GET GRITTY IN THE UNDERGROUND ART SCENE

Check out Korean street artDine in a traditionally tiled ‘hanok’ cafeOrder a drink and catch an indie band rocking out an arts and culture spaceA few stops away from Yeouido, where the Conrad is located, is Mullae, an industrial neighborhood with a burgeoning arts scene. Try picking up an arts district map at the occasionally attended information booth, or else wander through the neighborhood taking in the colorful street art, with a few of the following stops as your anchors. Make sure to visit photo gallery Bittarae and Art Space Say to take in some non-corporate-sponsored art. Keep in mind that like most arts districts, most shops don’t open till after 11am, so start your trip to Mullae in the afternoon and end it with drinks at bar/café/gallery/performance space Jung Dabang, where, if you’re in luck, you’ll get to see an indie music performance. It might be the office, commercial and financial district, but Yeongdeungpo-gu certainly has its share of counterculture and art. It’s also within walking distance from the Conrad Seoul; once over the busy Nodeul-ro, head down Gyeongin-ro. You’ll reach Art Space Say first, near the corner of Dorim-ro.​BITTARAE: 3, Dorim-ro 128 ga-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu; 82-(0)10-6396-1782; facebook.com/bittarae ART SPACE SAY: 745, Gyeongin-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu; 82-(0)70-8637-4377; artspacesay.blog.me JUNG DABANG: 475, Dorim-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu; 82-(0)10-5296-5382; jungdabang.com/