The Paddington Trail saw more than 50 individually-designed Paddington Bear statues decorating the streets of London. The trail has now ended, and the statues have been auctioned, raising thousands of pounds for the NSPCC.

Where is Paddington?

The area of Central London called Paddington is just north of Hyde Park. Many visitors travel to London by train and arrive at Paddington railway station.

What was The Paddington Trail?

From November to December 2014, London was thrilled to host The Paddington Trail in celebration of the city’s art, culture and innovation.

More than 50 Paddington Bear statues could be found taking up prominent positions close to museums, parks, shops and key landmarks, many of which were Paddington’s favourite London places. Each bear was lovingly created by an artist, designer or celebrity, whose names you can see below.

More than 350,000 explorers used The Paddington Trail website to plan their adventures and things to do around London. Even more took part in the trail of discovery, fuelled by lots and lots marmalade sandwiches.

Were you one of those intrepid explorers? No matter how many bears you found, download The Paddington Trail certificate and display it proudly at home.

The Paddington Trail helped to raise in the region of £950,000 for NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), ChildLine and Action Medical Research when the bears were sold at auction.

Paddington Would Like to Thank...

The Paddington Trail was brought to life by, STUDIOCANAL and the NSPCC in collaboration with Barclaycard. In addition to the fantastic artists and designers, Paddington would like to thank Selfridges, Pickfords, and the London boroughs of Westminster, the City of London, Kensington and Chelsea, Camden, Southwark, Lambeth, Hackney, Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, as well as Paddington author, Michael Bond, and his daughter, Karen Jankel.

Who is Paddington Bear?

The classic tales of the much-loved bear have sold more than 35 million books worldwide, been translated into over 40 languages and captured the imagination of children and adults around the globe. Paddington originally came from Darkest Peru where he was brought up by his Aunt Lucy. He now lives in London, England. When Paddington arrived in London he was found on Paddington Station by the Brown family which is how he acquired his name. He was wearing nothing but an old bush hat and a label on which Aunt Lucy had written the words "Please Look After This Bear. Thank You". Find out more at his official website:

  • Bearer of Gifts


  • Bear Humbug

    Ant & Dec

  • Bearing Up

    Taylor Wimpey

  • Bear in the Wood


  • Bear Necessities

    John Hurt

  • Bearodiversity


  • The Bear of London

    Boris Johnson

  • Blush

    Nicole Kidman

  • Brick Bear

    Robin Partington & Partners

  • Chief Scout Bear

    Bear Grylls

  • Dapper Bear

    Guy Ritchie

  • Flutterby

    Emma Watson

  • Fragile

    Ryan McElhinney

  • Futuristic Robot Bear

    Jonathan Ross

  • Golden Paws

    David Beckham

  • Good Morning, London

    Michael Howells

  • Good News Bear

    The Telegraph

  • Gravity Bear

    Sandra Bullock

  • The Journey of Marmalade

    Hugh Bonneville

  • Little Bear Blue


  • Love, Paddington x

    Lulu Guinness

  • The Mayor of Paddington

    Costain Skanska and The Paddington Partnership

  • Paddington

    Michael Bond

  • Paddington is GREAT

    Stephen Fry

  • Paddington Jack

    Davina McCall

  • Paddington Lloyd Webbear

    Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • Paddingtonscape

    Hannah Warren

  • Paddington the Explorer

    Ripley's Believe It Or Not! London

  • Paddington Who?

    Peter Capaldi

  • Parka Paddington

    Liam Gallagher

  • Paws

    Sally Hawkins

  • Paws Engage

    Canterbury of New Zealand

  • Primrose Paddington

    Julie Walters

  • Rainbow

    Darcey Bussell

  • R; G; B

    Zaha Hadid

  • The Selfridges Collection

    Kate Moss and others

  • Shakesbear

    Michael Sheen

  • Sparkles

    Frankie Bridge

  • Special Delivery

    Ben Whishaw

  • The Special One

    Chelsea FC

  • The Spirit of Paddington

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

  • Sticky Wicket

    Sir Ian Botham

  • Taste of Peru


  • Texting Paddington

    Westminster Academy

  • Thread Bear

    Matthew Williamson

  • Toggle

    Benjamin Shine

  • W2 1RH

    Marc Quinn

  • Wish You Were Here

    Nick Mason

  • Wonders of the World


  • Maya's Bear


  • Patchwork Paddington