Well… there’s something you don’t see every day!!! 😐

A large whale has been spotted in the River Thames in central London by boaters and sightseers.

The mammal, thought to be a 17ft (5m) northern bottle-nosed whale, was seen swimming past the Houses of Parliament.

“I saw it blow, it was a spout of water which sparkled in the air,” said Tom Howard-Vyne, who works at the London Eye, on the other side of the river.

The whale is believed to have travelled upstream passing the Thames Barrier on Thursday night or early on Friday.

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Update: All is not looking well for the poor fella. It seemed to be getting more and more distressed throughout the day, and despite people trying to splash water at it to get it to go back to the middle of the river , it kept getting too close to the banks. Last news report said they have actually lost sight of it. Hopefully it’s heading back out of the Thames and not further inland. 🙁

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