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Photo of the day: the Paddington Bears are coming

Posted at 4:30 pm, November 4, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Outdoor London
Paddington Bear London

 [Photo: Jon Furniss/STUDIOCANAL]

The bears are here.

Paddington Bear London 2

They see all.

Paddington Bear London 3

They see inside your very soul.

Unnerving ursine group shot aside, though, these 50 custom Paddingtons have now dispersed across London, each ‘designed’ by a luminary – Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson, Boris Johnson and Liam Gallagher(!) are among those who’ve contributed a one-off look for the marmalade-loving bear. You can track them all down on the Paddington Trail website.

It’s all a bit of fun ahead of the new Paddington live-action movie, coming to cinemas November 28  (slapstick-heavy trailer below) and after the campaign ends on December 30, they’ll each be auctioned off for charity, namely the NSPCC and Action Medical Research. If you have a lot of extra cash knocking around, and a space in your lounge for a David Beckham-decorated bear, why not register for that here?

Think Paddington is creepy? You’re not the only one. There’s a hastag and tumblr dedicated to it!

If you prefer buses to bears, you’re in luck: a sculpture trail of decorated buses is also happening as we speak.

SOON

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