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

The best things to do in Beijing this week
Blogs

The best things to do in Beijing this week

Featuring comedy, Christmas, concerts and more

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Beijing's best bottomless brunches
Restaurants

Beijing's best bottomless brunches

Fabulous and never-ending brunch feasts with copious booze

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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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Listen up: 19 brilliant podcasts about China
Living in Beijing

Listen up: 19 brilliant podcasts about China

Get to know China better with our pick of the pods

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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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Slash

Slash

The award-winning, hard-rock guitarist heads to Beijing

20 Jan
Beijing Exhibition Center
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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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Craig David

Craig David

British heartthrob and international pop sensation is coming to Beijing

24 Feb
Beijing Exhibition Center
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What's happening in Beijing

The 10 best ugly Christmas jumpers to buy for Christmas 2018
Blogs

The 10 best ugly Christmas jumpers to buy for Christmas 2018

Cosy fodder for festive hipsters

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Re-rewind: Craig David is coming to Beijing
Blogs

Re-rewind: Craig David is coming to Beijing

Noughties R&B smoothie turned DJ returns to the capital

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This app is helping to connect the LGBTQ+ community in China
LGBT

This app is helping to connect the LGBTQ+ community in China

Although based out of Shanghai, the makers of Qmmunity want it to be a resource for communities around the world

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Cheers to this: Slow Boat is opening a new taproom in 2019
Blogs

Cheers to this: Slow Boat is opening a new taproom in 2019

Local microbrewery's newest taproom set to open in February

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6 indoor heaters that'll warm up your freezing apartment
Blogs

6 indoor heaters that'll warm up your freezing apartment

Keep everything warm with these online buys

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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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