Paddington now lives in London, England. He originally came from darkest Peru where he was brought up by his Aunt Lucy after he was orphaned following an earthquake when he was just a few weeks old. Unfortunately, Aunt Lucy went to live in the home for retired bears so she taught little Paddington perfect English and sent him to London, England. Paddington was found in a train station by Mr & Mrs Brown who could not leave him there, he was adopted by the family and has had many adventures since!
The very first soft toy Paddington was designed by Shirley Clarkson for her children at christmas, so many people fell in love with him she decided to make more eventually resulting in her company 'Gabrielle Designs'. Millions of little Paddingtons have been created since that moment in 1972 and even though the company ceased in 1997; these little bears are still being created by another company. You can still have your very own Paddington Bear!