Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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

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

Your forecast of the week's best events

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Delicacy decoder: get the skinny on China's most prized foodstuffs
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Delicacy decoder: get the skinny on China's most prized foodstuffs

Don't be scared of the more esoteric side of Chinese cuisine – read this!

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Café wars: Mellower vs SeeSaw
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Café wars: Mellower vs SeeSaw

Two Shanghai coffee maestros have landed in Beijing. Who comes out on top?

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What to see at the 2018 Croisements Festival
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What to see at the 2018 Croisements Festival

The annual celebration of French arts is back in town

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Book with Time Out Tickets

Grammy Festival Beijing 2018

Grammy Festival Beijing 2018

A monster festival with Pharrell, OneRepublic, Carly Rae Jepsen and more

30 Apr
Changyang Music Theme Park
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Fly a Plane Above the Great Wall
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Fly a Plane Above the Great Wall

Learn how to pilot an SR20 while soaring over stunning Beijing landscapes

12 Jan - 31 Dec
Beijing Badaling Airport
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Cats

Cats

The Andrew Lloyd Webber classic leaps into Beijing

22-27 Sep
Century Theatre (世纪剧院)
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Great Wall Festival 2018

Great Wall Festival 2018

Nina Kraviz, Dixon and Recondite headline this epic outdoor festival

19-20 May
Badaling Great Wall of China (八达岭古长城)
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What's happening in Beijing

These 'pollution pods' are letting Londoners sample Beijing’s air
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These 'pollution pods' are letting Londoners sample Beijing’s air

Along with air from Norway, London, New Delhi and São Paulo

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UK electronic music festival Creamfields is coming to Beijing this May
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UK electronic music festival Creamfields is coming to Beijing this May

The iconic dance music festival takes aim at Mainland China

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Australian winery Penfolds has a new pop-up speakeasy
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Australian winery Penfolds has a new pop-up speakeasy

And we've got passes for free wine and other goodies

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Fluff off: More than 300,000 willow trees to be injected with birth control
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Fluff off: More than 300,000 willow trees to be injected with birth control

Allergy sufferers may soon be able to breathe easier

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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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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

Hulu
Restaurants

Hulu

TRB’s second foray into casual dining, this time in Sanlitun

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Wonderwall
Bars

Wonderwall

Two-faced bar that’s determined to offer something for everyone

  • 7 out of 5 stars
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La Villa
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La Villa

Cosy Italian trattoria in Liangmaqiao

  • 8 out of 5 stars
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Scandal
Bars

Scandal

Miami chic cocktail bar in Sanlitun

  • 9 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
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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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Beijing's best cafés
Restaurants

Beijing's best cafés

Our top 10 of the best spots in Beijing to get your caffeine fix

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Spring in Beijing

Spring in Beijing

Spring in Beijing

Spring is finally here! Take advantage of the warmer weather and get outdoors

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