Fans of international hit TV show Game of Thrones could be descending on Kings Langley next month to mark the show’s DVD and Blu-ray release. To mark the occasion, the name of the village will be changed to Kings Landing for a week from February 17. Kings Landing is the main city in the show and is home to the King; production company HBO hope the play on words with the town’s change of name will delight the millions of fans of the show, and drive tourism to the local area and businesses. Businesses and restaurants are encouraged to come on board and potentially offer a one-off Game of Thrones themed item on their menus or provide a special fan offer and host posters in their stores to support this week long activity. Alan Anderson is district and parish councillor for Kings Langley. He said he is delighted the village has been chosen for the event. He commented: “It will put Kings Langley on the map and will publicise both the village in general and local businesses in particular. The parish council is strongly supportive of the project, and only too willing to help in whatever way it can.” Cllr Anderson said there was a certain element of luck in Kings Langley being chosen for the event and urged as many people in the village as possible to get involved. He revealed: “We just got very lucky that an executive was waiting for an Inter-City train at Euston one day and heard on the PA Kings Langley’s name being read out as being one of the stops on a pending departure. “I would like to appeal to as many as possible fans and businesses in the local area to take part. Amongst other things, fans will be able to take pictures by the Kings Landing sign to the North of the village centre (adjacent to Rectory Lane). For more information, contact Susan Lea at Dacorum Borough Council at Susan.email@example.com or on 01442 228719 to show your interest in being involved in this.
Hit show Game of Thrones heads to Kings Langley
Published on: 3rd January 2014 | By: The Newsdesk | Category: