With K-POP LUX London canceled, we know that there are many fans with planned travel and nowhere to go and nothing to do, so we are coming in clutch for you. We at The Honey POP! have always been loud and proud about fandoms and how innovative, creative, and incredible they can be, and this is no exception. Many K-POP fans and operating fan bases across the UK have banded together to work on listing a number of different places across London to explore that’s perfect for any Hallyu fan, as well as hosting their own events to create a memorable fan experience for all.
The MOA Ball
The MOA Ball is taking place this Sunday 24th, between 12pm-4pm at Sidequest, Charing Cross. Organized by @softjjunnie and @yeonjun4moa on Instagram, the event is the perfect opportunity to meet up with fellow MOA, celebrate your love for TXT, and maybe even Yeonjun’s birthday! A special drinks menu will be in place, and entry will cost one drink of your choice that’s said to be delicious. You can book your ticket here and even order a special fan pack here before the 20th.
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— SOKOLLAB (@sokollab_uk) September 18, 2023
One of London’s most beloved K-POP stores is Sokollab. Run by fellow K-POP fans, the store is always hosting fan events, especially in conjunction with the current concerts in the city. They have decided to continue with this over the upcoming weekend, offering discounts on the former line-up of featured artists. Now is the perfect time to stock up on your album collection! If you’ve spent a lot of your hard earnings on travel but want a treat on a budget, there are lots of goodies for photocard collectors, such as Be On D stickers and photocard holders or even the NCT X Sanrio and Sanrio Korea items. They also have their cafe, Borabori, which is the perfect place to unwind and go through your photocard pulls with friends.
NCT Dream Picnic
Please join us in celebrating NCT Dream’s 7th Anniversary! 🎉💕🌱
We are hosting a picnic in London for czennies to celebrate together! 💚✨
📆 Sunday 24th September 🌷
📍 Greenwich Park 🌿
🕗 from 12pm 🌸 pic.twitter.com/5FljlIBArR
— NCT DREAM LONDON 🇬🇧🌱 (@nctdream_london) September 13, 2023
If you happen to also be a NCTzen, you’d be delighted to know that Sunday will be the NCT Dream 7th anniversary event! Taking place at 12pm at Greenwich Park, meet up with fellow fans to celebrate the boys and this special anniversary. The event is hosted by @nctdream_london. Be sure to follow them for updates!
Stray Kids Cup Sleeve Event
Another cup sleeve event taking place this weekend is in honor of Stray Kids’ Virgo members! @sindoniaevents on Instagram is hosting the event and has partnered up with different vendors. The two-day event will be taking place at Nut Mylk Tea in Soho. This is a ticketed event, which you can sign up for here.
Autumn K-POP Trading Event
Attention photocard collectors, this event is a must for you! @bkt.kpopevents on Instagram is hosting their Autumn K-POP Trading Event, with the opportunity to trade photocards, enter an official TWICE Luckydraw, a TXT raffle, a special K-POP-themed drinks menu, and more! The event takes place at SideQuest Charing Cross on Saturday 23rd, from 12pm to 5:30pm, and tickets are available here.
Other Things To Do
Life4Cuts Premium K-Photo Studio
@life4cuts_uk Life4cuts biggest branch in London is officially OPEN!! #life4cutsuk #london #thingstodoinlondon #koreanphotobooth #photobooth #westfield #westfieldwhitecity #kpopfyp #aespa #kpopfypシ #kpoptiktok ♬ Spicy – aespa
One of the much-loved features that tourists to Korea love is the gorgeous high-end photobooth studios. London has taken that concept and has brought it to the capital via Life4Cuts, with five locations available in Soho, Leicester Square, Shoreditch, New Malden, and Westfield. Dress up with your friends, pick some adorable accessories, and get ready to pose! There’s a variety of frames you can choose from, including K-POP-inspired ones, and you can use a remote control or the auto-shoot to control your photos. It’s a great way to make memories and a beautiful keepsake!
@pureseoul Let’s go K Beauty Shopping in London ✨ #koreanskincare #kbeautyuk #kbeautymakeup #kskincare #kbeauty ♬ Do not touch – MISAMO
If you’re a K-POP stan, the odds are you’ve found yourself engrossed in K-Beauty. With humble beginnings back in 2019 as a small online shop, PURESEOUL is now the UK’s No.1 destination for all things Korean Beauty. Full of K-Beauty goodies, including viral faves and idols’ holy grails, this is a great place to visit to treat your skin to some TLC! You can pop to the store at Charing Cross Road, just outside London’s iconic Chinatown, open every day from 12-8pm.
