Seocho-gu

Seoul
Seocho-gu featuring modern architecture, a river or creek and a bridge

This riverside district of Seoul is packed with exciting places for discovering South Korean culture, including museums, galleries and theaters.

Lying directly south of the Han River in Seoul, Seocho-gu, or Seocho district, is a small area of Seoul that has much to offer. With key arts establishments, great waterside views and varied shopping, this is an easy place to relax for an afternoon. Come on a sunny day and allow time to enjoy the area’s lovely green spaces once you are finished sightseeing.

Seoul is divided into 25 “gu” (administrative districts). Walk down any street on Seocho-gu and see the sky-high, ultra-modern buildings that are characteristic of the South Korean capital. Some of the country’s most famous brands, such as Samsung and Skin Food, have offices here. Amid the office blocks and streets bustling with businesspeople, the cultural scene of Seocho is flourishing.

The jewel of Seocho is the vast Seoul Arts Center, which is divided into several areas devoted to different aspects of South Korean culture. Check the schedule at the Opera House, which seats 2,300 people. See everything from ballet to musicals to opera here. For a different musical experience visit the Music Hall, which has hosted the London Symphony Orchestra. In the Calligraphy and Hangaram Art Museums, discover South Korea’s rich traditions of handwriting and visual arts.

Another important cultural institution in Seocho is the National Gugak Center, also sometimes known as the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts. The center is devoted to preserving the rich traditional musical heritage of South Korea. See performances in its auditoriums or visit one of the exhibits hosted at various locations.

Visit the area before mid-afternoon on a Saturday to enjoy the lively atmosphere of Seocho Flea Market. This is a wonderful place to pick up unique souvenirs.

Come to Seocho-gu on a summer day to escape the city streets in green spaces such as Yangjae Citizens' Park. Seocho’s main station is on several lines and is easily accessible from most parts of the city.


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Ocloud Hotel Gangnam
Ocloud Hotel Gangnam
3.5 out of 5
12, Sapyeong-daero 58-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 137-855
The price is £54 per night from 7 Jun to 8 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour health club and on-site parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (981 reviews)
"Many places to eat."

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2021

Ocloud Hotel Gangnam
Shilla Stay Seocho
Shilla Stay Seocho
3 out of 5
427, Hyoryeong-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06628
The price is £70 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (967 reviews)
"Quiet and clean, but the furniture are showing age and cracking."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2021

Shilla Stay Seocho
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
5 out of 5
176, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 06546
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £221 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (497 reviews)
"Great staff, convenient location, very clean & spacious room."

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2021

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam
4 out of 5
253, Gangnam Dae-ro Seocho-gu, Seoul, 6735
The price is £87 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Popular attractions Lotte World and N Seoul Tower are located nearby. Discover ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (95 reviews)
"Staff was really helpful and quick. Would come again."

Reviewed on 14 May 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam
Hotel Peyto Gangnam
Hotel Peyto Gangnam
3.5 out of 5
259, Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 137863
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a health club. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (976 reviews)
"good value hotel"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2022

Hotel Peyto Gangnam
Orakai Cheonggyesan Hotel
Orakai Cheonggyesan Hotel
4 out of 5
1-7, Cheonggyesan-ro 9-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06802
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £69 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (695 reviews)
"Staffs! They are so nice! Really good!!!"

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Orakai Cheonggyesan Hotel
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