Just toying with the idea of flying into Kyrgyzstan (free 60 day visa for UK nationals), and then heading through China to SE Asia. The Kyrg' part of things is easy and cheap....however, the Chinese visa application process seems more convoluted.
So for anyone that has done it - what is the best price/provider of a Chinese visa? Is it best to go to the Chinese consulate in London...or would I be better served going through a visa provider? (who seem to charge ~£70 extra on top of the £85 normal visa fee)