More than fifty Paddington Bears are taking over London this autumn, and they all look different: they are original designs by an impressive string of celebrities – from Benedict Cumberbatch to Emma Watson, Rankin and David Beckham. But only one bear has been designed by an illustrator, and that’s Paddingtonscape, by jelly London’s Hannah Warren.
#PaddingtonTrail is an initiative by Visit London, the NSPCC and STUDIOCANAL ahead of the release of the long awaited Paddington film on 28 November. Paddington filmstars Nicole Kidman, Ben Wishaw and Hugh Bonneville all created their own Paddington Bar statues, while Hannah Warren was asked design her bear inspired by the area surrounding Paddington Station.
Paddingtonscape features the canals and narrow boats of Little Venice, located at the back of Paddington Station, as well as swans, and many other features of daily London life and the quintessentially West London scenery.
Hannah Warren's Paddingtonscape stands proudly on Norfolk Square (W2) until 30 December, after which it will be auctioned for the chartity NSPCC along with all his fellow arty bears.
Find our more about the trail here: visitlondon.com/paddington.