A chance to hang out on the sets from iconic sitcom Friends in Kennington Park? Could we be more excited?
Following a sell-out tour last year, Friendsfest returns to the UK this summer with the only London stop at Kennington Park. Grab a cup of joe at Central Perk, see if you can spy Ugly Naked Guy from Monica’s apartment window, or take in the “cheap knockoffs and dinosaur crap” at Ross’ apartment (formerly home to Ugly Naked Guy).
Presented by Luna Cinema, who host outdoor film screenings across London –including Brockwell Lido and Dulwich Park- Friends fans can book a tour slot, and step behind the scenes onto full size replica sets. There’s an opportunity to recreate the famous “pivot” moment (where the gang helped Ross move his new couch up the tiny staircase of his apartment building), or hang out in the iconic corridor between Joey and Chandler, and Monica and Rachel’s apartments where many momentous events took place throughout the series.
The popular ‘Recreate the Titles’ experience is back, along with Ross and Rachel’s Vegas chapel of love (where the couple got drunk and tied the knot in season six). Pose for a selfie in the ‘80s High School Prom photo area, and pick up your memorabilia and merchandise at the Friendsfest shop on site. At least year’s event, some of the memorabilia on offer included the giant white dog, Ross’ leather trousers and Phoebe’s risqué Buffay the Vampire Layer VHS.
Instagrammers and the selfie conscious will be in heaven with provided umbrellas, sofa, and fountain, where you can attempt to recreate the cast’s original opening theme tune. Clap, clap, clap, clap.
Tickets are more sought after than an invitation to Joey’s annual Day of Our Lives roof party, so be sure to book your ticket early to avoid missing out.
Despite having been off air for almost 14 year, Friends Fever is still very much alive. When the event first came to the UK in 2016, it sold out in 13 minutes.
I’ll be there (for you).
Friendsfest is at Kennington Park, Kennington Park Road, SE11 4BE, from September 21-30. Admission: £27.50. http://friendsfest.co.uk/