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What can I do with a bad tempered 15yr old boy in London?

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lilibet Tue 22-Jul-08 19:54:07

Apart from run off and leave him? grin

We are coming to London for 2 days in the school holidays, he doesn't wnat to come, there is no one we can leave him with and he is no way mature enough to be left on his own.

He could (in that lovely way that teenage boys have) completely ruin the two days for us, I'm pretty easy with what we do or where we go, so all suggestions welcome.

His idea of fun is talking to mates on msn/x box/play station/ hanging out with mates, none of which he can do in London.

He has told us at teatime that he hates history/galleries/museums and doesn't wnat to go on the Eye again as it's 'boring'

He is determined not to enjoy himself and will have an expression like a slapped a**e but can anyone think of anything ?


sarah293 Tue 22-Jul-08 19:55:34

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Cammelia Tue 22-Jul-08 19:55:35

Send him to Soho

unknownrebelbang Tue 22-Jul-08 19:56:16

Should I be grateful I'm taking DS1 the day after he's 14?

Good luck!

AnnabelCaramel Tue 22-Jul-08 19:58:13

Imperial War Museum? Depends on the rest of your party I guess, but I defy anyone to be moved.

London Dungeon as a last resort??!!!

lilibet Tue 22-Jul-08 20:00:30

and leave him there? smile

AnnabelCaramel Tue 22-Jul-08 20:02:15

smile not what I meant, but ow you say it..

How about going to the Old Bailey if it's a week day? Tis free, and anyone over 14 can go in

Marina Tue 22-Jul-08 20:02:54

Sign him up for two days' volunteering with CentrePoint or the Sally Army lilibet wink

There is an excellent James Bond exhibition at the Imperial War Museum...

Now now Cam you know that if he is sent to Soho the best case scenario is some interesting piercings and a horrific tat...

lilibet Tue 22-Jul-08 20:03:10

Ooooh - Old Bailey!!

Never thought of that

Freckle Tue 22-Jul-08 20:03:18

Science Museum? Very hands on and he'll probably enjoy it whilst giving the impression that it's beneath him.

lilibet Tue 22-Jul-08 20:03:48

James Bond sounds good too!

janeite Tue 22-Jul-08 20:13:16

Dump him in the huge HMV on Oxford Street for a couple of hours, whilst the rest of you go to The British Museum?

Take him for sushi?

AnnabelCaramel Tue 22-Jul-08 20:16:39

If you like the court idea the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand also good, also free. And near lots of other stuff - Covent Gargen etc.

Can I come??!

Cammelia Tue 22-Jul-08 20:22:55

Sorry Marina, I though lilibet was asking for suggestions of what her 15 year old ds would like ........

Cammelia Tue 22-Jul-08 20:23:18


toodlepips Tue 22-Jul-08 20:23:27

imax on southbank or at the science museum...?
be sure to book it first tho, i know most of the batman sessions are sold out

lilibet Tue 22-Jul-08 21:50:16

Never been to an Imax!

thanks a lot - quite a bit to go at there

PavlovtheCat Tue 22-Jul-08 21:51:21

Stick him on the london eye, on his own, and go grab a coffee for 45 mins or however long it lasts for...

mumblechum Wed 23-Jul-08 10:44:20

Took DS(13)to London at half term for the day and he had the slapped arse face on all day till we went to the London Dungeon which he really enjoyed.

Agree with Imax, also could you leave him in Game in Oxford Street for an hour's browsing?

ranting Wed 23-Jul-08 10:47:27

Take him to Camden and buy him a pork pie hat or something, then he can practise his scowl and look like a twunt at the same time. And I guarantee it will at least make you laugh.

squeaver Wed 23-Jul-08 10:51:42

Camden market


There's an Imax thing in the Science Museum too.

Ledodgy Wed 23-Jul-08 10:52:09

Find him a good tempered 15 year old girl?

jesuswhatnext Wed 23-Jul-08 15:25:38

the trocerdero. piccadilly, camden market, hard rock cafe for dinner, let him take a mate??

plantsitter Wed 23-Jul-08 15:32:05

That horrific place on the Southbank near the eye with all the video games in it - same building as McDonalds? I'm with jwn - take a mate?

Blu Wed 23-Jul-08 15:50:31

Send him off to do some of these things on his own - give him money for the cinema and a sandwich - and tell him you'll meet him 3 hours later. He migt enjoy almost anything if he felt he was wild, free and independent for a couple of hours.

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