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Game of Thrones’ Iron Throne comes to Leicester Square

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 (AP)
(AP)

A statue of the Iron Throne has been unveiled by actor Isaac Hempstead Wright as part of Leicester Square’s ‘Scenes in the Square’ statue trail.

The statue reveal coincides with the 4K Ultra HD release of each season of Game of Thrones, the first time in which individual seasons have been available to buy in the format , and marks the tenth anniversary of the show.

It was unveiled by Mr Wright, who plays Bran Stark in the HBO series of the show, on Tuesday.

The throne joins nine entertainment icons from the past 100 years which were unveiled in late February last year.

Recently they were granted longer term residency by Westminster Council to remain in Leicester Square until at least July 2023.

Visitors can also find Harry Potter, Bugs Bunny, Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain, Mary Poppins and Mr Bean at the Square.

Polly Cochrane, WarnerMedia Country Manager for UK and Ireland, said: “We are delighted that The Iron Throne has joined some of the most iconic characters and actors in entertainment as part of the Scenes in the Square Leicester Square trail.

“Game of Thrones has been enthralling fans for 10 years and we are excited to continue to share its legacy with everyone as we look forward to the next chapter in the franchise.”

Following the success of the television franchise, the prequel to the story - House of the Dragon– is due to be released in 2022.

Set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series will focus on the story of House Targaryen.

It is based on the George R.R. Martin book Fire & Blood.

Ros Morgan, Chief Executive at Heart of London Business Alliance, said: “The Iron Throne in Leicester Square is just another reason to visit London this summer. UK visitors will have the chance to experience London like never before.

“In normal times, millions of people travel across the world, every day, to visit London and all it has to offer.

“In their absence, the public will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to recapture and reconnect with their capital city and visit attractions like the Iron Throne - in the open air and without the crowds.”

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