We are sad to inform you that The Old Police Cells has closed its doors for the last time. We want to thank all of our inmates over the years for staying with us...good luck to you all.

To visitors old and new we welcome you to The Old Police Cells website and hope that we can tempt you to spend a little time in The Old Police Cells in Shrewsbury.


Launched in November 2010 by Ann and Mark Johnson as a serviced apartment, The Old Police Cells is a unique ground floor one bedroom self catering apartment in the heart of the county town of Shropshire.


This serviced apartment is inside The Old Police Station listed building and is situated in prestigious Swan Hill and within a stone's throw of Shrewsbury town centre. 


Please take a look around our site and visit our 'Rates and Availability' page to check current bookings and our contact page if you would like to make an enquiry or would like further information on The Old Police Cells.


Spend a night or two in The Old Police Cells at The Old Police Station. We offer a warm welcome and the very best in self catering serviced apartments in Shrewsbury. Our self catering accommodation has ‘all mod cons’ and offers everything you need for a self catering business or leisure break.


Our one bedroom accommodation is suitable for two people and offers authentic feature brick walls, barrelled ceilings and original cell doors, all brought to life with contemporary design and comfort. The apartment is ideal for a self catering leisure or business break and is close to excellent pubs, restaurants and all of Shrewsbury’s town centre amenities.

If you long for a break from self catering you can always treat yourself to a drink and a meal out in some of Shrewsbury's excellent bars, cafes and restaurants.


The Old Police Cells is close to The Coach and Horses pub, The Admiral Bembow, Loch Fyne, Cote Brasserie, Carluccio's, Stop. café bar, Patisserie Valerie, Zizzi and Costa Coffee to name but a few.


Our accommodation offers you the flexibility to enjoy time relaxing at the apartment or to wander the many shuts and passageways and discover Shrewsbury’s hidden gems.


Original features such as the cell doors, barrelled ceilings and barred windows give 'the cells' and authentic and quirky feel but with the comfort you would expect for a relaxing stay.


Please note...



Please note that while we do offer complementary off road parking nearby we do not have parking availability at the apartment building. Please enquire for details.



Unfortunately, due to the nature of the building, the apartment may be unsuitable for people with mobility difficulties and would be extremely difficult to access for wheelchair users due to two large steps up into, and steps up and down once in the building, coupled with narrow doorways.



We are unable to accommodate pets in the apartment building.



We do not currently have wifi connectivity at the apartment. If you have wifi at home through BT then you may be able to take advantage of a BT Hotspot in the apartment.


Notes from the cells...

'Our eighth stay in "the cells", another wonderful week, thanks Mark for everything'....Phillip and Margaret, Rugby, Warks.


'A perfect apartment for exploring Shrewsbury and the nearby sights: we've enjoyed every minute'...

Lynda and Robbie, Shoreham, Suffolk.


'A warm welcome to a fantastic apartment in a great location. Thank you Mark, had a super time'...Luisa and Dudley, Glasgow


'Fantastic accommodation, brilliant location and everything you could need for your stay. Thank you for our wine and biscuits, wish we could stay for longer'...Elaine and Bill, Saltburn, Cleveland.



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