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Game of Thrones' White Walkers are invading London

Digital Spy logo Digital Spy 11/07/2017 Bea Mitchell

© Provided by Digital Spy Winter is coming in Westeros, but it's already arrived in Britain.

The Night King and his fellow White Walkers were spotted at first light travelling south from Hadrian's Wall – which inspired George RR Martin's vision for The Wall in Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones' White Walkers invade London ahead of season 7's big launch this week © Taylor Herring Game of Thrones' White Walkers invade London ahead of season 7's big launch this week They then arrived in London, and were seen at Oxford Circus, Tower Bridge and The Tower of London, before advancing on Buckingham Palace's Throne Room.

Of course, the White Walkers were actually actors transformed using specially designed prosthetics and a team of stylists and body paint artists to complete their look.

Costumes took over eight weeks to make, and each actor spent four hours in make-up before strolling London's streets.

The stunt, obviously, was in the name of season 7's imminent arrival, with Rory McCann (The Hound) saying: "This season everyone needs to join forces and fight the White Walkers.

"Because if they don't... everyone's getting it."

Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark) added: "They are sworn enemies from the first day of time, the Three-Eyed Raven and the Night King.

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"Bran knows better than anyone the terror and fear that they should all be feeling with this threat looming over them. All that matters is the Great War."

Speaking about season 7, Director of Programmes for Sky Entertainment UK and Ireland Zai Bennett said: "It may be summer in the UK, but after six seasons, winter has finally arrived in Westeros.

"With Jon Snow crowned King in the North, Cersei on the Iron Throne, Daenerys Targaryen and her colossal armada crossing the seven seas to Westeros and the Night King moving south at the helm of a truly terrifying army of the dead, the greatest battles are truly ahead of us.

"With this in mind it seemed fitting to unleash our very own troop of White Walkers on locations across the UK."

The penultimate season of Game of Thrones finally begins on HBO in the US on Sunday, July 16 and Monday, July 17 on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

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