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Last updated: 02 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Thomas O’Malley

Upgraded to an all-suite hotel in 2016, the long-established Peninsula offers a near-perfect blend of upscale comfort and centrality.

All that space, superior service and amenities don’t come cheap, but if the price is within your range this is one of Beijing’s safest hotel bets.

The prime Wangfujing location, close to the major central sights, is perfect if you’re coming for sightseeing.

Among the hotel’s standout features are a rooftop bar (summer only) and Huang Ting Cantonese restaurant, designed to replicate an ancient Beijing courtyard home.

Surrounding area

Located in the heart of one of Beijing’s main hotel districts, it is within close walking distance of Wangfujing Dajie, the capital’s primary shopping street which offers malls, chain stores, coffee bars and restaurants.

The immediate surrounds are busy downtown streets, but a little investigating leads you to quieter hutong alleys, and the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square can be reached on foot in around 25 minutes.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Forbidden City

Beijing, China[1.7 miles]

A magnificent and unique 15th-century complex of imperial palaces that served as the home of Chinese emperors for 500 years. Beijing’s must-see attraction.

Best for ages: 13+ | £6

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Jingshan Park

Beijing, China[2 miles]

Beijing’s best park is also one of its only central hills, offering inspiring views of the Forbidden City. It’s also where elderly locals come to sing, dance and let off steam.

Best for ages: 13+ | £3

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Tiananmen Square

Beijing, China[2 miles]

Overlooked by a giant portrait of Mao Zedong, this vast and politically-sensitive public space sits at the very heart of modern China, both literally and symbolically.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Beihai Park

Beijing, China[2.7 miles]

Once the preserve of emperors, the sculpted surrounds of Beihai Park are dotted with fascinating temples, halls and pavilions, and crowned by the magnificent White Dagoba, towering over the central boating lake.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

The National Museum of China on the east side of Tiananmen Square, one of the largest museum in the world

National Museum of China

Beijing, China[1.7 miles]

The National Museum of China contains a humongous cache of bronzes, ceramics, Buddhist art and jade dating back through the dynasties. The bombastic ‘Road to Rejuvenation’ exhibition traces China’s rise from the 1840-42 Opium War with Britain to the country’s 21st century space programme.

Best for ages: 13+ | £5

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Large black ball instrument at Beijing Ancient Observatory

Beijing Ancient Observatory

Beijing, China[1.8 miles]

A fantastic array of arcane astronomical contraptions, cast in bronze and carved with writhing dragons, can be seen at this museum on the site of a Chinese observatory formerly built into Beijing’s mighty city walls.

Best for ages: 13+ | £2

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Monument in front of Mao's Mausoleum on Tiananmen Square, China . Mao's body was embalmed and the construction of a mausoleum began shortly after his death.

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall

Beijing, China[2.1 miles]

Visitors line up in droves to shuffle past Mao’s embalmed corpse, on display in a mausoleum in the middle of Tiananmen Square. Guards keep the crowds moving through to the gift shop full of Mao-themed souvenirs.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Exterior of the Great Hall of the People building in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, lit up at night

Great Hall of the People

Beijing, China[2.2 miles]

Looking out over Tiananmen Square, this is China’s most iconic political building and the meeting place for the National People’s Congress. Inside, you can tour its vast Stalinist auditorium, complete with plexiglass red star in the ceiling. When it’s not in use, you can go in to see the vast Stalinist auditorium, complete with plexiglass red star in the ceiling.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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A burgeoning megacity with one foot in the past, Beijing is a marvellous melange of UNESCO-listed heritage buildings set within an ever-more tech-forward cityscape. Come for the culture, the people, and of course the food.

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