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If you’re quick, you can book a night in Monica and Rachel's flat from 'Friends'

Could we be any more excited about this travel deal?

20 May 2021 - 12:00 By sanet oberholzer
Could we be any more excited about the chance to stay in Monica and Rachel's apartment from 'Friends'?
Could we be any more excited about the chance to stay in Monica and Rachel's apartment from 'Friends'?
Image: Supplied/Friends Experience

It’s the “one where the ultimate Friends fan gets to spend a night in Monica and Rachel’s apartment”.

That’s right, teaming up with Booking.com, the immersive Friends Experience in New York is making the sitcom character’s apartment available for two one-night stays later this month.

Relaunched in March 2021 after a successful run in 2019, the Friends Experience includes iconic props and recreates scenes in 18 rooms from the hit 90s sitcom.

Located at 130 East 23rd Street in New York’s Flatiron District, it is housed in the actual building that was used to shoot scenes of the exterior of Chandler and Joey's and the girls' apartments (the interior scenes were shot in a studio in Los Angeles).

The lucky guests will spend the night in the Friends Experience one-bedroom recreated set of Monica and Rachel’s apartment.

According to Booking.com, “guests will relive Ross’s infamously doomed sofa pivot, peek through Rachel and Monica’s purple door, relax on Chandler and Joey’s recliners after playing some foosball, explore newly added original props and costumes from the show and much more. It will leave guests gasping: OH. MY. GAWD!”

As part of their stay, guests will be taken on a tour, have dinner and drinks and enjoy a Phoebe’s Cab-themed escape room and Friends-themed scavenger hunt.

Of course the stay would not be complete without breakfast in the re-created Central Perk coffee shop, which forms part of the Friends Experience.

Also included on the tour is a private photographer to capture the Friends-inspired fun.  

At $19.94 (roughly R280), in reference to the year the show premiered, the experience is almost a steal. But there is a catch: only two nights will be made available — May 23 and 24.

Bookings open on May 21 and will operate on a first come, first served basis.

Those who miss out on this ultimate sleep over can book tickets for the Friends Experience with branches in New York and Chicago. The Chicago experience will be closing at the end of the month, but the New York experience will be running until early September.


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