As a new Paddington Bear story hits the shelves sixty years after the creation of its endearing main character, Dexters remembers this small bear’s London adventures with nostalgia.

From Paddington station itself to Notting Hill, Maida Vale and the Portobello Road Market, Paddington might bring with him exotic thoughts of far off Peru, but his story is firmly placed in West London. 

Ninety-one year old Paddington creator Michael Bond still writes daily at his Little Venice home. He has brought Paddington bang up to date in recent years, with allusions to his forays into reality TV and refugee status. The themes of openness and inclusivity - evident in  Paddington’s adventures with his friend Mr Gruber - were also sympathetically upheld in the first of a Paddington film franchise. Another big screen outing is eagerly anticipated later this year. 

Sadly, Paddington’s house at 32 Windsor Gardens doesn’t exist. You will, however, find a number of period homes amidst the landscape of Paddington’s London - just like the Browns' beautiful, rambling home. So if you’re looking for a family property for sale in West London’s leafy streets, take a look at Dexters property listings and be inspired.