The Iron Throne is the newest addition to the sculpture trail in London’s Leicester Square, and naturally they got King Bran Stark to help unveil it.
Earlier this year, London unveiled “Scenes in the Square,” a sculpture trail in Leicester Square. Walking along, you can see statues of Mary Poppins, Harry Potter, Bugs Bunny and more. And now, the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones has joined their ranks.
For the grand unveiling, organizers reached out to the king of Westeros himself, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), who sits the thing like he belongs in it, which of course he does.
So did they drop fake snow on him to simulate winter? That’s going above and beyond. “Couldn’t be happier to be back in London celebrating Game of Thrones!” Wright said. “The show has been a huge part of people’s lives, so to see the Iron Throne in London’s iconic Leicester Square is fantastic.”
The unveiling of the statue coincides with the show’s tenth anniversary, as well as the new 4K Ultra HD release of each season. Ros Morgan, Chief Executive at Heart of London Business Alliance, is excited about the possibilities. “The Iron Throne in Leicester Square is just another reason to visit London this summer,” he said. “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.”
Polly Cochrane, WarnerMedia Country Manager for UK and Ireland, is also happy with the reveal: “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.”
The next chapter would be House of the Dragon, the new Game of Thrones prequel series due out next year. Eventually, perhaps it’ll get its own statue on the square!