Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

3 Guizhou Men
Guìzhourén classics in an arty setting.
Alien Street Market
What are the chances of finding a Russian market in Beijing? Quite likely apparently; enter here.
aloft Beijing
A fun and affordable option in the North of Beijing.
Aperitivo
Aperitivo and chain-smoking at this euro-centric haunt.
Athena Xu
Selling everything you need to make that outfit really pop. Accessorise accordingly ladies.
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.
Bookworm Café
A book-heavy Beijing institution.
Café Yo
Understated and refined.
Crêpanini
Delicous French crêpes in a sweet setting.
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.
Daguanlou
 An historic cinema that screens all the latest Hollywood releases.
Din Tai Fung
Drum and Bell
Relaxed neighbourhood hangout with WiFi and good pub food.
E-Mai
Delicious sugary goodness washed down with strong coffee.
Franck Provost
Fancy a bit of French? Then head to this French hair salon for the best blow dry of your life.
Gaobeidian Furniture City
Bargain hunters peruse hundreds of antique stores along nearly two kilometres of road.
Great Wall Camping
Camping on the Great Wall? Doesn't get much better than that.
Grifted
Odds and sods Chinese-style.
Hilton Wangfujing
Surprisingly the spacious Hilton is a Mecca for wine and tea aficionados.
Hutong Pizza
Buddhist nunnery turned pizzeria.
Let’s Burger
Gourmet burgers that won't disappoint.
Lu Song Yuan
Imperial courtyard hotel stuffed with charm antiques and a sense of history.
Mao Livehouse
Rock punk and indie have arrived in full force at MAO Livehouse.
Nanshan Ski Village
You don't need to hit the Alps to ski or snowboard as this indoor complex proves.
Noodle Bar
Huge bowls of traditional noodles.
Oden
Top-notch Japanese comfort food.
Oriental Taipan Massage & Spa
White-collared business execs can't get enough of this spa which serves complimentary food with its treatments.
Panjiayuan Market
Bargain-hunters flock in their droves to this fabulous flea market; dig deep the best stuff is often hidden!
Paper
Trendy minimalist ambiance that plays host to diverse Asian dishes.
Q Bar
Perennially hip rooftop bar with a fantastic starlit deck.
Rickshaw
Beijing's greasy spoon and sports bar combo..
Scarlett
An all-round winner with well-priced drinks great food and some of Beijing's best music.
Sephora
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.
The Great Wall
If you only see one thing while in China make sure it's the great wall. Words fail us.
The Vineyard Café
Comfort and hangover food in a relaxed environment.
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.
Yashow Market
All the tat you could ever possibly need for the folks back home.

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