A Guide to Visiting London with Teenagers

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London is filled with attractions for people of all ages and can make an especially exciting destination for families with teenagers. The vibrant city is jam-packed with brilliant cultural activities and trendy places to visit. Take a look at our guide for some of the coolest things to do in London with teenagers.

Take a Tour

Set aside your guidebooks 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 through the streets of London’s vibrant East End where you will see some of the world’s finest street art, including the likes of Banksy, ROA and Invader. Teenagers will love the chance to try their hand at their own street art afterwards with a workshop back at the Alternative London headquarters.

London Street Art

Lots of teenagers also enjoy walking around London’s famous landmarks, especially those featured in their favorite films. Think about visiting iconic locations like Westminster Bridge and Big Ben’s clock tower, the vibrant Piccadilly Circus, the famous London Eye, or busy Trafalgar Square.

Two teenagers look at Big Ben, London

For teenagers who like being on the go, a safe cycling tour of the city could be a great idea. A Brakeaway Bike Tour of London will take you along London's hidden passageways, back streets and cycle lanes. The entertaining tour guides lead small groups through sites of London legends, scandal and glamour with quirky and fun facts.

Get Interactive

Since 1835, visitors to London have flocked to see the personalities of the day at Madame Tussauds. Teenagers visiting London will enjoy seeing life-like replicas of famous faces from sport, film, music and culture. Celebrities include favorites like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and David Beckham. The special Marvel Zone also brings these much-loved heroes to life with interactive areas, amazing wax figures and a unique Marvel 4D movie experience.

A new attraction in London that will entertain teenagers is HintHunt, a live escape game designed for groups of 3 to 5 people. Locked together in a tiny room for 60 minutes, you are challenged to solve a mountain of puzzles and mysteries and work together to make your escape.

Another great place to visit for an interactive taste of London is the London Dungeon, which has been entertaining visitors with a glimpse at London’s murky past for almost 40 years. Guided by professional actors, visitors can see shows featuring London’s most sinister figures such as Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd.

madame tussauds LondonShop ‘Til You Drop

Shopping in London is a must for teenage visitors to the city. Camden Market is a great destination for fans of vintage and alternative clothes of all ages, but teens especially will enjoy the hustle and bustle. Leave several hours to soak up the atmosphere while rummaging through markets and boutiques filled with fashion, craft, books, music and art.

Mannequin at a fashion stall in Camden Market

No trip to Camden Market would be complete without a stop-off at one of London’s coolest places to visit with a teenager. Chin Chin Ice Cream in Camden Lock is Europe’s first ever liquid nitrogen ice-cream parlor. The laboratory-like setup of the restaurant gives visitors the chance to watch delicious ice cream being frozen to order, with seasonal flavors like ‘candy & corn’, ‘apple pie marshmallow’ and ‘rhubarb crumble’.

A definite port of call for teenagers in London is Oxford Street, home to the flagship Topshop and Topman stores on Oxford Circus. Several hours can be dedicated to browsing in the multiple floors and departments of these 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 refueling. The Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire Hotel is located just a stone's throw away from all the shopping Oxford Street has to offer.

Shopping on Oxford Street London

The Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport, Radisson RED London Heathrow, and Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Heathrow, also has convenient access to London city centers by express trains or bus, along with being perfectly located to London’s major airports. Relax out of the city and enjoy the hotels’ fitness centers, spas, and swimming pools or enjoy a family meal in one of the on-site restaurants or bars. Or if you would rather stay in the heart of the action, we have some amazing central locations and hotels for the family to enjoy.

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