Your ultimate guide to Beijing

Discover the best Beijing events, things to do, restaurants, gigs and nightlife

Beijing's best Korean restaurants
Restaurants

Beijing's best Korean restaurants

The best Beijing spots to grab a slice of Korean action

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Beijing's most iconic literary landmarks
Books

Beijing's most iconic literary landmarks

A guide for all Beijing bibliophiles

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The top 10 things to do in Beijing this week
Blogs

The top 10 things to do in Beijing this week

Featuring Carl Barât, Vasily Petrenko and more

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Xiaowang: 'We just want to transfer the energy we have'
Music

Xiaowang: 'We just want to transfer the energy we have'

The local rockers talk genre, gender tags and getting bigger

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Beijing's best outdoor bars
Bars

Beijing's best outdoor bars

The city's prime spots to sip a drink in the open air

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Book with Time Out Tickets

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

China debut for British pop crooner

25 Oct
Cadillac Arena (formerly Beijing LeSports Center)
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Cirque du Soleil: Toruk – The First Flight

Cirque du Soleil: Toruk – The First Flight

Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to Avatar

1-12 Aug
Cadillac Arena (formerly Beijing LeSports Center)
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Cats

Cats

The Andrew Lloyd Webber classic leaps into Beijing

22-27 Sep
Century Theatre (世纪剧院)
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Hello, My Name is Paul Smith
Things to DoBuy tickets

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith

An exhibition offering unique insight into the mind of the iconic designer

Every day except Monday
Today Art Museum (北京今日美术馆)
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What's happening in Beijing

Meet the woman who went from Beijing housecleaner to Shanghai bartender
Blogs

Meet the woman who went from Beijing housecleaner to Shanghai bartender

Super ayi has arrived

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First look: inside Beijing's first-ever Muji Hotel
Visiting Beijing

First look: inside Beijing's first-ever Muji Hotel

The Japanese retailer launches its newest hospitality project in Qianmen

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Tim Hortons is coming to China, plans to open 1,500 stores
Blogs

Tim Hortons is coming to China, plans to open 1,500 stores

Canadian doughnut overlord sets out on mega Chinese expansion

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China's movie blackout period explained
Film

China's movie blackout period explained

We explain why there's a shortage of new foreign films this month

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Taobao's best wet-weather gear
Blogs

Taobao's best wet-weather gear

Weird and wonderful accessories that’ll keep you dry and lookin’ fly

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Beijing area guides

Area guide: Sanlitun

Area guide: Sanlitun

The expat hot spot is home to some of the city's most exciting places to eat, drink and party

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Area guide: Tiananmen, Qianmen + Dashilar

Area guide: Tiananmen, Qianmen + Dashilar

Big ticket tourist attractions as well as cosier local joints in the heart of old Beijing

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Area guide: Liangmaqiao

Area guide: Liangmaqiao

Hit up the embassy district for great Japanese food as well as some hidden cheap eats

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Area guide: Greater Gulou

Area guide: Greater Gulou

Hit up the hutongs for vintage shops, poppin' bars and more

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Area guide: Wudaokou

Area guide: Wudaokou

Head to the universities' district for cheap restaurants, markets and bars

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Area guide: Wangjing

Area guide: Wangjing

Head to Beijing's Korean district for street markets, groundbreaking design, and lots and lots of kimchi

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Area guide: CBD

Area guide: CBD

Beijing's business district has more to offer than just banks and skyscrapers

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Area guide: 798

Area guide: 798

Beijing's famous art district has world-class galleries as well as restaurants, bars and shopping

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Latest bar and restaurant reviews

Little Creatures
Bars

Little Creatures

IRL venue of popular Australian brewery

  • 8 out of 5 stars
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3 Little Pigs
Restaurants

3 Little Pigs

An all-American pig-out in the Dongsi hutongs

  • 8 out of 5 stars
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Saveurs de Corée (韩香馆)
Restaurants

Saveurs de Corée (韩香馆)

Admirable Korean food that mostly hits the mark

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Kung Hey Lei
Restaurants

Kung Hey Lei

Affordable dim sum in Wangjing

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The best of Beijing

The 100 best restaurants in Beijing
Restaurants

The 100 best restaurants in Beijing

Time Out's top 100 restaurants, cafes and places to eat in China's capital city

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Beijing's best shops
Shopping

Beijing's best shops

Beijing's best boutiques, bookshops, gifts stores and more

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Beijing's best museums
Things to Do

Beijing's best museums

A complete guide to the city's museums whether you want to discover art, history or bees

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100 best Mainland Chinese films

100 best Mainland Chinese films

The best movies of all time as picked by 88 international film experts

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