Draycott Hotel Celebrates Paddington Bear!


Did you grow up with Paddington Bear? The little chap in the red coat & fisherman’s cap?! šŸ™‚ I am happy to say I did, & that I am so excited a whole new generation of youngsters will get to experience him in all his glory when The Paddington Bear film arrives next year!

In honor of the highly anticipated PaddingtonĀ movie, Londonā€™s Draycott Hotel willĀ  be celebrating the legacy of the beloved bear with an exclusive PaddingtonĀ  Bear Experience. Creating a fun way to explore London, families and explorers alike willĀ  join Paddington at The Draycott and on his adventures around the city,Ā  battered suitcase, duffle coat and all….how FUN will this be?!

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The Draycott Hotelā€™s Paddington Bear celebration invitesĀ  guests to experience LondonĀ  through Paddingtonā€™s eyes, honoring the polite, yet mischievous bearā€™s senseĀ  of optimism and wonder. The Draycott is paying tribute to Michael Bondā€™sĀ cherished original A Bear NamedĀ  Paddington stories, where Paddington travels to LondonĀ  from the deepest jungles of PeruĀ and finds adventure in a strange and wonderful city. Accompanied by theirĀ  very own take-home Paddington Bear received on arrival, families and guestsĀ of the fete will do the same with a hop-on-hop-off bus tour to guideĀ  explorers on a colorful and commemorative path through Paddingtonā€™s favoriteĀ  places in London.Ā  The Draycottā€™s smallest guests will not miss a moment of their own adventureĀ  with an official Paddington Bearā€™s guide book and a scrap-book to documentĀ  their own adventure, just like Paddington has in the classic stories.

Furthermore, LondonĀ  and Partners will pay homage to the English icon with Londonā€™s Paddington Trail. Guests can beĀ  escorted by their new, beloved bear on the Paddington Trail, comprising 50Ā  statues created by artists, designers and celebrities. Highlighting locationsĀ  around LondonĀ  close to cultural and iconic landmarks, an auction of the statues along theĀ  trail will later be held to raise money for the National Society for theĀ Prevention of Cruelty to Children, an organization in pursuit of protectingĀ  vulnerable children.

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Embracing the warmth and comfort at the heart ofĀ  the tale, Paddingtonā€™s guests will see why the Draycott is regarded by many travelersĀ  as a home away from home. After the excitement and adventure of sightseeingĀ  and learning about Londonā€™sĀ  museums, parks and historical landmarks, families can return to the comfortĀ  of their suite, many of which boast a fireplace, kitchen and plenty of roomĀ  for children to play. A miniature afternoon tea for the little ones, withĀ  special treats and Marmalade, Paddingtonā€™s favorite, is included in theĀ  festivities, in addition to Draycott Hotelā€™s signature English afternoon teaĀ  service for all guests.

The Paddington Bear Package is subject toĀ  availability and can be booked through the reservations team or on theĀ  website with the promotional code ā€œPROPAD.ā€ For updated rates, itineraries,Ā and other information contact The Draycott Hotel at Tel: +44 (0) 20 7730 6466 or reservations@draycotthotel.com. Visit their web-site HERE, too!

While I have no plans at this time, sadly, to take advantage of this exciting package, I am indeed keeping it in mind when I finally get to go see my British buddy, Holly! šŸ™‚ xo

Have you ever been to London?


  1. Susan Cooper

    September 20, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Paddington Bear is adorable, isn’t he? I’d almost completely forgot about him. Nice to see he’s coming back. Hope this new generation likes him too and he can compete with the likes of Spongebob. What a brilliant way to get youngsters excited about touring London!

    1. AlongComesMary

      September 22, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      I am with you, Susan. I feel lucky I grew up enjoying the more calmer characters….before our favorite sponge under the sea came along…with that annoying laugh! šŸ˜‰

  2. Natalie Patalie

    September 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Awe, I love this!!! Paddington <3

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