@oseyouk The viral food, find ice cups at Korean supermarket Oseyo!🧊 🧃🍹 #foodtok #viralfood #viralfoodtrend#viral #food #foodie #fyp #fypシ #foryoupaya #trendingfood #tiktokfood #koreanfood #korean #koreanstreetfood #london #virallondonfoodspots #viralfoodspots #oseyo #dessert #icedcoffee #viralvideo #batterseapowerstation #uk #uktravel #londonplaces #koreansupermarket #koreanconveniencestore #icedrink #icecup ♬ 오리지널 사운드 – Oseyo
If you’ve ever longed to go to the iconic supermarkets in Seoul that litter your TikTok FYP, then Oseyeo is the place for you! With numerous locations across the city, including Soho, Kingston, and Camden Town, it shouldn’t be too hard to fit in a trip to one of the stores for a taste of Korea. There’s lots of Korean food and treats, and some stores even sell K-POP albums. Plus, there’s the chance for you to try the viral ice cups!
@rmmkp Seoul Bakery, London📍Food was so delicious 😩😋 #fyp #koreanfood #kpop #london ♬ just one day – ‘•.¸♡♡¸.•’
If you want to treat your tastebuds, Seoul Bakery is a must! Located in Bloomsbury, it’ll be hard to find more affordable bibimbap in London. There’s so much delicious Korean food available, plus there are walls graffitied by K-POP fans that you can leave a message on, as well as some affordable merch!
@bunsik_london CORN DOGS FOR THE WEEKEND #bunsikmenu #fyp #bunsiklondon #bunsiktok ♬ original sound – BunsikTok
If street food is more your thing, then Bunsik is essential. There’s a total of three locations in London: Camden, Charing Cross, and Leicester Square. There’s a variety of food on offer, such as different Korean-style corn dogs, Ddukbokki, chicken, noodles, and a Halal range that is Halal certified! Plus, they deliver, so if you’re tired out and want to eat where you’re staying, you can order out.
@hansbakedbeanz PARTY PARTY YEAH💃 #karaoke #koreankaraoke #koreanfood #kdrama #wheretoeatinlondon #London #btsarmy #kpoplondon #bts #JIHWAJA ♬ As It Was – Japanese Version – Shayne Orok
Another fun thing to do is hit up a noraebang for some good old Korean-style karaoke! Created by a Korean couple, Jihwaja is a little piece of Korea with the best food, drinks, and karaoke rooms. This is a great one if you have friends to spend time with where you can sing your hearts out to a large selection of songs, both K-POP and other genres. It’s open every day of the week located in Vauxhall; make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
If you’re into gaming, SideQuest is the perfect place for you to visit! They’ll be the venue for different K-POP events over the weekend at the Charing Cross hub, but it’s also just a great place for you to spend time with friends. Whether you plan to meet new players, play with friends, or play alone, Sidequest has a range of gaming setups and an array of games for you to enjoy. There’s also delicious food and drinks for you to enjoy! If you can’t make it to Charing Cross for the events mentioned above but would still like to spend an hour or so gaming, then check out the hubs in Elephant and Castle or Westfield.
Little Korea Restaurant
@vlogwithpui Little Korea 🇰🇷🇬🇧😋 #littlekorea #korea #korean #koreanfood #koreantiktok #koreanrestaurant #koreanstyle #kimchi #jjigae #kimchijjigae #japchae #koreanfriedchicken #fyp #leicestersquare #foryou #foryoupage #fypシ #food #foodie #foodtiktok #eating #foodlover #restaurant #eatingfood ♬ She Share Story (for Vlog) – 山口夕依
Another popular eatery is Little Korea. Located in Chinatown, the restaurant offers a variety of Korean food, such as dolsot bibimbap, tofu seafood soup, and Korean barbeque with plenty of soju available to accompany your meal. The restaurant has a sophisticated atmosphere that really transports you to its origins, and is also much loved by idols who visit, including ATEEZ, who have their autographs pinned up on the wall!
Hopefully, we’ve managed to help fill up your London itineraries and make it a trip to remember!
Will you be in London this weekend? Do you know of any K-POP events taking place or hotspots fans should visit? Let us know down in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
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