Things to Do

The best things to do and places to go in Shanghai, including events, sports, attractions, museums and more

8 alternative workouts and wellness classes to try in Shanghai
Health & Wellness

8 alternative workouts and wellness classes to try in Shanghai

From gravity-defying workouts to calming practices, the city boasts an array of experiences to satisfy every exercise enthusiast's craving for the extraordinary

I tried LARPing and was murdered twice
Things to do

I tried LARPing and was murdered twice

A first-hand account of an immersive live action role-playing game (LARP) in Shanghai, and where to try it for yourself

8 live music venues we love in Shanghai
Music

8 live music venues we love in Shanghai

From smooth jazz to head-banging heavy metal, a rich assortment of music genres have found a home in Shanghai [Updated: Thursday, January 4, 2024]

7 cafés offering more than coffee: From candles to clean laundry
Restaurants

7 cafés offering more than coffee: From candles to clean laundry

In Shanghai’s saturated coffee scene, some cafés are aiming for differentiation by offering additional products or facilities, whether it's laundry services or gardening tools

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Explore Shanghai

The best things to do on Wuyuan Lu
Things to do

The best things to do on Wuyuan Lu

Your guide to all the best things to eat, drink, see and do

The best things to do on Nanchang Lu
Things to do

The best things to do on Nanchang Lu

From low-key restaurants to world-class cocktail bars and trendy boutiques, this sleepy tree-lined street has so much going for it

The best things to do on Yuyuan Lu
Things to do

The best things to do on Yuyuan Lu

High-end shopping and Art Deco masterpieces, with plenty of spots to stop and eat in between

19 brilliant things to do on Changle Lu
Things to do

19 brilliant things to do on Changle Lu

A mix of old favourites and here-today-gone-tomorrow shops that add to the street's charm

The best things to do on Anfu Lu
Things to do

The best things to do on Anfu Lu

Your guide to all the top things to eat, drink and do

More of Shanghai's best bits

Autumn in Shanghai

General volunteering groups
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General volunteering groups

Give back to the city you love by working on environmental conservation, education, animal rescue and more

Art walks in Shanghai
Art

Art walks in Shanghai

Discover Shanghai's brilliant art on foot

Shanghai museums

Shanghai Museum
Things to do

Shanghai Museum

Shanghai's leading classical art museum in the centre of People's Square

Shanghai Museum of Glass
Things to do

Shanghai Museum of Glass

Award-winning museum devoted to all things glass with glass-blowing classes

Long Museum West Bund
Art

Long Museum West Bund

Expansive Chinese art museum beside the Huangpu

Power Station of Art
Art

Power Station of Art

China's first state-run contemporary art museum, a former power station

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
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Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Futuristic, interactive museum makes a great day out for the family

Shanghai Center of Photography
Art

Shanghai Center of Photography

Latest addition to Xuhui Riverside’s burgeoning art museum scene

Yuz Museum
Art

Yuz Museum

Contemporary art from billionaire collector Budi Tek at the West Bund

Shanghai History Museum
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Shanghai History Museum

A panorama of Shanghai's history

Shanghai parks & gardens

Soong Chingling's Mausoleum
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Soong Chingling's Mausoleum

Beautiful peaceful graveyard park in Hongqiao

Fuxing Park
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Fuxing Park

Beautiful, bustling park in the heart of the French Concession

Zhongshan Park
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Zhongshan Park

Spacious, lively public park in the west of Shanghai

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Inside Job

Inside Job: I tried predicting the future with a Shanghai fortune teller
Things to do

Inside Job: I tried predicting the future with a Shanghai fortune teller

Miss fortune...

Inside Job: I tried to become a yoga instructor at Sankhya Yoga
Things to do

Inside Job: I tried to become a yoga instructor at Sankhya Yoga

It was a bit of a stretch...

Inside Job: I tried to be a session musician for Shanghai band Hogchoker
City Life

Inside Job: I tried to be a session musician for Shanghai band Hogchoker

'I refuse to believe anyone can actually play the trombone'

Inside Job: Sherpa's delivery person
Things to do

Inside Job: Sherpa's delivery person

Jake Newby hits the road to deliver dinner on time