Paddington is a vibrant and cosmopolitan area of London, famous for its iconic railway station, charming canal, and of course, the lovable bear. But did you know that Paddington is also home to some celebrities who enjoy its central location, elegant architecture, and green spaces? Here are some of the stars who live or have lived in Paddington, and where you can spot them.
- David and Victoria Beckham: The power couple bought a £31 million mansion in Holland Park, a leafy and exclusive neighbourhood near Paddington. The white house has a black wrought iron canopy, a private gym, a wine cellar, and a separate living area for their eldest son, Brooklyn. The Beckhams are often seen dining at local restaurants, shopping at nearby Oxford Street, or taking their kids to Hyde Park.
- Kiefer Sutherland: The Canadian actor, best known for his role as Jack Bauer in 24, was born in Paddington to actors Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland. He moved to California when he was young, but he still has ties to his birthplace. He recently starred in a West End play called The Beast of Blue Yonder at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park.
- Emma Thompson: The Oscar-winning actress and writer was born in Paddington to actors Eric Thompson and Phyllida Law. She grew up in Hampstead and attended Camden School for Girls. She has starred in many films, such as Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, and Harry Potter. She is also an activist for human rights and environmental causes.
- Hugh Bonneville: The Downton Abbey star lives in a Georgian townhouse in Paddington with his wife and son. He is a patron of the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service, which provides care for children with life-limiting conditions. He is also a supporter of the Paddington Partnership, which aims to improve the area's economy and environment.
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