Ikea (Xuhui)

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126 Caoxi Bei Lu
Okay, so for many a trip to Ikea is a prospect filled with dread, but we defend the decision to put the Swedish home retailer so high on our list with the reckoning that most readers will have made at least one trip around the brand’s Shanghai stores. The big blue boxes are as much destinations as they are shops, with enthusiastic customers ‘testing out’ the sofas, beds and tables for hours on end, before battling their way through the packed cafe for some meatballs. There is a point where you feel you’re not going to make it out alive, but everyone ultimately emerges unscathed with more tea lights and bulbs than intended. And you can always reward yourself with a dirt cheap hotdog at the end.
Venue name: Ikea (Xuhui)
Opening hours: 10am-10pm daily
Metro: Caobao Lu
English address: 126 Caoxi Bei Lu, near Sanhui Lu, Xuhui district
Chinese address: 徐汇区漕溪路126号, 近三汇路