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The top 10 things to do this weekend
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The best things to do this weekend in Shanghai

Halloween is just around the corner and festivities are kicking off early in Shanghai this weekend

5 of the best stage shows coming to Shanghai this season
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5 of the best stage shows coming to Shanghai this season

Shanghai's theatre scene is springing to life this season with a host of incoming shows from around the globe

Preview: Shaolin Monks take on modern dance in Sutra
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Preview: Shaolin Monks take on modern dance in Sutra

Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s work features Shaolin Monks, a brilliant set and infectious energy

The best things to do on Nanchang Lu
Things to do

21 top 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 WeChat stores for vegan snacks and ingredients
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The best WeChat stores for vegan snacks and ingredients

For when you want to buy vegan without leaving the house

Autumn in Shanghai

The best weekend getaways from Shanghai
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The best weekend getaways from Shanghai

Escape the concrete jungle with these weekend trips that are perfect for outdoor explorers, swank seekers, sun loungers and more

Shanghai's top live music venues
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Shanghai's top live music venues

Feel the beat just the way you like it at these top music venues

Shanghai's best al fresco happy hours
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Shanghai's best al fresco happy hours

Get out of the office and onto some brilliant outdoor drinks deals

Free and crazy cheap workouts in Shanghai
Health & Wellness

Free and crazy cheap workouts in Shanghai

There's plenty of fun to be had on a tight budget

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Book tickets

Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale

Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale

Imagine a theatre experience where there is no screen, no stage, no boundary. Rather, you are within the show, and the show is within you

23 Nov
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and Tao Dance Theatre: EXCHANGE

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and Tao Dance Theatre: EXCHANGE

Details are vague on this 'exchange' but any combination of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and the Tao Dance Theatre is an idea whose time has come

7-10 Nov
Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Opera Hall
The Kooks China Tour

The Kooks China Tour

The Kooks are an English indie rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard (vocals/rhythm guitar), Hugh Harris (lead guitar/synthesizer) and Alexis Nunez (drums

15 Nov
Modern Sky Lab Shanghai
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The latest from Shanghai

WeChat Pay's credit scoring system now links with ride-hailing apps
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WeChat Pay's credit scoring system now links with ride-hailing apps

Users with higher scores can now waive pre-payments

Shanghai launches plan to make parts of Baoshan an eco-friendly 'smart city'
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Shanghai launches plan to make parts of Baoshan an eco-friendly 'smart city'

Tons of office buildings, residential areas, parks and more will open in 2022

Two Shanghai bars named on The World's 50 Best Bars 2019 list
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Two Shanghai bars named on The World's 50 Best Bars 2019 list

Both coming courtesy of the very same bar star

Become spies and assassins at Secret Cinema’s Shanghai debut
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Become spies and assassins at Secret Cinema’s Shanghai debut

The UK’s immersive cinema series with a cult following is coming to China

Unravel and Lifeline are teaming up for a mental health storytelling event
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Unravel and Lifeline are teaming up for a mental health storytelling event

Breaking the stigma of mental health issues and illnesses

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Latest restaurant reviews

Peking Inn
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Peking Inn

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

  • 3 out of 5 stars
BOR
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BOR

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

  • 3 out of 5 stars
Jin Hua
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Jin Hua

Yunnan food with a feminist stance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
Polux
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Polux

Paul Pairet’s take on the French café is anything but standard

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Latest bar reviews

Soul Sacred Space
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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
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The Odd Couple

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

  • 4 out of 5 stars
Mary Magnate
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Mary Magnate

A two-in-one cocktail bar concept with Art Deco vibes

Monkey 3.0
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Monkey 3.0

An intimate speakeasy with clever cocktails and hip hop

  • 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
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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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