Taikang Lu Art Center

Taikang Lu Art DistrictIn 1998, this lane was designated to be the artistic center of Shanghai, though in recent years it has become somewhat overshadowed by M50. Taikang Lu is an entirely different experience – in addition to galleries, the lane is filled with boutique shops and arty cafes, bars and restaurants. Those looking to pick up some attention-grabbing clothes, accessories or home wares would be well advised to come here. The district is centered around Taikang Lu, Lane 210, but be sure to check out some of the surrounding lanes as well as new establishments are popping up. Among the many cafes in the area, the trendy Kommune is recommended.

Directions: Take Exit 1 from Dapuqiao subway station (Line 9) and you’ll be deposited on Taikang Lu, right near Lane 210. Lane 210 runs north-south between Taikang Lu and Jianguo Zhong Lu.

Show the taxi driver: 请带我去泰康路艺术中心. 地址:泰康路210弄。 (Please take me to Taikang Lu Art Center.)