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'Game of Thrones': Town temporarily renames itself King's Landing

The town of Kings Langsley in the UK will rename itself King's Landing, the capital city in 'Thrones of Thrones,' for a week to celebrate the release of the show's latest season on DVD.

By Staff Writer / January 15, 2014

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King’s Landing – the capital city created by author George R.R. Martin as the center point of his "Game of Thrones" series – will briefly become a reality. 

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To celebrate the release of season three of HBO's adaptation of "Game of Thrones" on DVD, the British town of Kings Langley will change its name to King’s Landing for a week of February, according to the Independent. The two main signs reading “Kings Langley” in the town will both be changed for the week.

The DVD of the latest season of the TV show is being released on Feb. 18. King’s Landing is the capital city of Westeros, the fictional country where “Game of Thrones” is based.

According to RadioTimes, the idea came about after a “Game of Thrones” producer was waiting for a train and heard the name of the town announced as a stop.

“This re-naming is a great opportunity to put Kings Langley and Dacorum on the map,” parish and borough councilor Alan Anderson, who also worked on the idea, told Hemel Today.

The town is urging businesses to create special promotions for the week as well.

The fourth season of HBO's “Game of Thrones” will premiere on April 6.


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