Guest post: A weekend in Shanghai

View from Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai

This marks the first guest post to be featured on my blog! Read more to discover how Sophie’s recent weekend in Shanghai went…

Weekend Shanghailights

I recently spent a weekend in Shanghai and these were the highlights. Straight from the plane, I headed to the M50 art district. It’s full of amazing art and has a wonderful atmosphere. My first stop was a fabulous coffee shop called ‘Undefined’. They have an amazing interior as well as great tasting coffee.

Afterwards, I passed a coffee shop called ‘Mellower Coffee’ which had cotton candy over an americano which melted into sugar for the coffee.

Mellower Coffee in Shanghai

Despite the smoggy day, I made a trip to the highest observation deck in the world,which is located in the Shanghai Tower. In a few of my previous trips to Shanghai, I was fortunate enough to see the building being built, getting higher and higher until it became the world’s second tallest building.

View from Shanghai Observation Deck

For dinner, this was my view from the ‘Vue Bar’ in the Hyatt. It overlooked all of Pudong and the Bund, which was truly incredible.

Night skyline in Shanghai

Coffee, coffee, coffee

The next day started with coffee, as usual. I went here for the aesthetic, a Gucci cafe can’t be missed but the coffee wasn’t great, as expected. My next destination was the SOHO building which has some of Shanghai’s most photogenic spots.

Obviously, I had to stop for another coffee so I decided to check out ‘Seesaw Coffee’. They have two locations but this one had a better location. This was one of my favorite coffee shops in Shanghai, definitely worth checking out.

Gucci cafe in Shanghai

Soho building in Shanghai

Daytime skyline Shanghai

I eventually ended up on the Bund, looking out at Pudong. One of my favorite skylines in the world.

On the last morning, I stopped by two new coffee shops. One of which was called Doe was actually a shoe store but the area was also nice to walk around and explore.

My final stop in Shanghai was ‘Xin Coffee’, probably the most photographed coffee shop. We had to ask them to turn the lights on, but it was worth it because the space was so cool.

Coffee and lights

Whilst my trip to Shanghai was short and sweet, I loved checking out all of these places. I used to go frequently, but after checking out the typical tourist sights, up and coming Shanghai is also definitely worth seeing.

Sophie is the fashion, lifestyle and travel blogger of She currently resides between Hong Kong, London and LA. You can find her on instagram over at @sophiefuji.

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  1. 20th July 2017 / 1:22 am

    Awesome blog i love the view from the hyatt, breathtaking photos btw

  2. 20th July 2017 / 11:13 am

    Wow what a place to visit! I would love to go there, although not so much with all four children, your photos are amazing!

  3. 20th July 2017 / 9:41 pm

    This is a place I would love to visit. The colours and night life looks very vibrant.

    John M

  4. 21st July 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Ok, this post has confirmed my need to go Shanghai. The skyline, the views, the architecture…the coffee shops! I mean – candy floss coffee? Yes please! You fitted a lot into a weekend!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

  5. Helen
    21st July 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Wow what views! Especially the scene from the Vue bar. It sounds like you managed to pack a lot in to just a weekend in Shanghai. I’d love to try the candy floss coffee for myself.

  6. 21st July 2017 / 8:45 pm

    What a fantastic place! I adore my coffee – all these coffee shops look amazing. Kaz

  7. 21st July 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Wow, the view from the Hyatt looks incredible! I love the idea of candyfloss with coffee ♥

  8. 22nd July 2017 / 1:47 pm

    Wow! Shanghai looks absolutely incredible – definitely one for the travel bucket list!

  9. 22nd July 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Pudong skyline does look incredible! I haven’t ventured that way but wow, it’s just gorgeous!

  10. 25th July 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Wow – it looks amazing. That candy floss over the coffee really appeals

  11. 25th July 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Now,Shanghai is one of my favorite.Nive Images..

  12. 16th August 2017 / 3:57 am

    That is a long way to go for four cups of coffee,no matter how good it is!

  13. 16th August 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! The photo are just stunning and make me want to visit! Great post 🙂 Kaz

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