Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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

Beijing's best outdoor bars
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Beijing's best outdoor bars

The city's prime spots to sip a drink in the open air

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First look: Zhazha Bistro for that new summer hangout

First look: Zhazha Bistro for that new summer hangout

Spend your summers indulging in rice wine cocktails and southern Chinese street food

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The best outdoor pools in Beijing
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The best outdoor pools in Beijing

The first of June marks the first day of pool season in Beijing

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5 fast rail weekend getaways from Beijing

5 fast rail weekend getaways from Beijing

Escape Beijing this weekend with these 5 fast rail destinations

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Book with Time Out Tickets

3D Digital Space Exhibition 'Hello Mars'

3D Digital Space Exhibition 'Hello Mars'

Experience outer space without leaving Beijing in this immersive exhibition

Every day except Monday
China Millennium Monument (中华世纪坛)
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MTA Festival 2019
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MTA Festival 2019

The trippy two-day music fest out in Tianmo Desert returns

29-30 Jun
Tianmo Nature Scenic Area
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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

We're off to see the wizard

26-28 Jun , 29-30 Jun
Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心)
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What's happening in Beijing

You can soon use your Beijing metro card anywhere in China
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You can soon use your Beijing metro card anywhere in China

By the end of 2019, Beijing’s transport card can be used in 260 Chinese cities

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FIFA Women’s World Cup gets no love in Beijing
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FIFA Women’s World Cup gets no love in Beijing

Folks, it's about time to get involved in bringing more eyeballs to the women's game

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Buy this: quirky, limited-edition made-for-China products
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Buy this: quirky, limited-edition made-for-China products

BBQ pork pastry Oreos, White Rabbit sweet toiletries and more

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Beijing subway now has train cars with different temperatures
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Beijing subway now has train cars with different temperatures

You can now keep cool in a ‘lightly-air-conditioned’ train car on the Beijing subway

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Summer in Beijing

Beijing's best al fresco dining spots
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Beijing's best al fresco dining spots

Gorgeous patios and rooftop terraces for all your sun-drenched dining needs

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Paddle power: The best spots for boating and water sports in Beijing
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Paddle power: The best spots for boating and water sports in Beijing

Take in the some of Beijing's best lakes while chilling on a boat of your choice

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15 summer essentials you can find on Taobao to beat the heat
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15 summer essentials you can find on Taobao to beat the heat

Keep cool with these Taobao bargains

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Beijing's best parks
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Beijing's best parks

Whether it's a picnic, peace and quiet or play, there's a park for it all

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Beijing's best day trips: lakes and rivers
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Beijing's best day trips: lakes and rivers

Natural life abounds just a tadpole's jump from Beijing

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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

Lievito
Restaurants

Lievito

Serious pizza with serious results from the team behind Mercante

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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50/50
Bars

50/50

Laidback Xingfucun haunt serving up playful cocktails

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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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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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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