Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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

Which brunch should you go to this weekend?
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Which brunch should you go to this weekend?

Pick your mood and head to one of these bountiful brunches

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This is your summer playlist for when it's melting outdoors
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This is your summer playlist for when it's melting outdoors

Whether you're at a pool party, hutong bar or cowering inside, we've got ya

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Women in China are buying anti-pervert flamethrowers
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Women in China are buying anti-pervert flamethrowers

Grab the seat, feel the heat

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Finally! Sanlitun subway station under construction
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Finally! Sanlitun subway station under construction

The project is part of the expansion of the network

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Book with Time Out Tickets

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

An innovative and unconventional adaptation of Mozart's final opera

21-23 Jul
Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心)
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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

The pop megastar plays her first-ever Beijing show

26 Aug
Beijing LeSports Center (formerly Wukesong Arena)
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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

The former Oasis frontman arrives in Beijing

10 Aug
Olympic Sports Center (奥体中心体育馆)
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Chelsea vs Arsenal
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Chelsea vs Arsenal

Premier League giants battle it out in a pre-season friendly in Beijing

22 Jul
National Stadium (Bird's Nest) (国家体育场)
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What's happening in Beijing

Audi forced to pull sexist Chinese ad
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Audi forced to pull sexist Chinese ad

The advert has now been withdrawn, but it's a doozy

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The best things to do this weekend
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The best things to do this weekend

Your weekend forecast of the capital's best events

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This all-you-can-eat pizza buffet in Andingmen is insane
Restaurants

This all-you-can-eat pizza buffet in Andingmen is insane

The boldest bargain in town or a new world order? You decide!

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The best gigs this weekend
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The best gigs this weekend

Your weekend dose of the best gigs in Beijing

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We're planning another Kitchen X and we promise it'll blow you away
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We're planning another Kitchen X and we promise it'll blow you away

Our exclusive secret supper club series is back for more this July

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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

F Bistronome
Restaurants

F Bistronome

A classy French bistro from the Flo group in the China World Mall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Zhang Mama Boutique
Restaurants

Zhang Mama Boutique

A glitzy offshoot of Beijing's most glitzless Sichuan restaurant

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Beersmith Gastropub
Bars

Beersmith Gastropub

Guomao's first brewpub, serving up craft beer with CBD lustre at Hotel Jen

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Good Bait

Good Bait

Get comfy with elegant cocktails and live music in this moody jazz bar

  • 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 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

The full list of Beijing's best shops

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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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Summer in Beijing

Summer in Beijing

Summer in Beijing

All you need to know about summertime in the city

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