10 Really Cool Things For Teenagers To Do In London

11 May 18
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10 Really Cool Things For Teenagers To Do In London

11 May 18

It’s refreshingly easy to entertain teen explorers in London, given that this is contested to be the hippest capital in the world. From a taste of the city’s most bizarre ice cream flavours, to a lesson in circus performance and an interactive experience of your favourite movie, these top 10 things for teenagers to do in London are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.


Emirates Air Line

For panoramic views of London’s spectacular Canary Wharf skyline, take to the skies on a round-trip in an Emirates Air Line cable car. The on-board audio-visual tour divulges little known urban legends about the various sights below, sure to whet adventurous appetites. A trip after 7pm offers unparalleled vistas of the city at night.

Camden Market

If the busy shopping emporiums lining Oxford Street don’t appeal, head north for the quirky eccentricity of Camden Market. Expect a buzzing atmosphere and endless stalls bristling with hand-tailored steam-punk wear, vintage posters, offbeat jewellery, vintage finds and sinfully colourful cakes.


Chin Chin Ice Cream

With an exotic menu that lists Tonka Bean, Avocado and Pandan among its flavours, Chin Chin Ice Creamis famous for its weird and wonderful icy treats. Hand-churned with liquid nitrogen, there are also fruit sorbets and traditional flavours for the not-so-brave.

Young Creatives at the Roundhouse

Based at one of London’s trendiest live music venues is an inspiring initiative offering cutting-edge workshops ranging from street circus to drop-in jamming sessions for musicians. Arts-inlcined 11- to 25-year-olds are bound to find a Young Creatives class to polish their stage skills, as well as an opportunity to rub shoulders with other talented teens.   


The Making of Harry Potter

It’s unlikely that the award-winning Making of Harry Potter tour will have escaped the attentions of Hogwarts-savvy budding wizards. Follow in Harry’s footsteps through the Forbidden Forest, experiment with intriguing lotions and potions, and peruse a well-stocked wardrobe of original costumes.

Unicorn Theatre

The West End is famous for its plethora of theatres, and the Unicorn Theatre, one of the best things to do in London for teenagers, certainly holds its own among the more established stages. Alongside its brilliantly contemporary programme of teen-friendly productions—where noisy audience participation is greatly encouraged—Unicorn offers energetic dance workshops for aspiring stars.

Backyard Cinema

Taking a trip to the movies to a whole new experiential level is Backyard Cinema. Creating interactive film experiences, it screens popular films in unusual, immersive locations that are designed to bring your favourite film to life.

Hampton Court Palace

What history buff can resist a nose around the sprawling Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII’s luxury country pile? Download the app to receive your secret mission—whether that’s being a secret spy at the Tudor Court or planning a grand palace party.


Head to the seriously cool centre of Shoreditch and discover some of the capital’s hottest fashion trends and quirkiest eateries. Boxpark is a great starting point, where you’ll find everything from street food and bubble tea to retro couture and quirky Japanese paraphernalia.

Feature images © Chin Chin Ice Cream; Transport For London; Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter; Graham Micheal; Backyard Cinema; Hampton Court; Boxpark

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