New: The Monocle Travel Guide to Seoul
Monocle's Travel Guides go beyond the traditional tourist beats to make sure you get the best out of a city -- no matter how short your stay. Designed to be compact and collectable, they are also discerning; Monocle's team won't list a hundred places to eat but they will tell you where's best for everything from some tasty fast food to something truly celebratory.
The South Korean capital is energetic and sprawling; it’s a 24-hour city that’s home to some 10 million people and plenty of brightly lit billboards, skyscrapers and shops. But that’s not all. Monocle have amassed their favourite architectural feats – from a leafy women’s university to an ivy-clad red-brick church – and sipped their way through the snappiest coffee shops, including one in an old printing press.