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50 Moganshan Lu

This large creative district is the urban ghetto of Shanghai's art scene, set amongst the backdrop of restored factories and home to the infamous Shanghai graffiti wall. With a collection of modern and contemporary art galleries constantly churning out new and exciting exhibitions, M50 remains one of the most innovative places to see free art in the city.

While much smaller than its Beijing equivalent, 798, M50's got its own cooler younger sibling vibe going on, and is the city's go-to spot for a bit of creative perusing. Check out our rough guide to M50 for all the info you need on how to make the most out of your day at the district.

Venue name: M50
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 10am-9pm
Admission: Free
Email: m50creativespace@gmail.com; webmaster@m50.com.cn
Metro: Jiangning Lu
English address: 50 Moganshan Lu, near Xi Suzhou Lu
Chinese address: 普陀区莫干山路50号6号楼1楼近西苏州路