Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

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.
Zeta Bar
A wide variety of wines and nibbles is offered at this bright and popular bar matched only by the musical talent on offer.
Zemo Elysee
Born in China but trained in Paris this is one designer who knows how to put clothes together.
Za Jia
A magnet for artists and cultural innovators, Za Jia bar and project space is a quirky and happening social hub.
Yugong Yishan
Underground acts take to the stage in this atmospheric venue.
Yin Bar
A haunt of high society where you can sip cocktails whilst soaking in the rooftop hot tub overlooking the Forbidden City.
Yashow Market
All the tat you could ever possibly need for the folks back home.
Xiu
A contemporary take on a traditional courtyard that boasts a celebrity-packed rooftop terrace...
Wuyutai Teahouse
Tea isn't just a British thing; Beijingers can't get enough of the stuff.
Woo
A bit chilly? Then wrap up with a cashmere shawl from Woo.
Winter Events Calendar
Westin Financial Street
A decadent sophisticated destination in the new Financial district.
Westin Chaoyang
Famed for its after-work cocktails, DJs and 'Heavenly' spa.
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.
Wanda Plaza Arcade
Playing retro arcade games is something of a sport in Beijing so indulge right here.
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W Beijing Chang’an
The W Beijing Chang’an is a visually stunning hotel in the Diplomatic District, just steps from the Forbidden City.
Vivienne Tam
Clothes don't come any chicer than they do here - unless of course you're talking about fashion's other Vivienne.
Vincent Café
Excellent French caf̩.
Urban Flowers – A City in Bloom
Ullens Center for Contemp. Art
Factory-style gallery space shows internationally and locally acclaimed artists.
Ucca Store
If you've always dreamed of getting your grubby little mitts on a signed print from a Chinese artist then you've come to the right place. If not then it's still an interesting place to poke about.
Tung Lok Tang
Young hip and trendy? Call off the search you've found your home.
Trainspotting
Less seedy than the name suggests.
Torana Tibetan Store
We all like the feel of a luxurious rug underfoot so make sure yours aren't threadbare by snapping up a new one here.
Tongrentan
As the pharmacy to former emperors you know you're getting your hands on some good medicine here.
Tongli Studio
Fall down the rabbit hole into a nighttime labyrinth.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.
Today Art Museum
Discover the history of the contemporary art movement in China.
Timezone8 Art Books
Forget poking about in a musty old library; this is the go-to store for treasure tomes galore.
Tianjin
Tiandi Yi Jia
Dine like an Emperor with exquisite Imperial specialties.
Tian Spa
High-end treatments aren't the only thing high about this 60th floor spa. The views as you can imagine are spectacular.
Three Stone Kite Store
Kite-flying may seem a bite 90s but at this store it's very much alive and kicking.
Three Shadows
The home of photography and cinematography in the city.
Things of the Jing
Those seeking traditional Chinese jewellery can find it in abundance here.
The Vineyard Café
Comfort and hangover food in a relaxed environment.
The Village Café
Early breakfasts and all day web surfing.
The Village
Western-style shopping complex crowned by a chic courtyard.
The Tree
One of Beijing's best pizza joints with a great selection of beers

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