Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


St. Michael’s Church
This beautiful Neo-Gothic Catholic church is a bit of a surprise.
Summer Palace
Spectacular grounds perfect for a morning stroll.
Poly Theatre
Ballets orchestras and drama grace the boards of this enormous theatre.
Niujie Mosque
Over 500 years old this is the city's largest Mosque.
National Art Museum
The perfect introduction to the traditional Chinese arts.
Lama Temple
Traditional Lama temple home to an incredible 18-meter-high Buddha.
Li Yuan Theatre
The home of Peking Opera.
Instituto Cervantes
A growing hub of the hispanophone community.
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.
Forbidden City
Tourists flock to this awe-inspiring site for a reason.
Chaoyang Theatre
THE place to see acrobatics in Beijing.
Capital Museum
Packed with relics from historic Beijing.
Beijing Concert Hall
Incredible acoustics have made this a celebrated venue for classical music.
Star Live
A mixture of up and coming live acts with established cult legends.
Tongli Studio
Fall down the rabbit hole into a nighttime labyrinth.
Mao Livehouse
Rock punk and indie have arrived in full force at MAO Livehouse.
East Shore Live Jazz
A great jazz venue with a suitably atmospheric interior.
Hit Alfa on a Friday to indulge in some cheesy 80s-inspired fun.
Saddle Cantina
A haven for beer lovers that also serves own-brew tequila and guacamole.
Aman Summer Palace
Superb imperial specialties in a historic and hugely atmospheric setting.
Westin Financial Street
A decadent sophisticated destination in the new Financial district.
The China Club
David Tang's luxe renovation is the hangout for Beijing's elite
Red Capital Residence
After a careful restoration the Red Capital Residence is wonderfully decadent.
Red Capital Ranch
Embrace eco-chic at this charming ranch.
InterContinental Financial Street
The perfect business retreat for city slickers.
The Tree
One of Beijing's best pizza joints with a great selection of beers
Noodle Bar
Huge bowls of traditional noodles.
Hutong Pizza
Buddhist nunnery turned pizzeria.
Delicious sugary goodness washed down with strong coffee.
Comptoirs de France
A beautiful French patisserie with mouth-watering food.
Glen Boutique Bar
Exquisitely made cocktails from master bartenders.
A true connoisseur's whiskey bar.
Davidoff Lounge
Cigar bar that exudes indulgence.
d lounge
Very glamourous with lots of attitude.
Tiandi Yi Jia
Dine like an Emperor with exquisite Imperial specialties.
Appetizing and atmospheric Persian cuisine boasting tender meats and delicate spices.
Ristorante Sadler
Italian favourites with some inventive twists.
Red Capital Club
Revolutionary specialties in a vintage courtyard setting.
Top-notch Japanese comfort food.

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