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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
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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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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Everything you need to know about the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
Health & Wellness

Everything you need to know about the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will be here before you know it

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Run To The Beat 2018
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Run To The Beat 2018

A fun half-marathon where running meets live music and DJs

20 May
Ming Tomb Reservoir
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Fly a Plane Above the Great Wall
Things to DoBuy tickets

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

Want the chance to win a hongbao? Check out our competition!
Blogs

Want the chance to win a hongbao? Check out our competition!

There are prizes to be won in the Time Out hongbao competition

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Large crowds expected as CNY travellers return to Beijing tonight
Blogs

Large crowds expected as CNY travellers return to Beijing tonight

Beijing's eerily quiet streets are about to be filled again

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Beijing is the fifth richest city in the world (according to private wealth)
Blogs

Beijing is the fifth richest city in the world (according to private wealth)

We're called the billionaire capital of the world for a reason

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Beijingers snapped up the most WeChat hongbao this Chinese New Year
Blogs

Beijingers snapped up the most WeChat hongbao this Chinese New Year

We're claiming the title of fastest fingers in the country

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What's still closed for CNY?
Restaurants

What's still closed for CNY?

The Beijing venues that are open, and closed, over Spring Festival

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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

Republic
Restaurants

Republic

Beer and brats in the heart of Gongti

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Mulu

Mulu

Southeast Asian restaurant in the hutongs

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Transit (渡金湖)
Restaurants

Transit (渡金湖)

High-end Sichuan restaurant in Sanlitun

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Dongwai Xiaoguan
Restaurants

Dongwai Xiaoguan

Neighbourhood Sichuan joint with classic dishes

  • 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

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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Winter in Beijing

Winter in Beijing
Things to Do

Winter in Beijing

Things to do, the festive season, keeping healthy and more

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