1 Hour Activities


Bistro Seoul
B1F, 28, Gukjegeumyung-ro 2-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-783-4934
Mon to Fri 11:00 ~ 22:00 / Closed on weekend and public holiday

SAMPLE HOME-MADE KOREAN VEGETARIAN FOOD

  • A modern dining restaurant which serves a fusion of Korean dishes

Bistro Seoul Yeouido branch is located on the B1 floor of the KB building. Just three minutes walking distance from Conrad Seoul, Bistro Seoul offers home-made Korean style cooking and drinks in a cozy atmosphere. Due to its location in the financial district, Bistro Seoul Yeouido is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Bistro Seoul
B1F, 28, Gukjegeumyung-ro 2-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-783-4934
Mon to Fri 11:00 ~ 22:00 / Closed on weekend and public holiday

Bas Burger
B1F, 20, Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-784-6643
Mon ~ Fri 11:00 ~ 23:00 (Last order & Delivery service 21:00) / Sat ~ Sun 11:30 ~ 21:00 (Last order & Delivery service 20:00)

DRINK CRAFT BEERS IN A POPULAR PUB

  • A casual hand-made, pub-style burger with a variety of craft beers.

Enjoy the Casual Handmade Burger alongside a refreshing craft beer. Bas Burger has become popular with younger people, offering inexpensive food in a vibrant atmosphere. This restaurant is often crowded with people who wish to savor the flavor of the well-made burger and a nice craft beer after work. Choose from the Bas Burger, Chicken Burger, or Onion Rings for a taste of the signature menu.

Bas Burger
B1F, 20, Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-784-6643
Mon ~ Fri 11:00 ~ 23:00 (Last order & Delivery service 21:00) / Sat ~ Sun 11:30 ~ 21:00 (Last order & Delivery service 20:00)

TRAFFIC
21,Seolleung-ro 161-gil, Gangnam-gu
82-(0)2-3446-7359

SU NORAEBANG
16, Apgujeong[21] -ro 50-gil, Gangnam-gu
82-(0)2-518-9334
skysu.com

HIT THE TOWN

  • Spin vinyl at a retro LP bar and listen to some classic tunes
  • Make your own music with a night out at the noraebang (Korean karaoke)

An unexpectedly low-key destination in the glitzy Apgujeong neighborhood is Traffic, a mod “LP bar” with sleek white-and-blond wood interiors and glowy lighting. Note the wall filled with thousands of records from the ‘70s to the ‘90s (the owner was a DJ in the ‘70s). You can make requests or just sit back and enjoy the tunes to find out what the locals are nostalgic for. You’ll hear a good mix of Korean and Western favorites because, hey, Koreans loved the Beatles, too. Ready to take it up a notch? A true night out Korean-style involves a late-night stop at a noraebang (Korean for karaoke). While traditional noraebang sell alcohol and light snacks, Su Noraebang offers not only drinks, but also popcorn and ice cream, and is all about the music (you may even notice some aspiring K-pop fans practicing solo). The best way to enjoy your noraebang session to bring along a couple of friends and get everyone up and dancing in your private room. Pro-tip: follow Korean rules by changing the disposable cover before handing off your mic to the next singer.
Located in the north of Gangnam, Traffic is found in Cheongdam-dong, a luxury shopping area that epitomizes the wealthy lifestyle of many young professional Koreans. The main street is even known as ‘Fashion Street’ for all the designer labels and brands. From Apgujeong-ro, turn into Apgujeong-ro 50-gil and you’ll see Traffic amongst the posters and bright storefronts.

TRAFFIC
21,Seolleung-ro 161-gil, Gangnam-gu
82-(0)2-3446-7359

SU NORAEBANG
16, Apgujeong[21] -ro 50-gil, Gangnam-gu
82-(0)2-518-9334
skysu.com

THE TOP HAT
Fin Tower 12th floor, 280-2, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu
82-(0)10-9831-2131
facebook.com/thetophat.seoul

GIN AND TONIC WITH A VIEW

  • Sip sunset drinks at a bar with a view

After an afternoon in central Seoul, kick off your evening with sunset drinks at The Top Hat, a cocktail bar with a lot of ground rules: no sandals, no shorts, no photos of the menu, no instagrams of your perfectly-prepared highball. We’re willing to obey these edicts for top-notch service and an extensive drink list (over 100 kinds of whisky and 40 kinds of champagne, for starters). Plus the rooftop offers killer views of Seoul’s latest starchitect creation — Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid. It’s a glowing wonder at night, though those coveted spots are reserved for VIP bottle service only.
Directly opposite Dongdaemon History and Culture Park, you can’t miss the striking origami-like folds of Seoul’s Fin Tower. Head directly up to the 12th floor for impressive views out across the city.

