Follow in the pawprints of a British icon on the Paddington Bear London Locations Walking Tour. Visit the locations that have featured in this bear’s life for over 50 years.
Coming to London from far away Peru, Paddington has since been embarking on journeys that have entertained audiences for generations. His hijinks and (mis)adventures have made him an iconic character beloved by many. Now you can explore Paddington’s London. See the sites that have shaped his life through over 20 books, TV cartoons, and two hugely successful movies.
Start at the very beginning: Paddington Station.
This is the first stop on your tour that will visit London’s iconic Paddington locations. Mr and Mrs Brown, Paddington’s guardians, named him after this station after finding him waiting on the platform. Here, you’ll get the chance to grab a picture with a statue depicting this scene. A lonely bear, having just finished one long journey, waiting for another to begin. You’ll also get to drop into the Paddington shop. The perfect place to buy some souvenirs.
From here you’ll travel throughout the city, tracking down every marmalade-covered pawprint that your favourite bear has left behind. You’ll see Mr Gruber’s antique shop, where the Browns bring Paddington in his first big-screen adventure. Situated on Portobello Road, the real-life location is Alice’s Antiques. This long-standing establishment is probably as old as some of the goods that it stocks.
The Browns’ Windsor Garden residence is another popular Paddington attraction. The real house is located in Chalcot Crescent, Primrose Hill. In one of the more high-class and scenic neighbourhoods of London, Paddington really lucked out on his digs!
The Paddington Bear London Locations Walking Tour will also be sure to bring you to the Church of St. Mary. Here you’ll find another statue of Paddington. This time he is in the arms of his creator Michael Bond.
Another notable London location from Paddington’s adventures is the Natural History Museum.
Here he meets Millicent Clyde, the devious taxidermist played by Nicole Kidman. Millicent Clyde’s house is also a popular photo stop. It’s on Downshire Hill in Hampstead.
There’s also the Reform Club in Pall Mall. Among the memorable settings from this location are the striking designs of the tiled floors and corridors. But none are more unforgettable than the images of Hugh Bonneville’s Mr Brown pretending to be a cleaning lady.
The Paddington Bear London Locations Walking Tour offers a fun day visiting the most picturesque parts of the city. Just make sure you’ve packed enough marmalade sandwiches!