Game of Thrones season 5 to get world premiere in the Tower of London


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A red carpet will line the entrance to the Tower of London on March 18, when HBO hosts Game of Thrones season 5's world premiere joined by members of the cast.

The fortress played a prominent role in English history much like King's Landing has in Westeros', and will be a dramatic and menacing setting for the screening.

It follows a Game of Thrones banquet held in a marble Masonic temple elsewhere in London last week to celebrate season 4's release on DVD, where poached veal tongue and Dragon (emu) scotch egg were served up.

Sky Atlantic is giving away 25 tickets to the premiere in a competition it promises to announce details on shortly.

"Across Europe Game of Thrones is loved by Sky customers and a brand defining show for Sky Atlantic. As the exclusive home of Game of Thrones in our home markets, it's tremendously exciting for Sky to host the first World Premiere in Europe with our partners from HBO," said Gary Davey, Sky’s Managing Director of Content.

"Game of Thrones is the must see show of the year and a massive show for Sky Atlantic so I am delighted we will be hosting the World Premiere for this epic show at the Tower of London. I can’t think of a more fitting venue to give what promises to be another unmissable series its big launch," added Zai Bennett Director of Sky Atlantic.

Game of Thrones season 5 begins on Sky Atlantic in the UK on April 13.