Seoul is the capital city of South Korea and was one of the host cities of the 2002 World Cup, as well as hosting the 1988 Olympic Games. There are several grand palaces in the city including Deoksugung and Changdeokgung, both of which are closed on Mondays. Theme Parks in Seoul include Lotte World and Everland. Seoul Tower offers panoramic views of the city. Flights are available to Seoul with Asiana and Korean Air from London Heathrow.