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The Parade Shops

The Parade Shops

St Mary's Place


Set in the heart of Shrewsbury, The Parade Shops provides a unique shopping experience. There are 25 individual, independent and irresistible businesses over two floors at the Grade II Georgian building.

The Parade was converted from the Royal Salop Infirmary, where Charles Darwin's father once practiced 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 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.

Kashmir and Silk is an Aladdin’s cave of unique and beautiful items from far-flung lands. They have a range of ethically sourced garments from hand-tailored ladies jackets in silk to men’s waistcoats and luxurious scarves. They also stock exquisite home ware such as rugs, cushion covers, bedspreads, and objets d'art.

A 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, plus a playroom to keep little ones entertained. This welcoming café offers delicious home cooked food, served with a smile and always at a great price. 

More sweet treats are available to take-away at Crystal’s Cupcakes. There are cupcakes, tray-bakes, luxury ice cream and milkshakes, with vegan and gluten free options. 

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. 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. 

Mary Diggory Therapies offer a range of massages, reflexology and therapies that can help with all manner of issues including back pain, depression, and insomnia. Re-balance the body and increase well-being.

Claire Seale, owner of The Beautique Parlour, has been 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.


Bill Leighton Photography captures high quality portraits at their studio on the ground floor. They cover everything from baby portraits, to modem 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.

Shrewsbury's only painting and pottery studio is based downstairs at the Parade - Splat n Splodge is bursting with fun and creativity. You can create your own unique artwork with their blank pottery or book a party for larger groups of people.

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. 

Birgitta Zoutman Photography has set up a studio downstairs for her informal portraiture work that captures moments to treasure. She covers weddings, babies, family portraits, headshots, styled shoots and everything in between.

Madam Llama’s Flower Bar caters to all your floral needs. Whether you want to simply make someone’s day, need a gift for a special occasion or need to plan some flowers for an event, pop in to see Amy.


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.

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 ofbooks 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.

Salop Stamps is the place to go for unusual and valuable stamps for lovers of Philately. They have regular postal auctions, full collections bought and sold, Philatelic accessories, stamps, postal history and stationery.

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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