A whale of a time in London!

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The London Eye.

By Tej Dodhia-Shah aged 6 years old

The London Eye is a tourist attraction in London. It is located on the South Bank of the River Thames and is a few minutes walk from Waterloo Station. It is 135 metres high and has 32 capsules. Each capsule may hold up to 25 people. I visited the London Eye on a raining Saturday.

It took us 45 minutes to board. I see up to a building called the Gherkin and to St Paul’s Cathedral. I also saw the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Guys and lots of boats on the River Thames. It took about 30 minutes to go all the way round on the London Eye. It was really cool.

A few metres away from the London Eye is the Sea Life London Aquarium. It has thousands of sea creatures in over 2 million litres of water! There are 500 different species from all over the world.

As you go in, you walk over a glass panel on the floor. Swimming underneath your feet are fish, sharks and stingrays. Next came the Ray Pool. Here I saw lots of fish and rays swimming over each other. There was a rock pool nearby where I was allowed to touch a starfish. It felt very bumpy.

Next I saw some clown fish and lion fish. I saw the fish being fed. Next I saw the seahorses. I learnt that the dad seahorses have babies instead of the mum seahorses. They are nearly extinct because they are used in medicines in some parts of the world.

After the seahorses came the Rainforest section. This was my favourite bit. When I was walking on the floor it felt like I was walking on soft mud and twigs. I saw crocodiles, turtles and some piranha fish which have really sharp teeth. There was also a waterfall here. Last was the Aquatic Adventure where I saw some penguins and felt the cold climate they live in. I really enjoyed visiting the Sea Life London Aquarium as I got to see lots of marine animals. I also learnt about the dangers these creatures face and how we can help to protect them. I’m sure you might enjoy the two attractions just as I did!

What is the latest London attraction you have visited and enjoyed?

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