Shopping in Shropshire is as varied as the county itself and here are some of the best places to shop. The best-known retail destination is the Telford Centre, one of the UK’s biggest covered shopping malls featuring fashion and beauty, food and homewares.
Right outside the Centre’s doors is Southwater leisure plaza with restaurants, an IMAX Cineworld, ice rink and Tenpin bowling alley. The centre itself boasts more than 150 stores including favourites like Zara, H&M, Next and M&S.
With independent shops, two shopping centres, endless boutiques and market stalls hidden within medieval streets, Shrewsbury has something for everyone. Majors is the oldest retailer in Shrewsbury, selling high-quality brands of ready-to-wear clothing for men and women.
Take a wander up Wyle Cop to discover the longest row of independent shops and call in at Tanner’s Wine Merchants, a family-run independent wine merchants. And if you want a bit of fresh air try one of Shropshire’s street markets, there’s one in virtually every town and others have farmers’ markets and regular arts and craft fairs too.
Overdale, Telford TF3 4BX
With over 160 exciting stores, cafes and restaurants, Telford Centre, in the heart of Shropshire’s largest town is the perfect location for a great day out. Telford Centre is rapidly acquiring a reputation as the ideal day out destination with visitors from further afield and it’s easy to see why! As one of the UK’s biggest covered shopping malls, all on one level, Telford Centre boasts an exciting mix of fashion, beauty, homeware and food. With the latest trends and plenty of stores to choose from your new wardrobe, no matter your taste or style, is right on your doorstep. Visit website
Bromfield, Ludlow SY8 2JR
At Ludlow Farmshop the food is made on site by real people with produce reared or grown on their own farm using traditional methods that are tried and tested. As it is made in small batches by hand, Ludlow Farmshop is able to see, smell and taste it so they can bring you great tasting real food. Don’t just take their word for it… visit to see the food being made. You will also find a range of products to taste in the shop or from the production counters. Where they can’t make it, Ludlow Farmshop look to source locally which is why you will find that 80% of what they sell comes from Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Powys. Come and share a passion for great tasting local food at this one-of-a-kind award-winning food shopping venue. Visit website
The Soden Collection
80 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UT
A gallery in Shropshire is gaining a reputation as ‘The Tate’ of the region by attracting work by some of the most exciting international artists. World-class work can be seen at The Soden Collection in Shrewsbury, which supports local talented artists and emerging names from all over the world. Names regularly on display at The Soden Collection include LS Lowry, William Scott, Sir Terry Frost, Sandra Blow, Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon, Victor Pasmore, William Gear, Joan Miro and Picasso to name but a few. Contemporary artist Ian Rayer-Smith, abstract artist George Morton-Clark, hyperrealist Mark Payne and British wildlife sculptor Carl Longworth as well as work by Tracey Emin, Sir Anish Kapoor and Carl Payne. Visit website
14 Butcher Row, Shrewsbury SY1 1UW
White Orchid is a beautiful gift shop located on one of the most historic, interesting streets in Shrewsbury, in a beautiful timber-framed building. A purveyor of lovely, unusual gifts, with unrivalled customer service, you will find something for everyone.
5 St Mary’s St, Shrewsbury SY1 1EB
If jewellery is your preference, then you must visit Thomas Glover, Shropshire’s leading independent jeweller in the heart of Shrewsbury. The store sells a captivating range of antique and period jewellery, from 1780 to 1960, with an emphasis on unique engagement rings from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras as well as beautiful vintage watches from the 1920s through to the 1970s. The shop can also take in jewellery repairs, pearl restringing jobs and has a specialist workshop. The experts at Thomas Glover also offers jewellery design and can help remodel jewellery which is no longer worn. Visit website
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