Teens are always saying that ‘there’s nothing to do’, but kids in these cities must be thanking their lucky stars! Check out this list of some of the world’s coolest teen hangouts.
The Trocadero, London UK

Right in the heart of London’s theatre district is The Trocadero, the largest and coolest entertainment complex in the city. The Trocadero, or ‘The Troc’ as it’s known by the cool kids in town, is one of the coolest teen hangouts in London, providing a great place to eat, watch a movie, shop, play the hottest new video games, experience the latest sim rides and basically have a great time.

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The Trocadero – Image by Terry Varner Benge

Originally a 19th century music hall, The Trocadero is now a great place for teens to spend the day. They can catch the latest film before getting a bite to eat at Yo! Sushi; enjoy some retail therapy before hooking up with friends to go ten-pin bowling or even meet the family for a meal before experiencing the very latest 4D cinema rides.

There’s so much going on at The Trocadero that finding something to do is easy – It’s choosing what to do that’s the difficult bit!

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Youth Factory

Factoría Joven, Medira Spain

The Factoría Joven, or ‘Youth Factory’ as it translates in English, is an amazing combination of community centre, skate park and rock climbing wall.

The centre is an unbelievable teen hangout providing an inspirational venue where youngsters can learn new skills including hip-hop dancing, performing arts, graffiti, music, street art and even circus training.

The Youth Factory is a shining beacon of what can be achieved when local government works with the community and designers to meet the needs of today’s youth.

This quite brilliant public space is not only fun and visually exciting, but the skatepark’s structure actually hides meeting rooms, where kids can take part in group counselling sessions, providing an unparalleled opportunity for authorities to reach out, communicate with and support local teens.

Dave & Buster’s, New York USA

When the kids of New York get too old for ‘Chuck E. Cheese’, but they still want to hang out and have fun, there’s Dave & Buster’s, an amazing place where you can grab a bite to eat before shooting some pool, playing air hockey, or enjoying the latest interactive video games.

Exciting menus include quesadillas, burgers, buffalo wings, steaks, nachos and combo platters. After you’ve had your fill you can load up your ‘Power Card’ and play everything from the classics to the latest cutting-edge action games – there’s also hundreds of prizes to be won too!

It’s worth noting however, that whilst this is a great hangout for teens, minors do still need to be accompanied by a guardian aged 25 or over and there is a maximum of five minors per adult.

Coolest Teen Hangouts - Xscape Gglasgow Scotland

Xscape

Xscape, Glasgow Scotland

If you’re looking for action and excitement in Glasgow then Xscape is the place to go. Here teens can hang out, eat, shop and play, including the thrill of snow sports on the venue’s indoor snow slope.

Teens can enjoy skiing and snowboarding on the 200 meter long slope, covered with over 1,700 tonnes of real snow! Beginners and novices can build their skills and confidence with lessons and coaching on a dedicated lessons slope, or if you prefer you can even go sledging and ice sliding.

If that’s not exciting for you, Xscape also offers rock climbing, adventure golf, bowling, laser games and a multi-screen cinema.

This article has been provided on behalf of the official short breaks provider Thorpe Breaks; helping you to source the best deals for Thorpe Park.

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