Shrewsbury Library hosts an event each February for LGBT History Month - and sports a decal by the door all year round

Sam and Steven at House Coffee in Longden Coleham are ready to welcome you!

 Shrewsbury's LGBT-friendly businesses

There's three Stop cafes in town! This one, the original, is by Greyfriars Bridge in St Julian's Friars. Then there's one inside the Museum & Art Gallery, and a third inside the University Centre Students' Union in Frankwell. 

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First off, The Shed cafe at English Bridge gyratory.

Pomona has a colourful pavement display in Castle Gates. Inside they stock a wide range of fruit and veg and environmentally responsible dry goods.  

Appleyard's delicatessan has shops on Wyle Cop and in the market hall. 

And opposite it in the Darwin centre is Soho's, also displaying the rainbow flag of welcome

The amazing annual Rainbow Film Festival relies on many sponsors. Here's three local ones - Green Ginger cards in the Pride Hill Shopping Centre, Snapdragon Wholefoods in the indoor Market Hall, Pengwern Books situated in Fish Street. 

You can find the Extraordinary Furniture Company on the middle level of the Darwin shopping centre

Oriental supplies from Setonaikai tucked away in The Parade shopping centre (behind St Mary's church). 

Businesses around Shrewsbury show their support for LGBT customers by displaying a small rainbow flag on their window or door. Others don't have anywhere to do so, but make a financial contribution to the Rainbow Film Festival or to other inspiring events. 

Inspire us! We'd like you to take some pics of these places and send them in to populate this page. Email your pics to And thanks. 

There's no name outside but take it from us it's the Shrewsbury Coffeehouse!  Located in Castle Gates. 

Ginger & Co have their cafe in Princess Street, behind House of Fraser

Anytime Fitness in Claremont Bank welcomes people to their gym 24/7. Sporting a rainbow on the front door, they have two more inside where you can work it out among friends.

Number 2: Button & Bear kiddies' cafe, play zone and book shop in Castle Street.