Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

3501 PLA Military Surplus Store
Live out all your military fantasies at the army's surplus store.
Alfa
Hit Alfa on a Friday to indulge in some cheesy 80s-inspired fun.
Aman Summer Palace
Aman Summer Palace
Superb imperial specialties in a historic and hugely atmospheric setting.
Anantara Spa
A sleek spa that lives up to its fame; rest relax and rejuvenate miles away from it all.
At Home
Silk doesn't always equal style but thankfully it does at At Home.
Athena Xu
Selling everything you need to make that outfit really pop. Accessorise accordingly ladies.
Beijing Concert Hall
Incredible acoustics have made this a celebrated venue for classical music.
Beijing Friendship Store
Your one-stop kitsch shop.
Beijing Postcards
Take home a snapshop of Beijing by snapping up a reproduction here. Better than your shots we're sure.
Bellagio
Bookworm Café
A book-heavy Beijing institution.
Capital Museum
Packed with relics from historic Beijing.
Chaoyang Theatre
THE place to see acrobatics in Beijing.
China Bar
Lofty tower-top bar with a large wine selection.
China Culture Center
Want to throw yourself into Chinese culture? Learn the ways of the Orient right here.
China World Hotel
Corporate chic business-orientated hotel with a laid-back atmosphere
Club Suzie Wong
You're sure to have a memorable evening the notorious Suzie's.
Comptoirs de France
A beautiful French patisserie with mouth-watering food.
d lounge
Very glamourous with lots of attitude.
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.
Davidoff Lounge
Cigar bar that exudes indulgence.
Din Tai Fung
Diving at the Great Wall
Climbing the Great Wall and diving the Great Wall are two very different things altogether so try the more unusual option at a flooded section of the wall.
Drink Express MTR
You can always count on Beijing to come up with concepts for stores that are just so well bizzare. Enter this hidden gem selling retro soda cans with an Eastern twist.
Duck de Chine
Traditional kaoya and ingenious dips in a chic courtyard.
Dwell
Hip happening homeware for the, er, home.
E-Mai
Delicious sugary goodness washed down with strong coffee.
East Shore Live Jazz
A great jazz venue with a suitably atmospheric interior.
Elizabeth Kock Millinery
When a summer hat is called for call in here.
Fairmont
Fanghua
Pearls never go out of style so make sure you stock up - and string up - at Fanghua.
Feel Shanghai
Every cloud has a silver lining as they say and that's certainly the case at Feel Shanghai with lashings of silver to attract jewellery junkies.
Fei Fei
With the ability to copy any design on the catwalk this tailor is like having your very own fashion designer at-hand.
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.
Forbidden City
Tourists flock to this awe-inspiring site for a reason.
Forbidden City Concert Hall
A grand venue in a lovely setting.
French Cultural Center
Join Beijing's French community for a movie and a croissant.
Fubar Péking
Quirkiness and vintage jazz abound at this chic speak-easy.
Gaobeidian Furniture City
Bargain hunters peruse hundreds of antique stores along nearly two kilometres of road.

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