Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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

10 of the best independent boutiques in Beijing
Shopping

10 of the best independent boutiques in Beijing

Beijing's unique spirit simmers in these boutique stores

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The best things to do in Beijing this week
Blogs

The best things to do in Beijing this week

Featuring live bands, turkey galore and so much more

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Hot tables: Rooftop domes, robots, oodles of noodles and more
Blogs

Hot tables: Rooftop domes, robots, oodles of noodles and more

The latest on Beijing's restaurants and bars

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Beijing bands on post-rock: 'The music speaks for itself'
Music

Beijing bands on post-rock: 'The music speaks for itself'

Macondo, By Dream and Acid Accident talk the often misunderstood genre

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Where to get your food fix this Thanksgiving
Blogs

Where to get your food fix this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving feasts with all the trimmings

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Book with Time Out Tickets

Tap Dogs

Tap Dogs

Nimble feet and thumping sounds combine for this hot show

27-31 Dec , 31 Dec
Poly Theatre (保利剧院)
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The Lord of the Rings in Concert

The Lord of the Rings in Concert

Experience The Fellowship of the Ring in full orchestral glory

18-19 Dec
Beijing Exhibition Center
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Queensland Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Queensland Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's whimsical masterpiece dances into Beijing this November

20-21 Nov
NCPA
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Feeder

Feeder

Welsh-Japanese rock icons embark on their first China tour

23 Nov
Tango
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What's happening in Beijing

5 to try from Nina's new winter menu
Blogs

5 to try from Nina's new winter menu

Carbonara, cocktails and more at the cosy hutong bar

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Visit over 100 of Beijing's best spots with this museum pass
Blogs

Visit over 100 of Beijing's best spots with this museum pass

Consume culture, not cash, with the 2019 Beijing Museum Pass

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Four things to know about Four Tet
Music

Four things to know about Four Tet

Get to know the boundary-bending, Grammy-nominated producer

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7 of the best pollution masks for smoggy Beijing days
Pollution

7 of the best pollution masks for smoggy Beijing days

Protect your health with these pollution masks

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Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos
Living in Beijing

Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos

And this week, we're falling for fall

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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

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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Arch
Bars

Arch

A cosy cocktail bar slinging exceptional quaffs

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Royal Stacks
Restaurants

Royal Stacks

American-style burgers and shakes from Australia

  • 3 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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