Traveling with teens can sometimes be a lot of work for parents, especially when traveling to a large city such as London. To keep those angst filled teens entertained, we have a few suggestions:
The most popular modern children/teen fiction series in the world can be found just a short drive from the heart of London, The Harry Potter Studio Tour. J. K. Rowling first got the idea for the character Harry Potter while waiting on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. In 1997, the first of the seven book series was published and thus began the international phenomenon. After the books, the epic saga of Harry Potter continued on film. The movies were filmed at the Warner Brothers Studio in Leavesden over the span of ten years. While filming, the production crew saved many of the props, costumes, and set pieces and now, you can go seem them yourself. At the Harry Potter Studio tour, you can see a treasure trove of movie memorabilia and be on the set of the most beloved children’s movie series of all time. The studio first opened its doors on March 31st, 2012 and currently runs special holiday themed tours such as: Death- eaters dual around Halloween, and Christmas in the Great Hall during the winter. So rent a car, jump on the bus, or just fly on your Nimbus 2000 straight to the Harry Potter Studio Tour London, where you can truly be a part of the magic.
For a night adventure take your teens for a scary walking tour and discover the slashing grounds of the one of the world’s oldest serial killers, Jack the Ripper. The White Chapel area of London was a dangerous place back in 1888 with a killer on the loose, but now visitors can explore the evidence and retrace the steps of the Ripper. There are numerous Jack the Ripper Tours in the city, but each one will walk you through the crime scenes and go through the evidence of the crimes police were never able to solve. After the walk through parents, grab a drink at “The Ten Bells,” the pub where Jack the Ripper frequented and supposedly chose many of his victims from.
Another great place to take teens in London would be Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Teen can take “selfies” with some of world’s most glamorous stars, well their wax figure look a likes anyways. The museum is located in the heart of central London with many other quick attractions to take teens to, such as: The London Eye, London Aquarium, and the London Dungeons. You can actually get a combined ticket for all these attractions and save big time on entry fees for the whole family.
After running around London to keep the teens happy, why not treat yourself to at Spa Fitness Centre London.