Family area guide: Sanlitun

24-hour district Sanlitun is packed with restaurants and entertainment

Kids playing in the water fountain at Taikoo Li mall

Bustling by day, raucous by night, Beijing’s hottest shopping and entertainment district is famous as the playground of night revellers and moneyed tourists. But away from ground zero around Taikoo Li shopping mall you’ll find small neighbourhoods of quiet family-friendly residences and restaurants.

Below are our picks of the best family-friendly venues in the area



Fine dining at affordable prices

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81 Sanlitun Lu (Sanlitun, --select--)


Critics' pick

Award wining Spanish gastronomy in the heart of Sanlitun

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81 Sanlitun Lu (Changping)


A no-frills French steak bistro from the Café de la Poste crew

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Village Café

Friendly cafe with excellent service in The Opposite House Hotel

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11 Sanlitun Lu (Sanlitun, --select--)
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Family days out and classes

Yoga Yard

A yoga studio that does pre-natal and post-natal yoga.

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17 Gongti Bei Lu (Changping)

Atelier (old venue)

A school dedicated to the study of the visual, literary and performing arts

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68 Xinzhong Lu (Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng)


A tip from local Beijinger Crystal Huang: 'Yuyuto has a sandpit, theme park and a kind of fairy land!'

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Gongti Bei Lu
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Page One (CBD)

Vast selection of books and magazines in English and Chinese

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1 Jianguomenwai Dajie (Changping)
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