Seoul is a city brimming with exciting experiences. Here is a list of our top picks of places to visit around Park Hotel Yeongdeungpo, from the fascinating nature attractions to the trendiest culinary offerings, all within a 30 minutes travel distance by public transport.
1. Seonyu-do Park
Distance: 15 mins. by bus, 20 mins. by foot.
Seonyudo Park (선유도공원) was originally a beautiful island admired by many Confucian scholars in the olden days. They would reflect, write poetry and paint here on the island. However, it was transformed into an industrial water treatment plant to supply the hiking demand for drinking water in the 70s. After 20 years, the plant closed and the government decided to convert it into an urban park. Today, the large amount of Ginkgo and maple trees on the island making it one of the most breathtaking places in Seoul during autumn.
343, Seonyu-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 영등포구 선유로 343 (양화동)
2. Café Droptop
Distance: 1 Min
Café Droptop needs no further explanation for those who are familiar with K-drama. This popular South Korean Café chain brand is a favourite filming location for many popular Korean dramas including “Master’s Sun” featuring Seo Ji-sub and “You’re Beautiful” featuring Jang Geun-suk. Must-try include Iced Black Sugar Bubble Latte, Strawberry Choco-cake Dropcino, and the coldbrews with fruit juice.
1F, Park Hotel Yeongdeungpo Seoul
서울 영등포구 양평로 136, 1층
3. Isle 360°
Distance: 1 Min.
You don’t have to travel far to find a rooftop bar in Seoul. One of the latest rooftop bars in the city is located right at the top of Park Hotel Yongdeungpo. Isle 360° features a beautiful panoramic view of the Han River with the glowing neon of Seoul’s cityscape. Adorned with gold ornaments and natural wood accents, the bar makes an ideal location to wind down. It offers an impressive list of wine, craft beer, whiskeys, artisanal cocktails and a delightful array of food items including gourmet burgers, cast-iron grills and sharing platters.
Level 14, Park Hotel Yeongdeungpo, Seoul
서울 영등포구 양평로 136, 14층
4. Prescent 14
Distance: 6 mins. by foot
Tucked away in the alley behind Park Hotel Yeongdeungpo is a quaint little gift store named Prescent 14. The cosy store pride itself on setting up “a bookstore with scents”, where visitors can bring home a specially crafted scent or book as a gift or a souvenir.
Blk 104, no. 105, 1 Yangpyeong-ro 22ra-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 영등포구 양평동5가 92 104동 105호
5. Aqua Planet 63
Distance: 30 mins by public transport.
Located in 63 Square, Aqua Planet 63 is not only a magical underwater world offering a glimpse into a vast array of marine life but also a popular filming location for many Korean dramas, including "The Legend of The Blue Sea" starring the mega Korean stars Jun Ji-hyun and Lee Min-ho. Watch the mermaid legend comes alive at their main tank on your next visit!
50, 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 영등포구 63로 50 (여의도동)
6. All The Morning
Distance: 21 mins by public transport.
To say that this place is gorgeous is an understatement. All The Morning (세상의 모든 아침) is a glasshouse themed restaurant highly popular among the locals. Located on the level 50 and 51 of Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) building, this restaurant with high ceiling and clear glasses totally up the brunch game in Seoul to the next level. Expect Europe-inspired brunch offerings and an extensive wine list from the menu. As one of the most sought-after brunch venue in Seoul, a reservation is a must before your visit. Be sure to dress up a little and pose with poise here for the gram because that’s what everyone does – including popular Korean celebrities and supermodels.
28-1 Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 영등포구 여의도동 28-1 전경련회관 50층,51층
7. Yeoeui-do Park
Distance: 20 mins by public transport.
With over 1,600 cherry blossom trees lining across the island, Yeouido Park is truly one of the most popular spots to see cherry blossom in Seoul. From mid-April through early May, the business district will be covered with stunning, light pink canopies of cherry blossoms, making it a perfect spot to take a stroll or even a picnic under the blizzard of falling petals. Be sure to stick around until nightfall, when the sparkles from the light shine through the petals will take your breath away.
Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 영등포구 여의서로
Photo credits (Top to bottom): Korea Tourism Board, Korea Tourism Board, Park Hotel Yeongdeungpo, Seoul, Park Hotel Yeongdeungpo, Seoul, Prescent.14, Korea Tourism Organization, 63 Aqua Planet, Sky Farm Korea, Korea Tourism Organization.