Enjoy The Sights of London on the New Paddington Trail
Visitors to London this fall will be able to enjoy The Paddington Trail. Now you can follow along the trail of the world’s favorite Peruvian explorer – Paddington Bear – and discover many of London’s major cultural and landmark hotspots.
Fifty life-size Paddington Bear statues will be located around London, England, allowing visitors to learn about the city’s museums, shops, parks, and other landmarks. It’s a great luxury travel experience you don’t want to miss.
The new Paddington Trail launches this October. You can go to VisitLondon.com/Paddington and download the trail map, plus share your favorite photos along the trail. Read about the stories behind each Paddington Bear statue and trail location.
The Paddington Trail is part of the publicity plan leading up to the film’s highly release in U.K. cinemas on November 28, 2014. The film will debut in U.S. theaters in late-December 2014.
The highly anticipated movie is based on author Michael Bond’s original tales of a young, stowaway bear who’s all alone in London. He is invited to stay by the Brown family. Feeling welcomed and more secure, he begins his journey discovering the big city of London.
You can view a trailer of upcoming Paddington movie here:
(Note: the video is no longer available)
Boris Johnson is the current Mayor of London and was quoted, “As a long-time fan of Paddington Bear I’m delighted that this world-famous, marmalade-loving, duffle-coat wearing, polite but notoriously accident prone bear will be celebrated by Londoners and visitors to our great city, with the launch of this fantastic trail.”
3DEye is a design company based in London and helped create the three-foot six-inch tall, Paddington Bear statues. The statues will be auctioned off later this year. The money raised will support various charities including the NSPCC who supports protecting vulnerable children and trying to keep them safe.
In addition to the NSPCC, the trail will benefit the children’s charity – Action Medical Research. Paddington Bear has been the official mascot of this fine charity for over 35 years!