THE TOP HAT
Fin Tower 12th floor, 280-2, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu
82-(0)10-9831-2131
facebook.com/thetophat.seoul

OBJECT
23, Eoulmadang-ro 5-gil, Mapo-gu
82-(0)2-333-1369

OVAL
48-29, Wausan-ro 29-gil, Mapo-gu, 3rd floor
82-(0)2-325-1981

1300K
11, Jandari-ro 2-gil, Mapo-gu
82-(0)2-322-2131
1300k.com

SANGSANG MADANG
65, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu
82-(0)2-330-6200
sangsangmadang.com

NAMUL-MEOKNEUN GOM
20-12 Jandari-ro, Mapo-gu
82-(0)2-323-9930

SHOP FOR LOCAL DESIGNS

  • Combining the functional and the beautiful, discover well-designed, unique stationary
  • Dig in to Korean comfort food, including the country’s signature dish: bibimbap

With its intense focus on all things academic, Seoul is a stationery-lovers’ mecca, and it’s in the arts university Hongdae neighborhood that you’ll find the best stationery stores and creative lifestyle products from local artisans. Object offers vintage Korean home goods and jewelry and stationery. Sparsely-decorated and lovely Oval has a carefully-curated collection of letter-press cards, Japanese leather portfolios, and vintage pencils. For the teens in your life, browse the robot toys and vintage posters at 1300k. The widest and best-curated selection design goods can be found at SangSang Madang. Some of our favorite finds include Tale Design’s moon glass, a cup that shows you the waning moon as you drink from it, and post-it notes in the shape of gingko leaves and cherry blossoms. Ready for lunch? Stop in at Namul-meokneun Gom, a Korean restaurant in a hanok (traditional curved roof home) with a lovely outdoor courtyard. Though the bibimbap, chaeyuk bokkeum (spicy grilled pork) and naengmyeon (cold noodles) are plated individually (traditional Korean restaurants serve most dishes family style), the recipes come straight from the septugenerian grandmother who still works in the kitchen.
Northwest of the Han River, the Mapo District is known for its urban arts and indie music culture, clubs and entertainment. That includes being the HQ for many K-Pop labels which are fiercely followed in South Korea. From the Conrad Seoul you can take a train to Sangsu or Hapjeong to put you in the middle of Mapo-gu, or head out via cab which will take around 30 minutes.

OBJECT
23, Eoulmadang-ro 5-gil, Mapo-gu
82-(0)2-333-1369

OVAL
48-29, Wausan-ro 29-gil, Mapo-gu, 3rd floor
82-(0)2-325-1981

1300K
11, Jandari-ro 2-gil, Mapo-gu
82-(0)2-322-2131
1300k.com

SANGSANG MADANG
65, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu
82-(0)2-330-6200
sangsangmadang.com

NAMUL-MEOKNEUN GOM
20-12 Jandari-ro, Mapo-gu
82-(0)2-323-9930

LEEUM SAMSUNG
60-16, Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu
82-(0)2-2014-6900
leeum.org

PARC
26-5, Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, 2nd floor
82-(0)2-792-2022
parcseoul.com

STEEP YOURSELF IN ART

  • Immerse yourself in both Korean and international art at an architectural marvel.
  • Try a modern bistro and sample some artfully traditional family recipes.

