Things to do in London for teenage boys

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Things to do in London for teenage boys
Big Ben in London, England. (Big Ben, London image by Heather Russell from Fotolia.com)

Wandering through art museums, attending a ceremonial English afternoon tea, and seeing a musical in the West End theatre district are popular London activities that may have limited appeal to teenage boys. If you are travelling to London with teenage boys, don't worry about keeping them entertained. There are numerous activities in London to appeal to the imaginations and thrill-seeking temperaments of teenage boys.

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Dungeon Tour

Travel back in time to some of the most horrifying periods in London history on the London Dungeon Tour. Teenage boys will enjoy the thrills-and-chills they'll experience in this interactive show with live actors re-enacting history using stunning special effects. They'll walk through plague invested London during the Black Death in 1665, explore a torture chamber, sit in a courtroom from the 18th century and learn about the 220 offences punishable by death, and travel into London's Bedlam insane asylum. If this is not scary enough for them, they can ride the Boat Ride to Hell and the Extremis Drop Ride to Doom.

Dungeon Tour Riverside Building County Hall Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7PB United Kingdom Bookings and General Information: 0871 423 2240 the-dungeons.co.uk

Churchill War Rooms

In 1938, the British government built shelters in the basement of the Whitehall building for the government and military command to stay safe from air raids over London. Exploring these nine, cramped rooms where hundreds of workers lived and slept during the London Blitz will bring WWII to life for most teenage boys. The map room, showing the military planning for the war, is a popular room for children of this age group.

Churchill War Rooms Clive Steps King Charles Street London SW1A 2AQ United Kingdom 011-44-20-7930-6961 cwr.iwm.org.uk

Chelsea Football Club Stadium Tour

For soccer fans, take a Chelsea Football Club Stadium Tour. Guides lead teenagers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the dressing rooms, the press room and the manager's dugout. The tour ends by walking through the Player's Tunnel accompanied by the noise of a full stadium cheering your boys' entrance. After the tour, visit the Football museum to see how Chelsea has become a top, world-class soccer team.

Chelsea Football Club Stamford Bridge Fulham Road London SW6 1HS United Kingdom 011-44-20-7386-9373 chelseafc.com

Spy and Spy Catchers' London Walking Tour

Walk in the steps of James Bond during this Spy and Spy Catchers' London Walks Tour. Teenage boys will enjoy the real-life tales of spies who infiltrated the British MI6 and American CIA. They'll locate spies hidden around the London streets using the clues provided by their tour guide, and explore the convert hiding places for spies during WWII and the Cold War.

London Walks PO Box 1708 London NW6 4LW United Kingdom 011-44-020-624 3978. walks.com

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