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“Feeling like home (Western country) while staying in Shanghai !”
Review of Thames Town

Thames Town
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Ranked #104 of 1,304 things to do in Shanghai
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Hi all :) I went to Thames town a few weeks ago. It was great, relaxing and it made me feel like I was back home for a few hours. We were there on a weekday so there wasn't a lot of people, it was just a great escape from Shanghai's action :) The architecture is based on a classic British market town. There are some shops, restaurants, a river that runs across the town ... and people living there on a permanent basis. You can have a coffee, a snack or eat there. We saw a Baskin Robbins, an Italian restaurant and a few more places. There isn't any shopping to be done.
Line 9. Stop at Songjiang University Town metro station. When you step out of the train, there's a mall in front of you at a 7 minutes walking distance with a KFC, Starbucks, ... You can go there before or after your visit.
There are a few buses that can bring you there. Just research them on Google map. Or, take a taxi (20 rmb) for about 10 minutes.
The bookstore ! It's original and you can stop there to have a coffee or a snack.
If you have been in Shanghai for a while, Thames Town is a great way to imagine that you're back home without spending money and/or flying for hours. It's a fantastic way to escape from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.
Have a great relaxing day when you go there :)

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

There are Europe style buildings and many couples took wedding picture in there. You can easily take subway (line 9) to arrive here, it a good place to stay for weekend but it's quiet noisy cause too many people.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

I wouldn't go out of my way to visit Thames Town. However, if you have time or are just curious then it's worth a visit. The town is quite popular for newlyweds to take photos. I recommend going on a nice clear day so you can walk around, enjoy the scenery and of course people watch.. There are likely to be many couples getting wedding photos on nice days.

I arrived on metro line number 9 to the Songjiang Xincheng station, then take a 15-minute taxi ride to Thames Town.

There are some good shops and restaurants in the town center. One place I saw serves high tea and there are several pubs to enjoy. It is not really a "ghost town" there are a lot of people here but it is certainly not many. So, I guess it can feel a bit eerie.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Billy_Whimwa
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

A good township modelled around an English town. Its almost an hour ride by Metro Line 9 and then a bus ride. Ideal for photo opportunities with family and kids. Has an impressive Gothic Church which is worth a visit. We visited during the Chinese NY holidays and the place was crowded. Kids enjoyed the choices at the Baskin Robbins ice cream shop and the lunch at an Italian Restaurant. Overall not one of the top attractions in Shanghai, but worth a visit if you are spending a long time in Shanghai

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

It's like a ghost town but visit on a lazy weekend to visit the most famous library-it's beautiful!!

Date of experience: August 2016
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