Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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

Where to drink mulled wine in Beijing this winter
Bars

Where to drink mulled wine in Beijing this winter

Booze, spice and everything nice

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Meet a Houhai swimmer
Blogs

Meet a Houhai swimmer

What kind of guy takes winter dips in Beijing's freezing lakes?

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The best things to do this weekend
Blogs

The best things to do this weekend

Your weekend guide to the best of Beijing

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Beijing's best gift and souvenir shops
Shopping

Beijing's best gift and souvenir shops

No tourist tat here – find a perfect piece of Beijing

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Christmas in Beijing

Christmas in Beijing

Everything you need to know to have a jolly holiday in Beijing

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Tap Dogs

Tap Dogs

Nimble feet and thumping sounds combine for this hot show

27-31 Dec , 31 Dec
Poly Theatre (保利剧院)
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The Lord of the Rings in Concert

The Lord of the Rings in Concert

Experience The Fellowship of the Ring in full orchestral glory

18-19 Dec
Beijing Exhibition Center
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Safia

Safia

Aussie trio bring their brilliant live electronic sets to Beijing

16 Dec
Omni Space (疆进酒)
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Diplo
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Diplo

The master DJ himself heads to One Third with Jauz

11 Dec
One Third
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What's happening in Beijing

Interview: Author Graeme Sheppard on reopening Pamela Werner's 1930s murder
Books

Interview: Author Graeme Sheppard on reopening Pamela Werner's 1930s murder

The retired police officer sheds new light on the brutal unsolved crime

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3 to try: Beijing winter essentials
Living in Beijing

3 to try: Beijing winter essentials

Get the look in these traditional cold-busting garments

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China's 2019 public holiday dates released
Blogs

China's 2019 public holiday dates released

News you can trust, from the State Council

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Brits in Beijing expected to cry tears of gravy as Arrow Factory now does roast dinners
Blogs

Brits in Beijing expected to cry tears of gravy as Arrow Factory now does roast dinners

With Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, gravy and more

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Marvel’s working on its first superhero movie with an Asian lead
Blogs

Marvel’s working on its first superhero movie with an Asian lead

The film will be based on Master of Kung Fu Shang-Chi, a Chinese hero who first appeared in 1973

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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

Boxing Cat Brewery
Bars

Boxing Cat Brewery

Knockout pub fare and beers from Shanghai brew experts

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Maru
Restaurants

Maru

Modern Korean cuisine from celebrity chef Andrew Ahn

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Arch
Bars

Arch

A cosy cocktail bar slinging exceptional quaffs

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Royal Stacks
Restaurants

Royal Stacks

American-style burgers and shakes from Australia

  • 3 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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