Eoulmadang Street [어울마당로]

Spring Turns To Spring (2019); Just Dance (2018-19); The Third Charm (2018); Your House Helper (2018); Why Secretary Kim (2018); My Golden Life (2017-18); Jugglers (2017-2018); Because This Is My First Life (2017); Age of Youth 2 (2017); Boys Over Flowers (2009)

Park Si-won (Lee Seo-yeon) comes here to watch a street busking dance performance in episode 6 (full episode 3) of Spring Turns To Spring/Spring Is Coming (봄이 오나 봄) (MBC, 2019). Je Im-soo (Yoo Jung-woo) stands next to her, trying to imitate their moves. He drops a prop broom when he takes a video, and suddenly dashes off without it. Si-won picks it up and goes after him.

Kim Si-eun (Park Se-wan) comes here with her then-boyfriend Lee Tae-sun (Yeon Jae-hyeong) when visiting him in episode 1 of Just Dance (땐뽀걸즈) (KBS2, 2018-19).

After running into each other at a wedding venue, Lee Young-jae (E-som) and Choi Ho-chul (Min Woo-hyuk) take a walk here in episode 7 of The Third Charm / The 3rd Charm (제3의 매력) (JTBC, 2018). They talk about his past marriage briefly, and buy ice-cream from a food truck. Later, they stop to listen to a busker singing ‘Come What May’ from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, and Ho-chul tells her that he was supposed to sing that song for his then wife-to-be at their wedding, but was embarrassed to in the end. In episode 7, Ho-chul calls Young-jae to the same spot that they watched the busker, and sings ‘Come What May’, saying after that he had practiced it just for her.

Park Ga-ram’s (Yeon Jun-suk) band ‘Real Garam’ plays here in final episode 32 of Your House Helper (당신의 하우스헬퍼) (KBS2, 2018) and Han So-mi (Seo Eun-ah), president of the band’s fan club comes to cheer him on.

Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) meets her blind date, Park Byeong-heon (Park Byeong-eun) on this street in episode 3 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018). The area is likely to be in the vicinity of where the Because This Is My First Life scene took place.

Sun Woo-hyuk (Lee Tae-hwan) and Seo Ji-soo (Seo Eun-su) come here on their first date in episode 39 of My Golden Life (황금빛 내 인생) (KBS2, 2017-18).

It was also briefly seen that Jwa Yun-i (Baek Jin-hee) had a date here with her ex-boyfriend (Sung Joon) in episode 1 of Jugglers (저글러스) (KBS2, 2017-2018).

Yoon Ji-ho (Jung So-min) and Nam Se-hee (Lee Min-ki) walk down this street on their date in episode 12 of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017). The area that the music performance by MeloMance took place was between this street and the beginning of Wausan-ro 35 gil (와우산로 35길).

Chu Ga-eul (Kim So-eun) and Geum Jan-di (Ku Hye-sun) see by coincidence Ga-eul’s boyfriend at this street in episode 9 of Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009). Both overhear how he explains a girl-friend how he used Ga-eul feelings. This is also when Jan-di beats him down to take revenge for her best friend. Later in the episode, heartbroken and crying Ga-eul sits down in front of the Dr. Martens shop in this street. So Lee-jeong (Kim Beom) sees her out of the car window and asks his driver to stop and joins her trying to lift her spirits.

This street was also seen in Age of Youth 2/Hello, My Twenties! 2 (청춘시대 2) (JTBC, 2017)

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Eoulmadang Street [어울마당로] is a popular walking street in Seoul’s neighbourhood Seogyo-dong [서교동], that makes up parts of Hongdae [홍대] in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구]. The scene in Jugglers was filmed near Myth Jokbal [미쓰족발 홍대본점]. The Mapo Tourist Information [마포관광정보센터] and the restaurant Hongdae Jopok Tteokbokki [홍대조폭떡볶이] are also located on this street.

Address
Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 어울마당로
(서울특별시 마포구 동교동)

Geolocations
Boys Over Flowers: 37.550583, 126.921389 (right in front of Dr. Martens) and 37.555828, 126.924119
BTIMFL: 37.555902, 126.924397 (look out for no. 130 and the 7-Eleven – just after crossing the street after Churro 101)
BTIMFL — Wausan-ro 35 gil: Look out for no 75: Butanchu (豚人/부탄츄) and no 71: Geumya Izakaya (今夜/금야).The pink sign in the background of Se-hee’s head is ‘홍대큰언니집’ (Hongdae Big Sister’s House – no.72).
Jugglers: 37.555531, 126.92375
Just Dance: 37.556383, 126.925896
My Golden Life: 37.556154, 126.924731 (start) and they get their sweets at the Hongdae Branch of Churro 101 [츄로101 홍대본점] (appearing as ‘Churros’ in the drama) a little further down the street at no. 128.
Spring Turns To Spring:  (this is where street buskers usually perform)
The Third Charm food truck: 37.5564765,126.9266717 (approx.; near Burger 4.5 and Ediya Coffee)
The Third Charm busking: 37.5567994,126.9270749 (approx. ; opposite Cupasteak)
Why Secretary Kim: 37.5567118,126.9242799 (may be around ‘조개이야기’)
Your House Helper: 37.556546, 126.926409

Getting here
Hongik University Station [홍대입구역], Line 2, exit 9.

This street is a short walk from the station. Instead of turning right towards the usual walking street, turn left. Myth Jokbal will be on your left. Head further down towards Girin Building (기린빌딩 – no. 130) and you’ll have the approximate location of the BTIMFL location 1. The MeloMance performance area in BTIMFL is towards the end of the street; look out for the following shops: no. 72: 홍대큰언니집 (Hongdae Big Sister’s House), no 75: Butanchu (豚人/부탄츄), no 71: Geumya Izakaya (今夜/금야). Note that the shops are not numbered in order.

— submitted by Mich KDL
My Golden Life, Just Dance, Your House Helper, Boys Over Flowers added by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, May 2018

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