HISTORY UK: ‘Paddington Bear’ was written by Michael Bond in 1958. His bear arrived here somehow from ‘deepest, darkest Peru’ and was named after the station. You can find a statue of him near the escalators.
HISTORY UK: ‘Platform 9 and 3/4 ‘ is a site of pilgrimage for fans of Harry Potter, as this is the place of departure for the Hogwarts Express. A luggage trolley ‘disappearing’ through a wall marks the spot.
HISTORY UK: The railway station is the oldest terminus in London, opening in 1836. It was badly damaged in the Blitz, and went through major redevelopment in the 1970s to cope with new levels of traffic.
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HISTORY UK: This place is named after a cross put here by Edward I in 1290. He erected 12 crosses in all, each marking where his queen’s body rested overnight, en route from Lincoln to burial at Westminster.