It’s pretty much universally known that London is a place with lots to see and do, and that truth also applies to teenagers. If you’re travelling as a family, and you have a couple of teenagers with you, then you’ll want to include attractions during your visit that the whole family can enjoy. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the best experiences families can have during their time here. Whether you stay at the one of the Luxury suites London or else, you will be better off booking your stay in central London – so that you can be close to all the action.
HintHunt (a discovery game) and climbing o2 dome are perhaps the finest, most unique experiences teenagers can experience in London. Both of them are respectively located in: Euston and Greenwich. What makes both these experiences special is that they encourage engagement like not many activities in London can. Let’s say you’re visiting an art museum, a museum, or enjoying a fabulous view of London’s skyline from the London Eye… these activities won’t necessarily lead you to actively participate with your body.
HintHunt is essentially a fun live escape game. In a group of 3-5 people, you will have 60 minutes to solve different sets of puzzles so that you can get out of the room in time. It brings memories of scary movies back to the fore, and you’ll certainly get to leave the room if you don’t solve the challenges by the end – but the challenge is to get out through solving the puzzles. It’s perfect for a small family looking for fun challenges!
And that’s what you need to keep in mind when you’re looking for activities that are ideal for teenagers. You want something that they can participate in, something they can get excited about. Now that’s not to say sight-seeing and museum hopping isn’t exciting – but it’s not as enthralling as something as HintHunt or climbing the o2.
The climbing the o2 experience starts with a tour guide giving you a full induction into the process, before you latch up fitted boots and a harness, and get climbing as the dome as the tour leaders guide you throughout the experience. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the top, and once you’re there, you’ll be blessed with spectacular views of London’s skyline. While they may not be as high as views from The Shard or the London Eye, the fact that you had to climb up gives the experience a sense of reward that the others lack.
In summary, with these two experiences you can make your stay in London as a family that much more memorable. Book your stay at The Montcalm at The Brewery London City this New Year!