Here’s the sets of Friends recreated in East London for #FriendsFest

Another TV-related art exhibition opening this week is FriendsFest, which is being organised by Comedy Central UK to celebrate – oh kill me now – the 21st anniversary of the first episode of Friends airing. It sold out within 13 minutes of tickets going on sale and it’s closing on Sunday, so there’s no point my telling you how to get there, etc, but I’ll just let you know what you’re missing out on.

They’ve recreated the sets. They even built a fully moving, life-like Gunther.

In the kitchen of Monica's apartment

Central Perk

Gunther in Central Perk

Gunther looking quizzical



  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.