Where's the best place to go in Seoul for shopping? clubbing? eating? drinking? music? cafe? meet people? If you had only one day in Seoul, and wanted to do everything listed above, you must go to Hongdae. It's the area near Hong-ik Univ, which has good reputation for art and design. It's not just an area, it's more where new culture arises from the liberal atmosphere. The streets are always full of young people and you will be able to make new friend and drink and dance until the next morning.
Close to Hongik University, the best Arts Univ of Korea, the neighborhood is full of life. Perfect for going out, shopping, eating and move in a modern environment. The best tip is to try to meet some locals, because there is a lot of wonderful places that could be difficult to find for a newcomer.
Every saturday there is an arts students market with a lot of hand-made stuff and live music and dancing.