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The Parade Shopping Centre

St Mary's Place Shrewsbury SY1 1DL
Opening Hours
8:45am - 5:30pm
8:45am - 5:30pm
8:45am - 5:30pm
8:45am - 5:30pm
8:45am - 5:30pm
8:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday Closed

Set in the heart of Shrewsbury, the Parade Shopping Centre provides a unique shopping experience. There are 27 individual shops on two floors at the Grade II Georgian building, which is fronted by four imposing Doric columns.

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


A huge range of quirky and curious collectables can be found in the selection of shops at The Parade. DCM Antiques sells books, documents, coins and medals; Period Houses in Miniature specialises in dolls houses and military model kits; PM Collectables stocks coins, books and militaria; Salop Stamps is the place to go for unusual and valuable stamps; Second Chapter Books has an impressive range of antiquarian and pre-loved books; Timespan sells collectors' toys and models and for the collectors of music on vinyl, Cave Records is the shop to head for with a great range of old and new stock.


ZigZag is one of The Parade's largest stores and is proud of its colourful array of women's clothing, sourced from around the world. Unusual vintage dresses, shoes and handbags can be found at Nicola Roo and Beadles has a huge selection of lovely handmade jewellery. Sterling silver necklaces and rings are sold at Rocked Silver and for the bride-to-be Wedding World is one of the county's largest specialists. Long-established Parade store Martin David sells menswear, including tailored clothes, and wedding suits for the groom. There is even a hand-made shoe shop here - Elfin Shoes - one of very few in the country.

Good food

Shrewsbury's largest oriental food shop, Setonaikai, occupies a unit in the basement of The Parade and is an Aladdin's cave of specialist ingredients and tasty treats from Asia. A few units along in the arcade can be found The Snug restaurant and café which serves delicious homemade dishes and boasts a lovely patio with stunning views over River Severn.


Sarasvati specialises in handicrafts from the east, such as Tibetan jewellery, and yoga kits and accessories.


Bill Leighton is one of the county's leading photographers and has a studio on the ground floor of The Parade; Martin David offers formal dress hire and The Nimble Thimble can alter and repair any clothing or curtains. If you are in need of a therapeutic massage then head to Revive for some pampering - or Vogue Hair and Beauty where the trained stylists will make you feel special. And finally, Splat n Splodge is Shrewsbury's only painting and pottery studio - an ideal place to get creative.