It can be challenging to convince teenagers to come on holiday but with London having such a large variety of activities available, you are sure to find something tempting enough to drive them away from the computer screen. We have put together a list of activities that we think are great for teenagers to enjoy during your stay.
Madame Tussauds* Baker Street tube station Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is a great place to take teenagers! Getting a picture taken with all of the wax versions of their favourite celebrities is definitely going to keep them entertained and happy. Pretend that you met real life celebrities such as The Queen and Brad Pitt during your stay in London and you are sure to impress your friends. Just make sure you bring a camera or camera phone so that you can capture the moments to show friends when you get back home.
Inamo Waiter-less Restaurant *Piccadilly Circus tube station Inamo is a restaurant located by Regent Street and Piccadilly. With no waiters to take your order, you simply find the menu on your interactive table where you place your own order. The food is Asian and you are sure to find something for even the pickiest of eaters! You can also choose your table ambience, play fun games with the others around the table and even order a taxi home on your very own table. This restaurant is sure to keep your teenagers entertained.
clueQuest The Live Escape GAME* Shoreditch High Street tube station
If you are a group of teenagers or a family with children above the age of 9 (it will be very difficult for anyone below this age) looking for something challenging but fun to do, then this is the thing for you! On clueQuest you are put in a room where you have to solve different clues, puzzles, riddles and brain teasers in order to get out. You need to work as a team to be able to solve some of the riddles making it a great game for working on your communication.
Thames RIB Experience * Embankment tube station
Are you looking for something to get the adrenaline pumping? The Thames RIB Experience is a speedy boat ride along the River Thames, renowned as the ultimate adrenaline experience. It is a 50 minute round trip to and from Embankment Pier which is sure to get your teenagers smiling from ear to ear. This activity is open for business all year round and you will be provided with appropriate clothing depending on the season.
The Castle Climbing Centre * Finsbury Park tube station
Rock climbing is a fun activity for the whole family including your teenagers. Challenge yourselves by going to the Castle Climbing Centre by Finsbury Park. You don’t have to have any previous climbing experience – all you need is some sporty clothes and then, after going through a safety induction with the staff, you can choose whether you want to do a course or if you just want to climb by yourself.
It is very important to keep your teenagers happy on holiday by doing fun activities but another thing that needs some consideration is – where would it be best to stay? Urban Chic serviced apartments are the perfect choice place for teenagers. You get a whole apartment for the price of one single hotel room. You can choose from a studio to a 3 bedroom apartment with internet, a kitchen for the family to share and a living room where you can spend some quality time on the sofa. The whole family will be in the same apartment making it feel as if you are at home rather than paying for tiny hotel rooms that may not even be on the same floor!
We hope that this blog post has helped you get some more ideas on what to do during your next stay in London!