Yeongdeungpo’s Times Square shopping mall is one of Seoul’s more visually appealing shopping centers thanks to its futuristic design by Junglin Architecture. Like any proper Korean shopping complex, it’s a virtual city unto itself, with a major department store, a multiplex theater, supermarket, fitness center, hotel, tons of restaurants, and much, much more. If you’re looking to stay indoors all day, this is your place. If you’d like a breath of cool, fresh air, there’s a lovely roof garden, too.
You’ll find plenty of places to eat on the third and fourth floors.
You’re in a shopping mall. The options are endless.
If you’re a history buff, the old office of Kyungsung Textiles (1937) is located just behind Times Square and now serves as a café and gallery. Now known as Kyungbang, Kyungsung Textiles was one of Korea’s first big companies, and is in fact the owner of Times Square.
T. 02-2638-2000, www.timessquare.co.kr
(442 Yeongdeungpo-dong 4-ga, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul | 서울시 영등포구 영등포동4가 442)
Yeongdeungpo Station 영등포역 (Line 1). Exit through the Lotte Department Store, cross the street, and walk 200 meters. Swing a left, walk 150m and you’re there.