Wednesday 10 October 2018
Joey Goes Into The Map
Location: London England
Address: Grosvenor Square
Date: Aug 2015
On the television show Friends, the whole gang headed to London, England for Ross and Emily's wedding. Actually, Rachel and Phoebe stayed back in New York. Joey is very excited to tour the city, but Chandler not so much. They are staying at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.
When they step out the front door of the hotel Joey pulls out his map. It is a London pop-up map. Joey tries to determine where in the city they are. Finally it comes to him. He places the map on the ground and declares "I'm gonna have to go into the map."
Joey finds his bearings and carries the map into the street. Chandler distracts him and he has to step into the map once again. The green roofed building above is currently a restaurant called Spaghetti House.
Joey and Chandler take a double decker bus tour and next they end up at Westminster Abbey. Chandler does not want to be on camera and Joey declares him "Westminster Crabby" before chasing him towards the entrance.
Next the pair end up beside the Tower of London where Joey buys a Union Jack souvenir hat. He buys it from souvenir stand run by billionaire businessman Richard Branson. It makes one wonder how lucrative the souvenir market is in London. It also makes one wonder how lucrative it is to make an appearance on a season finale of a top rated television show. Anyway, the hat is the last straw for Chandler and he and Joey head their separate ways.
Later, back at the hotel Chandler finds out that while he had a horrible time, Joey had the best time. He ran into Fergie. Not the Fergie of Black-Eyed Peas, but the original Fergie. Sarah Ferguson is the Duchess of York and was previously married to Prince Andrew and she recorded a video greeting on Joeys camcorder.
We have visited all the places Joey and Chandler visit in this episode. While we didn't have a pop-up map to help us, we always grab the first map we see at the airport or hotel to help guide us through the city while on vacation.
Map of Our World
London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square , Westminster Abbey , Tower Of London
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