Area guide: Tiananmen Square, Qianmen and Dashilar

Big ticket tourist attractions as well as cosier local joints in the heart of old Beijing

The tourist trio of Tiananmen, Qianmen and Dashilar has everything from the mighty Tiananmen Square to tiny cafés tucked away in the Dashilar hutongs, which is just what you need after a day of serious sightseeing. This area also has some of Beijing's best boutiques featuring cutting-edge contemporary design, so make sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore the heart of old Beijing.

Cafés

Spoonful of Sugar
Restaurants

Spoonful of Sugar

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Spring Whispers Book Club (春风习习杂志图书馆)
Restaurants

Spring Whispers Book Club (春风习习杂志图书馆)

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Berry Beans Café
Restaurants

Berry Beans Café

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Fusan
Restaurants

Fusan

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Soloist Coffee Co (Dashilar)
Restaurants

Soloist Coffee Co (Dashilar)

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Restaurants

Yanshe (Goose Hut)
Restaurants

Yanshe (Goose Hut)

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Deyuan Roast Duck (德缘烤鸭店)
Restaurants

Deyuan Roast Duck (德缘烤鸭店)

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Susu (苏苏会)
Restaurants

Susu (苏苏会)

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Suzuki Kitchen (Dashilar)

Suzuki Kitchen (Dashilar)

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Attractions

Tiananmen Square (天安门广场)
Visiting Beijing

Tiananmen Square (天安门广场)

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National Museum of China (中国国家博物馆)
Things to Do

National Museum of China (中国国家博物馆)

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Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (毛泽东纪念堂)
Things to Do

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (毛泽东纪念堂)

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Forbidden City (故宫)
Visiting Beijing

Forbidden City (故宫)

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Jingshan Park (景山公园)
Things to Do

Jingshan Park (景山公园)

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Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall (北京市规划展览馆)
Things to Do

Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall (北京市规划展览馆)

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China Numismatic Museum (中国钱币博物馆)
Things to Do

China Numismatic Museum (中国钱币博物馆)

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China Railway Museum Zhengyangmen Branch (中国铁道博物馆正阳门馆)
Things to Do

China Railway Museum Zhengyangmen Branch (中国铁道博物馆正阳门馆)

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China Court Museum (中国法院博物馆)
Things to Do

China Court Museum (中国法院博物馆)

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Things to do

Blue Note
Music

Blue Note

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Dashilar Art Space
Art

Dashilar Art Space

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Shopping

Page One (Qianmen)
Books

Page One (Qianmen)

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Wangfujing Foreign Languages Bookstore (外文书店)
Books

Wangfujing Foreign Languages Bookstore (外文书店)

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Neiliansheng
Shopping

Neiliansheng

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Liubiju Pickle and Sauce Shop (六必居)
Shopping

Liubiju Pickle and Sauce Shop (六必居)

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700 Bike
Shopping

700 Bike

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Zhengyang Bookstore (正阳书局)
Shopping

Zhengyang Bookstore (正阳书局)

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Sanshizhai Kite Store (三石斋风筝)
Shopping

Sanshizhai Kite Store (三石斋风筝)

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Fruityshop (水果店)
Shopping

Fruityshop (水果店)

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Book Design Shop (物介)

Book Design Shop (物介)

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Triple-Major (药)
Shopping

Triple-Major (药)

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Ubi Gallery
Art

Ubi Gallery

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Hotels and hostels

Muji Hotel
Hotels

Muji Hotel

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New World Beijing Hotel

New World Beijing Hotel

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Leo's Hostel
Hotels

Leo's Hostel

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