The Iron Throne Is Coming To Leicester Square

By Maire Rose Connor Last edited 6 months ago
The Iron Throne Is Coming To Leicester Square

Brace yourself... a publicity stunt is coming. It's been ten years since Game of Thrones was first broadcast in the UK, and to celebrate Leicester Square is getting its very own Iron Throne.

Fans of the HBO juggernaut — or the George RR Martin novels on which the show was based — will know the throne as the ultimate seat of power within the fictional universe of the franchise; a mangled mess of half-melted knives and swords from which the monarch of Westeros rules.

Sadly, this version of the Iron Throne is only a statue, and there's no word yet on whether it'll be big enough for you to sit on, serving your best Cersei Lannister death stare as you survey the Seven Kingdoms of Leceister Square (M&Ms world, the big Odeon, that last-minute theatre tickets booth, the LEGO store, the Shakespeare statue, the Hippodrome and, erm, the Wetherspoons).

The statue will be unveiled this summer as part of the Scenes in the Square sculpture trail. It'll join bronzes inspired by the likes of Wonder Woman, Singin' in the Rain and Paddington — which were first unveiled in February 2020.

The trail will stay in place until at least 2023 so you've got plenty of time to see them for yourself next time you're in the area.

Last Updated 21 April 2021