Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Jing-A Taproom
The Jing-A Taproom is the flagship bar and eatery of the Jing-A Brewery serving a rotating selection of beers and a great food menu.
Great Leap #6
One of the pioneers of Beijing’s craft beer scene, Great Leap #6 offers up tastebud-tantalizing brews from its original location in the Dongcheng District.
Rosewood Beijing
From the serene Spa & Wellness area to the 283 elegant guestrooms, the Rosewood Beijing strives to create a veritable oasis of calm in the Chinese capital.
Bellagio
Din Tai Fung
ChinaDoll
Beijing Curio City
To some this four storey emporium may be a shrine to tat; to others it's buried treasure.
Beijing Cycle Tour
Two wheels are often better than four and when that's the case ring these guys for a cyciel tour of the city.
Club Suzie Wong
You're sure to have a memorable evening the notorious Suzie's.
D-Sata
Need to get a little something for friends and family back home? Don't panic buy at the airport - snap up some real gems here beforehand.
Zemo Elysee
Born in China but trained in Paris this is one designer who knows how to put clothes together.
Ming House
Far from selling 'minging' clothes Ming House sells cutting-edge fashions to those who are willing to flex the plastic.
Zulutu Grocery
Like a grocery store only selling t-shirts in place of bloody slabs of meat. Not the norm but fun and inspiring nevertheless.
Fei Fei
With the ability to copy any design on the catwalk this tailor is like having your very own fashion designer at-hand.
Radiance
A gorgeous gift shop that sells pretty much everything; if you can't find a suitable present for those back home here you might as well go back empty-handed.
Dong Liang Studio
A shine to cutting-edge (and well-cut) Chinese designers this studio has style all wrapped up.
NLGX
Label-lovers will fall head over designer heels in love with the clothing on offer here.
3 Guizhou Men
Guìzhourén classics in an arty setting.
Jin Xin Peking Embroidery
Wrap up warm with silky scarves and shawls.
Tanghouse Gallery
Hard wood is the material of choice for a range of fabulous furniture here.
Five Colours Earth
There's nothing quite like designer fabrics and that's exactly what you'll find on the shelves here thanks to embroidery empress Pan Xi.
Shard Box
While we wouldn't advise walking on broken glass a la Annie Lennox we do recommend popping down to Shard Box and snapping up some beautiful pieces made from er broken bits and pieces.
Fontaine
Like jewellery but want something that's not a Cartier copy? Head here where no two items are the same.
Be Zure
Bed down in style with interior design Catherine Chen's fabulous fabrics.
Plastered
Find out where this inspiring t-shirt label began.
Wangfujing Bookstore
You don't have to stray too far off the beaten bath to get lost within the pages of a foreign world here.
Lane Crawford
Think Harvey Nicks only East.
Shengtangxuan
Take a trip down memory lane with a store brimming with toys from days gone by.
Gaobeidian Furniture City
Bargain hunters peruse hundreds of antique stores along nearly two kilometres of road.
Shengxifu Hat Store
If you're a little breezy around the top then invest in a suitably stylish hat here.
Three Stone Kite Store
Kite-flying may seem a bite 90s but at this store it's very much alive and kicking.
Kocoon
A cocoon of haven and tranquility the appropriately-named Kocoon spa will ease away the tensions of everyday life.
Artopal
Arty farty types flock to this store in their design-y droves.
Q’ggle
Feminine fashions for those who er like to look feminine.
Qeelin
Bling is the thing here at Qeelin.
Pingyao
A UNESCO World Heritage site truly worthy of its status.
Qianxiangyi Silk Store
There's nothing finer than the feel of silk against your skin so make sure you get the best stuff here.
Lu 12.28
We love a designer with a full stop in its name which is why we can't get enough of Beijing-based clothing designer Lu 12.28. End of.
Navel
Cover you er navel with offbeat t-shirts sold here.
Surface
Two floors are better than one as they say (or is that heads?) and that's no more true than at Surface a two-floored emporium dedicated to unisex fashions.

Sign up for our newsletter

We'd love to keep you up-to-date with what's really going on around the world, from the hottest new restaurants and mind-blowingly beautiful hotels, to thumping underground clubs and world-class art galleries. Sign up to learn more - we promise you it'll be worth it...

X

Follow Us