Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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

The best things to do this weekend
Blogs

The best things to do this weekend

Your weekend guide to the best of Beijing

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A brief guide to mental health resources in Beijing
Health & Wellness

A brief guide to mental health resources in Beijing

Featuring support groups, counselling services, emergency contacts and more

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Leta Hong Fincher on China's growing feminist movement
Books

Leta Hong Fincher on China's growing feminist movement

The bestselling author discusses her much-anticipated new book

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What to watch at this year's China Women's Film Festival
Blogs

What to watch at this year's China Women's Film Festival

China's only film festival dedicated to female empowerment returns

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The best food markets in Beijing
Restaurants

The best food markets in Beijing

A guide to some of the best and most popular food markets Beijing has to offer

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Book with Time Out Tickets

Chicago

Chicago

Broadway smash hit brings sass, pizzazz and all that jazz to Beijing

1-18 Nov
Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心)
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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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Cats

Cats

The Andrew Lloyd Webber classic leaps into Beijing

22 Sep - 07 Oct
Century Theatre (世纪剧院)
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Now You See Me

Now You See Me

The four horsemen are coming...

02 Nov , 03 Nov
Beijing Workers' Gymnasium
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What's happening in Beijing

Time Out turns 50 – and we're holding a free exhibition of mag covers to celebrate
Blogs

Time Out turns 50 – and we're holding a free exhibition of mag covers to celebrate

See some of the best Time Out covers from London, Beijing and beyond

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Beijing plans (again) to reduce pollution by 2020, this time using trains
Blogs

Beijing plans (again) to reduce pollution by 2020, this time using trains

Another month, another plan to conquer the skies

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Kesha cancels Beijing show and entire China tour
Blogs

Kesha cancels Beijing show and entire China tour

US singer's China shows abruptly called off with little explanation

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City envy: The world's largest indoor ski resort is coming to Shanghai
Blogs

City envy: The world's largest indoor ski resort is coming to Shanghai

Because of course it is...

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Potty luck: Hutong toilets to finally provide free paper
Blogs

Potty luck: Hutong toilets to finally provide free paper

Dongcheng district launches bold plan to make toilets great... again?

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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

Inception
Bars

Inception

A sprawling speakeasy-inspired bar from lounge royalty

  • 8 out of 5 stars
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Feast
Restaurants

Feast

Refined vegetarian fare in the CBD

  • 8 out of 5 stars
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Pickering's Seafood and Gin Bar
Bars

Pickering's Seafood and Gin Bar

Beijing’s first gin bar courtesy of Scottish distillers

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Georg
Restaurants

The Georg

The Nordic fine dining stalwart gets a second lease on life

  • 9 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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