Whether you had your own Paddington Bear as a kid or remember reading the stories, the town of Paddington, London, is very much linked to the tale. Come see this storybook area for yourself on your next trip to England.
As you arrive in the station, it’s hard to miss the cuddly bear that has forever put this area on the map.
When you’re walking through Paddington Station, you’ll find a statue of Paddington Bear himself--compete with his floppy hat and suitcase. The story was created in the 1960s when author Michael Bond picked up a lone teddy bear at the station for his wife on Christmas Eve. Today, there is a stuffed teddy bear stand close to the boarding area so you can bring your own piece of Paddington home with you. Now, there is plenty more to see than the train terminal. A quick 2.5 km walk north takes to you to Regent’s Park, where you’ll find a wide range of paths through the manicured greens. Prefer to be inside? You can travel 2 km south to the Serpentine Gallery, a free museum that features contemporary art pieces and rotating exhibits that feature everyone from Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman.
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It’s no piece of fiction that Paddington is a great place to visit. Follow the friendly bear in boots to this slice of London.