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The best things to do in Beijing this week
Blogs

The best things to do in Beijing this week

Featuring Kinky Boots, Tom Rhodes, Bastille and so much more

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Cyndi Lauper: 'I guess I am a bit of a drag queen myself'
Stage

Cyndi Lauper: 'I guess I am a bit of a drag queen myself'

We chat to the pop icon about Kinky Boots and winning a Tony

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The best films of 2018 (so far)
Blogs

The best films of 2018 (so far)

Our list of the very best movies released in 2018

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Dada founder Michael Ohlsson: 'Several babies have been made inside Dada'
Nightlife

Dada founder Michael Ohlsson: 'Several babies have been made inside Dada'

We spoke to the man behind the madness of Beijing's best alternative club

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Ten years on: Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics

Ten years on: Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics

We look back at the Games that changed our city

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Book with Time Out Tickets

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

China debut for British pop crooner

25 Oct
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
Things to DoBuy tickets

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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NHL China Games 2018
Health & WellnessBuy tickets

NHL China Games 2018

The NHL comes to China with the Boston Bruins and the Calgary Flames

19 Sep
Cadillac Arena (formerly Beijing LeSports Center)
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What's happening in Beijing

Study finds that Beijingers 'happier with air conditioning'
Blogs

Study finds that Beijingers 'happier with air conditioning'

The Guardian confirms that we're dependent on both our AC and heating

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Sex survey reveals China's most sexually active cities
Blogs

Sex survey reveals China's most sexually active cities

Let's talk about sex, baby

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Registration for the Beijing Marathon 2018 is now open
Blogs

Registration for the Beijing Marathon 2018 is now open

Beijing's premier marathon returns September 16

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Reddit reportedly blocked in China
Blogs

Reddit reportedly blocked in China

The Front Page of the Internet is no longer a front page in China

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The best cities in the world to live in and explore
City life

The best cities in the world to live in and explore

A survey of 15,000 city-dwellers to rank the world's best cities in 2018

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Beijing 2008: Ten years on

A look back at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, ten years on
City life

A look back at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, ten years on

Fair to say it was an auspicious August for Beijing

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16 stats that show Beijing's crazy growth since 2008
Blogs

16 stats that show Beijing's crazy growth since 2008

There's rapid urban development – then there's Beijing

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Beijing 2008: A successful legacy?
City life

Beijing 2008: A successful legacy?

Ten years on, does the flame still burn, or simply burn holes in pockets?

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Once upon a Time Out: What were we excited about in 2008?
City life

Once upon a Time Out: What were we excited about in 2008?

Former editor talks Olympics, lifestyle and our magazine getting banned

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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

Hotpress
Restaurants

Hotpress

Standup sarnies and standout toasties in Sanlitun

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Hudson
Restaurants

Hudson

Swanky Manhattan-style bistro in the CBD

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Little Creatures
Bars

Little Creatures

IRL venue of popular Australian brewery

  • 8 out of 5 stars
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3 Little Pigs
Restaurants

3 Little Pigs

An all-American pig-out in the Dongsi hutongs

  • 8 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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