Eoulmadang Street [어울마당로]

Meow, The Secret Boy (2020); Melting Me Softly (2019); When The Devil Calls Your Name (2019); One Spring Night (2019); My First First Love (2019); Her Private Life (2019); 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); Monstar (2013); Boys Over Flowers (2009)

An Jeong-ha (Park So-dam) gives free make-up advice for her video blog in the evening at this street in ephod 2 of Record of Youth/The Moment/Youth Record (청춘기록) (tvN, 2020).

After set up on a blind-date, Kim Sol-ah (Shin Ye-eun) and Hong-jo (Kim Myung-soo) –in his human form– come to this street to enjoy an afternoon together in episode 7 (full episode 4) of Meow, The Secret Boy/Welcome (어서와) (KBS2, 2020).

Ko Mi-ran (Won Jin-A) and Hwang Ji-Hoon (Choi Bo-Min) come to this street on a ‘date’ in episode 8 of Melting Me Softly/Let Me Melt (날 녹여주오) (tvN, 2019) and when he teaches her how to stand on a longboard he also explains that what they are doing is having a ‘some’.

Ha Rib (Jung Kyoung-ho) and Ji Seo-young (Lee El) pass by this street full of buskers in episode 1 of When The Devil Calls Your Name (악마가 너의 이름을 부를 때) (tvN, 2019). From a distance, he hears a female voice covering a song from his previous musical duo, ‘Liver and Gallbladder’, and goes off in search of the singer. In episode 3, Kim Yi-kyung (Lee Seol) and Luka (Song Kang) pass by a busking group playing folk music on this street, and Luka borrows Yi-kyung’s guitar to join in. After the performance, he realizes that she had disappeared. Later, Yi-kyung gets a call from Ha Rib, who hums a melody to her and asks her if she finds it familiar; once she’d said it sounds new to her, he hangs up.

After having met Yoo Ji-ho (Jung Hae-in) and his son Yoo Eun-woo (Ha Yi-an) for the first time in final episode 32 (full episode 16) of One Spring Night (봄밤) (MBC, 2019), Lee Jung-in’s mother Shin Hyung-sun (Gil Hae-yeon) takes some me-time and goes window-shopping here.

After a fun drawing activity as part of their date, Han Song-yi (Jung Chae-yeon) and Seo Do-Hyeon (Jung Jin-young) walk along this street in episode 7 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019). This is also where Oh Ga-rin ate rice cakes for the first time in episode 4, accompanied by Choi Hoon.

Sung Deok-mi (Park Min-young) comes here with her best friends Nam Eun-ki (Ahn Bo-hyun) and Lee Sun-joo (Park Jin-joo) in episode 6 of Her Private Life (그녀의 사생활) (tvN, 2019) after being cursed out by Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-wook). In episode 12, Joo Hyuk (Yoo Yong-min) busks here (the same place as the scene in The Third Charm) and invites his boss Lee Sun-joo (Park Jin-joo) to sing-along while her husband Kang Seung-min (Im Ji-kyu) watches the scene from afar.

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 8, 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 (Goo Hye-sun) see Ga-eul’s boyfriend by chance on 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 Yi-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); Monstar (몬스타) (Mnet/tvN, 2013).

VARIETY SHOW filmed here

The opening scenes of episode 61 of YouTube series Workman [워크맨] (Lululala, 2019-20) was filmed here, after which host Jang Sung-kyu experienced what it’s like to work as a shoe store employee.

Other filming locations on this street

No. 39Starry Night LP Bar [LP펍 별밤]
No. 44-1Lakkomma Building [라꼼마빌딩]
No. 45colline [콜린]
No. 45-1Café Droptop — Hongdae Branch [카페드롭탑 홍대점]
No. 46-1Funny Land – Hongdae Branch [홍대 퍼니랜드]
No. 60Hongdae Jopok Tteokbokki [홍대조폭떡볶이]
No. 67Su Noraebang — LUXURY Hongdae [수노래연습장 럭셔리 홍대점]
No. 146-1Hongik Sootbul Kalbi [홍익숯불갈비]

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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.

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

Boys Over Flowers: 37.550583, 126.921389 (right in front of Dr. Martens) and 37.555828, 126.924119
BTIMFL #1: 37.555902, 126.924397 (look out for no. 130 and the 7-Eleven – just after crossing the street after Churro 101)
BTIMFL #2– 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).
Her First Life #1 (same as The Third Charm #1): 37.5564765,126.9266717
Her First Life #1 (same as The Third Charm #2): 37.5567994,126.9270749
Jugglers: 37.555531, 126.92375
Just Dance: 37.556383, 126.925896
My First First Love: 37.556489, 126.926937; in front of 와우산로35길 69
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.
One Spring Night: 37.552392, 126.921521 (look out for Lush)
Spring Turns To Spring:  (this is where street buskers usually perform)
The Third Charm #1 food truck: 37.5564765,126.9266717 (approx.; near Burger 4.5 and Ediya Coffee)
The Third Charm + Her Private Life #2 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
Her Private Life, My Golden Life, Just Dance, Your House Helper, Boys Over Flowers, Monstar added by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, May 2018

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