Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi

Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Paddington Bear™ on this 3-hour tour of London. Follow in the pawprints of this famous little bear, who has starred in more than 20 books and has his own movie, and visit famous landmarks, sites and filming locations. Head to Portobello Market and see the antiques shop owned by Paddington’s closest friend. Explore London’s picturesque, lesser-known streets before visiting the filming location for Windsor Gardens. Then, wrap up at the station where the Browns first found the duffle coat–wearing bear.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Movie & TV Tours




Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Paddington Bear™ on this 3-hour tour of London. Follow in the pawprints of this famous little bear, who has starred in more than 20 books and has his own movie, and visit famous landmarks, sites and filming locations. Head to Portobello Market and see the antiques shop owned by Paddington’s closest friend. Explore London’s picturesque, lesser-known streets before visiting the filming location for Windsor Gardens. Then, wrap up at the station where the Browns first found the duffle coat–wearing bear.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Paddington Station, Praed St, London W2 1 HQ England

Your private tour of Paddington Bear’s London begins with a pickup from your central London (Zone 1) hotel. Then, hop inside the private car and settle into your comfortable seat to begin your tour of Paddington Bear’s London.

As you travel, hear tales of this lovable bear who arrived in London more than 50 years ago after his Aunt Lucy went into The Home for Retired Bears in Lima. Learn how he left deepest, darkest Peru and stowed away in a ship’s lifeboat, living on marmalade.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London, England

Following in Paddington’s pawprints, your first stop is Mr Gruber’s antiques shop on Portobello Road. Mr Gruber is Paddington’s closest friend and the accident-prone bear goes to him every day for advice as well as for his elevenses, a mid-morning tea tradition that dates back to the Victorian era. On route to the shop, walk through the famous Portobello Market. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere as you pass the many stalls, crammed with antiques, clothes and more.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: London, London, England

Afterward, return to your private car and leave the hustle and bustle of the market behind you as you head off of the beaten track to find some of London’s lesser-known and most picturesque spots. Stopping off frequently to stretch your legs, take photos and see Paddington locations up close, listen to your guide talk about some of Paddington’s greatest adventures, and discover how the movie was made.

Then, continue on to the Windsor Gardens filming location. See the home of Paddington Bear and the Brown family, who took Paddington home with them after finding him in London’s Paddington Station with a note attached to his coat reading: ‘Please look after this bear, thank you.’

Lastly, visit the place that our furry friend is named after, Paddington Railway Station. Here, look out for the bronze statue of Paddington Bear on the concourse, and then spend some time at the Paddington shop, where you can choose to buy souvenirs for yourself or your friends and family.

Duration: 2 hours