Shrewsbury-bound trains depart London's Euston Station daily every half-hour. You change trains in Birmingham with a total travel time of about 3 hours. For information, call tel. 0845/748-4950.
Four National Express buses depart daily from London's Victoria Coach Station for the 5-hour trip, two with stopovers in Birmingham. For information, call tel. 0871/781-81-81 (www.nationalexpress.com).
By car from London, the drive is 2 1/2 hours; take the M1 to the M6 to the M54 to reach the A5, which will take you directly to Shrewsbury.
The Shrewsbury Tourist Information Centre, the Square (tel. 01743/281200; www.visitshrewsbury.com), is open May to September Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm. From October to April, its hours are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.