Tweens in London

Tweens in London

Tweens are a special group to consider on a trip because they have a special way of making everyone miserable if they are less than happy. LOL! Keep them engaged so everyone can enjoy the trip because London was made for tweens!

Tweens in London –  Jack the Ripper walk

By day hit the usual sights and by night walk where Jack the Ripper walked. Even the most jaded tween who is most certain that all of your trip will be boring and lame 😉 will be thrilled by this creepy and curious walk full of information about the still unsolved mystery of Jack the Ripper.

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This walk is simply fantastic! Walk around the area Jack the Ripper tore through (pun intended 😉 while your guide tells the sorrid tale….Tweens will LOVE a creepy evening walk.

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Tweens in London –  Tower of London

This tour provides more creepiness for your tween. The Tower of London has served many purposes over the year including prison!

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Enjoy the Beefeaters tour and you’ll hear about beheadings…

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and heirs to the throne locked in the tower who were never seen again. In the past, being heir to the throne was a risky business.

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Is your tween a girl? Enjoy the gasp worthy jewels – more than 23,000 of them! The collection is worth more than 20 billion pounds.

Crown Jewels, Tweens in London, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Imagine getting to wear them! But also consider how much they weigh. This crown weighs almost 5 pounds. The Queen has to practice for a while before wearing this crown in public.

Crown, Tweens in London, www.theeducationaltourist.com

See the ravens…

Raven, Tweens in London, www.theeducationaltourist.com

There are 6 ravens at the tower and their wings are clipped so they can not leave. The legend says that when the ravens leave the tower…the crown will fall. So now, the ravens are treated like royalty themselves with special care and special diet treats.Beafeater and Raven, Tweens in London, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Of course the tower is haunted! It’s haunted by several ghosts including Catherine, the 5th wife of King Henry VIII.

Tweens in London – London Eye

For those who are sticklers for details, the London Eye is not a ferris wheel…it is a instead a cantilevered observation wheel.  But, you probably knew that, didn’t you? I mean, at the grocery store just yesterday you were surely discussing cantilevered observation wheels with your friends….right? 😉

London Eye, Tweens in London, www.theeducationaltourist.com

It receives more visitors every year than the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids of Gaza. It is so very tall – 443 feet! Could you ride in this glass box? Your tween will LOVE it!

London Eye car, Tweens in London, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Enjoy the amazing view!

view from London Eye, Tweens in London, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Tweens in London – Read before you go!

Be sure to read before the trip to get everyone thinking about your destination. Giving the kids (and yourself) a foundation before your trip gives your brain a spot to ‘put’ new information and helps everyone remember even more.  A natural beginning to reading about London would be the Harry Potter series! Everyone loves Harry Potter!

For more ideas on what to read before you go see – Kids’ Books set in London. Reading about a destination before a visit is a great way to get the kids thinking and learning!

If London is on YOUR list of places to see, be sure to check out the interesting facts on London Taxi Cabs – their brains are actually larger after driving than before!

Wherever your travels take you – The Educational Tourist can help plan the trip of your dreams.

Happy Travels,

Natalie, The Educational Tourist

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  1. June 7, 2016

    […] London is a fantastic spot for a vacation!  Taking the kids? Read about taking TWEENS to London. […]

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