London is full of attractions for individuals of all ages, and could make an especially thrilling place to go for families with teenagers. The vibrant city is jam packed with brilliant cultural activities and trendy places to visit. Have a look at our guide for some of the coolest things to do in London with teenagers. Set aside your guide books and take an unconventional tour of London, perfect for teenagers. The award winning Alternative London offer tours of famous London street art. Expert guides will lead you throughout the streets of London’s vibrant East End, where you’ll see some of the world’s finest street art, including the likes of Banksy, ROA and Invader.
Things to do in London for teens
Teenagers will love the opportunity to try their hand at their very own street art later with a workshop back at the Alternative London headquarters. Many teenagers will also enjoy walking around London’s famous landmarks, especially those featured in their favourite films. Think about visiting iconic locations like Westminster Bridge and Big Ben’s clock tower, the vibrant Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye, or busy Trafalgar Square. For teenagers who like being on the go, a safe biking tour of the city might be an excellent idea. A Secret Bike Tour of London will take you along London’s hidden passageways, back streets and cycle lanes.
The entertain tour guides lead small groups through sites of London legends, scandal and glamour with bizarre and fun facts. Since 1835, visitors to London have come to see the personalities of the day at Madame Tussauds. Teenagers visiting London will enjoy seeing lifelike replicas of famous faces of sports, film, music and culture. A brand new attraction in London which will entertain teenagers is HintHunt, a live escape game designed for groups of 3 to 5 people. Another excellent place to visit for an interactive taste of London is the London Dungeon, that has been entertaining visitors with a glimpse at London’s murky past for almost forty years.
Guided by professional actors, visitors can see shows featuring London’s most sinister figures, like Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd. Shopping in London is a must for teenage visitors to the city. No trip to Camden Market will be complete without a stop off at one of London’s coolest places to visit with a teenager. A definite port of call for teenagers in London is Oxford Street, home to the flagship stores and Topman stores on Oxford Circus. Several hours can be dedicated to browsing in the multiple floors and departments of those famous shops. Other teen shopping destinations like Urban Outfitters and H&M are also located nearby, and Oxford Street is well served with coffee shops and sushi bars for some much needed refuelling. The Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London is located just a stone’s throw away from all the shopping Oxford Street has to offer.