The FRIENDS Experience Is Coming To London

By Olivia Emily

1 week ago

After stints in Birmingham and Dublin, it’s finally London’s turn


Could we be any more excited? Unlikely. The FRIENDS Experience is finally coming to London, and we’ve got all the details. Here’s everything you need to know, including when The One In London will open and how to get your paws on tickets.

Two people posing at The Friends Experience - Paris

Coming Soon: The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One In London

Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the globally beloved TV series Friends, The FRIENDS™ Experience is about to open its doors in a brand new location, inviting London fans to step into the world of history’s most famous fictional friendship group.

‘The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One in London marks a significant milestone as our second global flagship, continuing our expansion of this beloved attraction,’ says Stacy Moscatelli, Chief Executive Officer of Original X Productions, one of the companies behind the immersive experience. ‘As we celebrate the 5th anniversary of this much-loved experience and the 30th anniversary of the series, we’re thrilled to offer Londoners and visitors the chance to step inside the world of FRIENDS™ and relive their favourite moments. We can’t wait to see everyone in the UK celebrate their FRIENDS™ fandom.’

The FRIENDS™ Experience also has long-term residencies in New York and Boston; The One in London is the first UK long-term residency after a pop-up in Birmingham last year.

Two people jumping in front of the Friends sofa and fountain

What To Expect

The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One In London will invite fans to step into painstakingly recreated nostalgia-packed sets, explore the series’ storied history, and recreate their favourite scenes from Friends, whether that’s kicking back in Chandler and Joey’s apartment, noseying around Rachel and Monica’s pad, or settling in on the famous orange couch.

Created by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment, Original X Productions, and Warner Bros. Television Group, visitors can also take the opportunity to enjoy behind the scenes aspects, including insight from the show’s creators and storytelling from the costume designers, providing a valuable look into the fictional lives of Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Ross. And, exclusively in London, guests can also enjoy content from the series’ iconic London episodes, ‘The One With Ross’ Wedding’ parts one and two, which ended season four with a bang, as well as ‘The One After Ross Says Rachel’, which kicked off season five. There will be a set recreation of the wedding scenes, plus a 3D interpretation of Joey’s London map, alongside props, costumes and more.

The FRIENDS™ Experience will culminate with a trip to the Big Apple, where fans can snap a pic at Central Perk before stepping into the all-new FRIENDS Station, a subway station inspired by Friends’ New York City setting, with themed food and beverages available to tuck into. Throughout the journey, visitors can also snap-up fun themed merchandise exclusive to The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One In London.

Two people pivotting a sofa like the scene in Friends

The Friends Experience D.C

How To Get Tickets

The waitlist for tickets is officially open, with presale tickets available on 17 June 2024. Sign up at FriendsTheExperience.com/London

Tickets will then be on general sale from 18 June 2024 at FriendsTheExperience.com/London

Mastercard holders are also able to access an exclusive ticket bundle at Priceless.com, including queue jump, general admission, a FRIENDS tote bag with three designs to choose from, queue jump for green screen photo opportunities throughout the experience, and 10 percent off at the gift shops.

How Much?

Tickets cost £20, with no booking fees. VIP packages are available. Children 10 years old and under go free, while those aged 11 to 16 get tickets at half price.

Three people on the orange Friends sofa

The Friends Experience D.C

When?

The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One In London will open its doors in August 2024. From then, it will be open daily.

Where?

The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One In London will take up a long term residency at ExCeL (Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL).

Find out more at friendstheexperience.com