Thames Town

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Thames Town
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Anna L
Hawkshaw, UK18 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
I decided to visit Thames Town on a Saturday. It wasn’t very busy, but still busy enough!
I had to take 3 subways & a didi to get here!

The town is very nice! It really does feel like I’ve stepped back into the UK! Lovely little town to just walk around and escape Shanghai!

I wasn’t able to find any cafes or restaurants that sold British foods (fish & chips) unfortunately! There is a Starbucks and a corner shop!

I found a cute little cafe called The Elephant House (just round the corner from Starbucks) which I recommend. The owner speaks perfect English! The food is delicious (western food)!

The lady in the tourist information didn’t speak any English! Although they had a map in English!
Written May 22, 2021
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steve1118
Shanghai, China85 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Want a picture with a statue of Winston Churchill? Then this is the place for you! We came here, walked around a bit, and had lunch at a cafe. Overall, if you are looking to walk around in a British looking neighborhood, then this fits the bill.
Written April 11, 2021
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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,263 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
It is NOT a ghost town at all!!! When we arrived, it was crowded with people just enjoying a day there. Thames was built beautifully. Lots of couples taking their wedding pics there. Families were taking their dogs for a walk. Great to enjoy the architecture and statues there. Yes, you can get fish and chips there!!! Plenty of restaurants, wine bars, cafes, ice cream shops there! There’s even a replica of Bristol’s Christ Church there! It was a long ride for us coming from Pudong, a good 1.5 hours. But worth the visit.
Written November 29, 2020
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Daniel C
Middlesbrough, UK163 contributions
Jul 2019
You'll find Thames town on the outskirts of Shanghai, grab a metro train to the far edge of the city and then grab a taxi; if you want you can walk from the metro station but you'll be walking for about an hour, even more if you get lost. Once you enter the area, it feels like you've crossed the border from China to England; there are red telephone boxes, old Victorian and Tudor style houses and a small Church to visit and remind you of Britain. The streets look British in their design and there are even roundabouts and zebra crossings; it even smells like England, it smells of salty sea water. You'll find several statues of British people/ characters, such as Shakespeare, Dickens, James Bond and Harry Potter along with rows of shops, homes and restaurants. No one actually lives here, it's just here for people to visit rather than live, but it is a welcome reminder of home i've you've been staying in China for a long time. On the edge of the town you'll find a large lake, on the side of the lake is a small castle and a small forest which leads you back to the edge of Shanghai. The only thing that gives away the fact that you are still in China, is that all of the street names are written in English and Chinese, but apart from that it feels like you're exploring a tiny English village.
Written June 21, 2020
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
Nov 2019
Very London-like feeling from the classic red phone booths, Victorian architecture, European style statues, street names, statue of Sir Winston Churchill, and much more. Great cafes and restaurants in the area.
Written November 23, 2019
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,074 contributions
Nov 2019 • Business
In Shanghai, you can meet the exotic and all-encompassing scenery, which will definitely make you want to return. Here in Thames Town, one gets the feel of being in London, England.
Written November 16, 2019
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EdTea
Los Angeles, CA28 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Rundown and dilapidated buildings with empty or closed stores. The water is full of sewage and stinks the place up.

There is NO reason to come to this trash place unless you hate yourself. It takes an hour and a half to get here from Puxi.

Stay away.
Written August 3, 2019
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S.M.S.
Shanghai, China71 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
I visited Thames Town with my boyfriend. It is a very strange and surreal place. Many businesses are not open there and walking around it feels like a ghost town at times. However it is refreshing to get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded, smothering city spaces. There is a church that is very nice to sit in and spend quiet time in. There are also spas, restaurants and other business that are still there. If you want to visit a copied English town and get a taste of a UK town here in Shanghai, come here.
Written July 21, 2019
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denisgie
Shanghai, China249 contributions
May 2019
I know it’s a bit strange and a bit creepy for some of the people to visit semi-abandoned “English” town in the suburbia of Shanghai... but it’s actually quite cool to refresh your head from day to day existence from the naga city life! If you are expecting from Thames town to have s proper English Full breakfast, tea or a costa coffee, just forget about this. However, you can find a massive variation of different Chinese foods there in an affordable prices. The place is not bad at all, and it is worth a travel especially for you want to connect the visit with some other Songjiang attractions!
Written May 8, 2019
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Gecko
244 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Jup you can visit this place... but it looks like zombie apocalypse town. On day time people come for wedding picture, but mostly its empty and nothing to do at all.

At the first moment I thought I gonna like it, but after a while I realised the bad design of this fake EU town
Written April 6, 2019
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