Cheap Flights to Shanghai


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Things You Should Know

  • The aerial distance from London, UK to Shanghai is 5,742 miles.
  • There are around 25 flights from London to Shanghai in a week.
  • Popular Airlines from London to Shanghai are Shenzhen Airlines, SWISS, Air China, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Hainan Airlines, Emirates and Philippine Airlines.
  • Airport codes flights from London to Shanghai are London – LON / Shanghai - PVG.
  • Estimated flying time from London to Shanghai is 12 hours 5 minutes.




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About Shanghai


An effortless blend of ancient and modern, very few cities evoke history, glamour and mystique like Shanghai.  Join hundreds of locals in Jing'an Park as they perform their daily Tai Chi rituals or explore the nooks and corners of Zhujiajiao while enjoying a boat ride.


Shanghai is a paradise for food lovers. Try street food such as spicy dumplings and hand-pulled noodles from the small food joints or linger over cocktails and fine dining as you enjoy traditional cuisine at one of the upscale restaurants on the Bund. Some of your best memories of the city would be culinary so eat out guiltlessly and enjoy your trip.  Shanghai is a city that has something for everyone.



Best Time to Visit Shanghai


Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate and the best time to visit is the autumn from October to November with comfortable temperatures. It is the perfect time to beat the crowds and rain showers of summer which supposedly is the peak tourism season. Winters are chilly making urban exploration less enjoyable. Spring time offer a short sweet time for travel but try to avoid the public holidays.  Please note that Shanghai is a business-centric city, so hotel rates get lower over the weekends.


High Season: July is the most popular time to fly to Shanghai.


Low Season: November is the best time to beat the crowds.



Best Places to Visit in Shanghai


M50: The industrial M50 is an art complex where galleries have set up in disused factories and cotton mills to showcase works of the contemporary Chinese artists. Most established galleries here include ShanghART, island6, Sanzi Art and Fish Studio.


Yuyuan Garden: Spread over 5-acre of land, Yuyuan garden dates back to the 16th century and is city's most revered green space. It took nearly 20 years to complete and was initially meant to be a private garden for Ming-dynasty official Pan Yunduan and his family.


The Bund: It is Shanghai's picturesque waterfront where you'll find the perfect angle for those classic skyline photo ops. With several skyscrapers standing across the Huangpu River, the view completely stuns the visitors. Numerous restaurants and shops line the waterfront boulevard offering plenty of activities.


Jìng’ān Temple: Dating back to AD 1216, the original Jìng’ān Temple is located in West Nanjing Road and was here much before the soaring skyscrapers and shopping malls. It is constructed largely of Burmese teak and houses several impressive statues, including a massive 8.8m-high, and 15-tonne silver Buddha in the main Mahavira Hall.


Shanghai Tower: Offering the best bird's-eye views of the city, the Shanghai Tower stands as one of the world's tallest buildings. The structure resembles a gigantic bottle opener. Take the elevator to the 94th and 97th floors and you'll be treated to a breathtaking urban panorama. However, the Sky Walk on the 100th floor is the true highlight of the tower.


Zhujiajiao:  Often called the Venice of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao is located 29 miles west of downtown. This ancient water town was a commercial hub during the Ming Dynasty when its success resulted in the construction of these picturesque waterways. The area remains composed of numerous canals with bridges connecting visitors to the charming narrow streets. You will find tiny cafes down the back alleys, various hole-in-the-wall shops selling souvenirs and friendly boatmen offering rides.


Jade Buddha Temple: One of the most popular attractions of Shanghai, the Jade Buddha Temple impresses with its group of statues. It was originally built to house two jade statues from Burma but its collection of ornate statues grew over time. It is also noteworthy that the temple is one of the few active Buddhist monasteries in the city.


Shanghai Museum: Located on the People's Square near Nanjing Road, the Shanghai Museum is one of the best museums in China that houses a huge collection of artefacts charting the history of the nation. The building is quite easy to spot because of its distinct architecture. Highlights of the museum include elaborate calligraphy, jade carvings, thousand year old bronze works and traditional Chinese garb.



Airports Serving London & Shanghai


London: There are six international airports in London which include London City Airport (LCY), London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN) and London Stansted (STN) and Southend (SEN). London Heathrow Airport is the largest airport with the major air traffic and inbound flights from several destinations. Facilities at the airport include a Level 2 lounge, WiFi services, a food court, numerous shops and restaurants. After exiting the airport, one can use public transport such as buses, taxicabs and airport shuttle.


Shanghai: There are two international airports in Shanghai namely Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Pudong airport is the largest airport that serves the most air traffic. It is the main hub for China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines. The airport has two main passenger terminals and four parallel runways. Facilities include lounge areas, WiFi, shops, a food court and restaurants. 


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