Already today we’ve had the return of This Isn’t London (something we are all very excited about), a bit of New York that will be forever England and an appeal for tourists to get out of Central London.
So here’s something that wraps up a cock-eyed view of the Capital, relocates it somewhere else and ensures that tourists will have to go way past Zone Six to sample its charms: Thames Town, Songjiang, Shanghai.
We mentioned it last month in an Extra Extra, but that was before the website was up.
Now you can read up on details like how the Authentic British-style town has already been awarded a prestigious “Four Merits”. That’s about five more than we have. But if that’s too stuffy for our younger readers check out the night life:
Rock music is the favorite of youngster, so is the beer. The rock music night will entertain the visitors with hot rock music as well as superior beer. The participation of Miss Globes will add aesthetic elements into this event.
Miss Globes? There’s no way we can compete with that. No fucking way.
The place also has close ties to Government Officers like Han Zheng, acting secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and the mayor of Shanghai and Gong Xueping. If Ken ever gets ousted he could retire here.
The website is PACKED with information so careful you don’t get sucked in. Treat it like an advent calendar and dip into it each day.
Fom now on we’re going to keep in constant touch with Shanghaist for all the latest Thames Town news. Now we just have to come up with a scheme to get over there and see it first hand.