Nanluogu Xiang (South Gong and Drum Lane, Nanluogu Alley) is among one of the oldest hutongs around and has a history of over 800 years. This 800-meter long North-South alleyway is filled with bars, cafes, restaurants, artsy little shops, souvenir shops and cute boutiques. It's worth to spend an hour or two walking through the little alley ways and hutongs around it.
Location: Nanluoguxiang is situated at Beijing’s Dongcheng District, near the Drum Tower with its northern end at Gulou Dongdajie (Drum Tower East Street, 鼓楼东大街) (Walk East along Guloudong Dajie about 10-15min past the Drum Tower and look out for the street sign pointing the way to the hutong on your right-hand side.) and the southern end of Nanluogu xiang can be found at Di’ anmen Dongdajie (地安门东大街).