Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Beijing

3+1 Bedrooms
Incredibly stylish but tiny boutique hotel tucked down an alley way
Alfa
Hit Alfa on a Friday to indulge in some cheesy 80s-inspired fun.
Alien Street Market
What are the chances of finding a Russian market in Beijing? Quite likely apparently; enter here.
All-Star Sports
Popular and comprehensive Sports Bar.
Aperitivo
Aperitivo and chain-smoking at this euro-centric haunt.
Apothecary
Sophisticated cocktails and sublime finger food.
At Home
Silk doesn't always equal style but thankfully it does at At Home.
Awfully Chocolate
Glamorous minamalism and lots and lots of chocolate.
Bed
Trendy tapas bar with lounging and dancing.
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.
Bellagio
Bento & Berries
Best Waldorf salad in Beijing.
Black Sesame Kitchen
Learn how to whip up a 10-course Chinese feast even if it does sound like hard work.
Block 8
A rooftop beach bar is ideal for long summer evenings.
Bookworm Café
A book-heavy Beijing institution.
Brand Nu
Handmade is the order of the day at Brand Nu.
Café de Sofa
Vietnamese coffee served in a friendly environment.
Café Sambal
Romantic candlelit Malaysian restaurant perfect for extra-special dates.
Café Yo
Understated and refined.
Café Zarah
German breakfast and Prosecco great combination.
Capital M
Contemporary European dining with extraordinary views.
Capital Museum
Packed with relics from historic Beijing.
Chang & Biorck
If you never thought you'd see Scandanavia and China come together in spectacular style think again; this store combines the styles of both places to create jaw-droppingly beautiful objets d'art.
Cherry Lane
Catch the latest independent film at this art house cinema.
China Culture Center
Want to throw yourself into Chinese culture? Learn the ways of the Orient right here.
Club Decollete
The forefront of ladies-only champagne bar sophistication.
Crab Island
Strip off and sprawl out on this man-made beach. Apparently Beijng's answer to the Hamptons.
Crêpanini
Delicous French crêpes in a sweet setting.
Dara
Expats love this place for its authentic Asian and European homeware. Shop 'til you drop.
Dave’s Tailor
Don't be put off by the name; sharp-suited gents are churned out of this tailors in Savile Row-worthy get-ups.
Destination
Always packed this is Beijing's only full-scale gay club.
Dragonfly Retreat
It won't take much for you to unwind at the Dragonfly Retreat; just stepping through its soothing doors is enough to make banish the stresses and strains of office life.
Drum and Bell
Relaxed neighbourhood hangout with WiFi and good pub food.
E-Mai
Delicious sugary goodness washed down with strong coffee.
East Shore Live Jazz
A great jazz venue with a suitably atmospheric interior.
Element Fresh
Healthy American food in a sophisticated trendy interior.
Eric Paris
Brimming with elegant expats Eric Paris provides Parisian chic in the heart of Beijing.
Esydragon
Talk about specific! This shop knows what it's selling and isn't ashamed to shout about it.
F2 Gallery
Celebrated pieces from Beijing and beyond.

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