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The new US Secretary of State John Kerry today recalled getting lost in London Zoo when he was a child and thanked the staff who found him.
He made the comments during a state visit to the capital - his first stop on an 11-day tour of Europe and the Middle East.
Watch the US Secretary of State talking about his trip to London as a youngster during a press conference with Foreign Secretary William Hague.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran still had time to find a diplomatic solution to the standoff over its nuclear programme but added that they must negotiate with world powers in good faith.
The US Secretary of State John Kerry said the continued violence in Syria showed that it was time for President Bashar al-Assad to go.
Speaking alongside Kerry, Foreign Secretary William Hague called for support for Syria's opposition to be increased significantly to bring the conflict to an end.
John Kerry has spoken of the "remarkable relationship" between the UK and US on his first foreign visit since becoming the US Secretary of State.
He said the two countries "stood together time and time again to meet the world's great challenges" and reiterated Barack Obama and David Cameron's description of the relationship as a "partnership of the heart."
Mr Kerry is on an 11-day "listening tour" that will see him travel to cities including Paris and Cairo.
America's new Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks with the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary William Hague on the first stop in an 11-day world tour.
The conflict in Syria, nuclear stand-off with Iran and Middle East peace process are expected to be high on the agenda.
But the Falklands is also likely to come up - with Washington under pressure to recognise the result of a referendum next month on whether the islanders want to remain British.
The new American Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the UK for his first official overseas visit.
He will visit nine nations over the course of an 11-day trip on which he is expected to focus on the conflicts in Syria, Mali and Afghanistan.