Mr Monkey was almost across the Hungerford foot bridge, when he saw lots of people waiting for the Olympic Flame, which was taking a trip around London on the way to Athens. After a while someone turned up, carrying the torch. Then he nipped under the bridge, jumped into a small boat, and was rowed up to Westminster.
You can read about the Olympic Torch Relay at the Greater London Authority website.
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