Cool Things to do in London for Teens

While you should always visit the iconic landmarks, why not try out these terrific and unique ideas for teens from paddle boarding to abseiling, there’s something for them to enjoy!

Things to do in London

The Crystal Maze

Test your mental and physical ability as you take on the ultimate team challenge. This is one for all the family and you’re hard to impress teen will certainly want to join in with this activity! With challenges set across 4 different zones, individual members of your team will participate in 2-3 minute challenges to earn as many crystals as they can. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, try the Crystal Maze experience.

London attraction- The Crystal Maze

Paddle Boarding

Instead of exploring London’s waterways by boat, why not hire a paddle board instead? Active 360 operate instructor led paddle boarding sessions from Key Bridge, Putney, Paddington and Brentford Lock. Paddle boarding is much safer and easier to learn than most water sports, which should put your mind at rest.

London Attraction- Paddle boarding

Wire & Sky

Ok, so this one is not for the fainthearted. If your teenager is a bit of a daredevil, you might consider an aerial adventure. Wire & Sky can offer you the opportunity to experience spectacular views of this city- while abseiling down some of London’s most famous attractions. Led by qualified instructors, your teen could find themselves abseiling down the ArcelorMittal Orbit or scaling The 02!

London attraction- Wire & Sky

Oxygen Freejumping

Now you have successfully removed your teenager from their bedroom, why not get them involved in an activity that encourages exercise? (It’s easier than you think!) Oxygen Freejumping is a trampoline park based in Acton where your teen can let off some steam. Personally, our favourite activity on offer is trampoline dodgeball. However, there are lots of activities on offer; from free running to the Bear Grylls indoor obstacle course!

London attraction- Oxygen Freejumping

Camden Market

If you want something that requires a little less energy then head to Camden Market! Explore the unique shops & quirky stalls and enjoy the delicious street food that’s on offer. Immersed in culture, Camden certainly has a wide appeal.   

London attraction- Camden market

Street Art Walking Tour

Ok, so if you’re heading to London with a teen in tow, why don’t you consider swapping an art gallery for a street art walking tour? Discover an alternative London and head to the vibrant East End where you can take in street art by foot or by bike. 

London attraction- Street art walking tour

Science Museum

Looking for a teen friendly museum? The Science Museum is your best bet. Armed with interactive and hands-on exhibitions, learning is disguised by fun. There are also some unique experiences to be had. We’d recommend checking out Space Descent VR with Tim Peake, an out-of-this-world guide through space! 

London attraction- Science museum

All Star Lanes

If you need to fill up some time in the evening, then bowling might be a good option. Before you go rolling your eyes, we’re not suggesting any ordinary bowling alley. We suggest heading over to All Star Lanes, a high-end boutique bowling experience.

London attraction- All star lanes

House of Vans Skate Park

Underneath Waterloo station, you’ll find the House of Vans. If your teen is an avid BMX rider or skateboarder then you’ll definitely earn some brownie points if you set some time aside to visit this place. Embracing creative expression, this place hosts an ‘off the wall’ skate park, art installations, music and street culture.

 London attraction- House of Vans- Skate park