A Penguin in London

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The London Underground appears to be confused as it’s also Overground – Chilly Manchot, Taddlegraph Travel Writer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Johnston said when a man is tired of London he is tired of life. I don’t know who Dr Johnston is, but I don’t think he said anything about penguins. However, I know I am not tired of life, so I thought I’d better have a look at London to see what it was like.

The first thing you will notice when you arrive in London is that it is big. It is very big. There is a river that runs through it and my first instinct was to get around by swimming in the river. However, I thought it looked a bit mucky, so I tried the London Underground instead. The London Underground is not, as I first thought, the part of London where the moles live. It is a train network that goes underground. Most of the time anyway. At one point I was on a train that was above the ground, so I think it got a bit confused.

I visited Victoria and Albert’s museum, but unfortunately neither Victoria or Albert were there. I asked a security guard, but he seemed to be shocked that a penguin was talking to him.My next stop was the London Eye, a gigantic ferris wheel that you can take a ride on to see all of London from above. To ride on the London Eye, you go into a pod that takes about ten passengers. I know humans like music on their Eye Pods, so I got my wind-up gramophone out of my backpack and played a few records until the other passengers asked me to stop.

London was too big for me to see in one visit, but I hope to visit there again.