Paddington packs his suitcase and moves with Pickfords

Pickfords has been appointed the official removals partner for The Paddington Trail, a London-wide event which sees 50 statues of this famous bear placed across the capital from 4 November – 30 December to mark the release of Paddington in UK cinemas on 28 November.

(left to right) Paddington Shakesbear by Michael Sheen, Paddington Bear by Michael Bond and Paddington Sparkles by Frankie BridgeCREDITJoePepler

(left to right) Paddington Shakesbear by Michael Sheen, Paddington Bear by Michael Bond and Paddington Sparkles by Frankie Bridge. Photo credit: Joe Pepler.

Pickfords will move the 50 statues from the 3DEye studios where the designs have been brought to life to their final locations across the capital ahead of the launch of The Paddington Trail on 4 November. Visitors and locals will be able to follow the paw-prints of the world’s favourite Peruvian explorer, visiting locations from as far west as Heathrow through to the O2 in the east, taking in some of London’s key cultural hotspots and Paddington Trail artworklandmarks, including the Royal Opera House, Museum of London and, of course, Paddington Station.

The bears have been designed by a host of renowned celebrities, designers and artists, including the stars of the Paddington film: Hugh Bonneville, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw and Nicole Kidman, Hollywood actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Sheen, director Guy Richie, leading fashion designers Matthew Williamson and Lulu Guinness, and world-famous ex-footballer David Beckham. They will be auctioned by Christie’s from 10 December to raise funds for Pickfords’ charity partner, the NSPCC.

Pickfords’ Managing Director, Russell Start said:

“We are delighted to be involved in The Paddington Trail, an event that will inspire visitors to explore London, and most importantly, help raise money for our charity partner, the NSPCC.”

See visitlondon.com/paddington to find out more about The Paddington Trail or follow #PaddingtonTrail on social media.

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