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Five Things To Get You Started In Seongsu-Dong

SeoulTheJourney is addicted to Seoul, the coffee shops, the art galleries, and endless things yet to be discovered! Seongsu-Dong is a vibrant neighbourhood served by Ttukseom Station (뚝섬역) and Seongsu Station (성수역) on the Seoul Metro network, and it is a neighbourhood that is super accessible.

It was named the ‘The Brooklyn of Seoul’. SeoulTheJourney would argue that is even more trendy and impressive than Brooklyn!

  1. (무브모브) (Instagram)

If you are looking for a cafe that lends you a relaxing and calm atmosphere, (무브모브) will treat you well. The super friendly staff will serve up some delicious drinks.

Don’t forget the delicious treats – so we recommend a visit to just for that!

However, we suggest you take the opportunity to enjoy the many art installations and VR experiences which will make you curious about the SK Telecom experience in a previous blog (read it here).

301-51, Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
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2. Lyon Bakery – Seoul Forest (Instagram)

Lyon Bakery is just a short stroll from the Seoul Forest.

The Seoul Forest is a space to explore, alongside the beautiful side streets, transformed from the homes of old Seoul into a fashionable and hip neighbourhood packed full of bakeries, coffee shops, and restaurants.

Lyon offers a super relaxed atmosphere and a great place to relax with a book or podcast and to dive into a delicious cake (even better, take one for later!).

685-509, Seongsu-dong 1(il)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 1F
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3. PFS:Gallery Seoul

PFS: Gallery is a dynamic art space hidden in the back streets. The space houses several exhibition spaces and a little coffee shop.

SeoulTheJourney enjoyed the open first-floor exhibition on the ground floor, and we suggest taking the opportunity to enjoy the space and the works of Chuni Park.

Check out their website here.

4. Graffiti Space

Beyond the plethora of coffee shops, restaurants and shops – the magical creative energy includes a wide range of graffiti works spread across the neighbourhood.

Take the chance to enjoy these impressive works and be daring, explore the hood to find the gems!!

5. CommonGround (Instagram)

Our final spot on the list is the iconic shopping shipping container space.

COMMONGROUND is one of the first pop-up shopping spaces spread across interconnected shopping containers.

Visitors to the shopping space can enjoy a wide range of stalls from big brand names and smaller stores.

There are several events at the space during the year, and we would suggest keeping your hand on the pulse to see if something is going on during your visit!

Take a look at the website ahead of the event.

Location: 200, Achasan-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul


Photos by Simon Williams-Im

Check out this vlog by Seoul Walk and get the feeling of the hood!

YouTube – Seoul Walk

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