Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Beijing

3+1 Bedrooms
Incredibly stylish but tiny boutique hotel tucked down an alley way
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.
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.
Apothecary
Sophisticated cocktails and sublime finger food.
Aria Boutique
Foreign designers are sold alongside the owner's own take on Chinese style. The result? Chic clothes indeed.
Artopal
Arty farty types flock to this store in their design-y droves.
At Home
Silk doesn't always equal style but thankfully it does at At Home.
Bed
Trendy tapas bar with lounging and dancing.
Bei
Innovative Asian fusion of Chinese Korean and Japanese cooking.
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
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.
Botao Haute Couture
Fancy something custom-made? Then head here where super-talented designers will whip you up something beautiful and bespoke.
Boutique De L’Amour
Beijing now has a smattering of smutty sex shops just like any other city but its first is still its best.
Brand Nu
Handmade is the order of the day at Brand Nu.
Café Copy
An anti-establishment haven.
Café de Sofa
Vietnamese coffee served in a friendly environment.
Café Sambal
Romantic candlelit Malaysian restaurant perfect for extra-special dates.
Capital M
Contemporary European dining with extraordinary views.
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.
Chateau Bolongbao
You may not order a bottle of China's finest while at a meal but the its gaining momentum. Visit a homegrown vineyard such as this and see why.
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
ChinaDoll
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.
Crab Island
Strip off and sprawl out on this man-made beach. Apparently Beijng's answer to the Hamptons.
Croquis
Minimal lines and sleek aesthetics - and that's just the store. More of the same from the clothing.
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.
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.
Davidoff Lounge
Cigar bar that exudes indulgence.
Demeter-SLG29
If you like smellies scents and candles then this is the store for you.
Destination
Always packed this is Beijing's only full-scale gay club.

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