The London Korean Festival brought a slice of Korea to London's iconic Trafalgar Square and was so popular that it reached capacity. Visitors were treated to the sights, sounds and aromas of South Korea during a fun-packed day on the 9th August. The family event had something for everyone in the form of K-Cuisine, which offered Korean street foods on both the east and west sides of the square. Live cooking demonstrations from celebrated chefs Judy Joo of Jinjuu.com and Joo Won of 'Galvin at Windows'.
The K-contents zone kept the kids happy with animation screenings, gaming and technology, whilst dads could enjoy looking at the latest electronic products from LG and admire a rally car on the Hyundai stand. Mums were not forgotten either as they could try on a Hanbok (Korea's national dress) before watching a fashion show taking place on the main stage.
Everyone, regardless of age would have enjoyed the mix of entertainers that performed on the main stage under the gaze of Admiral Lord Nelson. Traditional performances from the renowned National Gugak Centre played homage to thousands of years of tradition and history and moments later the Jinjo Crew, Korea's World Champion B-boy group showed off their winning break dancing moves in a dance battle against the UK group the Soul Mavericks.
Maybe the biggest roar from the crowd came for K-Pop girl band 'f(x)' and rock band 'Guckkasten' who enthralled audiences with their sets. Maybe the best way to see what we mean is to take a look at the aerial photo of the groups performing in front of an adoring crowd!