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

Here's what Beijing's first-ever pet-friendly Starbucks looks like
Blogs

Here's what Beijing's first-ever pet-friendly Starbucks looks like

It's a dog's life at this new Starbarks

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Your guide to Easter dining in Beijing 2019
Blogs

Your guide to Easter dining in Beijing 2019

Our pick of eggcellent things to eat in Beijing this Easter

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3 lesser-known works to read from leading Chinese authors
Books

3 lesser-known works to read from leading Chinese authors

Forget the hits you know, here are the underrated gems from three of China's leading contemporary authors

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The best late-night and 24-hour eats in Beijing
Restaurants

The best late-night and 24-hour eats in Beijing

Whether you’re burning the midnight oil or painting the town red, these spots aim to please at any hour

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Beijing's essential apps
Living in Beijing

Beijing's essential apps

The must-have apps for Beijing living you need to download now

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Carl Barat

Carl Barat

Former Libertine co-frontman returns to Beijing

08 May
Tango
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Skrillex
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Skrillex

Get ready to bangarang with the iconic EDM master

02 May
Sir Teen
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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 (天橋藝術中心)
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Run to the Beat
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Run to the Beat

Run through some of the prettiest scenery around Beijing

19 May
Ming Tombs Reservoir
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What's happening in Beijing

Chinese Game of Thrones fans left furious after heavily edited season debut
Blogs

Chinese Game of Thrones fans left furious after heavily edited season debut

The season premiere of GoT in China has sparked reports of a watered-down Westeros

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Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos
Living in Beijing

Our favourite #timeoutbeijing Instagram photos

You came, you saw, you insta'd

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Meet the woman making film accessible to Shanghai's visually impaired
City life

Meet the woman making film accessible to Shanghai's visually impaired

Han Ying's barrier-free films are shown everywhere, from local community centres to Netflix

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Universities route: Tsinghua to Beida

Universities route: Tsinghua to Beida

Pedal the stately grounds of the Mainland's most prestigious universities

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Avant art: Contemporary Chinese art museums to check out around Beijing
Art

Avant art: Contemporary Chinese art museums to check out around Beijing

Step out of 798 and check out these contemporary art museums peppered across the city

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Spring in Beijing

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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In bloom: The best flower festivals around Beijing
Things to Do

In bloom: The best flower festivals around Beijing

Find these short-lived blooms at these flower-powered locations around Beijing

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Beijing's best outdoor bars
Bars

Beijing's best outdoor bars

The city's prime spots to sip a drink in the open air

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Beijing's best al fresco dining spots
Restaurants

Beijing's best al fresco dining spots

We recommend the best spots for dining outdoors in Beijing

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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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