25 essential London attractions and activities for Teenagers

25 essential London attractions and activities for Teenagers

London is a great city when you are young, with plenty of great choices for days out for teenagers, many of which offer discounts to younger people. Whether you are visiting the city or looking for things to do for teenagers who live here, this list of essential attractions and activities should keep you busy.

1. St Paul’s Cathedral

Climb the iconic dome and enjoy the whispering gallery.St Paul’s Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD

2. Houses of Parliament

Step inside the houses of Parliament or take a tour up the iconic Big Ben tower. Contact your MP to arrange political days out for teenagers, which could include a walk past Downing Street and a visit to Speakers’ Corner too.Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

3. Churchill War Rooms

See where the country was run from during the Second World War and learn the truth about our most famous Prime Minister.Clive Steps, King Charles Street

4. Tower of London

One of the best attractions for full days out for teenagers, with plenty to see and do.London EC3N 4AB

5. London Bridge Experience

Explore the plague pits and the darker side of London’s history.2-4 Tooley Street, London Bridge

6. Tower Bridge Exhibition

Step inside to see how the bridge works, and try to catch it opening during your visit. Times when the bridge will be raised are listed online.Tower Bridge Road

7. Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre FREE

See some great art and get a taste for how old London really is in the recently uncovered amphitheatre.Guildhall Yard, off Gresham Street

8. Royal Museums Greenwich FREE

Art, science, history, and the chance to stand on the Meridian Line.Park Row, Greenwich

9. Southbank Centre

Attend an art, theatre or music event, or just wander in to take a free look around the Royal Festival Hall.Belvedere Road

10. London Eye

Take a view of the city from a different perspective.Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road

11. Up at the O2

Climbing the walkway is one of the most exciting things to do for teenagers in London.Peninsula Square

12. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Enjoy the park on days out for teenagers, or arrange to swim in the Olympic pool or take a ride around the velodrome.London E20 2ST

13. Swim at Hampstead Heath

Outdoor swimming in the capital is one of the most unique things to do for teenagers in London. You can also see inside historic Kenwood House for free while you are here.Gordon House Rd, London NW5 1QR

14. Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill is the best place for views across the city, flying a kite, or just having a picnic.London NW5 1NA

15. Boating in Hyde Park

Rent a boat and row around the Serpentine is one of the most relaxing things to do for teenagers on a sunny day.Hyde Park, London W2 2UH

16. LondonRIB Tours

See London as you race along the river in a speedboat on one of the most exciting days out for teenagers.Festival Pier, Belverdere Road

17. Mile End Climbing Wall

Test your head for heights on this indoor climbing wall.Haverfield Road, Mile End

18. Alexandra Palace

Visit the skate park, enjoy the views or head inside for ice-skating.Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

19. The Snow Centre

Indoor skiing and snowboarding are among the top things to do for teenagers who love to be active.St Albans Hill, Hemel Hempstead

20. Covent Garden

Watch out for the street performers as you shop or explore the market.Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BE

21. Camden Lock

One of the best shopping days out for teenagers, with plenty of cheap market stalls and unusual shops.Camden High Street, London NW1 8AF

22. Westfield Shopping Centre

Perfect for days out for teenagers who have a taste for shopping.Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, Montfichet Road Olympic Park, London E20 1EJ

23. Harrods

You might not be able to buy much, but exploring the food hall and the rest of the store can still be fun things to do for teenagers.87-135 Brompton Road

24. Afternoon Tea at the Ritz

Ideal for sophisticated days out for teenagers, or simply an excuse to eat cake. Cheaper versions are available at other hotels and cafes.150 Piccadilly, W1J 9BR

25. Boiler House Food Hall

Pick up some exotic treats from the eclectic market where you can travel the world through food.The Old Truman Brewery, 152 Brick Lane