Teens have completely different interests than kids. What your toddler might find exciting during your London trip might no longer be interesting to the eyes of a 15-year old. Good thing that London has something in store for everyone. Below are some of the must-dos for teens in London that are guaranteed to make them happy beyond imagination.
Meet the Most Popular People at Madame Tussauds London
There is very unlikely that teens will meet a member of the royal family on the streets of London. But, a visit to Madame Tussauds London gives them a chance to take a photo with the famous Brits of all time. The city is where this wildly successful global business all started. This is where astonishing lifelike replicas made of wax were originally made. It lets teens learn the story of Madame Tussaud as well as her radical artistic notions.
Indulge in Different Offerings of The Barbican
The Young Barbican scheme provides amazingly discounted tickets every year for14 to 25 year olds. This is for the film, theatre, music, dance, and art shows held at the venue. It doesn’t matter if a teen loves fashion or is a science fiction buff. The Barbican has something unique to whet different appetites. They can also go to the Barbican rooftop conservatory before leaving where they can take Instagram-worthy photos.
Join a Jack the Ripper Tour
Teens can also stick with a spooky theme, if they have the courage to do so, that is. Join a walking tour at night that centers around the gory tales of Victorian London’s infamous Jack the Ripper. This is something that only the bravest and most curious of older kids should try. This walk traces the path around the east end where the gruesome murders happened. To make things creepier, tour guides are more than happy to share every bloody detail along the way.
Have a Spooky Fun at the London Dungeon
Teens love being scared just like most adults. Younger kids will surely be too scared to even set foot at the London Dungeon. The older ones are a completely different story, though. Many teens love the London Dungeon because it gives them an actual adrenalin rush and a giggly-scary fun. Actors here are all for entertainment, and no teen can resist the temptation of being scared.
Attend a Film Festival
London is the ultimate hub for film festivals, including the East End, Sundance, and the BFI. The city is a hardcore movie lover. Exploring the cream of the crop is the best way to get the best out of it. Top performers and directors usually take part in these events so make sure your eyes are wide open when you get to the venue.
Teens might no longer be that interested in snow globes with the London Eye or a Big Ben postcard. However, they still want to bring home some souvenirs of their London trip. Giving them the freedom to shop is the perfect way to help them find the best souvenirs for their friends. Some of the ideal spots to shop for accessories and clothes are Camden Market, Oxford Street, and High Street. Notting Hill is also dotted with great secondhand stores.