The Paddington Trail

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TQ3877 : "Paddington Who?", Paddington Bear, Royal Observatory by Oast House Archive
Between 4th November and 30th December 2014, 58 Paddington Bear statues were placed around London celebrating new film "Paddington". The trail helped to raise over £750,000 for 3 children's charities; NSPCC, ChildLine and Action Medical Research.

A typical statue was hand-painted and made of glazed fibreglass, 114cm high. Though there were variations in design, textures and size.

51 of the statues were sold by Christies at two auctions, each raising between £5,000 and £58,000. One live auction was held on 10th December 2014, and an online auction that ended on 7th January 2015. All proceeds were donated to the three charities.

PhotoPaddington nameArtistPlaceTrail N°
TQ2681 : Paddington Bear, Rembrandt Gardens by Oast House ArchiveLove, Paddington XLulu GuinnessRembrandt Gardens01
TQ2681 : "Texting Paddington", Paddington Bear, Sheldon Square by Oast House ArchiveTexting PaddingtonWestminster AcademyWestminster Academy Sheldon Square02
TQ2681 : Paddington Bear, Canalside Plaza by Oast House ArchiveThe Mayor Of PaddingtonPaddington Waterside and CostainCanalside Plaza03
TQ2681 : Paddington Bear, St Mary's footbridge by Oast House ArchiveBearing UpTaylor WimpeySt Mary’s Footbridge04
TQ2681 : Paddington Bear, Paddington Basin canal towpath by Oast House ArchiveBrick BearRobin Partington & PartnersCanal Towpath05
TQ2681 : Paddington Bear, Paddington Basin by Oast House ArchiveFuturistic Robot BearJonathan RossMerchant Sq, North Wharf Rd06
TQ2681 : "Paddington", Paddington Bear, Paddington Station by Oast House ArchivePaddingtonMichael BondPlatform 8, Paddington Station07
TQ2681 : Paddington Bear, Norfolk Square Gardens by Oast House ArchivePaddingtonscapeHannah WarrenNorfolk Square Gardens08
TQ2779 : "The Journey of Marmalade", Paddington Bear, Hyde Park by Oast House ArchiveThe Journey Of MarmaladeHugh BonnevilleNear the Dell, Hyde Park09
TQ2680 : "Paws Engage", Paddington Bear, Hyde Park Italian Gardens by Oast House ArchivePaws EngageCanterbury Of New ZealandThe Italian Gardens, Kensington Gardens10
TQ2779 : "Flutterby", Paddington Bear, Hans Crescent by Oast House ArchiveFlutterbyEmma WatsonHans Crescent11
TQ2980 : "W2 1RH" Paddington Bear, Christies by Oast House ArchiveW2 1RHMarc QuinnChristie's, King Street12
TQ2778 : "Paws", Paddington Bear, Duke of York Square by Oast House ArchivePawsSally HawkinsDuke of York Square13
TQ2881 : "Goldiebear", Paddington Bear, Selfridges by Oast House ArchiveGoldiebearKate MossSelfridges14
TQ2881 : "Camobear", Paddington Bear, Selfridges by Oast House ArchiveCamobearHarper HeymanSelfridges14A
TQ2881 : "Black Bear", Paddington Bear, Selfridges by Oast House ArchivePaddington Goes To Whitby Goth WeekendHarland MillerSelfridges14B
TQ2881 : "Sparkles", Paddington Bear, South Molton Street by Oast House ArchiveSparklesFrankie BridgeSouth Molton Street15
TQ2881 : "Bear Humbug", Paddington Bear, Old Cavendish Street by Oast House ArchiveBear HumbugAnt & DecOutside John Lewis, Oxford Street16
TQ2880 : "The Spirit of Paddington" Paddington Bear, Berkeley Square Gardens by Oast House ArchiveThe Spirit Of Paddington Rolls-Royce Motor CarsBerkeley Square Gardens17
TQ2880 : "Thread Bear" Paddington Bear, New Bond Street by Oast House ArchiveThread BearMatthew WilliamsonHalfway Down New Bond St18
TQ2979 : "Golden Paws" Paddington Bear, Green Park by Oast House ArchiveGolden Paws David BeckhamCanada Gate, Green Park19
TQ2981 : "Parka Paddington" Paddington Bear, Carnaby Street by Oast House ArchiveParka Paddington Liam GallagherCarnaby Street20
TQ2980 : "Bearer of Gifts", Paddington Bear, Hamley's by Oast House ArchiveBearer Of GiftsHamleysRegent Street21
TQ2981 : "Little Bear Blue", Paddington Bear, Noel Street by Oast House ArchiveLittle Bear BlueIntelFramestore, Noel Street22
TQ2980 : "Bearodiversity" Paddington Bear, Glass House Street by Oast House ArchiveBearodiversity PeruGlasshouse Street23
TQ2980 : "Paddington The Explorer" Paddington Bear, Piccadilly Circus by Oast House ArchivePaddington The Explorer Ripley’s Believe It or Not!Piccadilly Circus24
