Beijing's best cheap thrills

Things to do in Beijing on a budget

It’s a week more until payday and that horrible practice of coughing up three months of rent at a time is fast approaching. You're bored of eating leftovers, you desperately want to explore Beijing and you really need a drink. You deserve a treat. We’ve got your back. Here’s a huge heap of things to do in Beijing that won't break the bank.

Food and drink deals
Restaurants

Food and drink deals

Cash in on special offers at restaurants, bars and bakeries across the city

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Culture on the cheap
Things to Do

Culture on the cheap

Soak up the best culture in Beijing, without the price tag

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Cheap nights out
Nightlife

Cheap nights out

Ladies nights, performances, dance lessons, live music and more

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Chill out
Things to Do

Chill out

Where to relax and unwind without spending a load of cash

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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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Cheap eats by area

Sanlitun and Liangmaqiao

Sanlitun and Liangmaqiao

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Gulou and Dongsi

Gulou and Dongsi

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CBD and Chaoyangmen

CBD and Chaoyangmen

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Dashilar and Jiananmen

Dashilar and Jiananmen

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Eat locally

Best breakfast foods
Restaurants

Best breakfast foods

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Fast food
Restaurants

Fast food

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Cold dishes
Restaurants

Cold dishes

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Eat it: roujiamo
Restaurants

Eat it: roujiamo

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Eat it: donkey meat
Blogs

Eat it: donkey meat

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Eat it: zhajiang mian
Restaurants

Eat it: zhajiang mian

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Check out the hutongs

Beiluoguxiang
Things to Do

Beiluoguxiang

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Beixinqiao and Yonghegong
Things to Do

Beixinqiao and Yonghegong

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Dashilar
Things to Do

Dashilar

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Nanluoguxiang
Things to Do

Nanluoguxiang

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Dongsi
Things to Do

Dongsi

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Fangjia
Things to Do

Fangjia

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Jiugulou Dajie
Things to Do

Jiugulou Dajie

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Houhai
Things to Do

Houhai

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Meishuguan
Things to Do

Meishuguan

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Qianliang
Things to Do

Qianliang

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Explore the art scene

798
Art

798

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Caochangdi
Art

Caochangdi

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Hutong galleries
Art

Hutong galleries

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