News 20 April 2021

Iron Throne Statue To Be Unveiled In Leicester Square To Mark 10 Years Of ‘Game Of Thrones’

20 April 2021

To mark ten years of the Game Of Thrones series, a statues of the iconic Iron Throne will be placed in London’s Leicester Square this summer!

The statue will be the latest piece of artwork to feature in the ‘Scenes in the Square sculpture trail and has received permission to remain in place until at least July 2023.

The first episode of Game of Thrones was broadcast on HBO on April 17th 2011 and the series quickly became a hit with fans with its gripping storylines.

The Iron Throne caused much of the drama in the show as different characters fought for their claim to sit on it.

The series came to an end in 2019 after scooping up 50 Primetime Emmy Awards, but a prequel series – titled House of the Dragon – is due to air in 2022 and will focus on the story of Targaryen family.

Director of Destination Marketing for Heart of London, Mark Williams, said of the statue: “The trail is a true celebration of entertainment, paying tribute to film, theatre and now television.

“We’re excited to be able to honour the legacy of one of the world’s most popular TV shows of all time as part of our Scenes in the Square trail.”

WarnerMedia Country Manager for UK and Ireland, Polly Cochrane, added: “We are delighted that the Iron Throne will be joining 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.”