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"Not sure what you mean by 'toddlers'? It's a term we use in the UK for 1-3 year-olds so I'm going to assume you mean the same. London is vast so, again, I'm going to assume you mean central London....and *really* heavy rain. All toddlers love running about, splashing in puddles etc so, if you pack the right clothes, all of London's many parks and playgrounds are almost as good on rainy days as they are on dry ones. :-) Start by looking at this list of ideas from the official tourist info site: /"  See More

"I think walking around the tourist sights at night is nice, the London Eye is lit up, the Houses of Parliament are lit up, there's a Christmas market at South Bank, St Pauls is lit up."  See More

"You did not mention how old your "little one" is, so some of what I will mention might not be as good as it could have been, but here goes; 1) The London Eye is a fantastic ride!"  See More

"Here are just a few suggestions: London Eye London Transport Museum Science Museum See a show in West End, such as Lion King or Matilda St James' Park Battersea Park Children's Zoo Barbican Centre Happy travels!"  See More

"Hop-on/Hop-off Bus to get the lay of the land; London Eye, Tower Of London, the Beefeaters' tour (they are amusing); Harry Potter Tour (go to Tourist Information Offices for info); London Zoo, Madame Tussauds London, Trafalgar Square, (the church, St Martin-in-the-Fields has brass rubbings and the cafe is in a crypt); the Natural History Museum; Science Museum."  See More

"Go to: the London Zoo, the London Eye on Southbank, Hamleys toy shop on Regent Street, the Science Museum, the Warner Bros Studio Tour London in Watford (about an hour out of London but really worth it if the kids are into Harry Potter)."  See More

"The local buses immediately around Heathrow are free (not the Hotel Hoppa). See the map !"  See More

"Things to do - There's the Tower Of London and the London dungeons, the London Eye, Natural History Museum, Tons of theatre productions (my sister is currently starring in CATS the musical which is only in London until January so you should definitely go and see!"  See More

"Walk home along The Embankment and go onto Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Bridges to enjoy iconic views - The City and St Pauls one way and The Houses of Parliament and The London Eye the other."  See More

"You are also not far from the London Eye if you just walk across the river."  See More

"Cruise down the Thames on a Clipper boat 6 pound(ish) past Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd, The Grenade, etc"  See More

"the newest skyscraper The View from The Shard; culture and views for free at the Cafe National Portrait Gallery; a must do for great view of the Houses of Parliament and London London Eye; the cafe on 3rd floor of the Southbank Centre with views over the River Thames and Hampstead Heath for uninterrupted views over the city"  See More

"the London Eye or The London Dungeon are always fun to go to."  See More

"There you can see the House of Parliament, the London Eye and Westminster Abbey."  See More

"In terms of sights, it really depends what you're interested in, but, if you want to get a sense for how big the city is and a great view, maybe try the London Eye."  See More

"Best views is from London Eye and Saint Paul's Cathedral"  See More

"The several parks, London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Hamleys (toy shop), many museums that appeal to a variety of people, ages, and are free."  See More

"It's hard choosing just one but out of all the places in London to visit, you cannot miss seeing the Covent Garden, Greenwich Market, Borough Market, Westminster Abbey and although super touristy, the London Eye is beautiful!"  See More

"Attractions: All the cliche (great for couples): - London EyeLondon Eye (giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames - Buckingham PalaceBuckingham palace, Westminster Abbey, London Tower & The London Dungeon - Madame Tussauds London Madame Tussaud's wax museum -Hyde ParkTake a walk or bike through Hyde Park Restaurants - so many but i give my favourites but as everything in London is expensive get ready to spend GBP, always call for reservation where possible: -The best food you will ever eat in your life if you are into Japanese fusion: Nobu (London) (restaurant - you always spot celebrities there) & Nobu This second one is more known as Nobu Lounge (more hip party atmosphere with a DJ - club like with dance floor after 12pm) $$$ -Best Pizza i ever had: Pizzeria (Bar type seating with the singing Italian chef) - ( on the 3rd or 4th floor of Harrod's) $ -Best breakfast: Tom's Kitchen $$ -Wagamama - Amazing asian casual dining (bench type seating) Famous for their Chicken Katsu Curry $$ -Burger & Lobster (the best of those two, beware, their lobsters get really big so you can always opt for the amazing lobster sandwich) $$ All the food places in the food courts of Selfridges, Harrods & on the 5th floor of Harvey Nichols London (this is where burger and lobster is) Get around with uber or navigate the tube."  See More

"Of course you should see the major things -- Buckingham Palace, Changing of the Guards, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye -- but if you are looking for other options, also check out the following."  See More

"Stephanie, Given that you've never been to London before, here are my suggestions. Additionally, you're coming from the East Coast, so you'll probably be arriving in London in mid-to-early morning -- if you can manage to push through that first day without succumbing to jet lag, you'll feel great the rest of your trip. As an aside, this list is mostly cultivated from my own loves in London -- it's by no means definitive nor necessarily the most popular. Just places I love! :) Day 1 (Day of Arrival) Grab breakfast at Regency Cafe, a classic place for English Breakfast Wander around near Buckingham Palace, cross Westminster Bridge, and enjoy a coffee (and unique view) from 2 Love Tea & Coffee House (!"  See More

"London Eye and Southbank Centre/Southbank near House Of Parliament."  See More

"London covers a lot of area so group together sites in the same area to save travel time, like the Shakespeare's Globe and Tate Modern are close to each other; the Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum are across the street from each other; the London Eye is near the House Of Parliament and Big Ben."  See More

