24-hour guide to Shanghai
Suggestions on the perfect day in Shanghai, by Jeffrey Xiong, chief concierge and member of Les Clefs d'Or, JW Marriott Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
09.00: Kick off the day by visiting the Yu Garden, and beautiful landmarks such as Hu Xin Ting Tea House, and Nine-curve Bridge. There are lots of interesting shops selling authentic souvenirs from Shanghai.
11.00: Nearby the garden is Shi Liu Pu Fabric Market (168 Dongmen Road, Tel. +86 21 6330 9616) where you can get one of the best things Shanghai has to offer – tailor-made outfits.
13.00: Try the most popular yet stylish Cantonese and Shanghainese restaurants for lunch such as Ding Tai Feng (Xintiandi, Tel. +86 21 637 5837) or Wan Hao (JW Marriott Hotel, Tel. +86 21 5359 4969.
14.00: Why not try a different kind of shopping experience and bargain on qipu Road Clothing Gift Market or Jade Buddha Temple?
19.00: Shanghai looks even more fabulous when night falls, and it is best viewed on the Huang Pu River Cruise. Ask for our assistance on schedule and ticketing so make sure you catch the boat for a great ride.
20.00: For those who prefer entertainment, watch China’s signature Acrobatic Show in either Shanghai Centre complex, on Nanjing Xi Road or Shanghai Stadium.
21.00: If you are still around The Bund area after the cruise, then stick around and have dinner or a drink at luxurious restaurants such as Tian Dion (Six on the Bund, Tel. +86 21 6329 7333). M1NT is definitely on the hot list too (318 Fuzhou Road, Tel. +86 21 6391 2811).