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An ancient city full of splendour

China's capital has some of the world’s most awe-inspiring attractions, extaordinary history and diverse culture. Explore all of this plus more, on your holiday to Beijing. Whether you're interested in breathtaking sights such as the beautiful temples and the Great Wall of China, or the vibrant cultural scene, from Kung fu to world-class opera, discover the best the city has to offer with our Beijing holiday packages.

Essential information for Beijing

Local time


Flag of China
Mandarin and English


Chinese Yuan
Official currency of China

Flight information

10h 20m
Beijing (PEK)
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Virgin Atlantic flights to Shanghai, departing daily from London Heathrow and direct Air China flights to Beijing.
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Do I need a visa?

Yes, British citizens require a visa for travel to China.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »


When to go

Beijing is suitable for travel all year round. In terms of season, autumn (September to November) is the best season to visit Beijing. Throughout the year, there are many festivals which provide great opportunities for getting to know about local life and customs.

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