Leicester Square Now Has Its Very Own Iron Throne

Leicester Square Now Has Its Very Own Iron Throne
Isaac Hempstead Wright (AKA Bran Stark) unveiled Leicester Square's latest statue

The world of Westeros has seeped into Leicester Square, which has added a life-size statue of The Iron Throne to its film-themed Scenes in the Square statue trail.

Within the Game of Thrones universe, The Iron Throne is an imposing (and, frankly, uncomfortable-looking) hunk of metal forged from the swords of Aegon the Conqueror's fallen enemies, from which each monarch of the Seven Kingdoms has since ruled. It's a symbol of absolute power and the brutality of autocratic rule — certainly an interesting choice for an outdoor art trail otherwise comprised of cheery childhood favourites like Mary Poppins and Paddington Bear.

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This iteration of The Iron Throne was unveiled by Isaac Hempstead Wright, who played Bran Stark in the TV series, to celebrate 10 years since the first season of the show aired in the UK.

The statue is free to visit, so master your most regal pose and head on down for a selfie or two. Just be careful not to unleash your inner Mad King (or Queen!) in the process.

Last Updated 22 June 2021