British Consulate

British Consulate, Shanghai: Address, Phone Number, British Consulate Reviews: 4/5

British Consulate
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Neighborhood: Huangpu
How to get there
  • East Nanjing Road • 7 min walk
  • Tiantong Road • 8 min walk

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stephenbrg
Townsville, Australia604 contributions
Great Old Building
May 2019 • Couples
Located just off the northern end of the Bund, not far from Suzhou Creek and just behind the Peninsula Hotel this is part of an area with a lot of old (including art-deco) buildings that is really interesting to walk around. Thisbuilding projects an aura of British Colonial power but is now occupied by a number of high-end eateries etc. Worth a look.
Written June 3, 2019
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John M
Denpasar, Indonesia57 contributions
Oldest building on the Bund.
Sep 2018
Popped in here on my morning walk. It was early but the security guard encouraged me to come in and take a look. Beautiful gardens and the building is amazing. Now part of the Peninsula hotel. The restaurant was not open so could not really look inside.
Written October 4, 2018
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eirinit245
Beijing, China11 contributions
Expecting more
Apr 2018 • Solo
I only stayed at the cafe for 20 minutes, I just wanted to have coffee and read my book, but instead of that there were people from the staff running up and down, the old wooden floor was making my chair jumping up and down too;They were slamming the door behind them too, so I asked a waitress to move me to another table, since the whole restaurant was almost empty, but they were really strict, only 5-6 tables for cafe, the rest were restaurant.
But the garden was nice and I was very excited to be there, probably that is why i got really disappointed.
Written May 1, 2018
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand2,816 contributions
Remnant of the grand old days of the British Empire!
Jan 2018 • Solo
Large and tasteful building, with beautiful gardens, just off the Bund at the north end. Apparently no longer serves as a consulate, but the majesty still evident.
Written January 25, 2018
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Assaad-15
Hernandarias, Paraguay586 contributions
Nice
Oct 2017 • Solo
Is a nice place and near the steel bridge in the river , you can walk until arrive to the British Consulate, beautiful for photos.
Written October 19, 2017
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Roddy P
Johannesburg, South Africa822 contributions
Walk down the back road - Yuanmingyuan Road
Aug 2017 • Solo
Difficult to get in - at night anyway. Part of the building is an expensive jeweler, so i can understand why!

Anyway, walked around and in the back of the Consulate, the road (Yuanmingyuan) is full of historical buildings from the early 20th century - lovely entrances and some history from colonial Shanghai

Worth a walk through
Written August 12, 2017
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KatherineNorfolk
Norwich, UK24 contributions
Peaceful garden area, - a small piece of England in Shanghai, (quite strange!)
Mar 2017 • Couples
A small area of gardens and specimen trees with carefully manicured paths, flower beds and lawns, adjacent to the Bund. Free entry- a pleasant place for a stroll, not sure if it is possible to go into any of the buildings.
Written March 13, 2017
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NitroFastHarry
261 contributions
Simple visit
Dec 2016 • Solo
Right near the bund/people's monument and Beijing road shops. It took about 5 minutes to cut through take a few pictures and be on our way. Didn't bother to gain access to the building - a restaurant
Written December 11, 2016
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Fons Tuinstra
77 contributions
A stylish retreat
Dec 2015
If you want to have a quiet place, where you can here the birds, in the middle of busy Shanghai, this is the place to be. We only realized this place was open for business, when we passed by and decided to have a look.
We only took coffee, but could have afternoon tea. You can imagine the British sitting there drinking gintonic, watching the Chinese to work for them. Unfortunately, gintonic was only available later in the afternoon and to be honest, the food look ok but not that special
Mostly we do no review toilets, but those were close to sensational. Not only very clean, spacious and back in those colonial days and architect must have done his best on them.
In a different building there is also a collection of Swiss watches.
The garden is very British, nicely done grass and an stunning collection of old trees, if you are in the tree hugging business.
Written December 22, 2015
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Abacae
Minato-ku, Tokyo92 contributions
Something of Old Shanghai
Nov 2014 • Family
If you are visiting or staying on the Bund or if you just live in Shanghai, the historic British Consulate building is a must visit. Not usually on tour trips, this is a wonderful addition to an early morning (or evening) walk along the Bund. To get there you walk to the North end of the Bund (where there is a circular plaza with a nondescript modern statue, walk towards the bridge over the Suzhou creek and then cross the road (immediately next to the Peninsula Hotel). This is a stunning restoration of a late 19th Century British colonial administration building. It is very well restored and beautiful inside. At the bar, you can almost hear a colonial British seargent-major ordering another Gin and Tonic. Unfortunately, the restoration has only gone so far. Where once painting of English country scenes of hunting and agrarian bliss and portraits of old colonials even then long dead used to adorn the walls (and give the building character), now awful post-modern abstract paintings and greatly out-of-place metallic sculptures detract from the air of history the building otherwise has.

The restaurant (Lingshi Guandi) offers acceptable Chinese fare but don't bother to order from the menu. The staff virtually insists that you buy the "buffet" (which is all you can eat) that is relatively expensive by Chinese standards (RMB 288 ($45) on a Sunday) per head (including infants and small children). Service is good if a little slow.

Nevertheless, the building and the grounds are convenient to access and one of the few areas of Shanghai where you can get some feel of the "old Shanghai" of the early 20th Century. Take you time and enjoy.
Written November 11, 2014
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