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The Parade Shops, set in the heart of Shrewsbury, provides a unique shopping experience. The stylish Grade II listed building is home to a collection of unique, independent shops and businesses on two floors with an attractive terrace cafe overlooking the River Severn.


Originally built as a subscription hospital in 1826, The Royal Salop Infirmary served the people of Shropshire well for 230 years before closing on 20th November 1977.


In 1980 it was saved from possible demolition by Bob Freeman, a local businessman. He restored and transformed the building. The corridor plan of the building enabled the top three floors to be converted into 31 apartments and the lower two floors became specialist shopping units – The Parade Shops.

During July and August, The Parade Shops will be one of three main venues for local artists’ works around the theme of ‘Time’.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 9.00 am – 5.15 pm

Sunday: Closed

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