The Leeum Samsung museum is notable not only for the breadth of its collection but also its architecture. Mario Botta designed the space that houses traditional Korean works from the past 1,500 years and Jean Nouvel designed the second structure, which contains modern works from Korea and abroad from the last century. Here, you’ll find both exquisite Silla Dynasty golden crowns and Nam June Paik’s groundbreaking video installation art. Keep in mind that tickets for the two galleries are sold separately, so if you have limited time, you may have to choose one over the other—in which case, we’d suggest opting for the traditional galleries, whose treasures rarely travel outside the country. Afterwards, stop by modern Korean bistro Parc, just down the hill, where the recipes are straight from the owner’s mother. Order the hearty bulgogi and pair it with a bottle of Hwayo, an smooth soju made using Korean rice and artisanal brewing methods—a burgeoning trend.
Found in the center of Hannam-Dong – a trendy area of boutique cafes, restaurants and bars – the Leeum Samsung museum is just 35 minutes from the Conrad Seoul via the 5 and 6 lines. From Hangangjin station, walk down Itaewon-ro 55-gil until you find yourself facing the bold postmodern lines and entirely glass facade of the museum.

LEEUM SAMSUNG
60-16, Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu
82-(0)2-2014-6900
leeum.org

PARC
26-5, Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, 2nd floor
82-(0)2-792-2022
parcseoul.com

Aqua Planet
GF,50, 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-780-6382
10:00 ~ 22:30 (Visitors may eneter until 21:30)

STEP FOOT ON ANOTHER PLANET

Aqua Planet 63, located in 63 Square in Yeouido, was opened on July 1, 2016. The aquarium houses the fantastic Otter Planet, an Aqua Garden featuring water plants, Amazonian plants and lungfish. The themes continue with the Golden Miracle Zone decorated with bright sunflowers and the Coral Planet boasting various colorful underwater coral plants. Other exciting zones include Penguin Planet and Seal Planet offer some animal delights with the main tank even providing a viewing deck for visitors to watch the fantastic Mermaid Show.

Aqua Planet
GF,50, 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-780-6382
10:00 ~ 22:30 (Visitors may eneter until 21:30)

HAN RIVER FERRY CRUISE
Yeouinaru Dock, 5 min from Yeouinaru Station, exit 3
82-(0)2-3271-6900
elandcruise.com

GET ON THE WATER

  • View Seoul’s spectacular skyline by day or by night on a river cruise

The easiest way to take in all of Seoul’s skyline without climbing a mountain is to hop on a Han River Ferry Cruise right at Yeouinaru Port. Skip the themed dinner cruises and opt instead for the sweet and simple river tour (30 minute and 70 minute options). Don’t be alarmed by the red Christmas lights forming a heart-shaped tunnel up the gangplank. Once onboard, you’ll find young families, travelers and grandparents in addition to youthful lovebirds. Get a seat on the top deck for a breath of fresh air. Daytime cruises give you the chance to see birds on the river’s islands, though nighttime offers the most dramatic views. We recommend the 30-minute cruise that sets off at 7:30pm.
For Yeouinaru Station you only need to head around the corner; it’s literally on your doorstep. From Gukjegeumyung-ro, take a left into Yeoeuido-dong and walk out to the water. The port nestles on the river, near the Mapo bridge.

HAN RIVER FERRY CRUISE
Yeouinaru Dock, 5 min from Yeouinaru Station, exit 3
82-(0)2-3271-6900
elandcruise.com

Electro Mart
Time Square Mall B1,15 Yengjoong-ro, Yeongduengpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3468-1207
10:00 ~ 24:00 Everyday (Closed on 2nd & 4th Sunday)

KIDULT GOODS

Electro Mart is not just a shopping place; it’s is a shopping experience. Electro Mart offers a wide range of electronic gadgets, including RC robots, drones of all sizes, DSLR’s and computers. The store also stocks bikes, foosball tables and camping equipment to meet all your shopping needs. Head to the B1 floor of the Times Square shopping mall for a closer look.

Electro Mart
Time Square Mall B1,15 Yengjoong-ro, Yeongduengpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3468-1207
10:00 ~ 24:00 Everyday (Closed on 2nd & 4th Sunday)

Gobong Samgetang
5, Gukhoe-daero 72-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-785-3877
AM 11:00 ~ PM 22:00 Closed on national holidays (Chooseok & Seolnal only)

TRY A FAVORITE LOCAL DISH

  • Visit a Korean restaurant specializing in Samgyetang- a Korean style chicken soup with medicinal herbs

Gobong Samgetang is a Korean style chicken soup restaurant located in Yeouido Island. Their special broth is made by boiling Sanghwang mushrooms which are renowned for their medicinal components. The unique color and scent of the soup, along with a traditional herbal mix, guarantees that the restaurant is serving a hearty, healthy, local Samgyetang.

