Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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

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

Your forecast to the week's best events

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Where to buy your festive stash this Christmas in Beijing
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Where to buy your festive stash this Christmas in Beijing

Deck the halls with Christmas trees, decorations and more

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The best free events in Beijing this December
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The best free events in Beijing this December

The best things to do when you're on a budget

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Book with Time Out Tickets

Lumen Matrix

Lumen Matrix

A cutting edge exhibition featuring digital art from around the globe

Every day except Monday
Today Art Museum (北京今日美术馆)
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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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Beijing hutong breakfast tour
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Beijing hutong breakfast tour

Gorge on the best Chinese breakfast foods in this tour of the hutongs

Every Wednesday,Sunday
UnTour
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Foster the People

Foster the People

The band behind 'Pumped Up Kicks' bring their world tour to Beijing

14 Jan
Tango
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What's happening in Beijing

Christmas in Beijing 2017
Blogs

Christmas in Beijing 2017

Where to shop, eat and party during the holiday season

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The best shows in Beijing this December
Stage

The best shows in Beijing this December

The best theatre, dance and classical music in Beijing this December

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The best pub quizzes in Beijing
Things to Do

The best pub quizzes in Beijing

Settle scores with a midweek trivia trial at one of these thinking sessions

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The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now
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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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The Reminders

The Reminders

The soulful duo mix roots music with reggae-tinged hip-hop beats

25 Dec
Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心)
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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

Dongwai Xiaoguan
Restaurants

Dongwai Xiaoguan

Neighbourhood Sichuan joint with classic dishes

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Re
Restaurants

Re

Japanese bicycle store with a sun-drenched café and workspace

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Boiling Pot
Restaurants

The Boiling Pot

Louisiana-style shellfish that gets a bit messy

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Unico
Bars

Unico

Slick Sanlitun gastro-lounge that belies its shopping mall location

  • 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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Winter in Beijing

Winter in Beijing
Things to Do

Winter in Beijing

Things to do, the festive season, keeping healthy and more

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