Visitors are invited to step into Paddington’s world for an immersive experience at London’s County Hall from May. 

Insider Gruber's shop at The Paddington Bear Experience in London

Source: Harry Johnson

Groups can step inside Mr Gruber’s Antique shop for a range of gifts and collectibles as part of The Paddington Bear Experience. 

Groups can now book their tickets and enquire about bespoke packages here

Three years in the making, The Paddington Bear Experience will span more than 26,000 square feet of the iconic County Hall on Southbank. 

What will the experience include?

  • Groups will journey through some of the most memorable locations from the Paddington stories.
  • Starting with the hustle and bustle of Paddington Station, guests will be greeted by a friendly Station Master and taken on a lively train journey through London’s most famous landmarks all the way to the Browns’ charming house at No. 32 Windsor Gardens. 
  • Once inside the famous tree adorned hallway, the Brown family will whisk guests into a whirlwind of multi-sensory activities as they need to help Paddington and his family prepare for a very special occasion – The Marmalade Day Festival. 
  • The experience culminates in a street party for visitors to enjoy the Marmalade Day festival. A range of food (including Paddington’s famous marmalade sandwich) and drinks will be available as well as an opportunity to enjoy fun and games with the Brown family. 

Insider Gruber's shop at The Paddington Bear Experience in London

Source: Harry Johnson

The interactive experience opens at London County Hall in May.

Big anniversary for Paddington

The Paddington Bear Experience opens during the 66th anniversary year of Michael Bond’s first Paddington book. The first book, A Bear Called Paddington, introduced readers to the friendly bear from Peru, with a big appetite for marmalade, who is discovered by the Brown family at Paddington Station in London.

Since its first publication, the Paddington books, published by Harper Collins, have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. The popularity of these books led to numerous adaptations, including TV shows and films. In 2014, the Paddington film was released, followed by a sequel, Paddington 2 in 2017. A third film, Paddington in Peru will be released in the UK on 8th November 2024. 

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