Teenagers can be a tough crowd to please, but London has something amazing to offer every kind of teen. Whether they’re into history, science, art, music or cinema, there are plenty of fun things to do in the city that are sure to keep them entertained. Book your stay at the luxurious Park Avenue J Hotel Hyde Park, enjoying an enviable location in the heart of the city and promising the most comfortable and ‘aesthetically pleasing’ stay for your family holiday.
Skating and Bowling at Queens
Queens, in Bayswater, is only moments away from your accommodation near Hyde Park, London and is a one-stop destination for the ultimate family-friendly fun with teenagers. With an ice rink, bowling alley, retro arcade, and a diner, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Teenagers can hit the ice rink for a spin, or head to the bowling alley for some friendly competition. The arcade features classic games like Pac-Man and Mario Kart, and the diner serves up juicy burgers, shakes, and vegetarian options, as part of its family-friendly menus. In fact, Queens also offers adult-only skating sessions and a bar serving carefully crafted cocktails, making it a great destination for people of all ages.
Walk Around the Science Museum
The Science Museum, just a short walk from your hotel near Hyde Park, is a must-visit for teenagers interested in science technology and future innovations. With its award-winning exhibitions, iconic objects, and interactive galleries, the museum is perfect to plan a memorable day out exploring. Teenagers can learn about the history of space exploration, see real spacecraft and satellites, and even experience what it’s like to fly a jet in the museum’s 3D simulator!
Attend the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
‘The Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ exhibition is one of the most popular events at the Natural History Museum, and for good reason. It’s a chance to see some of the most incredible wildlife photography from around the world, all in one place.
Fuel up with a hearty breakfast near Hyde Park and head to this exhibition featuring a wide variety of images, from stunning close-ups of animals to sweeping landscapes that capture the beauty of the natural world while signifying the importance of protecting the planet. So, don’t miss out on this one!
Check What’s on at Prince Charles Cinema
The Prince Charles Cinema is the most popular and only independent cinema in the West End, offering the most eclectic blend of cinematic experiences, that are perfect for teens. From sing-along screenings of Disney films to all-nighter shows of Marvel’s superheroes and Lord of the Rings, you can see it all here. The tickets are affordable, and the atmosphere is relaxed yet super fun at the same time.
Explore London’s Street Art
London’s street art scene is vibrant, dynamic and something you must experience if you are travelling to London with teens. From Leake Street Tunnel under Waterloo station to the Brick Lane area in Shoreditch, there are plenty of places to see extraordinary street art in the city. One of the best ways to experience London’s street art is to take a tour, ranging from general overviews to more specialised tours that focus on specific artists or neighbourhoods. If your teen is interested in creating their own street art, there are also many workshops available, so make sure to look out for that too!
With a little planning, you can easily create an itinerary to see and experience London in a way that your teens will love and never forget. So, try and include these thrilling activities on your list and have fun!