Nanluoguxiang (南锣鼓巷), A Hip Street in a Historical City, Beijing

Nanluoguxiang (南锣鼓巷) is a very hip and cool street in Doncheng district, Beijing. Nanluoguxiang is also an area with hutong. Hutong is a must visit when you are in Beijing. There are lots of trendy shop, chic cafe and delish street snacks.

I enjoy strolling along Nanluoguxiang and spending my afternoon here. I entered Nanluoguxiang from Di’anmen East Street (地安门东大街). You can choose to enter by Gulou East Street (鼓楼东大街).

Entrance from Di'anmen East Street (地安门东大街)
Entrance from Di’anmen East Street (地安门东大街)

One of the cool cafe in Nanluoguxiang.

One of the cool cafe in Nanluoguxiang
One of the cool cafe in Nanluoguxiang

Starbucks joining the trend to be part of the cool culture in Nanluoguxiang.


Another shop along the Nanluoguxiang, selling clothes.

Another shop in Nanluoguxiang
Another shop in Nanluoguxiang

Plastered T-shirt (创可贴T恤) located at 61 Nanluoguxiang is a shop selling very chic T-shirt. The concept store takes China daily iconic image for the design of their T-shirt. I like some of the design but they are pretty expensive.

Plastered T-shirts
Plastered T-shirts

One of the drink store along Nanluoguxiang, with Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night painted on the front of the shop. Look so cool.

Cool Drink Store
Cool Drink Store

My favourite shop in Nanluoxiang sells a lot of cute little stuff from stationery to kitchenware. Lots of different products. They have new products regularly.

My Favourite Shop
My Favourite Shop

Wenyu Yogurt Shop (文宇奶酪店) is a very popular shop, you will always see a beeline. It is located at 49 Nanluoguxiang. Though the shop is known as yogurt shop but Wenyu is not exactly selling yogurt. I guess it is a translation issue. It is selling milk curd.

Wenyu Milk Curd Shop
Wenyu Yogurt Shop

And I spotted a cute little Husky taking an afternoon nap.

Husky taking a nap outside a shop
Husky taking a nap outside a shop


Nanluoguxiang (南锣鼓巷)

South Luogu Alley, Dongcheng, Beijing

南锣鼓巷, 东城, 北京

Opening Hours

Various time, depending on the individual shops. Safe to visit Nanluoguxiang from 1230 till late around 2200

Getting There

The easiest way is to get there by cab. Or take line 6, alight at Nanluoguxiang station (南锣鼓巷站) and walk to Di’anmen Outer St

Rating: 8.5/10



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A gal who loves to travel and enjoy great food, who also love to take photos of the food and to share her finds

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