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The Parade Shops

The Parade Shops

St Mary's Place


Set in the heart of Shrewsbury, behind St. Mary’s Church, The Parade Shops provides a truly unique shopping experience. Inside you’ll find 25 independent and irresistible businesses spread across two floors in the Grade II Georgian building.

The Parade Shops was converted from the Royal Salop Infirmary, where Charles Darwin’s father once practices as a doctor, after it faced demolition in 1979 and was turned into shops and apartments, with stunning views over the River Severn and beyond.


Martin David Menswear is our one-stop shop for quality menswear. With bespoke tailoring, shirt making, as well as offering a full range of formal and casual wear off the peg from leading European brands, it provides everything a man needs to dress well.

Oscar and Willow Millinery is an award-winning hat designer and milliner. Owner, Fleur Curtis creates ready to wear, luxury headwear and bespoke pieces. Fleur’s creations are handcrafted using both traditional and modern millinery techniques, paying great attention to detail and using luxurious quality materials.

Food Haven

The River View Café earns its name with incredible views across the town. They use local, seasonal products wherever possible, with vegan and gluten free options on offer. There is indoor and outdoor seating. This welcoming café offers delicious home cooked food, served with a smile and always at a great price.

Shrewsbury's largest oriental food shop, Setonaikai, is also based at The Parade Shops. They stock food products from across Asia, the Middle East and beyond. Husband and wife team, Mark and Misako provide authentic ingredients, cookware and gifts.

The Vegan Hub offers a place for vegans to purchase local products, hard to find specialist produce, vegan clothing and gifts, and be a place for people to come together, share ideas, tips and recipes.

Health & Beauty

Vogue Hair and Beauty is a unisex salon that has been part of the Parade Shops since it first opened. They offer a full range of beauty services, including hair, nails, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, waxing, ear piercing and more. Head for a treatment and enjoy the incredible views of the river.

Meraki Hair and Beauty is nestled downstairs, offering all aspects of hair and beauty in their contemporary, chic salon. The hair stylists have extensive L'Oréal education and the beauty team specialise in brows, lashes, tanning, waxing and nails.

Behind the mysterious shop window at Vanitas Tattoo lies the creative talent of Italian tattoo artist, Jessica Asfalda. She has a fully licenced Tattoo and Piercing studio offering a wide variety of tattoo styles.

The Parade Shops is home to Britain’s Best Barber of 2019 - Dale Hince of Hinces Barbershop and his award-winning team, including Britain’s Best Barber 2021, Rhys Whitehouse. His modern-day barber approach has earned him a loyal client base.

Minola Moss Lash Boutique provides the ultimate luxury lash experience. Using the award-winning Flawless Lashes By Loreta products. Minola is an ambassador and advanced lash artist for the leading lash academy.

Claire Seale, owner of The Beautique Parlour, has been qualified in nail extension treatments since 2003. She offers Gel Nail Extensions, Gel polish and a spray tanning service.

Megalash offers a full range of different looks with eyelash extensions in Classic, Russian Volume and Hybrid styles, in a high-quality salon setting.

Clare Spalding, at Forever Young, provides medical aesthetic treatments using cutting edge products and technology. Forever Young is managed by a fully qualified nurse practitioner and prescriber in a safe environment.

Lily M Skincare is your go to for sustainable, natural skincare. Nisa handmakes each item with natural, organic, vegan and sustainable ingredients, with no added SLS or Parabens - perfect for even the most delicate skin.


Bill Leighton Photography captures high quality portraits at their studio on the ground floor. They cover everything from baby portraits, to modern style family portraits, and cutting edge photography.

Nimble Thimble can alter or repair just about anything, including dress alterations, evening wear, bridal wear, making or altering curtains and soft furnishings.

Barry Phillips Photography is a new addition to the Parade Shops. He specialises in Product Photography creating imagery that brings brands to life wherever they sell. He provides bold, colourful, stand-out premium product photography for e-commerce, shot in his studio or on location.

Salop Technology has over 15 years of experience for I.T. solutions and computer repairs. They sell laptops and can build PC systems to order. They also offer custom built gaming systems to suit your needs.

Fit 4 Purpose offers one to one personal training here in The Parade Shops. Owners, John, has been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor since 1999, Alexia specialises in body sculpting via resistance training.


An extensive knowledge of war medals and military history can be found at The Collector Centre. They offer a wide range of unusual and interesting collectors’ items and historic artefacts, including medals, historic autographs and documents, ancient coins, Roman pottery and Chinese porcelain from as early as 1730.

At Chalk It Up, you won’t find anything ‘new’ or ‘perfect’, everything is preloved! You’ll find small items of unwanted furniture refinished with chalk paint, each piece is individual, occasionally a little eclectic, but definitely unique.

Model kits of tanks and aircraft plus scenics and modelling tools are on offer at Think Tank. They have a large selection of ready-made diorama bases and also sell the materials for scratchbuilding.

Second Chapter Books is a small antiquarian and second-hand bookshop, and a paradise for bookworms! A variety of books are on offer, ranging from 50p to £900! You can discover some treasures, including sixties science fiction, local history, modern first editions and some truly unusual finds.

Timespan sells collectors' toys and models, specialising in model trains, with a wide range of track and accessories. Timespan also has model cars, lorries, buses, planes and science fiction figures.

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