Friends is the story of 6 young adults trying to make it on their own in the city while finding support and friendship in each other.
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Despite being set in New York City, Friends was all filmed on sets in Los Angeles. External shots of New York were slotted in between scenes to help give that feeling of the show being set in Manhattan.
Central Park Filming Locations Guided Tour with On Location Tours
Take Two! on a trip through Central Park. This tour includes over 40 movie locations, including the Tavern on the Green used in Ghostbusters, the skating rink used in Serendipity, Bethesda Fountain, used in Ransom and One Fine Day, and the pigeon-feeding area from Home Alone II. A great way to explore Central Park! This tour is seasonal and operates from March through to November.
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Address: Corner of Bedford and Grove, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
The 6 main characters in Friends all live in the same apartment building. In between scenes shots of this building are shown, and this building is based in Grenwich Village. This building also have a small cafe on the ground floor, however this isn't Central Perk as that was a set in LA.