Your ultimate guide to Shanghai

Discover the best Shanghai events, things to do, restaurants, gigs and nightlife

Shanghai's best boxing classes
Health & Wellness

5 brilliant boxing classes to try in Shanghai

Kick-block-punch your way into being the next Rocky Balboa at these studios

Shanghai's best bathhouses
Health & Wellness

The best bathhouses in Shanghai

For a supremely relaxing experience, check out the hottest pools in town

11 unmissable art exhibits to check out this summer in Shanghai
Art

The best art exhibitions in Shanghai now

Li Binyuan, Altered Carbon 2020, Observations, Bob Dylan Retrospectrum and more...

The best new Shanghai restaurants of 2019
Restaurants

The best new Shanghai restaurants of 2019

From mouth-numbing Sichuan to wood-fired pizza with natural wine, here are the 16 most exciting openings from the final year of the decade

The best vegan restaurants and dishes to try now in Shanghai
Restaurants

The best vegan restaurants and dishes to try now in Shanghai

Whether you’ve been eating vegan all month or are just looking for some ethical eating options around town, here are a few of the best vegan deals happening in January and beyond

Spring Festival in Shanghai

7 classic Chinese New Year films to watch this holiday
Film

7 classic Chinese New Year films to watch this holiday

Get in the spirit with these cult CNY flicks

The 8 most auspicious foods for Chinese New Year
Restaurants

The 8 most auspicious foods for Chinese New Year

There's no such thing as too much luck with these classic dishes

Shanghai airports will handle 14 million passengers during the Spring Festival rush
Blog

Shanghai airports will handle 14 million passengers during the Spring Festival rush

Forget about winter – chunyun is here

5 reasons why staying in Shanghai over CNY is totally fine
Blog

5 reasons why staying in Shanghai over CNY is totally fine

You don't have to go to a train station for a start...

Book tickets

Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale
Things to doBuy tickets

Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale

Dive into the world of international spies and criminals with the immersive cinema show's Shanghai debut

05 Feb
Secret Cinema
teamLab Borderless Shanghai

teamLab Borderless Shanghai

The Tokyo-based collective's first permanent outpost outside of Japan

Come From Away

Come From Away

Musicals don’t come much more low-key, wholesome or Canadian than Come from Away

08 May
Shanghai Culture Square
Suchmos

Suchmos

Formed in Kanagawa Prefecture, Suchmos's music is inspired by rock, a bit of jazz and a little hip hop

07 Feb
Modern Sky Lab Shanghai
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The latest from Shanghai

Secret cocktail bar J.Boroski is opening in Shanghai
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Secret cocktail bar J.Boroski is opening in Shanghai

The acclaimed 'invitation-only' bar, with outposts in Bangkok and Hong Kong, has landed on Fumin Lu

China’s making moves to drastically cut its plastic usage
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China’s making moves to drastically cut its plastic usage

Life not in plastic, it's fantastic

Maison Kitsuné’s trendy Shanghai flagship is now open
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Maison Kitsuné’s trendy Shanghai flagship is now open

It's also home to China's first Café Kitsuné

Austin Hu's legendary brunch is back at Heritage by Madison
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Austin Hu's legendary brunch is back at Heritage by Madison

Fluffy cheddar scallion biscuits smeared in Laoganma butter, devilled tea eggs, a tender trotter croquette and more – all delivered tableside in steamers on a push trolley

Shanghai kids need you! Stepping Stones is looking for volunteers
Blog

Shanghai kids need you! Stepping Stones is looking for volunteers

Stepping Stones is looking for people to join its English teaching programme for the spring semester

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Latest restaurant reviews

Oxalis
Restaurants

Oxalis

Live out the lady (or man) who lunches dream at version 2.0 of Jonas Noël's French-accented bistro

  • 3 out of 5 stars
JUJU
Restaurants

JUJU

Worn out by fancy Bund-side dining? Cue up this high-energy all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue joint from the team behind The Cannery and The Nest

  • 4 out of 5 stars
Peking Inn
RestaurantsBook online

Peking Inn

Take a peek into the capital's cuisine beyond Beijing roast duck

  • 3 out of 5 stars
BOR
RestaurantsBook online

BOR

Nordic-bent restaurant where the boundary between kitchen and airy dining room has dissolved

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Latest bar reviews

Chameleon
Bars

Chameleon

An ever-changing bar and restaurant by Eddy Yang and Carson Xie

  • 4 out of 5 stars
Soul Sacred Space
Bars

Soul Sacred Space

There’s no bad time to shout ‘shots, shots, shots’ at this cocktail bar

  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Odd Couple
Bars

The Odd Couple

A retro 1980's-themed cocktail bar from industry vets Shingo Gokan and Steve Schneider

  • 4 out of 5 stars
RIINK
Bars

RIINK

A roller rink cocktail bar from a Shanghai dream team

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Shanghai area guides

Old Xuhui
Things to do

Old Xuhui

Boutiques, cafés, cocktail bars and restaurants in Old Xuhui

Xintiandi
Things to do

Xintiandi

Restaurants, shops, parks and a slice of Shanghai history in Xintiandi

Zhongshan Park
Things to do

Zhongshan Park

Parks, sites, shops, restaurants and things to do near Zhongshan Park

Jingan
Things to do

Jingan

Shops, restaurants, bars and cafes in Jingan

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