No. 32 Windsor Gardens: Inside Paddington Bear’s House
The nation’s favourite marmalade sandwich-loving bear has rocketed back into stardom in recent years with the release of two widely-adored films. Adopted by the Brown family on his arrival in London, Paddington Bear’s fish-out-of-water adventures have largely been set to the backdrop of their colourful family home of No. 32 Windsor Gardens.
From floating in a flooded bathroom to returning home after wrongful imprisonment, Paddington has had his fair share of memorable moments in the Brown’s Windsor Gardens residence. Fans of the series might then recognise this London townhouse, which has recently been put on the market for a healthy £3.2 million.
That’s right, the stand-in home that features in Studiocanal’s ‘Paddington’ (2014, 2017) series is up for sale. Not actually located in Windsor Gardens, the house sits as part of a pastel-coloured terrace called Chalcot Crescent, near Regents Park.
The grade II listed terraced property is made up of 4 floors, with 4 bedrooms (2 of which are en-suites), 2 kitchens, and 3 reception rooms. While not quite replicating the quirky interior of the film, Chalcot Crescent’s traditional décor creates a warm, quintessentially British aesthetic which could easily be renovated into your dream home.
Disappointingly, though, the £3.2 million price tag doesn’t include the lovable red-hatted Paddington. But keep an eye out next time you’re at Paddington station, and you might just be lucky enough to spot a little bear in need of a home.