Thomas Bridge 09 January 2014

Game of Thrones name-change set for Hertfordshire village

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A Hertfordshire village is changing its name to celebrate the third series of HBO’s fantasy tv series Game of Thrones.

Kings Langley will be re-named ‘Kings Landing’ for one week in February to match the show’s similarly named fictional city.

Fans are expected to descend on the village, with prizes being offered by HBO for pictures of the village’s re-worked signs.

Local businesses and restaurants are also being encouraged to stock Game of Thrones themed items on their menus to meet the anticipated demand.

Dacorum BC and Kings Langley Parish Council have been working with HBO Home Entertainment to implement the name change.

Located on the island of Westeros, ‘Kings Landing’ boasts the formidable Red Keep – once home to the ‘Mad King’.

Borough and parish councillor, Cllr Alan Anderson, said: ‘This re-naming is a great opportunity to put Kings Langley and Dacorum on the map.

‘You can't ignore the parallels between Kings Langley's own rich history and the themes in the show such as battling kings and warring families.’

Suburbs of ‘Kings Landing’ include memorable sites such as ‘Flea Bottom’ - an unlikely choice for any further name changes in the Hertfordshire area.

Picture above: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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