Game of Thrones Wall recreated in London

For one day only, fans could scale the icy fortress (sort of) from HBO's fantasy series in London's bustling Liverpool Street...

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Game of Thrones Wall recreated in London
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Susanna Lazarus

Game of Thrones may be firmly set in the fantasy realm of the Seven Kingdoms but today fans of the hit US show were given the chance to witness the dizzying heights of towering icy fortress The Wall in the considerably more mundane setting of a London pavement...


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Commissioned by US network HBO, street artist Joe Hill and his team recreated the landmark in a two-dimensional space measuring just 10 metres by 7.5 metres, using techniques that give the illusion of depth and perspective to recreate a section of the 700 feet high boundary fans are familiar with.

"We were delighted to be approached by HBO," said Hill. "We knew we had to do something really special to match the sheer scale of this phenomenal TV show that has swept the globe. 

"That's why The Wall in 3D works from more than one angle – making it a first in the 3D art world."

But despite all his hard work, the artwork remained on London's streets for a mere six hours, with the final viewers and fans "scaling the wall" at 3:30pm today. 

If you didn't manage to make it down to Liverpool Street, perhaps the latest in a long line of series four trailers will make up for it...

Game of Thrones series four begins on Monday 7 April at 9:00pm on Sky Atlantic


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