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King's Landing to become a real place...
« on: January 08, 2014, 01:04:05 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/07/kings-langley-game-of-thrones_n_4553653.html

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It lies just north of Watford, a place famous for its junction, football team and Elton John. But now the sleepy Hertfordshire town (probably - we've never been there) Kings Langley is due to be famous in its own right.

Yes, this February, the town will officially change its name to King's Landing - royal capital of the fictional continent Westeros - to celebrate the release of series three of 'Game Of Thrones' on DVD. And it's all happening because, 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".

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Re: King's Landing to become a real place...
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 01:16:36 PM »
Oh come on. That's wonderful but it MUST be bullarmadillo. That's utterly absurd.
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Re: King's Landing to become a real place...
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 02:06:37 PM »
Stranger things have happened.

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Re: King's Landing to become a real place...
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 02:34:00 PM »
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Re: King's Landing to become a real place...
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 02:39:35 PM »
Seen that before.

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Re: King's Landing to become a real place...
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 05:32:47 PM »
Makes it rather less impressive :/
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Re: King's Landing to become a real place...
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2014, 05:46:39 PM »
I used to live in Hemel so seeing this was pretty funny. Doing it for a week seems completely pointless even as a publicity stunt though :/

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Re: King's Landing to become a real place...
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2014, 07:22:25 PM »
The only other temporary name-change I've heard of is Volgograd temporarily reverting to Stalingrad for the anniversary of the end of the battle.

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Re: King's Landing to become a real place...
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2014, 08:17:18 PM »
So fans would go just for the name? Are they opening a gift/merch shop as well? If not can't see many people going
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