On 13 October 2018 it is 60 years since Michael Bond’s first book was published, which brought Paddington into the home of so many more families than just the Browns.
Named after Paddington station, where Paddington first met the Brown family, he is famous for his love of marmalade sandwiches and welcoming, caring character. With two films and an upcoming TV show under his dufflecoat, Paddington is set to take us on even more adventures.
In the meantime, here are some of our favourite moments with Paddington over the years.
Paddington helped Railtrack launch the first regeneration of Paddington Station, back in 1998.
We helped celebrate Paddington at 50, with local school children.
Paddington helped us turn on the Christmas Lights in Praed Street in 2010.
Paddington gave free hugs at Paddington Station in 2013, with his favourite UK charity Action Medical Research.
To mark the first Paddington film, the Paddington Trail of more than 50 statues were decoated by artists.
Michael Bond's daughter, Karen Jankel, with Paddington at the launch of the Paddington Trail in 2014.
The bronze statue of Paddington by Marcus Cornish moves to Platform 1 in November 2014.
Paddington's very own plaque is unveiled at Paddington station in 2014.
And Paddington's very own book bench arrives for weary travellers in 2014.
We loved the Paddington Trail bears so much we bought 3 and in 2015 launched the Pawprint Trail.
The new Paddington at Paddington station shop opens in 2016.
We brought pupils from King Solomon Academy to meet Paddington with Pixie Lott at Christmas 2017.
To celebrate Paddington 2 in cinemas we launched the Paddington in Paddington competition in December 2017.
Paddington's author Michael Bond has a train named after him in January 2018.