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The best things to do in Shanghai this week
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The best things to do in Shanghai this week

A meditation marathon, Shanghai SantaCon, Matilda the Musical and more...

Don't miss these bar takeovers as Shanghai's unofficial cocktail week returns
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Don't miss these bar takeovers as Shanghai's unofficial cocktail week returns

Hope you're stocked up on Berocca, 'cause DRiNK Magazine is bringing some of the best bartenders from across the globe to a bar near you

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

Christmas markets in Shanghai
Things to do

The best Christmas markets happening this year in Shanghai

'Tis the season to be jolly

Best apps for dating in Shanghai
City Life

The best apps for dating in Shanghai

For those who are single and ready to mingle

Winter in Shanghai

Shanghai's best hot chocolates
Restaurants

Shanghai's best hot chocolates

The most decadent mugs of liquid gold to get you through the winter

The best mac and cheese in Shanghai
Restaurants

The best mac and cheese in Shanghai

Is there anything more comforting (and gut-busting) than a bowl full of gooey, cheesy carbs?

In photos: the best places to see street art in Shanghai
Art

In photos: the best places to see street art in Shanghai

All things big, bold and colourful

Shanghai's best bathhouses
Health & Wellness

Shanghai's best bathhouses

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

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Book tickets

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
teamLab Borderless Shanghai

teamLab Borderless Shanghai

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

Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical

Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical

The multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company comes to Shanghai Culture Square

14 Dec
Shanghai Culture Square
The Pearl pres A Sinatra Big Band Christmas

The Pearl pres A Sinatra Big Band Christmas

The Pearl's own Frank Bray, accompanied by a 17-piece big band

13 Dec
The Pearl
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The latest from Shanghai

You now need a facial scan to get a new SIM card
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You now need a facial scan to get a new SIM card

Just an ID or passport is no longer enough

Elevator is hosting a queer short film screening party this week
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Elevator is hosting a queer short film screening party this week

CINEMQ presents BABEL, a night all about queer communication

A cold wave will be hitting China this week
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A cold wave will be hitting China this week

What, you thought temperatures were done dropping?

What to expect from the biggest-ever Design Shanghai next spring
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What to expect from the biggest-ever Design Shanghai next spring

It's coming back – but bigger and better

We’re now getting eight days off for Golden Week next year
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We’re now getting eight days off for Golden Week next year

The 2020 National Day holiday has been extended

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Latest restaurant reviews

Peking Inn
RestaurantsBook online

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

Birds of Paradise
Bars

Birds of Paradise

Yao Lu and Austin Hu (Union Trading Company) are embracing Hawaiian prints and tropical drinks at their new tiki cocktail bar Birds of Paradise on Yanping Lu

  • 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
Monkey 3.0
Bars

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
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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