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The Square, High Street & Milk Street

The Square lies at the heart of Shrewsbury’s town centre, and is home to a jam-packed calendar of events and markets.

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About The Square and surrounding areas

The Square is at the heart of Shrewsbury's town centre. Around its perimeter you can find an eclectic mix of independent and national eateries and retailers. From Italian and French cuisine to baby clothes and men’s shoes – you can find it all in the Square!

Surrounding the Square you can find a warren of historic streets, each filled with a myriad of independents and national favourites. High Street is one of Shrewsbury’s main shopping hubs, home to many of your favourite big names, and a host of independent retailers and eateries. Around the corner, Milk Street and Princess Street is a treasure trove of independent retailers and eateries.

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Notable history

Did you know as early as 1291, there was a pool or bog in the Square called the Bishop’s Pool. According to tradition, this would be the ducking pool for ‘nagging wives’ and dishonest traders. The offender was tied to a chair called the cucking or ducking stool, exposed to public derision and then immersed in water. The husband had to foot the bill of one farthing for each immersion.

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Eat & Drink


A small modern acfe, Okra offers all vegan eat in and takeaway street-food. Okra offers daily specials and a concise, refined menu including…

Open Today 11:00AM - 3:00PM

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Admiral Benbow

Named after a Shropshire naval hero, the Admiral Benbow is conveniently situated in the heart of this historic market town. It's offering includes…

Open Today 5:00PM - 10:00PM

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Brown's hairdressers have many years' experience in providing a range of salon services to men, women and children alike. Services include hair cuts,…

Open Today 9:30AM - 4:00PM

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Toggs & Cloggs

Toggs and Cloggs is a favourite destination for classic and fashion-inspired shoes for shoe-loving ladies and children. The shop stocks bright,…

Open Today 10:00AM - 5:00PM

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Set in the historic town of Shrewsbury, Oxfam High Street is home to fabulous second-hand clothes including an amazing designer rail, classic…

Open Today 9:30AM - 5:00PM

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Games Workshop is a game production and retailing company, best known for developing and publishing the tabletop games Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000,…

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Shrewsbury's only dedicated sushi restaurant. Our sushi is made fresh by order and never leftover from the previous hour. Not all sushi shops are as…

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The Gallery Tearooms

A traditional team room in the heart of Shrewsbury, The Gallery Tearooms boasts a menu of light lunches, homemade cakes and treats.

Open Today 8:30AM - 4:00PM

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Live & Work

A-Plan Insurance

A-Plan Insurance is a broker that has been established for over 50 years with the Shrewsbury branch opening in 2015. We provide a wide range of…

Open Today 8:30AM - 5:00PM

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The Cat's Pyjamas

Cafe by day and cocktail bar by night, The Cat's Pyjamas is Shrewsbury's hottest new brunch and cocktail destination. From morning hits to evening…

Open Today 8:00AM - 6:00PM

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Carols in the Square

Celebrate Christmas with a seasonal sing-song in the heart of Shrewsbury, at the annual Carols in the Square.Hosted by BBC Radio Shropshire's Clare…

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Singin' In the Rain (U)

Our Christmas film is this hugely entertaining and enjoyable classic musical. Filled with remarkable song and dance numbers, smart dialogue, and…

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Revolution Grooves Christmas Party

Revolution Grooves will host its Christmas Party at The Hive on Saturday 16th December. Those who have attended Revolution Grooves nights previously…


Chronicle Christmas Market

The Shrewsbury Christmas Market brings festive cheer from the fields of Shropshire to Shrewsbury Square.Look out for delicious mince pies and…

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Children's Holiday Sewing Club

Come and join us and have some fun as you get ready for Christmas. There will be exciting Christmas craft projects to choose from. You will even be…

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ROH Live: The Nutcracker

Join Clara at a Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of…

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Life Drawing at the Hive

All levels are welcome to drop in on these informal sessions. A different model will be available weekly and there will be occasional special events.…

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Meet Father Christmas

Visit Father Christmas at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery 1st–23rd December 2023 The festive magic is on its way to Shrewsbury Museum & Art…

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The Doodle Trail

'Shadow Doodles' are a new creation from Shrewsbury's very own Doodle Boy aka Joe Whale. These new characters have been hidden all over Shrewsbury.…

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Dine & Drink

Alcohol-free drinks tasting evening

To celebrate dry January we’re bringing back our popular alcohol free drink tasting and food pairing evening.Join us on Thursday 18 January from…

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