Taking teenagers on holiday in the UK capital sounds like a piece of cake on paper. With so many different attractions catering to all ages in the city, this shouldn’t be too hard. But we’ve all been there, being a teenager means toeing that precarious line between adulthood and childhood and can therefore be very difficult to find the right things to do on holiday. Whether your teenage youngster is in to music, film, fashion, art or further afield, there’s no doubt that with the right research, you’ll be able to keep them happy during their stay in London.
Get cool in Camden
Camden is well known for its youth culture and popularity with teenagers. From the eclectic and vibrant market to its buzzing music scene, the borough of Camden was home to the likes of Amy Winehouse and Gruff Rhys from the Super Furry Animals. This oozing of coolness works in Camden’s favour, with buzzing theatre and music pubs celebrating the best in cult culture whilst the Roundhouse is known as one of the coolest arts venues in the country. The nearby London Zoo will have the more environmentally minded absorbed for hours whilst Primrose Hill is one of the trendiest green hotspots in the city with an unbeatable view over the city.
Young film fans in London
London is a European hot spot of cinema and film business. The city is full of production companies making the next big blockbuster so it’s no wonder that the city holds so many places of filmic interest. To see the next film premiere check out the dazzling lights of Leicester Square and the West End areas abundance of world class cinemas. The British Film Institute will suit the film buffs looking to learn more about the art form, whilst attractions like Shrek’s Adventure and Harry Potter World in Leavesden, just outside of London, will suit those looking to lose themselves in the world of their favourite films. The Star Wars Identities exhibition in the O2 arena is a great way to learn about what went into making the classic films and is running until September 2017.
The London Dungeon
The London Dungeon is a scream for any teenager with a macabre side. The South Bank based historical attraction takes guests on a journey through the grisly history of the city. As an interactive experience the tour is led by professional actors who play out some of the darkest scenes in the capitals past, from the handling fo the plague to a ride which takes you right to the heart of a public execution. One of the characters studied is Jack the Ripper, whose murders in the Victorian era around Whitechapel, near London Suites by Montcalm are notorious for never having been solved.
Explore the razzle dazzle of the West End
For any aspiring stars, the West End plays host to some of the most successful theatre shows on the planet, from magical musicals to the best in dramatic writing, guests at Luxury Hotel Suites London will definitely find a show to get them out of their room at night. Whatever your taste in theatre, London has what you’ll need to squeeze a smile from that surly teen.