Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


Din Tai Fung
Beijing Curio City
To some this four storey emporium may be a shrine to tat; to others it's buried treasure.
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.
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.
3 Guizhou Men
Guìzhourén classics in an arty setting.
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.
Gaobeidian Furniture City
Bargain hunters peruse hundreds of antique stores along nearly two kilometres of road.
Athena Xu
Selling everything you need to make that outfit really pop. Accessorise accordingly ladies.
Solana Lifestyle Mall
Wanting to combine a little shopping with a lot of sashaying about the dance floor? Look no further than this retail-cum-clubbing complex.
Beijing's greasy spoon and sports bar combo..
Yashow Market
All the tat you could ever possibly need for the folks back home.
Franck Provost
Fancy a bit of French? Then head to this French hair salon for the best blow dry of your life.
Odds and sods Chinese-style.
Panjiayuan Market
Bargain-hunters flock in their droves to this fabulous flea market; dig deep the best stuff is often hidden!
The Vineyard Café
Comfort and hangover food in a relaxed environment.
Delicous French crêpes in a sweet setting.
Café Yo
Understated and refined.
Bookworm Café
A book-heavy Beijing institution.
aloft Beijing
A fun and affordable option in the North of Beijing.
The Great Wall
If you only see one thing while in China make sure it's the great wall. Words fail us.
Nanshan Ski Village
You don't need to hit the Alps to ski or snowboard as this indoor complex proves.
Oriental Taipan Massage & Spa
White-collared business execs can't get enough of this spa which serves complimentary food with its treatments.
Great Wall Camping
Camping on the Great Wall? Doesn't get much better than that.
 An historic cinema that screens all the latest Hollywood releases.
Mao Livehouse
Rock punk and indie have arrived in full force at MAO Livehouse.
Aperitivo and chain-smoking at this euro-centric haunt.
Drum and Bell
Relaxed neighbourhood hangout with WiFi and good pub food.
Trendy minimalist ambiance that plays host to diverse Asian dishes.
Lu Song Yuan
Imperial courtyard hotel stuffed with charm antiques and a sense of history.
Hilton Wangfujing
Surprisingly the spacious Hilton is a Mecca for wine and tea aficionados.
Alien Street Market
What are the chances of finding a Russian market in Beijing? Quite likely apparently; enter here.
Noodle Bar
Huge bowls of traditional noodles.
Let’s Burger
Gourmet burgers that won't disappoint.
Hutong Pizza
Buddhist nunnery turned pizzeria.
Delicious sugary goodness washed down with strong coffee.
An all-round winner with well-priced drinks great food and some of Beijing's best music.
Q Bar
Perennially hip rooftop bar with a fantastic starlit deck.
Top-notch Japanese comfort food.

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