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Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Experience the delightful antics of Paddington Bear™ on a private tour of London. Cruise through the city by private car to visit the iconic landmarks featured in the classic Paddington book series and film such as Mr Gruber’s antiques shop on Portobello Road and Paddington’s home in Windsor Gardens. Finish at the Paddington Railway Station, where the Brown family first met their beloved brown bear.
  • Paddington Bear™ tour of London with an expert guide
  • Discover landmarks and locations that are featured in Paddington Bear books as well as movie filming locations
  • Visit Mr Gruber’s antiques shop on Portobello Road
  • Step off the beaten track and see London’s lesser-known and most idyllic spots
  • Get up close to the filming location for Paddington’s home, Windsor Gardens
  • Spot the statue of this marmalade-loving bear at Paddington Station and shop for souvenirs at the Paddington shop
Professional guide
Transport by private car (up to 5 people)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Marylebone Station, Marylebone, London NW1 6QH, UK

Traveler pickup is offered

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your private tour of Paddington Bear’s London begins with a pickup from your central London (Zone 1) hotel. As you set off, catch up on your Paddington history with the story of how the charming little bear arrived in the bustling metropolis, fresh off a boat from Peru

Your first stop is on Portobello Road to visit Mr Gruber’s antiques shop, where Paddington went every day to chat and take his elevenses, a mid-morning break of tea and cookies – and marmalade! Along the way, pass through the vibrant Portobello Market, stocked to the brim with antiques, produce and more. 

Hop back on the car for a delightful ride through some of the lesser-known locations from Paddington's everyday. As you wind through London, get the inside scoop on the film production, hear about the bear's adventures and recall your favorite moments in the stories with fellow Paddington-enthusiasts. Pass Windsor Gardens where the Brown family home is located, and where Paddington came to live after the Browns found him in London’s Paddington Station.   

This landmark train station is your last stop on the tour. View the station’s lovely bronze statue of the duffle-coat-wearing bear and visit the Paddington shop to browse a vast array of products. Your tour ends here, so take your time choosing the perfect souvenir for yourself or any other Paddington-loving friend.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Paddington Station
Your private tour of Paddington Bear’s London begins with a pickup from your central London (Zone 1) hotel. Then, hop inside the private car and settle into your comfortable seat to begin your tour of Paddington Bear’s London. As you travel, hear tales of this lovable bear who arrived in London more than 50 years ago after his Aunt Lucy went into The Home for Retired Bears in Lima. Learn how he left deepest, darkest Peru and stowed away in a ship’s lifeboat, living on marmalade.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Notting Hill
Following in Paddington’s pawprints, your first stop is Mr Gruber’s antiques shop on Portobello Road. Mr Gruber is Paddington's closest friend and the accident-prone bear goes to him every day for advice as well as for his elevenses, a mid-morning tea tradition that dates back to the Victorian era. On route to the shop, walk through the famous Portobello Market. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere as you pass the many stalls, crammed with antiques, clothes and more.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
London
Afterward, return to your private car and leave the hustle and bustle of the market behind you as you head off of the beaten track to find some of London’s lesser-known and most picturesque spots. Stopping off frequently to stretch your legs, take photos and see Paddington locations up close, listen to your guide talk about some of Paddington’s greatest adventures, and discover how the movie was made. Then, continue on to the Windsor Gardens filming location. See the home of Paddington Bear and the Brown family, who took Paddington home with them after finding him in London’s Paddington Station with a note attached to his coat reading: ‘Please look after this bear, thank you.’ Lastly, visit the place that our furry friend is named after, Paddington Railway Station. Here, look out for the bronze statue of Paddington Bear on the concourse, and then spend some time at the Paddington shop, where you can choose to buy souvenirs for yourself or your friends and family.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Brit Movie Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Paddington Bear™ Tour of London by Black Taxi.

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Very enjoyable afternoon visiting spots...
Jeffrey W
, Jul 2018
Very enjoyable afternoon visiting spots off the beaten path
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This could have been really cute...
Jennifer H
, Aug 2016
This could have been really cute, but our guide was completely lackluster and did not seem to care about the tour at all. She started by arriving late and it all went downhill from there. First, the DVD which provided a majority of the information was not working, and rather than work with and entertain her guests, she sat silent through much of the tour, offering some grainy movie stills as a way of compensation. Our Paddington loving family was very disappointed and felt that this was proof that a particular guide can make or break any given tour.
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Excellent tour and great tour guide...
Thomas B
, Jun 2015
Excellent tour and great tour guide. My two 9 year old girls thoroughly enjoyed it, and I did too.
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The tour guide was informative and the...
Chris
, Apr 2015
The tour guide was informative and the small group was the perfect size. Highly recommended

Product code: 5936PADD

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