The best thing to hit Shanghai since an extended metro system is the Shanghai Call Centre (962288), where a host of English-speaking operators answer any question you have, help you communicate with taxi drivers, and provide directions to restaurants, bars, shops, and museums. There are also a number of French-, German-, and Spanish-speaking operators. Though you'll see what appear to be information kiosks on the street, bypass these; they're staffed by well-meaning college students who rarely offer valuable information.
Shanghai Tourist Information & Service Center (Yu Garden) (上海旅游咨询服务中心（豫园）). 上海旅游咨询服务中心（豫园） The Yu Garden tourist information booth is one of several situated around the city. Yu Garden, 149 Jiujiaochang Lu, Huangpu, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, 200001. 021/6355–5032.