Top things to do in Western Seoul

Top Choice Market in Western Seoul

Noryangjin Fish Market

Providing terrific photo opportunities, Korea's largest fish market supplies every kind of aquatic life form to restaurants, fish shops and the general public. Originally established in 1927 and relocated here in 19…
Top Choice Park in Western Seoul

Gyeongui Line Forest Park

This 6.3km park, named for the former Gyeongui Line (on which it was built), is a narrow, long green space that runs along the discarded railroad tracks above Gajwa Station to Hyochang Park station. Within are nooks…
Top Choice Architecture in Western Seoul

KT&G SangsangMadang

Funded by Korea’s top tobacco company, this visually striking building is home to an art-house cinema, a concert space (hosting top indie bands) and galleries that focus on experimental, fringe exhibitions. There’s …
Top Choice Thai in Western Seoul

Tuk Tuk Noodle Thai

Credited with kicking off a trend for more authentic Thai restaurants in Seoul, Tuk Tuk's Thai chefs whack out a broad menu of spicy dishes that don't compromise on flavour. Their success saw them move to this minim…
Top Choice Bar in Western Seoul

Café Sukkara

There’s a fantastic range of drinks at this shabby-chic, farmhouse-style cafe with a contemporary Japanese flair. They make their own juices and liquors – try the black shandy gaff, a mix of homemade ginger ale and …
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Western Seoul

Free Market

Going strong since 2002, this lively weekly market helps to propel talented young creatives on to big-time retail. It's a great opportunity to meet the crafters and buy a unique souvenir, be it a hand-painted baseba…
Top Choice Live Music in Western Seoul

Mudaeruk

The 'Lost Continent of Mu' has been hiding out in Sangsu-dong all these years? Join those in the know for live bands, piano, improv jazz or electronic music in the basement on weekends. Upstairs is a stylish cafe-ba…
Top Choice Barbecue in Western Seoul

Hongik Sutbul Galbi

Real charcoal (rather than hotplates) brings out the flavours of the fine cuts of pork and beef at this galbi (beef ribs) joint; look for the stove on the street corner. Staff will do most of the cooking, then just …
Top Choice Cafe in Western Seoul

Anthracite

An old shoe factory is the location for one of Seoul’s top independent coffee-roaster and cafe operations. Drinks are made using the hand-drip method at a counter made out of an old conveyor belt. Upstairs is a spac…
Top Choice Mall in Western Seoul

D-Cube City

Seoul’s shopping malls hardly come any more stylish than this one in the previously industrial hub of Guro. The interior spaces surround a waterfall that cascades down seven floors, and plenty of terraces allow rela…