TQ2980 : "Paddington Lloyd Webbear" Paddington Bear, China Town by Oast House ArchivePaddington Lloyd Webbear Andrew Lloyd WebberGerrard St, Chinatown25
TQ2980 : "Blush" Paddington Bear, Leicester Square by Oast House ArchiveBlush Nicole KidmanLeicester Square26
TQ2980 : Paddington Bear, Trafalgar Square by Oast House ArchiveThe Bear Of London Boris JohnsonTrafalgar Square27
TQ2979 : Paddington Bear, Horse Guards Parade by Oast House ArchivePaddington Jack Davina McCallHorse Guards Parade28
TQ3079 : "Good News Bear", Horse Guards Parade by Oast House ArchiveGood News Bear The TelegraphGreat George Street29
TQ3079 : "Paddington is Great", Paddington Bear, Downing Street by Oast House ArchivePaddington Is GreatStephen FryDowning Street, Whitehall30
TQ3080 : "Special Delivery", Paddington Bear, Covent Garden by Oast House ArchiveSpecial DeliveryBen WhishawCovent Garden31
TQ3080 : "Rainbow" Paddington Bear, Royal Opera House by Oast House ArchiveRainbowDarcey BussellRoyal Opera House32
TQ3081 : "Bear Necessities" Paddington Bear, Great Russell Street by Oast House ArchiveBear NecessitiesJohn HurtGreat Russell Street33
TQ3281 : "Sherlock Bear" Paddington Bear, Museum of London by Oast House ArchiveSherlock BearBenedict CumberbatchMuseum of London34
TQ3281 : "Bear In The Wood" Paddington Bear, Peter's Hill by Oast House ArchiveBear In The WoodRankinPeter's Hill, St Paul's Cathedral35
TQ3180 : "Fragile" Paddington Bear, Millennium Bridge by Oast House ArchiveFragileRyan McElhinneyNear Tate Modern, Riverside Walk36
TQ3280 : "Shakesbear" Paddington Bear, Millennium Bridge by Oast House ArchiveShakesbearMichael SheenBankside Pier37
TQ3281 : "Good Morning, London" Paddington Bear, Guildhall Square by Oast House ArchiveGood Morning, LondonMichael HowellsGuildhall Square38
TQ3281 : "R; G; B" Paddington Bear, Bank of England by Oast House ArchiveR;G;BZaha HadidRoyal Exchange39
TQ3280 : "Taste of Peru" Paddington Bear, Borough Market by Oast House ArchiveTaste Of PeruPeruBorough Market40
TQ3280 : "Wonders of the World" Paddington Bear, London Bridge Station by Oast House ArchiveWonders Of The WorldPeruLondon Bridge Station entrance41
TQ3877 : "Paddington Who?", Paddington Bear, Royal Observatory by Oast House ArchivePaddington Who?Peter CapaldiRoyal Observatory, Greenwich42
TQ3877 : "Gravity Bear", Paddington Bear, Royal Observatory by Oast House ArchiveGravity Bear Sandra BullockRoyal Observatory, Greenwich43
TQ3980 : "Wish You Were Here" Paddington Bear, The O2 by Oast House ArchiveWish You Were HereNick MasonThe O244
TQ3482 : "Toggle", Paddington Bear Trail, Museum of Childhood by Oast House ArchiveToggle  Benjamin ShineV&A Museum of Childhood45
TQ2783 : "Primrose Paddington", Paddington Bear, Primrose Hill by Oast House ArchivePrimrose Paddington Julie Walters Primrose Hill46
TQ2782 : "Sticky Wicket", Paddington Bear, Regent's Park by Oast House ArchiveSticky Wicket  Ian BothamHanover Bridge, Regent's Park47
Chief Scout Bear  Bear GryllsLondon Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5 48
TQ2577 : "The Special One", Paddington Bear, Stamford Gate by Oast House ArchiveThe Special One Chelsea FCStamford Gate, Stamford Bridge49
TQ2580 : "Dapper Bear", Paddington Bear, Notting Hill Gate by Oast House ArchiveDapper Bear  Guy RitchieOutside Notting Hill Gate Station50
TQ3381 : "Patchwork Paddington", Paddington Bear, Childline by Oast House ArchivePatchwork PaddingtonRhiannaChildLine, Folgate Street, Shoreditch*
TQ3381 : Alan Shearer's bear, Paddington Bear, Childline by Oast House ArchiveAlan Shearer's bearAlan ShearerChildLine, Folgate Street, Shoreditch*
Maya's BearMaya (competition winner)NSPCC, Curtain Road, Shoreditch* **
TQ2779 : "Stripes", Paddington Bear, Cadogan Place by Oast House ArchiveStripesInkieCadogan Place*
Precious PaddingtonSolange Azagury-PartridgeMandarin Oriental Hotel, Knightsbridge*
TQ3980 : "Paddington That", Paddington Bear, The O2 by Oast House ArchivePaddington ThatTake ThatThe 02*

- *later additions, added after the trail started.
- ** was vandalised and removed a week early.

The highest price achieved of all the auctioned Paddingtons was W2 1RH which sold for £58,000.

Not photographed; Bear Grylls bear sold for £8,500, Maya's Bear sold for £7,500 and Solange Azagury-Partridge bear sold for £7,000.

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