Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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

The best things to do this week
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The best things to do this week

Your weekly guide to the best events in Beijing

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WhatsApp has been banned in China
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WhatsApp has been banned in China

Does this mean we'll never taste the thrill of those two blue ticks again?

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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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4 to try: vermouth cocktails
Bars

4 to try: vermouth cocktails

These bitter-edged cocktails will leave you feeling anything but

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Book with Time Out Tickets

Chapterhouse Theatre Company: Pride and Prejudice

Chapterhouse Theatre Company: Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen's classic tale about families, marriage and first impressions

19-21 Oct
Nine Theater
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Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

A dazzling spectacle of jaw-dropping acrobatics and theatrical ingenuity

16-24 Dec
Chaoyang Park (朝阳公园)
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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Marvel's latest film marks a bright and breezy return for the teenage hero

07 Sep - 10 Oct
Cinemas around Beijing
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Beijing Hutong Breakfast Tour
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Beijing Hutong Breakfast Tour

A tour of the best Chinese breakfast foods in the Hutongs

Every Wednesday,Sunday
UnTour
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What's happening in Beijing

The top parties this weekend
Blogs

The top parties this weekend

The hottest parties going down in the capital this weekend

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This Sureno x TRB crossover is going to be incredible
Blogs

This Sureno x TRB crossover is going to be incredible

We had a sneaky taste of some of the menu, just for you

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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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The best films at the cinema this week
Film

The best films at the cinema this week

A selection of the best movies currently screening in Beijing

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Win tickets to Yugong Yishan's 13th birthday party
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Win tickets to Yugong Yishan's 13th birthday party

The iconic venue is heading for the terrible teens

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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

The Southern Fish (Xicheng)
Restaurants

The Southern Fish (Xicheng)

Standout Hunan cuisine in a sleek, modern setting

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Bei 27 Hao (北27号)

Bei 27 Hao (北27号)

Classic Lanzhou fare in a warm and friendly space

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Klerm
Restaurants

Klerm

Fresh and flavourful Thai food in Taikoo Li

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Nina
Bars

Nina

Cheery neighbourhood negroni bar with affordable and very good cocktails

  • 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 25 best dishes
Restaurants

Beijing's 25 best dishes

Don't leave Beijing without sampling these moreish delights

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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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Autumn in Beijing

Autumn in Beijing
Things to Do

Autumn in Beijing

What to do during Beijing's most delightful season

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