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  Paddingtom bear, Paddington Station
by sourbugger

Paddington Station houses, appropriately enough, a statue of that children's character "Paddington Bear". you can find him at the foot of the escalators on the ground floor.

For those who have grown up with the cute bear you will love it. For those who don't know what I'm talking about the story goes that he was discovered by Mr and Mrs Brown on Paddington Station, he was a bear in a blue coat, red hat and carried a suitcase. He came from darkest Peru and stowed away after being sent out into the world by his aunt Lucy with a sign around his neck saying 'Please Look After This Bear. Thank You.' He also had a penchant for marmalade sandwiches which he kept under his hat.

Paddington's best friend is Mr Gruber who runs an antique shop on Portobello Road and with whom he shares lots of cocoa and buns. He doesn't get on with Mr Curry, the Brown's next door neighbour quite so well.

The books and stories were written by Michael Bond and the BBC version of the stories were narrated by Sir Michael Horden.

Say hello to him for me if you pass by.

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  • Updated Apr 3, 2006
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