Bordering the Wales, Shrewsbury, England, offers visitors an opportunity of a lifetime. It is one of the most beautiful cities in England, in my opinion. While staying at one of the hotels in Shrewsbury I began to notice why the city has received so many international awards for the “town of flowers”. In the Summer months, Shrewsbury is in full bloom which only accents the natural beauty that surrounds the city of 100,000. Just walking through some of the green spaces that the city has will provide a calming effect that is unobtainable anywhere else. The wonderful scent of flowers in full bloom is something that one can truly understand when visiting this wonderful city. Besides from the obvious beauty of the flowers, shopping is another benefit of visiting Shrewsbury. Home of a very unique city market, Shrewsbury allows visitors the opportunity to browse through a variety of different shops in the market place. If that is not how you like to shop for the latest in designer clothing, Shrewsbury is also home to some of the most wonderfully constructed malls in England. Although I did not spend much time in them on my last visit, a couple of my friends did find some amazing deals. When they returned to our Shrewsbury hotel later that evening, I was surprised at how little they had spent that day. They seemed to have an endless sea of bags crammed full of some of the most gorgeous items I had ever seen. Surely, Shrewsbury can be considered a paradise for both its natural beauty and the shopping opportunities that exists within it. Thus, if you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London, I would strongly suggest a weekend getaway to Shrewsbury. I am sure that you will find yourself returning to that lovely city year after year.