Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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 top 10 things to do in Beijing this week
Blogs

The top 10 things to do in Beijing this week

Featuring Fête de la Musique, Incredibles 2, the World Cup and more

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Everything you need to know about Fête de la Musique
Blogs

Everything you need to know about Fête de la Musique

There's a crackin' line-up of live music coming to town, and it's all free

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FIFA World Cup 2018 in Beijing
Things to Do

FIFA World Cup 2018 in Beijing

Your guide to football's biggest event, and how to ace it here in Beijing

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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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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

1-5 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
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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

Where to watch the World Cup online

Where to watch the World Cup online

How to stream the World Cup on your phone or computer

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Beijing subway to introduce facial recognition and palm scanners this year
Blogs

Beijing subway to introduce facial recognition and palm scanners this year

Authorities are considering bio-recognition systems to reduce congestion

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Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda is coming to Beijing this August
Blogs

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda is coming to Beijing this August

The musician brings his deeply personal tour Post Traumatic to the capital

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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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Interview: Paul French talks drugs, blackmail and brothels in 1930s Shanghai
Books

Interview: Paul French talks drugs, blackmail and brothels in 1930s Shanghai

The award-winning author on his latest book City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir

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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

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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Barista Speciality
Restaurants

Barista Speciality

The second wave of the Beijing third-wave roasters

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Rollbox
Restaurants

Rollbox

Solid French-Vietnamese sandwiches and coffee in Sanlitun

  • 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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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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Beijing's best cafés
Restaurants

Beijing's best cafés

Our top 10 of the best spots in Beijing to get your caffeine fix

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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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方家胡同:光芒褪去,吃喝继续 (Fangjia Hutong)

方家胡同:光芒褪去,吃喝继续 (Fangjia Hutong)

早两年,有一家北京的报纸写到“北京胡同四大热”,说的是南锣鼓巷、烟袋斜街、方家胡同和五道营胡同。南锣和烟袋斜街连着游客扎堆的什刹海,外地人对北京胡同的

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东四九条:一条胡同的可能性 (Dongsi Jiutiao)

老胡同中绽放的新生命

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东四四条 (Dongsi Sitiao)

东四四条 (Dongsi Sitiao)

阅微庄,最符合外国人对中国的想象

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南锣鼓巷 (Nanluoguxiang)

南锣鼓巷 (Nanluoguxiang)

乐在南锣,最隐秘的桃花源

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