George is one of the two friends who accompany J. on his trip along the Thames (for part of the time, anyway, due to his occupation). He is a banker who has a very strict time schedule and who is already ready for a pint after hours. George is quite a character, always boisterous. When he shows up for the vacation, he is sporting his wild style and carrying a banjo. No one quite knows why George is carrying this ethereal banjo. He can't play music. Therefore, despite his quirks, J. still considers George quite boring except for his ability to find pubs.