Self-guided driving tour for filming locations in Los Angeles
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Self-guided driving tour for filming locations in Los Angeles

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£8.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the places where your favorite movie and TV scenes were filmed
  • Includes filming locations from The Dark Knight Rises, Grease, A Star Is Born, Gilligan’s Island, and dozens more
  • Learn the best (and worst) kept secrets behind your favorite movies
  • Decide for yourself which spots to visit and tour LA with total flexibility
What to expect

This self-guided tour of Los Angeles filming locations is totally flexible, so you get to choose which spots you want to see most and go right to them!

Visit the site where Joe Mantell uttered the famous words “Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown” in Roman Polanski’s all-time classic, Chinatown, and take in some striking scenery while you’re there.

Want to see a courthouse from The Dark Knight Rises, a police station from Blade Runner, and a bank from Catch Me if You Can? Lucky for you, they’re all the same building: Union Station!

If old-timey sci-fi is more your speed, check out the LA City Hall, featured in War of the Worlds and The Adventures of Superman.

Or check out the Bradbury Building, where the climactic final showdown takes place in Blade Runner. Plus, get some surprising facts about that famous scene!

Banks tend not to fair too well in Hollywood, and this couldn’t be more true of the next stop on this tour, where Doc Oc wreaked havoc in Spiderman 2 and Jim Carrey was robbed in The Mask.

Into surrealism? You’ll find it at the Palace Theatre, which doubled as the mysterious Club Silencio in David Lynch’s mind-bending Mulholland Drive.

Fans of the supernatural can’t miss the Cicada Club, the setting of a season of American Horror Story, and the Millenium Biltmore, where the Ghostbusters catch their first ghost--and only break a few things in the process. If you’ve ever wondered how Hollywood gets away with all its destruction, you’ll get a glimpse into that here!

Travelers needing a meal break can dine like Denzel at the Pacific Dining Car, where Denzel Washington’s character takes Ethan Hawke for a meal in the cop thriller Training Day.

Those with a bad case of nostalgia will definitely want to stop by Echo Park Lake, home to none other than the lagoon from Gilligan’s Island. But don’t worry, this park has something for the contemporary film-lover as well, since it’s the location of Dom’s house in the Fast and Furious franchise.

Take a step back in time at the Music Box Steps, where Laurel and Hardy performed one of their most iconic bits during a simpler time. Then, head to The Virgil for a more contemporary musical landmark. This was where Lady Gaga first performed in the recent remake of A Star Is Born!

Most high schools never see a serious film crew, but it’s part of the culture at John Marshall High School, which has served as a set piece for everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Nightmare on Elm Street and beyond.

Finally, pay a picturesque visit to Griffith Observatory. This observatory wasn’t just a filming site for movies like Rebel Without a Cause and La La Land--it also offers the best views of Los Angeles anyone could ask for! From here, you’ll be able to get close to the famous Hollywood sign and see the whole city sparkling below. The tour concludes here.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Flexible planning
    • Works offline
    • Live GPS Map
    • Audios, images, and text
    • Email, chat, call support
    What's not included
    • Entrance ticket
    • Vehicle rental
    • Food, drinks, and parking
    Where

    990 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

    What to remember
    • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one
    • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
    • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
    • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
    • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
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    Provider
    ACTION TOUR GUIDE LIMITED
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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