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The best things to do in Beijing this weekend
Blogs

The best things to do in Beijing this weekend

Your weekend guide to the best of Beijing

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What not to miss at the 2019 Croisements Festival
Things to Do

What not to miss at the 2019 Croisements Festival

The biggest celebration of French culture outside of France is back

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Interview: Karoline Kan talks millennial life and generational divides
Books

Interview: Karoline Kan talks millennial life and generational divides

The Beijing-based journalist on her debut memoir, Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Love, Loss, and Hope in China

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Try this: Alternative ways to get fit in Beijing
Health & Wellness

Try this: Alternative ways to get fit in Beijing

Stay active without ever stepping foot in a gym

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A beginner's guide to Caochangdi Art Village
Art

A beginner's guide to Caochangdi Art Village

We explore the recent changes to the urban art district

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Book with Time Out Tickets

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

We're off to see the wizard

Every day except Monday , Every weekend
Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心)
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Matilda

Matilda

Roald Dahl's beloved novel takes centre stage

21 Nov - 01 Dec
Poly Theatre (保利剧院)
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Mando Diao

Mando Diao

Iconic Swedish alt-rock outfit return to China

02 Jun
Tango
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What's happening in Beijing

What to see and do during Africa Week 2019
Things to Do

What to see and do during Africa Week 2019

A week of events featuring African arts, food, discussions and parties

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Try this: Beer in a bag
Living in Beijing

Try this: Beer in a bag

Stocking up on beer? It's in the bag

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The coolest neighbourhoods to visit in 2019
Travel

The coolest neighbourhoods to visit in 2019

With the help of local Time Out editors and experts, we reveal the neighbourhoods you have to visit right now

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Wise up: What not to miss at this year's WISE think tank
Things to Do

Wise up: What not to miss at this year's WISE think tank

A two-day gathering of free thinking, fine minds and even finer music

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3 things we learnt from yesterday's In-N-Out pop-up
Blogs

3 things we learnt from yesterday's In-N-Out pop-up

A few observations, and revelations, from Tuesday's hugely popular pop-up

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Spring in Beijing

Beijing's best al fresco dining spots
Restaurants

Beijing's best al fresco dining spots

Gorgeous patios and rooftop terraces for all your sun-drenched dining needs

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Paddle power: The best spots for boating and water sports in Beijing
Things to do

Paddle power: The best spots for boating and water sports in Beijing

Take in the some of Beijing's best lakes while chilling on a boat of your choice

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What the fluff?! Floating catkins explained
Blogs

What the fluff?! Floating catkins explained

Spring in Beijing is short, lovely and covered in white fluff

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Beijing's best parks
Things to Do

Beijing's best parks

Whether it's a picnic, peace and quiet or play, there's a park for it all

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Beijing's best day trips: lakes and rivers
Things to Do

Beijing's best day trips: lakes and rivers

Natural life abounds just a tadpole's jump from Beijing

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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

Lievito
Restaurants

Lievito

Serious pizza with serious results from the team behind Mercante

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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50/50
Bars

50/50

Laidback Xingfucun haunt serving up playful cocktails

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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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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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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