge range of premium outdoor gear, from clothing and footwear to camping and hiking equipment. Blacks only work with the most trusted outdoor brands known for...

Catalogue Surplus Centre

The Catalogue Surplus Centre is a discount store located on Claremont Street. The shop is a great place to pick up a bargain.

French Connection

Since its founding in 1972, French Connection has set out to create well-designed fashionable clothing that appeals to a wide-ranging market. The company offers a trend-setting...

GAME

GAME is the UK's biggest high street video game retailer, with over 300 stores nationwide. The company specialises in all major formats, including PlayStation 4, PS VITA, Xbox One...

Iron & Rose

At Iron & Rose we sell wines that tell the story of the land where they were grown and the people who grew them. Wines that are shaped by the climate, soils and the growing...

Majors

Established in 1874, Majors is the oldest retailer in Shrewsbury, retailing the highest quality brands of ready to wear clothing for men and women. From its origins as a purveyor...

Shrewsbury Market Hall

Beneath Shrewsbury’s iconic clocktower is the town’s award-winning indoor market. Cosmopolitan cafés, artisan producers, vintage sellers, quality gift boutiques, artists and...

Millets

Opened up to three floors, Shrewsbury's Millets stocks a superb range of products including its very own tent showcase floor showing off the top tents pitched in all its glory...

Moss Bros

Moss Bros is the leading formal menswear specialist, established in London in 1851. Moss Bros has over 135 retail stores nationwide, as well as trading through its website. The...

Samuel Wood & Co

Samuel Wood and Company is a partnership of leading property agents and chartered surveyors, with a network of offices throughout Shropshire. Samuel Wood has dedicated residential...

Scope

Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. The charity provides support, information and advice to more than a...

Totally Wicked

Totally Wicked stocks the best e-cigarette kits and accessories. Customers are welcome to pop in and try products before they buy.

Health & Beauty

The Salon

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and give yourself the treat that you deserve. Step into elegance and get ready to relax, knowing that you are in the hands of...

Seven Salon

A luxury hair and beauty salon in the heart of Shrewsbury. Seven was opened in August 2018 by two young, passionate hairdressers, Alex and Kathryn, from then on its grown into be...

Live & Work

Coral

Coral is the third largest retail bookmaking business in the UK, operating 1,800 betting shops which offer a wide selection of sports and in play betting. Coral specialises in...

Hidden Hearing

Hidden Hearing is the UK's leading supplier of free, no obligation hearing tests and cutting edge hearing aid technology. There are 84 Hidden Hearing centres, and more than 100,...

O2

O2 is one of the UK's leading digital communications companies, with an outstanding record of customer satisfaction. O2 runs 2G, 3G and 4G networks across the UK, as well as...

Specsavers Opticians and Hearcare

For 30 years, Specsavers Opticians has been a trusted name because of its high standards of service, expertise and value for money. Applying these same values to its Hearing...

St Johns Hill Dental Practice

Established over 50 years ago, St John's Hill Dental Practice is a private, friendly practice, dedicated to providing continuing care and personal service for everyone. Every...

Strutt and Parker

The Strutt & Parker Shrewsbury office is located in the heart of Shrewsbury and offers estate agency and land management services to clients across the West Midlands, Marches...

Timpson

Founded in 1865, Timpson is a shoe repair business with over 800 stores throughout the UK and Ireland. As well as the shoe repair service, Timpson provides a wide array of other...

Travail Employment Group

Founded in 1977, Travail Employment Group has established an outstanding reputation for providing companies and individuals with a recruitment service that meets their every need...
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