14 hours in Beijing

From Beijing's best brunch spot to its flagship art galleries, here's our guide to a perfect day in the Chinese capital

A city guide to the cooler side of Beijing

From factories turned into galleries to a burgeoning crop of sci-fi skyscrapers, the Chinese capital is shrugging off its dynastic past and revealing a cool side 

City life: Beijing

Glimpse the future in China's energised capital where its eclectic and ever-expanding mix of experiences, sights and activities offer an urban experience like no other.

Fascinating China's capital

Increasingly westernised yet perennially fascinating, China's capital, from the horse-drawn carts to its glittering host of skyscrapers, has the power to amaze and bewilder in equal measure

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