Fancy a good ‘ol meat pie and a pint but stuck in Shanghai? Look no further than Thames Town – an entire town designed in imitation of traditional English country...

Fancy a good ‘ol meat pie and a pint but stuck in Shanghai?  Look no further than Thames Town – an entire town designed in imitation of traditional English country styles.

Complete with cobbled streets, mock Tudor houses and English-style boutiques, Thames Town is one of nine satellite towns planned for the greater Shanghai area, with German, Italian and Spanish towns in development. 

The nearly completed, kitschy housing development is expected to cost 5 billion Yuan to construct and will house approximately 10,000 people.  Apparently, the compound is surprisingly authentic, with the main difference being that the townhouses are set extra together due to the premium price of land in Shanghai.

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