How to celebrate Friends 25th anniversary in the UK – all the special events across the country

FRIENDS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing -- (Photo by Reisig & Taylor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Friends is turning 25 this year and so it has to be celebrated! (Picture: NBCUniversal)

Friends is celebrating its 25th anniversary and Oh. My. God. Could it be any more exciting?!

While most of the major celebrations are happening over in the shows home of New York, its obvious that us UK fans need a way to mark the occasion – and so the team have delivered in a major way.

Heres how you and your own set of friends can celebrate the shows anniversary – and where you can catch some special fan events for you to sip your coffee, stock up on merch, or even watch some of your fave episodes.

FRIENDS -- "The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends" Episode 13 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank

Pull up a seat on the much loved Friends sofa during a visit to Central Perk (Picture: NBCUniversal)

Visit the Central Perk sofa

The one and only Central Perk sofa is going on tour across the world for you and your buddies to recreate the title sequence (yellow umbrellas and a fountain may be required).



From the Empire State Building to the Burj Khalifa (seriously), the shows most loved piece of furniture will head over to the UK for three dates in September.

It can be found:

  • Ross Fountain & Edinburgh Castle – Monday 16 September
  • Cardiff Castle – Thursday 19 September
  • Potters Field Park, Tower Bridge, London – Friday 20 September

Sitting rights are coming on a first come, first served basis at each location and is free of charge throughout the day from 10am to 5pm.

Friends cast lying together - Friends

Celebrate the landmark moment with one of the many special events running this September (Picture: NBCUniversal)

Explore the sets

If just sitting on the sofa wasnt enough, FriendsFest is back and bigger than ever for the special 25th anniversary.

Heading on tour, sets of the show will be popping up in Milton Keynes, Bristol, Manchester before finishing up in London.

Sets this year include Monicas apartment, Joey and Chandlers apartment, and (naturally) Central Perk.

Theres also the opportunity for you and your friends to chug back beer and wear a wedding dress just like Phoebe, Rachel and Monica did.

If you miss it this summer, theyre also bringing the Holiday Armadillo and the gang to London for FriendsFestive from 18 November to 21 December. You can get your tickets here.

Go see the musical parody

If heading to the theatre is more your thing these days, why not blend the two and see the unofficial Friends musical parody Friendsical thats currently making its way across the UK.

The show is currently travelling across the country after a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is stopping in Kingston, Malvern, Blackpool, Chelmsford, Southampton and Croydon.



You can get your tickets here.

Give yourself a serious merch makeover

Stores all over the UK will be filling up on merchandise to celebrate the occasion – but no one has more licenced material than your nearest, trusty ol Primark.

Mugs, T-shirts, pyjamas…theyve got everything you need for a full night in to watch the show in the comfort of yoRead More – Source