Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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

The best things to do this weekend
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The best things to do this weekend

Your weekend forecast of the capital's best events

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The top parties this weekend
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The top parties this weekend

The hottest parties in Beijing this weekend

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The best gigs this weekend
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The best gigs this weekend

Your weekend dose of the best gigs in Beijing

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Watch: 5 things you might not know about Chinese tea
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Watch: 5 things you might not know about Chinese tea

Everything you need to know about our favourite drink

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Book with Time Out Tickets

Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott's return to the Alien franchise delivers deep-space terror

15-29 Jun
Cinemas around Beijing
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Dangal

Dangal

An uplifting film about a father who teaches his daughters how to wrestle

05 May - 29 Jun
Cinemas around Beijing
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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

The former Oasis frontman arrives in Beijing

10 Aug
Olympic Sports Center (奥体中心体育馆)
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Chelsea vs. Arsenal
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Chelsea vs. Arsenal

Premier League giants battle it out in a pre-season friendly in Beijing

22 Jul
National Stadium (Bird's Nest) (国家体育场)
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What's happening in Beijing

Literally just 8 Beijing memes that are dead on
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Literally just 8 Beijing memes that are dead on

It's a meme manifesto

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Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos of the week
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Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos of the week

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

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Okra 1949 to close
Blogs

Okra 1949 to close

Max Levy's shrine to modern Japanese cuisine is shutting down for good

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The best things to do this week
Blogs

The best things to do this week

Your weekly guide to the best events in Beijing

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What to see at the Nanluoguxiang Performing Arts Festival
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What to see at the Nanluoguxiang Performing Arts Festival

The annual hutong music, dance and theatre festival is back in Beijing

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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

Home Grounds
Restaurants

Home Grounds

Australian-style healthy food in Sanlitun

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Transmountain
Nightlife

Transmountain

A snazzy new taproom in the up-and-coming area of Zuojiazhuang

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Ron Mexico
Bars

Ron Mexico

Cheery pocket cocktail and whisky bar

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Peri Peri
Restaurants

Peri Peri

A cheeky Nando's rip-off that is truly awful

  • 1 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

The full list of Beijing's best shops

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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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Summer in Beijing

Summer in Beijing

Summer in Beijing

All you need to know about summertime in the city

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