Wearing my own duffle coat, we were off looking for more Paddington bears.
This time we walked down Regent Street and came across Parka Paddington designed by Liam Gallagher at the top of Canarby Street. So should I jump on the pedestal for the photo?
Shall I look the other way?We walked further on. We heard there’s one at Hamley’s – it figures they would. We didn’t see one outside so we ventured into the store. I’m pretty sure I was not allowed inside but Paddington as it turned out was quite close to the entrance so we asked if we could take a photo of me with Bearer of Gifts by Hamleys. The staff closest to the door hesitatingly ushered us in. We had to do this quickly!
Out of Hamleys, we carried on walking along Regent Street to Glasshouse Street. And there on the corner of Air and Glasshouse, we saw Bearodiversity designed by Peru! That’s where Paddington came from. As we headed towards the very busy Piccadilly Circus, we found Paddington the Explorer designed by Ripley’s Believe It Or NotWhen Mummy was taking this photo, several other people were taking photos of me!
As the day wore on, we found one more Paddington before we headed home. This one was inside Christie’s on King Street. W2 1RH by Marc Quinn is cast in concrete and it’s the heaviest of all the Paddingtons – one too many marmalade sandwiches perhaps?So that’s 14 Paddingtons and counting. Still 36 more to go – not sure if we can keep up with this. A bit tiring.