Your ultimate guide to Beijing

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

Time Out's ultimate guide to the Great Wall of China in Beijing

Time Out's ultimate guide to the Great Wall of China in Beijing

All you need to know, from choosing your section to getting there

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Bright and bold summer make-up looks
Health & Wellness

Bright and bold summer make-up looks

These high saturation numbers are straight off the runway

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The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now
Blogs

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

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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TNT: The Taming of the Shrew

TNT: The Taming of the Shrew

The UK company brings their high-octane version of Shakespeare's classic

25-28 May
Beijing Comedy Theatre | 北京喜剧院
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Wicked

Wicked

The Broadway smash hit about the Witches of Oz comes to Beijing

23 May - 11 Jun
Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心)
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Dangal

Dangal

An uplifting film about a father who teaches his daughters how to wrestle

05 May - 08 Jun
Cinemas around Beijing
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

The spacefaring band of outlaws are back in this fast, funny sequel

05 May - 07 Jun
Cinemas around Beijing
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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What's happening in Beijing

Win tickets to Yinyang Festival!
Blogs

Win tickets to Yinyang Festival!

Your ultimate guide to the fourth edition of the Yinyang Festival

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The Forbidden City audio guide used to be narrated by Roger Moore
Blogs

The Forbidden City audio guide used to be narrated by Roger Moore

Rest in peace, Sir Roger, and thanks for leaving us this gem

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The best things to do this week
Blogs

The best things to do this week

These are the hottest events going down in the capital

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The best films at the cinema this week
Blogs

The best films at the cinema this week

A selection of the best movies currently screening in Beijing

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Farewell, Fangjia Hutong
Blogs

Farewell, Fangjia Hutong

And just like that, another Beijing nightlife institution is gone

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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

Antlers
Restaurants

Antlers

Fangjia Hutong's Taiwanese street food offering doesn't disappoint

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Toybox
Bars

Toybox

A debonair speakeasy adding a bit of class to Sanlitun Bar Street

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Peri Peri
Restaurants

Peri Peri

A cheeky Nando's rip-off that is truly awful

  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Red Dog
Bars

Red Dog

Tropical prints and cheeky art at quirky Sanlitun bar

  • 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

You won’t be able to stop eating. We promise

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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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