Gobong Samgetang
B1F, 33, Gukjegeumyung-ro 6-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-785-3877
AM 11:00 ~ PM 22:00 Closed on national holidays (Chooseok & Seolnal only)

Jin Ju Jip
5, Gukhoe-daero 72-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-780-6108
Mon ~ Fri 10:00 ~ 20:00 / Sat 10:00 ~ 19:00 / Closed on Sundays

TASTE A CLASSIC KOREAN SUMMERTIME MEAL

With an impressive history of 30-years in the business, Jin Ju Jip is well known for its noodle dishes. The Kong Guk Su is a mild dish comprising of noodle soaked in soy milk broth and the spicier BiBimGukSu, Chicken Soup and handmade dumplings are also signature favorites. A beloved summer dish for all Koreans, Jin Ju Jin is a highly recommended local restaurant in Yeouido.

Jin Ju Jip
B1F, 33, Gukjegeumyung-ro 6-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-780-6108
Mon ~ Fri 10:00 ~ 20:00 / Sat 10:00 ~ 19:00 / Closed on Sundays

Mapo Mandu
1F, S-Trenue’ Building, 37, Gukjegeumyung-ro 2-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-783-5159
00:00 ~ 24:00 (24hours) / No holiday all year around

DISCOVER SEOUL’S DELICIOUS DUMPLINGS

Mapo Mandu is easily found and open 24 hours a day. The shop’s open windows has steam blowing everywhere through its name, ‘Mandu ‘(Dumpling), which is also its signature dish. Feast on other Korean favorite foods like Jiggae, Tteokbokki, or Ramen which are popular casual dining dishes. This place is also famous for their Galbi Mandu (갈비만두) which uses marinated beef rib cooked with charcoal as their primary filling.

Mapo Mandu
1F, S-Trenue’ Building, 37, Gukjegeumyung-ro 2-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-783-5159
00:00 ~ 24:00 (24hours) / No holiday all year around

Minso Hanwoo
B1F, S-Trenue’ 26 Building, 37, Gukjegeumyung-ro 2-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-780-3365
Mon ~ Fri 11:00 ~ 22:30 (14:30 ~ 17:00 Break time) / Sat 10:30 ~ 22:30 (14:30 ~ 17:00 Break time) / Closed on Sundays

SAMPLE SOME KOREAN BBQ

  • Dine at a fine franchise restaurant serving Korean BBQ Beef, Miso and Noodles.

Minso Hanwoo is a Korean BBQ restaurant located on the B1 floor of the S-Trenue building. A 10 minute walk from Conrad Seoul, Minso Hanwoo only serves native Korean beef from the Kangwon province, where the best cuts of Hanwoo are produced.

Minso Hanwoo
B1F, S-Trenue’ 26 Building, 37, Gukjegeumyung-ro 2-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-780-3365
Mon ~ Fri 11:00 ~ 22:30 (14:30 ~ 17:00 Break time) / Sat 10:30 ~ 22:30 (14:30 ~ 17:00 Break time) / Closed on Sundays

Olive Young
1F, 61, Yeouinaru-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-780-5290
08:00 ~ 22:30 Everyday / 11:00 ~ 23:00 National Holiday

DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF K-BEAUTY

K-Beauty is a big business and Olive Young is one of Korea’s most popular beauty shops. Offering diverse products including cosmetics such as the Korean famous snail mask, customers can also find hair, body products, and health care products to stock up on vitamins and fat-burning products. A visit to this buzzing temple of beauty is never a dull moment, and it is the secret to the fresh-faced Korean look with a variety of products promising to lighten, brighten and moisturize to stay youthful-looking.

Olive Young
1F, 61, Yeouinaru-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-780-5290
08:00 ~ 22:30 Everyday / 11:00 ~ 23:00 National Holiday