Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Zulutu Grocery
Like a grocery store only selling t-shirts in place of bloody slabs of meat. Not the norm but fun and inspiring nevertheless.
Zeta Bar
A wide variety of wines and nibbles is offered at this bright and popular bar matched only by the musical talent on offer.
Yugong Yishan
Underground acts take to the stage in this atmospheric venue.
Yashow Market
All the tat you could ever possibly need for the folks back home.
Xiu
A contemporary take on a traditional courtyard that boasts a celebrity-packed rooftop terrace...
Wuyutai Teahouse
Tea isn't just a British thing; Beijingers can't get enough of the stuff.
Woo
A bit chilly? Then wrap up with a cashmere shawl from Woo.
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.
Ullens Center for Contemp. Art
Factory-style gallery space shows internationally and locally acclaimed artists.
Ucca Store
If you've always dreamed of getting your grubby little mitts on a signed print from a Chinese artist then you've come to the right place. If not then it's still an interesting place to poke about.
Torana Tibetan Store
We all like the feel of a luxurious rug underfoot so make sure yours aren't threadbare by snapping up a new one here.
Tongrentan
As the pharmacy to former emperors you know you're getting your hands on some good medicine here.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.
Today Art Museum
Discover the history of the contemporary art movement in China.
Tianjin
Tiandi Yi Jia
Dine like an Emperor with exquisite Imperial specialties.
Three Stone Kite Store
Kite-flying may seem a bite 90s but at this store it's very much alive and kicking.
Things of the Jing
Those seeking traditional Chinese jewellery can find it in abundance here.
The Village Café
Early breakfasts and all day web surfing.
The Thing
Local graphic artists get a chance to shine here with their designs emblazoned across too-cool-for-school tees.
The Shop
While it's not the most imaginatively-named store in SoBe, The Shop sells incredibly cool designer clothes for both men and women.
The Red Box Studio
Ironically located in a black building The Red Box Studio is the place to come for China's thriving contemporary art scene.
The Private Room
A unique private dining experience specialising in delicious Cantonese cuisine.
The Pottery Workshop
From vases to necklaces - whatever type of ceramics you want The Pottery Workshop provides.
The Hutong
Sign-up for a course here to learn everything from cookery to yoga.
The Great Wall
If you only see one thing while in China make sure it's the great wall. Words fail us.
The Emperor
China's first Design Hotel pays close attention to detail
The CourtYard
Lip-smacking mélange of impeccable dishes and sumptuous wines.
The China Club
David Tang's luxe renovation is the hangout for Beijing's elite
The Boat
Hip floating dance bar.
Temple of Heaven
After a recent restoration this historic temple is the hub of the winter solstice festival.
Tanghouse Gallery
Hard wood is the material of choice for a range of fabulous furniture here.
Tang Hu Lu
Ever wondered what cotton from China's countryside feels like? Wonder no more as there's plenty of the stuff on offer here.
Tang Contemp. Art
Representing some of China's most established artists Tang's artists tend to be highly conceptual.
Surface
Two floors are better than one as they say (or is that heads?) and that's no more true than at Surface a two-floored emporium dedicated to unisex fashions.
Summer Palace
Spectacular grounds perfect for a morning stroll.
Sugar Jar
Chinese rock er rocks so brush up on your knowledge here.
Star Gallery
An emphasis on young collectible Chinese contemporary artists.
Spin Ceramics
Young designers are showcased at spin with their pottery on display for all and sundry to see.
South Beauty
Spicy Sichuan dishes with style and efficiency.

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