Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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

4 Chinese horror films to watch
Film

4 Chinese horror films to watch

If you're seeking some scares with Chinese characteristics, we've got you covered

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The best things to do in Beijing this week
Blogs

The best things to do in Beijing this week

Featuring Sam Smith, Halloween and 8x8 Beer Festival

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Hot tables: Arrow Factory and Stuff'd to close, burger dumplings and beer fests
Blogs

Hot tables: Arrow Factory and Stuff'd to close, burger dumplings and beer fests

The latest on Beijing's restaurants and bars

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5 great books about China to read this autumn
Books

5 great books about China to read this autumn

Five experts offer their picks on books about, and from, China

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7 of the best places to see autumn leaves in Beijing
Things to Do

7 of the best places to see autumn leaves in Beijing

Top locations to see autumn leaves in Beijing and beyond

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Book with Time Out Tickets

Chicago

Chicago

Broadway smash hit brings sass, pizzazz and all that jazz to Beijing

1-18 Nov
Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心)
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Sam Smith

Sam Smith

China debut for British pop crooner

25 Oct
Cadillac Arena (formerly Beijing LeSports Center)
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Now You See Me

Now You See Me

The four horsemen are coming...

02 Nov , 03 Nov
Beijing Workers' Gymnasium
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Feeder

Feeder

Welsh-Japanese rock icons embark on their first China tour

23 Nov
Tango
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What's happening in Beijing

Win VIP tickets to Jing A's 8x8 beer fest – and loads of free beers
Blogs

Win VIP tickets to Jing A's 8x8 beer fest – and loads of free beers

Fancy free entry to try over 130 unique brews from all over the world?

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The tackiest Halloween costumes on Taobao
Blogs

The tackiest Halloween costumes on Taobao

Just because you can wear 'em, doesn't mean you should

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Incoming: Jaden Smith
Blogs

Incoming: Jaden Smith

Sudden news on the music front Beijing, Jaden Smith plays tomorrow

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Crazy Rich Asians finally secures China release date
Blogs

Crazy Rich Asians finally secures China release date

Turns out crazy is not too crazy for China

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Smog returns to Beijing, but heavily polluted days 'down 50%' in 2018
Blogs

Smog returns to Beijing, but heavily polluted days 'down 50%' in 2018

We had a really good run, but is the smog beast back?

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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

Yanshe (Goose Hut)
Restaurants

Yanshe (Goose Hut)

The Hunan chain spreads its stylish wings

  • 8 out of 5 stars
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Inception
Bars

Inception

A sprawling speakeasy-inspired bar from lounge royalty

  • 8 out of 5 stars
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Feast
Restaurants

Feast

Refined vegetarian fare in the CBD

  • 8 out of 5 stars
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Pickering's Seafood and Gin Bar
Bars

Pickering's Seafood and Gin Bar

Beijing’s first gin bar courtesy of Scottish distillers

  • 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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