Fancy yourself on the Iron Throne? You’re in luck…
We’re now tantalisingly close to the premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones, and the hype is building. But if you’d prefer to see yourself perched on the Iron Throne, rather than one of those squabbling pretenders, then you’re in luck. As part of Sky’s Seven Kingdoms Tour, the throne is touring the UK, offering us the chance to park our behinds on the least comfortable seat of power in the land – and it’ll be in Manchester this week.
The Iron Throne will be setting up camp in the Trafford Centre on Friday and Saturday (April 12 and 13) as part of the tour, which sees each stop renamed to represent a different part of Westeros. And rather upsettingly, Manchester has been designated The Riverlands which, according to Game of Thrones geography, is technically The Midlands. London is The Crownlands, given their extensive and occasionally scandalous Royal Family. And Edinburgh has been renamed The North, although pedants might point out that it lies beyond the wall, and is therefore actually not part of the Seven Kingdoms at all (sorry Edinburgh).
Anyway, fans are invited to take a seat, wield a sword, and generally lord it over the rest of us for a minute or two – which is surely enough time to order the destruction of your enemies if you’re quick about it. Maybe you should start with the usurpers over in New York, where a rival throne has been welcoming suitors recently.
With no word on any charge for the experience, it looks like you’ll be paying neither the gold nor the iron price to sit the Iron Throne. One thing’s for sure though, it’ll be chaotically busy – just remember though: chaos is a ladder, one which might just take you all the way to the top…
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