The large scale interactive experience will welcome visitors from later this year.

It has been announced that The Paddington Bear Experience will be heading to the London County Hall on the Southbank later this year unfolding across 26,000 square ft.

Get ready to be thrown into the thick of the action as you embark on a mission to help Paddington and The Brown family prepare for a very special day. Step into the world of Paddington and become immersed in some of the most iconic locations, culminating in a Windsor Gardens extravaganza. This multi-sensory experience incorporates ground-breaking design, live performance, and video to capture the hearts of the entire family from ages 4-94. Themed food, beverage, and retail will also be available.

The experience arrives in London as 2023 marks the 65th anniversary since the bear with the taste for marmalade was first introduced to the world, having been created by Michael Bond in 1958. The first book in the series ntroduced readers to the friendly and polite bear from Peru who is discovered by the Brown family at Paddington Station in London before going on to follow the bear’s adventures around London.

In 2014, a live-action feature film called Paddington was released, which was followed by a sequel, Paddington 2 in 2017. A third film is being made.

The Paddington Bear Experience will be directed by Immersive Octopus, written by Katie Lyons (Peaky Blinders: The Rise, Camden Stables Market), designed by Rebecca Brower (Doctor Who: Time Fracture, West End), with costume design by Stewart J Charlesworth (Respect La Diva, West End), lighting design by Terry Cook (Dubai World Expo 2020) for Woodroffe Bassett, sound design by Luke Swaffield (Saw: The Escape Experience, Tower Hill) for Autograph and video design by Novak (Lumiere Festival, London, Durham and Derry-Londonderry). It is presented by The Path Entertainment Group and The Copyrights Group in partnership with Lionsgate, Copyrights’ agent for experiences.

Further information about the experience itself has yet to be unveiled.

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