Wondering what is United Kingdom connection with Game of Thrones? Have you heard about Hertfordshire town of Kings Langley? It is about 28.6 miles away from the heart of Great Britain – London. Kings Langley was unknown town in Hertfordshire, county of UK. Kings Langley will change its name to ‘King’s Landing – Capital of Seven Kingdoms‘ after the famous fictional city of Game of Thrones. The change would last from 17th February to 24th February 2014.
This February sleepy Hertfordshire is going to change its fate forever because authorities are officially associating its name to the fame of famous HBO series – Game of Thrones. Kings Langley is officially changing its name to Kings Landing for seven days. Higher officials are considering it great opportunity to promote visitors here.”We’re really excited about the name change,” said parish councillor Bob McLean, “the village is fantastic and we want as many people as possible to appreciate what it has to offer”.
Kings Landing is royal capital of fictional continent Westrose in the series ‘Game Of Thrones’. You must be wondering why it is happening. According to the Radio Times, “a producer for the hit HBO show heard the town listed as a stop while waiting for a train at London’s Euston station”.Kings Langley’s honour to Game Of Thrones with name change after craze US fantasy series making keen viewers making pilgrimage to Kings Langley.
HBO UK are running a Twitter campaign, challenging fans to visit the town and take a photograph with the new signs. Tweeting an image of the signs to @HBO_UK with the hash-tag #KingsLandingUK will be great chance to win Blu-ray copies of all 3 seasons of drama- Game of thrones. Meanwhile, local restaurants are promoted to offer related things in their menu to turn this distinctive step in to wonderful event.
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