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An ancient city full of splendour

Beijing is the capital of China with some of the world’s most awe-inspiring attractions.

Essential information for Beijing

Local time


Flag of China
Cantonese 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.
are our main partner airline

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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