"The London Eye is also a neat experience."  See More

"The London Eye needs booking in advance."  See More

"uk There's something for everybody in the city - all the popular attractions: Tower Of London, National Gallery, The British Museum, Tate Modern, London Eye, Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, Oxford St, Regent St, and Bond St, for shopping."  See More

"Personally, I would spend the time in London: it is a beautiful time of year to see Oxford St done up for the holidays and watch the New Years fireworks at the London Eye and House Of Parliament."  See More

"The super tourist in me says to do the private champagne experience on the London Eye where you get your own pod and have bubbly during your hour long ride (do it as the sun goes down to get a great view of the city in both day and night)."  See More

"They loved the London Eye, well worth the fees."  See More

"London Eye is the ferris wheel is a bit pricey but allows you to get a great view of London from above."  See More

"The London Eye was probably the most memorable for the kids, partly because mom sat on the benche with her head bent on her phone trying not to panic!"  See More

"DAY 3 visit Shakespeare's Globe before walking along the South Bank to the London Eye."  See More

"One neat thing we enjoyed that gave our legs a rest was taking a river tour on the Thames River Boats and an evening activity was going on the London Eye."  See More

"We really enjoyed the view from the London Eye but wished we had gone a bit closer to dusk in order to see the skyline light up."  See More

"Tourist traps in London that are totally worth it: Covent Garden, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, and Harrods!"  See More

"Also the London Eye it's worth the lines to see London from that vantage point, get your tickets online to save a bit of the headache!"  See More

"Staci, welcome to the right place! I am a huge HP fan as well! Let's see if I can cover all the ones I can remember... If you're looking for the official stuff: The studio tour in Leavesden is obviously a requirement. Expensive, time-consuming to get there, but SO worth it. Platform 9 3/4 in Kings Cross Station is a must-do. There's also the The Harry Potter Shop literally right next door, so you can pop in for official merchandise. I know there are a fair number of walking tours, but I did the one from London Walks (!"  See More

"The London Eye gives you the absolute best view of London, I know it is a cliche, but you can't get that view anywhere else."  See More

"The The British Museum of course, Notting Hill, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, a walk along the Thames from the London Eye to the Tower Bridge, Soho, and all the little squares and semi-private gardens all around the city."  See More

"My suggestion would be the London Eye at dusk as you get to see (weather permitting !"  See More

"Be warned though, any vantage point around London Eye Big Ben and House Of Parliament would be very crowded, as is Trafalgar Square - another NYE hotspot."  See More

"I would head to London for the museums National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern then go for a stroll along the river down to Southbank and head up to the roof terrace at the Royal Festival Hall for a drink and take in the view, or you could carry on down to the London Eye."  See More

"St James's Park Buckingham Palace Big Ben Green Park Bridge St London Eye M&M's World Chinatown Hard Rock Cafe London Good luck!"  See More

"If you want a bird's eye view of the city of London, try London Eye or the observation deck The Shard."  See More

"You can always try to get reduced price tickets at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square Must sees should include Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, or just a walk down the River Thames"  See More

"The London Eye is a great experience, and it's great to see sights like Big Ben, the House Of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace."  See More

">> In London, I recommend you to visit, obviously, the London Eye."  See More

"Some of the highlights include Tower Of London, Natural History Museum, Buckingham Palace, The British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, London Eye, The London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds London, Harrods, Shakespeare's Globe, Saint Paul's Cathedral and on and on!"  See More

"Your next stop could be down to Westminster Bridge for views of the Elizabeth Tower (which houses Big Ben), the House Of Commons, and the London Eye."  See More

"You'll see many major sites such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, the The Shard, St Pauls, the Tower Bridge, and Tower Of London and will get a good feel for the City."  See More

"So much fun going by the places, seeing the London sites (do ride the London Eye) and using the public transportation."  See More

"Be sure to walk the river, ride the London Eye and see Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus."  See More

"In terms of cultural landmarks, may I recommend London Eye (best done at sunset), and Monument to the Great Fire of London (a bit of a climb, but worth the ~£3 for the view)."  See More

"Also, I don't think anyone has suggested it yet, but the London Eye is a MUST do."  See More

"This is far superior to the London Eye that most tourists do."  See More

"It is always great to start South Bank Centre and walk along the river where you will see the House Of Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye and there is sometimes a food market near the National Theatre and a cute little arty area with small shops."  See More

"The London Eye is expensive and rather boring - a long que & 45 min - 1 hour stuck in a very slow moving car with no escape!"  See More

"Katya, I love London! Great choice. In fact, we love all of the UK -- there is a ton to see outside London also. We lived in the UK for two years. So, the most important thing to remember is - there are two season's in England: Winter (rain) and July. You have to go prepared that it could rain a lot and then be pleasantly surprised when you have sunny days. Rain in England is all part of the experience. My favorite spring month in the UK is April. There is typically less rainfall, the temperature is on the rise, and things are in bloom more than normal. They observe good friday/Easter - which is 18-21 April next year. There are two bank holidays in May on the 5th and 26th, so you will want to miss those weekends if you want to avoid crowds, or plan around those weekends if you want to be part of what might be happening -- for example, Covent Garden Market will have a lot going on those weekends and can be very interesting, but at the same time theatre tickets will be hard to get. You may also want to avoid the heavy tourist crowds of the summer months: J-J-A. There are some great sites that will show you weather data in the UK - like !"  See More

"The few last times I went there I didn't pay for any kind of activities and I enjoyed my stays even more than when I spent my time in waiting lines for "must sees" like Tower Of London, London Eye, ."  See More

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