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Address: No.900 Sanxinbei Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201620, China
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Away for the Noise of Shanghai City

If you want to find a peaceful place to walk around and yet let your eyes feast on many attractive buildings, this will be the place. it is a little out of the way. Best to... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
Kok Hoong F
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

It's a good place to get away from the crowd of Shanghai city to enjoy peaceful, European architectures in Songjiang. To come here, you need to get off at Subway station named "Songjiang Univeristy Town" then catch a taxi (for another 15 mins) to go there. People love to be there during weekend. So to avoid the crowd, tourists better... More 

Thank AmyAngkana
Shanghai, China
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The buildings here are a hocpoch of different generically European styles. It is nice to wonder around for a change in scenery but not worth the track out of Shanghai for tourists. All very artificial and there is no real consideration to anything European except the architecture.

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Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

If you want to find a peaceful place to walk around and yet let your eyes feast on many attractive buildings, this will be the place. it is a little out of the way. Best to take subway train to Songjiang New City Station and not Songjiang University Town Station; and then take a cab to Thames Town. This is... More 

1 Thank Kok Hoong F
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Thames Town really is an amazing place. I can only describe as a Chinese replication of England like English replication of Chinese food. The shops aren't that great, it's missing that real English tea shop or food, and English! I felt like a character from a well known American theme park! It's fun, and lovely to see so many people... More 

Thank MoreOnUK
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Well basically Thames Town is a scaled down European city. There are lots of things to see here (good for camera shots). Most Chinese couples have their marriage photos taken here. You can rent a bike or an atv to go around the area. There is a restaurant here which offers light meal but we couldn't find others. How to... More 

1 Thank Paul M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

So black posts boxes not red! All Chinese restaurants. The buildings are good, the church is very strange and Oxford street had no shops 😩 Nice river running through and in places you got the idea of the place. It seem very unfinished which is a shame lots of empty places around there so not an all day thing we... More 

Thank maj5ash
Shanghai, China
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122 reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

If you have ever been to Disney (which I love) and had that creepy feeling when you went on the Small world ride, then you know a bit what it is like to go around Thames town in the winter/off season. It is nearly deserted and most of the shops are closed up. It was very gray and could have... More 

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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

If you're a fashion blogger, a photographer, or simply just want to get a taste of Britain come to Thames Town. I went with my mom on Dec 23rd since we were curious and just wanted to take a few photos. There were a few Chinese tourists and a number of couples having their prenuptial wedding photos taken there. Transportation:... More 

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Kazan, Russia
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

It's not a secret that Chinese love different imitations of Europe and World sites. This one is not an exception. You have to go there during 1 hour from the center of the City, and then by taxi. If you are tired of the Center or of China atmosphere- you can go there and walk around this district. In fact... More 

Thank Liya U
Shanghai, China
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105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Thames Town has really come on in the last couple of years to the point now where it is a viable location as a city weekend break. There are quite a lot of amenities there and it seems like a lot of effort has been put into making the place a real working location. There are many bars and restaurants,... More 

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