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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

Stop. Cafe Bar

Located within Shrewsbury's Museum and Art Gallery and run by local couple Mike and Nicola Dalton, Stop. Cafe Bar is the second Stop. in Shrewsbury;…

Open Today 9:00AM - 4:00PM

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Daily Brews

Daily Brews is a brand new speciality coffee and handmade food joint, opening its first location in Shrewsbury! We are all about speciality coffee…

Open Today 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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Eat & Drink

La Piazzetta

Enjoy the delicious flavours of Italy right here in the heart of Shrewsbury. La Piazzetta, "the little square", brings you traditional Italian home…

Open Today 8:00AM - 10:00PM

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See & Do

Shrewsbury Cathedral

The Cathedral was designed by Edward Pugin, son of Augustus Pugin, and was completed in 1856. The building was paid for by Bertram, Earl of…

Open Today 9:30AM - 1:00PM

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Eat & Drink

Hopefully Made

Hopefully Made is an independent studio coffee shop, set up by Hope and Becky, Hopefully Made started out as a small screen printing business born…

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Eat & Drink

Ginger & Co. Coffee Shop

We are an independent coffee shop eatery located in the Square on Princess Street. We pride ourselves on making everything in-house and sourcing our…

Open Today 8:30AM - 3:00PM

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Eat & Drink

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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C W Sellors

Established in 1979, C W Sellors Jewellers is a leading UK fine jewellery and luxury watch specialist. This family run independent jewellery retailer…

Open Today 9:30AM - 5:00PM

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Luke Concannon and Stephanie Hollenberg

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Message In A Bottle / ROH

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SPARKS - Young Writers

Shrewsbury Sparks - Young Writers Group is a workshop designed to develop writing skills for young people (ages 8-11) in a relaxed, ungraded setting.…

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Art club for grown-ups

A workshop class dedicated for beginners / intermediates. Book one only or the whole course, depending what you're looking for! Exploring different…

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Mini Mammoths

Mini Mammoths run every Friday during term timeThis is a very popular, whole-museum experience for children aged 1-5 to discover, play, connect and…

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History & Heritage

Shuts & Passages - Guided Walking Tour

Come and join this 1.5 hour walking tour through some of the many famous shuts and passages of Shrewsbury. Learn the local history and hear the…

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Martin Wood Town Crier

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Group Listening + Bazmatron

Event 6.0 of Series 2.0 at the Unitarian Paul Jones and Stephen Black (Sweet Baboo) are known as the woodwind-and-key-wielding Group Listening.

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