The actors in "Game of Thrones" have earned plenty of plaudits for their portrayal of the violent, scheming and -- occasionally -- honourable denizens of Westeros, but it's the physical props and costumes that really bring the show to life.
We've taken a camera around the "Game of Thrones" exhibition, which features props that were used in the series at Sky's Backstage venue in London's O2 arena. Click through to check out the beautiful gear on show, as well as some of the "Game of Thrones"-themed experiences that visitors to the exhibition will enjoy.
First, however, a spoiler warning -- while there's nothing here that gives away any meaningful details from the fifth season onwards, you will see props and read details from key events in the first four seasons. You have been warned.
We begin with some props belonging to House Stark.
On the left meet Ice, the greatsword of House Stark. Eddard Stark is ultimately killed by his own blade, which is melted down by a gloating Tywin Lannister. On the right we find a smaller -- yet far more famous -- sword. This is Needle, the blade given to Arya Stark by Jon Snow, before he leaves Winterfell to start a new life on the Wall.
Life under Daenerys' rule isn't always kind. This Meereenese child was slaughtered by one of the queen's dragons, running amok. The remains of the child, who was called Hazzea, are presented to Daenerys by her distraught father. In the background of this shot, note the dragon eggs given to Daenerys in season one.
This is the greatsword wielded by Gregor Clegane, also known as The Mountain, in his duel against Oberyn Martell. The enormous sword is too heavy to be lifted by anyone other than an Icelandic weight-lifting champion, so is mounted here to give visitors a neat photo opportunity -- one we could hardly turn down.
These eye stones are laid on corpses during funerals in the capital city of King's Landing. We've already seen stones like these laid on the lids of Jon Arryn in season one, and on Joffrey Baratheon in season four. Who's next?
The pin worn by the Hand of the King, the lucky -- or unlucky -- citizen who serves as the monarch's right-hand man. "What the King dreams, the Hand builds" goes the phrase, although the smallfolk of Westeros have a less polite saying.
This leather affair is worn by Jaime Lannister. It's informal clothing -- Jaime is usually seen in hefty armour, in keeping with his role as head of the Kingsguard, the force tasked solely with protecting the king.
This incredibly detailed frock is covered in tiny thorns and roses. The sigil of House Tyrell is a golden rose on a green field, so these decorations are entirely apt for a ceremony that forges an alliance between the two families.
This White Walker doesn't appear in the show (all the Walkers are created with CGI), but impressively this prop was used in filming to give John Bradley-West, who plays Samwell Tarly, something to act against.
And here are Jon Snow's dreary garments. Not ideal for blending in with the snowy tundra of the North, but ideal for signalling Snow out as a member of the Night's Watch, which dress all in black and have taken vows to be "the shield that guards the realms of men."
Finally of course, there's a chance to sit the Iron Throne, complete with themed furs and cloaks to wear. I may be wearing a ladies' cloak in this photo, I'm not totally sure. One thing I am sure of is that it looks great.