Shanghai has burst onto the international scene as the place to go for a luxury city break. Strike out from your exclusive hotel to uncover a place of thrilling contrasts, where historic temples and serene gardens are set beside gleaming skyscrapers. Shop in chic boutiques or buzzing markets and dine on an eclectic offering of global cuisine.
Discover an exhilarating pace of life in a city that never stops.
Things to do
ART & CULTURE
A must-see while in the city is Shanghai Museum – a striking building housing an impressive collection of traditional Chinese crafts and artefacts. You could easily while away a day in the galleries and studios of the Moganshan art district, or exploring restored historic houses and ornate Buddhist temples in the old town.
Shanghai has a fast-growing appetite for luxury goods. Here you’ll find streets lined with big name designers and contemporary boutiques. But go slightly off the beaten track to uncover lively markets and quirky independent stores, offering a treasure trove of unique souvenirs.
NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC
Shanghai truly comes alive as the sun goes down. Start your evening sampling local Hu cuisine, famous for sweet and sour dishes. Then get dressed up for a night at the theatre, seek out a glamorous cocktail bar, or head for an atmospheric jazz club.
For a moment of peace in the heart of the city, visit Yuyuan Garden – a classical Chinese garden with beautiful traditional architecture.
Top tip from SLH