Discover Beijing's best hidden gems

Explore Beijing's best kept secrets with hidden hutongs, cosy cafes, tucked away art galleries and more

If you've been desperately trying to escape Beijing's tourist-beaten path, searching all over the city trying to track down a hidden hutong hangout, somewhere to watch some peking opera and grab great food and drink; or even if you're on the look out for  some cute cat cafés, a quiet corner to read a book or an art gallery to explore, then look no further. 

We've hunted high and low to find the spots that nobody knows and unearthed some of Beijing's best kept secrets – we won't tell if you don't. 

Hidden restaurants, bars and cafés

Tucked-away bars
Restaurants

Tucked-away bars

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Cat cafés
Blogs

Cat cafés

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Cultural spots and lesser-known shops

Concealed culture
Visiting Beijing

Concealed culture

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Peking opera playhouses
Stage

Peking opera playhouses

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Secret bookshops
Books

Secret bookshops

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Get off the beaten track with these art walks

Hutong Galleries
Art

Hutong Galleries

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Caochangdi
Art

Caochangdi

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798
Art

798

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Discover the best of Beijing in these hidden hutongs

Dongsi
Things to Do

Dongsi

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Houhai
Things to Do

Houhai

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Jiugulou Dajie
Things to Do

Jiugulou Dajie

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Meishuguan
Things to Do

Meishuguan

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Beixinqiao and Yonghegong
Things to Do

Beixinqiao and Yonghegong

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Nanluoguxiang
Things to Do

Nanluoguxiang

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