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

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's wackiest and most wonderful hotel rooms
Things to Do

Beijing's wackiest and most wonderful hotel rooms

We checked out the city's most unique lodgings

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The best things to do this week
Blogs

The best things to do this week

Your weekly guide to the best events in Beijing

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

Your pictures: Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos of the week

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

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Hoodboi
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Hoodboi

Throwback EDM anthems from the LA-based producer and DJ

29 Jul
Modernsky Lab
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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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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

The former Oasis frontman arrives in Beijing

10 Aug
Olympic Sports Center (奥体中心体育馆)
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Monster Jam
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Monster Jam

The adrenaline-pumping motorsport event revs into Beijing

29 Jul
National Stadium (Bird's Nest) (国家体育场)
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What's happening in Beijing

The best films at the cinema this week
Film

The best films at the cinema this week

A selection of the best movies currently screening in Beijing

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Beijing Dance Festival is back with a bang
Stage

Beijing Dance Festival is back with a bang

Beijing Dance Festival twirls back for another year of entertainment

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First look: inside Galerie Urs Meile's new digs
Art

First look: inside Galerie Urs Meile's new digs

The Caochangdi-based gallery reopens on a prime spot at 798

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Beijing Flea Market
Shopping

Beijing Flea Market

Beijing's one-stop shop for all things unique and locally-made

29 Jul
Pop-Up Beijing
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Celebrating the hutongs before it's too late
Art

Celebrating the hutongs before it's too late

Meet the student leading the charge to capture the spirit of the hutongs

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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

F Bistronome
Restaurants

F Bistronome

A classy French bistro from the Flo group in the China World Mall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Zhang Mama Boutique
Restaurants

Zhang Mama Boutique

A glitzy offshoot of Beijing's most glitzless Sichuan restaurant

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Beersmith Gastropub
Bars

Beersmith Gastropub

Guomao's first brewpub, serving up craft beer with CBD lustre at Hotel Jen

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Good Bait

Good Bait

Get comfy with elegant cocktails and live music in this moody jazz bar

  • 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 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

The full list of Beijing's best shops

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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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