One of the most famous – and oldest – shopping streets in Beijing is Wangfujing, where you’ll find a number of shopping malls, as well as bookshops and restaurants.
Traditional Beijing wares can be found here, which are popular with both locals and tourists. If you get peckish, make a stop at the world-famous Wangfujing Snack Street, where you’ll find authentic Beijing snacks and dishes.
If shopping malls aren’t your thing, head down to Panjiayuan for arts, crafts and antiques. It’s just a short walk from the Panjiayuan subway station and is best at the weekend, where it’s at its liveliest. For the best finds, arrive early, from which you will find every type of knick-knack here, and haggling is expected.
Donghuamen Night Market
This huge, bustling food market will make your mouth water as you take in row after row of everything from crispy Peking duck and delicious dumplings, to pancakes and strawberry kebabs. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try a Chinese delicacy such as grasshoppers or scorpion on a stick?