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The best things to do in Beijing this weekend
Blogs

The best things to do in Beijing this weekend

Your weekend guide to the best of Beijing

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

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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'I saved his life': An old Beijinger tells of love, life and loss
City life

'I saved his life': An old Beijinger tells of love, life and loss

Humans of China hears the amazing life and love stories of an elderly Beijinger

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Master something new with these creative classes in Beijing
Things to Do

Master something new with these creative classes in Beijing

Better your already wonderful self

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What's it really like to live in Beijing? Help us find out!
City life

What's it really like to live in Beijing? Help us find out!

Is Beijing a bad place to eat or the best city on earth?

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Jim Gaffigan

The award-winning American comedian returns to the Jing

14 Mar
Super Theatre
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Craig David

Craig David

British heartthrob and international pop sensation is coming to Beijing

24 Feb
Beijing Exhibition Center
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School of Rock

School of Rock

Andrew Lloyd Webber takes on a classic comedy in winning new musical

22-24 Mar , 23-24 Mar
Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心)
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Cats

Cats

The Broadway and West End hit will be performed in Beijing, again

3-6 Jul
Century Theatre (世纪剧院)
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What's happening in Beijing

Chinese New Year in numbers: digital hongbao spendings, box office sales and travel stats
Blogs

Chinese New Year in numbers: digital hongbao spendings, box office sales and travel stats

How much you spent, how many of you travelled and who raked in the most red envelopes

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Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos
Living in Beijing

Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos

You came, you saw, you insta'd

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What's still closed for CNY?
Restaurants

What's still closed for CNY?

The Beijing venues that are open, and closed, over Spring Festival

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7 weekly meat-free dining deals to try in Beijing
Restaurants

7 weekly meat-free dining deals to try in Beijing

Veganuary isn't just for January

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7 fascinating non-fiction books to read this Chinese New Year
Books

7 fascinating non-fiction books to read this Chinese New Year

New books from the last few months to get your brain going

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Chinese New Year in Beijing

6 things to know if you were born in the Year of the Pig
Blogs

6 things to know if you were born in the Year of the Pig

A quick guide on all things zhunian

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The top 8 most auspicious foods for Chinese New Year
Restaurants

The top 8 most auspicious foods for Chinese New Year

There's no such thing as too much luck with these classic dishes

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8 classic Chinese New Year movies
Film

8 classic Chinese New Year movies

Eight classics that represent the spirit of Chunjie for your holiday movie list

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What does your Chinese zodiac say about you?
Living in Beijing

What does your Chinese zodiac say about you?

Are you fiery, fun or fabulous?

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5 things not to do during Chinese New Year
Things to Do

5 things not to do during Chinese New Year

Know your superstitions to avoid New Year embarrassment or misfortune

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Winter in Beijing

Beijing's best outdoor ice skating rinks
Things to Do

Beijing's best outdoor ice skating rinks

Head to these rinks around town before they all melt

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Soak it in at our pick of Beijing's hot springs
Health & Wellness

Soak it in at our pick of Beijing's hot springs

We tested the waters to find the best hot springs to wash away winter blues

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8 to try: hot cocktails
Bars

8 to try: hot cocktails

Warm up with these boozy treats

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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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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

50/50
Bars

50/50

Laidback Xingfucun haunt serving up playful cocktails

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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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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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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