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House of the Dragon throne at Tower of London

August 8, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

Game of Thrones fans and visitors to the Tower of London were the first in the UK to take a seat on the imposing new-look Iron Throne on Augut 8th, as it was unveiled in front of the legendary medieval fortress.

The Iron Throne is the ultimate symbol of conquest, forged from the blades of Aegon Targaryen’s defeated foes after he conquered Westeros. No stranger to power battles, the Tower is a fitting historical spot for The Iron Throne. The fortress was built by William the Conqueror nearly 1000 years ago, after his own bloody War of Conquest.

The Tower’s famous Yeoman Warders (AKA Beefeaters) were close at hand as the Iron Throne was unveiled in front of the iconic White Tower. The new-look Iron Throne will give fans of the fantasy blockbuster the chance to have a selfie on the seat of power.

The Throne was brought to the Tower by Sky and streaming service NOW ahead of the launch of House of the Dragon, the eagerly awaited prequel to the global hit series Game of Thrones, airing on Sky and NOW from August 22nd.

Jamie East, co-host of Sky Atlantic’s Thronecast & House of the Dragon Premiere Special said: “Set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon will transport fans to Westeros at the height of Targaryen rule. We’ll discover an Iron Throne of far greater scale and decadence, made from the warped and melted swords of the Targaryen’s defeated enemies, symbolic of the Targaryen’s huge power and influence at this time.”

The imposing 12ft by 10ft Iron Thone, dressed in Targaryen banners is being exhibited at the historic castle until August 9th, before Sky and NOW’s House of the Dragon premiere next week in Leicester Square. Fans and visitors to the Tower of London will be able to discover more about the news series via a QR code next to the Iron Throne.

The Throne will then be taken on tour, going on show at sites in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh during August.

Tour dates:

  • Leicester Square, London – August 15th
  • Cardiff – August 17th and 19th
  • White City, London – August 20th and 21st
  • Carlton Hill, Edinburgh – August 24th and 25th

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