See some sights
Discover some of China’s most iconic buildings right on your doorstep. Within walking distance is the record-breaking 468m-tall Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower – which had the honour of being China’s tallest building when it was completed in 1994. And despite having its crown stolen by the even-taller Shanghai World Financial Center 14 years later, it still offers impressive views. In addition to housing a TV and radio station, there are 15 observatory levels open to the public – the highest of which is a dizzying 350m above ground. To relax and get your bearings, grab a bite at the 267m-high revolving restaurant. You’ll need to make a reservation if you want to guarantee a coveted window seat. To soak up some Chinese history, take a stroll around Huangpu Park – it’s the triangular stretch of green at the northern end of the Bund, and the oldest and smallest park in the city. This is the site of the large Monument to the People's Heroes, commemorating those who helped to free China from foreign occupation, and of the Bund Historical Museum, which documents the history of the Bund in old photographs.
Toast your arrival
Shanghai is famous for its world-class, cosmopolitan bar scene – and deservedly so. Try the creative cocktails at , the pan-American cocktail bar featured in the 2017 World’s Best Bars Guide. This new addition to Mauro Colagreco's fine-dining restaurant, Colagreco, serves up spicy Latin flavours. A must-try drink is the Absolut Elyx (Beefeater gin, Lillet vermouth and orange bitters). There’s also an intriguing range of rum and pisco drinks that are always exquisitely presented in an eclectic mix of glassware.