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

The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now
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The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now

The best concerts, films, comedy shows and more on Time Out Tickets

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The best things to do this week
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The best things to do this week

Your forecast for the week's best events

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7 delicious vegan dishes in Beijing
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7 delicious vegan dishes in Beijing

Fully vegan or just for January, these are the dishes for you

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How to repair your winter clothes in Beijing
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How to repair your winter clothes in Beijing

Fix up, look sharp

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A triumph of comic irreverence and dramatic purpose, Episode VIII dazzles

5-31 Jan
Cinemas around Beijing
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

A dazzling spectacle of jaw-dropping acrobatics and theatrical ingenuity

17 Dec - 28 Jan
Chaoyang Park (朝阳公园)
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The Wallace Roney Quintet

The Wallace Roney Quintet

The American jazz trumpeter performs over two nights at Blue Note

19-20 Jan
Blue Note
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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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What's happening in Beijing

'World's biggest air purifier' on trial run in Xi'an
Blogs

'World's biggest air purifier' on trial run in Xi'an

Ever wish your air purifier was bigger?

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The end of an era as Ron Mexico shuts its doors
Blogs

The end of an era as Ron Mexico shuts its doors

Hutong favourite bids farewell with final celebration

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Newman Tours is offering half-price tours to Time Out Beijing readers this month
Blogs

Newman Tours is offering half-price tours to Time Out Beijing readers this month

From Ghost Tours to Warlord Tours, explore Beijing for half the price

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Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos of the week
Living in Beijing

Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos of the week

You came, you saw, you Insta'd (and we loved it)

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Beijing issues first major smog alert of winter
Blogs

Beijing issues first major smog alert of winter

It was nice while it lasted

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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

Dongwai Xiaoguan
Restaurants

Dongwai Xiaoguan

Neighbourhood Sichuan joint with classic dishes

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Re
Restaurants

Re

Japanese bicycle store with a sun-drenched café and workspace

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Boiling Pot
Restaurants

The Boiling Pot

Louisiana-style shellfish that gets a bit messy

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Unico
Bars

Unico

Slick Sanlitun gastro-lounge that belies its shopping mall location

  • 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 25 best dishes
Restaurants

Beijing's 25 best dishes

Don't leave Beijing without sampling these moreish delights

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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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50 things to do in Beijing
Visiting Beijing

50 things to do in Beijing

Whether you're in Beijing for 72 hours or a decade, don't miss the 50 best things to do in the city

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Winter in Beijing

Winter in Beijing
Things to Do

Winter in Beijing

Things to do, the festive season, keeping healthy and more

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