The world’s most famous and best-loved bear returned to tell adventurous tales and meet young fans at narrator-led story time sessions throughout Saturday 25 June 2016 as part of the Council’s InTRANSIT Festival.
Paddington™ visited market stalls in the morning, where he saw a traditional barrow full of apples & oranges and met potential 5th generation stallholder David Price, aged 8. Paddington™ also had a chance to visit event sponsor Second Cup’s 216 Portobello Road shop.
Children from schools across the borough as well as market shoppers on the day were invited to four story time sessions in Tavistock Square W10 where more than 300 attendees had a chance to take a photo with Paddington™. Among those who took advantage of photo opportunities were the Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford with members of her family and Leader of the Council, Councillor Nick Paget-Brown.
Story time session attendees and shoppers in the Arts & Crafts square were offered free sample tasters of spiced apple juice from Second Cup Portobello, which generously contributed financial sponsorship toward the event and gave out 400 discount vouchers for customers to redeem at their shop on the day.