Central Perk Replica in London Celebrates 'Friends' Anniversary
A Central Perk replica has opened in London to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the widely-loved sitcom Friends. The show opened in 1994 in a New York coffee shop and became one of the show's iconic hangouts.
The venue, open for just two weeks to mark the 15th anniversary of the show's start, expects to welcome about 900 visitors a day - but with a limit of 50 at one time for space reasons.
Most Friends fans have a special place in their hearts for the show and its characters, even though it has long been cancelled. The replicated coffee shop even features props used in the TV series including the Geller Cup, the trophy Monica and Ross fought over as children, the turkey that was worn on two of the characters' heads and the hideous bridesmaid dress Rachel had to wear at Barry's wedding.
Other names for the sitcom were 'Across the Hall', 'Six of Us', 'Friends Like Us' and 'Insomnia Cafe'.