10 Best Things to do in London with teenagers
Teenagers can be notoriously difficult to please. Use our handy guide to keep your teen entertained during your next family trip to London.
3rd August 2021
Give the tube a miss and feel the breeze on your face when you hop on a bicycle (or ‘Boris bike’), free to hire all over London. It’s a great way to see the city but if you’re a little nervous about cycling on London’s busy roads, stick to the Royal Parks. Kensington Gardens (pictured left) and Hyde Park both cover a lot of ground, so it’s a quick and enjoyable way to see them, and you can stop for a well-deserved drink by the Serpentine when you need a break.
Exploring on foot means you’ll spot sights you wouldn’t in a car, but we have to admit, it can be just a little tiring, especially during the summer heat. With an open-top bus tour, you’ll see all the best bits of London and a knowledgeable guide on board means you’ll also discover those hidden gems, with the opportunity to jump off when you please. We recommend these buses whether you’re from England or not as there’s always something exciting to see in London!
London really does have it all! Travel along the River Thames on a speedboat if you’re a thrill-seeker or choose from a range of gentle cruises if you want to take in all the sights. Either way, you’ll get a different view of the city and a memorable experience all in one. If you’re just looking to get from A to B, opt for TFL’s River Bus. Routes include the regenerated Battersea Power Station to picturesque Greenwich. View the map of routes here.
If you’d rather avoid the hustle and bustle completely, fly across the city on the Emirates Air Line cable car and take in breath-taking aerial views of the Thames, London’s top landmarks, the Greenwich Peninsula, the Royal Docks and The O2.
There’s plenty to explore in historic Greenwich too, so you can make a day of it. We recommend booking a night flight when the length of the journey is extended so you can enjoy spectacular views at sunset or see the city light up at night. Buy a ticket here.
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