'Game Of Thrones' Exhibition London: 12 Things You Can Do

Hold the Mountain's sword, get attacked by dragons and of course – sit on the Iron Throne

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This week saw the opening of the Game Of Thrones exhibition at London's O2 arena ahead of the much-anticipated start of season 5.

Running from the 9 -12 and 15 - 17 of February, it promises to 'bring you closer than ever before to Game Of Thrones'.

If, that is, you're a Sky costumer (or their friend) lucky enough to win a ticket.

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For those of you without the Gods on their side, here's a sneak peek of what you're missing.

Naturally, some spoilers follow.

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For a start: this man dressed as Jon Snow.

We found him wondering around outside, where his job is to keep watch for white walkers direct people to the entrance. He was, he assured us, "very warm" in his Night's Watch clobber.

Inside – where the show's slightly insane, 3/4 signature theme tune plays on repeat – the bulk of show consists of actual costumes worn by the characters. Such as Daenerys' dress...

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Arya and Sansa Stark's costumes from season 5...


The outfit Tyrion shot his father in (note the mud on his boots – presumably left over from the Battle of Blackwater)...
 
Gregor Clegane's armour... you get the picture.
 
You can also see many of the actual props used on the show, like The Hound's sword – placed here next to Arya's 'Needle' for scale.

Talking of swords – you can have a go holding the Mountain's (with the help of a supportive plinth, naturally).

And you can get your picture taken being set on fire by dragons, or attacked by White Walkers.
 
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...Who are also available for selfies, by the way.

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Next, to the show's crowning glory – a Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset.

You step in, get masked up and suddenly find yourself at the foot of The Wall. 

A wind (machine) begins to blow. You shoot up in the lift, just like Jon Snow off for a night shift.

You reach the top, turn around, peer over the wall (which feels quite dizzy) and...

...well, we won't spoil it completely.

Finally – inevitably – you get to the Iron Throne, where, if you're anything like us, you'll do your best King Joffrey impression.

It's actually the only thing in the whole exhibition that isn't 'real' – the Iron Throne from the show is too rare and expensive to let any old peasant sit in it.

And then you're done. About 45 minutes, if you go really slowly, immersed in Westeros.

On your way out you can buy mugs, t-shirts and toys from the show (also available online), or just go home and wait for Season 5 which, like Winter, it's coming. Eventually.