I left late to avoid the rush. Ha! Still only room for whippets. I continued looking around Tiananmen.
I went looking for the Sightseeing Bus Centre, as listed in Lonely Planet. It’s completely changed – look for the Beijing Hub of Tour Dispatch at the southern side of Qianmen.
I wandered about the hutongs around Dashilaner.
From here I went to Wangfujing. It’s just Westernised shops. Oriental Plaza is the best place, in my opinion – they have a good food selection and several good outdoor clothing shops. Up the road there are some old ruins (probably reconstructed)