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Address: No.900 Sanxinbei Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201620, China

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Crazy place but in a good way

I hd always wanted to go to Thames Town and the weather was good so I set out on line 9 to SongJiang University Town station. The taxi rank was full and a driver leapt out 'Thames... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I hd always wanted to go to Thames Town and the weather was good so I set out on line 9 to SongJiang University Town station. The taxi rank was full and a driver leapt out 'Thames Town?' he asked. Blimey - that was easy. 5 minutes later it was as if I had been transported to another world -... More 

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Shanghai, China
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159 reviews 159 reviews
56 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Located about 1 hour drive from city centre. Nice cozy town. Looking for a parking lot during weekend may be a challenge. Many eateries there, and reasonably priced. Good place for some architecture photography.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is worth a visit with the kids on an afternoon when the city gets too much! Surreal escapism, China-style! Don't expect shops and restaurants but take a packed lunch or picnic and enjoy the architectural efforts that have gone in to making a housing estate feel like a small English market town. Complete with church (larger than we... More 

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

As a British guy living in Shanghai, I was curious about this place after seeing it on UK TV a few years ago. Getting there is a bit of a hassle without a car, take subway Line 9 to Songjiang Xincheng, then a taxi ride (about 15RMB). The town was bigger than I expected with an attractive residential area along... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Supposed to look like England. It does, a LITTLE. It isn't really a tourist attraction, it's really just a housing development. Lots of the shops are closed and the few that are there are too expensive for Song Jiang. Not really worth a visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

A rather deserted and peaceful town out of nowhere in Shanghai. Read up about the town in Wiki and its probably understood why the place is quite a ghost town. There are numerous shops (food, clothing, wedding boutiques) all around. However, quite a majority of them were closed when I visited. Nothing much to do there except exploring around and... More 

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Thames town is an area of the Shanghai suburbs built in an English style. The idea is good and the place really does look like a piece of suburban England complete with red phone boxes but.... There really isn't a great deal to do. There are many bars and restaurants but all are quiet and most shops are closed. The... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Thames town is a bit of a trek from the centre of Shanghai. From line 9 it's another 7-10 minutes by taxi. That being said, it's a quiet and relaxing place to go. Really it's the novelty of the place that is worth seeing. The whole place tries to live up to its name and looks a lot like a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Ghost Town! We heard about this place and decided to go check it out. Once we finally got there, there were no shops open and the only people about were those dressing up in wedding dresses, tuxedos and the photographers! If you wanted a day of piece and quiet from the city of Shanghai then this is the place for... More 

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Shanghai, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

My husband came across this on-line. A place that looks like England in Shanghai, this we have to see. So, off we went. This place was so odd. It was a complete ghost town. Apartment buildings, empty. Restaurants, empty. Stores, only a few open. There was an International School there with a playground and a track. Closed. What was even... More 

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