Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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

The best things to do this weekend
Blogs

The best things to do this weekend

Your weekend forecast of the capital's best events

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The best gigs this weekend
Blogs

The best gigs this weekend

Featuring Tom Odell, Cigarettes After Sex and more

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Celebrate Chinese Valentine's Day by sending us your cutest couple shots on Instagram
Blogs

Celebrate Chinese Valentine's Day by sending us your cutest couple shots on Instagram

Capture those warm and mushy feelings in time for Qixi

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The top parties this weekend
Blogs

The top parties this weekend

The hottest parties going down in the capital this weekend

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Book with Time Out Tickets

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

The pop megastar plays her first-ever Beijing show

26 Aug
Beijing LeSports Center (formerly Wukesong Arena)
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Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

A dazzling spectacle of jaw-dropping acrobatics and theatrical ingenuity

16-24 Dec
Chaoyang Park (朝阳公园)
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NHL China Games 2017
Health & WellnessBuy tickets

NHL China Games 2017

The LA Kings take on the Vancouver Canucks in a pre-season friendly

23 Sep
Beijing LeSports Center (formerly Wukesong Arena)
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Sister Act

Sister Act

The feel-good Broadway production based on the hit musical-comedy film

Every day except Monday
Century Theatre (世纪剧院)
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What's happening in Beijing

Facebook is now operating in China via a secret photo-sharing app
Blogs

Facebook is now operating in China via a secret photo-sharing app

Oooh, that Mark Zuckerberg's a sneaky one

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Beijing is now China's leading cashless society
Blogs

Beijing is now China's leading cashless society

Love WeChat wallet and Alipay? Apparently, so does everyone else

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The best films to see in Beijing this August
Film

The best films to see in Beijing this August

The best screenings and general release films in Beijing this month

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The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now
Things to Do

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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Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos of the week
Living in Beijing

Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos of the week

You came, you saw, you Insta'd (and we loved it)

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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

Justin
Restaurants

Justin

Fine French dining from Singapore mega-chef Justin Quek

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Tiki Bungalow
Bars

The Tiki Bungalow

Tiki themed hutong bar serving up authentic classics based on recipes from the icons of tiki tipples

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Bottega Jinshang
Restaurants

Bottega Jinshang

Fancy top-notch Italian north of the Liangma? Now you can

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Nina
Bars

Nina

Cheery neighbourhood negroni bar with affordable and very good cocktails

  • 4 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 25 best dishes
Restaurants

Beijing's 25 best dishes

Don't leave Beijing without sampling these moreish delights

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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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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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Summer in Beijing

Summer in Beijing

Summer in Beijing

All you need to know about summertime in the city

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