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The Paddington Trail in London

The Paddington Trail in London

Paddington Bear has packed his suitcase and is going to London for his big screen debut in the Paddington film, to be released in the UK on 28th November 2014.Watch the Paddington movie trailer and you will see that, alongside the lovable bear from Darkest Peru, London will also be starring in the film as the backdrop to his intrepid adventures. London Paddington Trail

 

In celebration of Paddington the movie coming to London, visitlondon.com, the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) and StudioCanal present The Paddington Trail:

www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/sightseeing/film-locations/paddington-the-movie

Fifty Paddington statues will be placed across London close to museums, parks, shops and key cultural and landmark hotspots in a trail with a colourful, Paddington flavour. The 50 Paddington statues will be created by artists, designers and celebrities, with the trail tracking the travelling bear’s favourite places in London.

From October 2014 visitors will be able to follow in the furry footsteps of the world’s favourite Peruvian explorer when the Paddington Trail is launched.

In the movie, the young, stowaway bear finds himself alone in a big, unfamiliar city. He soon finds a warm, welcome place to stay with the Brown family, and sets out to discover more about his adopted city, London (hopefully with plenty of marmalade sandwiches along the way!).

Paddington’s origins date back almost 60 years. His creator, Michael Bond, bought a small bear on Christmas Eve 1956 as a present for his wife, and named him after the nearest railway station to which they lived.

All of the Paddington Trail statues will be auctioned later in the year to raise money for the NSPCC. The film has an all-star cast, including Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters and Peter Capaldi.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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