M50 Art Center

M50Set within a number of industrial buildings dating from the 1930s nearby Suzhou Creek are a multitude of galleries housing contemporary Chinese artwork. You could easily spend half a day checking out the many galleries in this complex and there are cafes on hand for when you need a break. The most famous galleries in the complex are ShanghArt and BizArt, but be sure to wander around – you’ll find some brilliant stuff in the smaller places. M50 is a must-visit for anyone with the faintest interest in contemporary art.

Address: 50 Moganshan Lu. Tel: +86 (021) 6266 3639. Website: www.m50.com.cn

Directions: Hanzhong Lu is the closest subway station but it’s a fair walk. The best way to reach M50 is by taxi, or you can take bus 19, 68 or 112 from Jiangning Lu, which runs north from Nanjing Xi Lu.

Show the taxi driver: 请带我去莫干山路50号,近苏州河。 (Please take me to M50.)