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The Bradbury Building

This landmark is known for its architectural beauty and starring role in Film Noir classic, 'Blade Runner'.

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Walt Disney Concert Hall
Beautiful architecture in downtown Los Angeles.
Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels
Built in under three years from 1999-2002, this modern Cathedral has virtually no right angles and is one of the city's architectural masterpieces.
Sonoratown
Known for serving the best Sonora-style tacos in downtown LA with delicious carne asada cooked over mesquite wood fire, enjoy the best of lunch in the neighborhood.
Grand Park & Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain
This beautiful 12-acre urban park first established in 1966 and renamed in honor of Arthur J. Will, the Chief Administrative Officer for the County of LA.
Angels Flight Railway
This is the world's smallest railway, originally opened in 1901. This narrow-gauge funicular offers a short and fun ride between Grand Avenue and Hill Street.
Grand Central Market
Created in 1917, Grand Central Market is an LA institution filled with extensive culinary options.

Related Tours

Private Driving Tour of L.A.'s Iconic Movie Moments
On your private, driving tour of Los Angeles, delve into entertainment and and pop culture history as you take center stage in famous scenes from the silver screen. 

  • Be whisked away by your driver guide to the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.
  • See iconic places, including Chateau Marmont, the Viper Room, and the Capitol Records building.
  • Venture into Beverly Hills to see the Greystone Mansion and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
  • Visit historic Downtown LA and visit the Bradbury building.
  • Enjoy a lunch at one of the city's gastropubs, per your guide's recommendations (price not included).
  • Drive up to the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park and enjoy some of the city's best views. 
Your day begins on Hollywood Boulevard which has been featured in numerous blockbusters including Speed, The Italian Job, Blazing Saddles, and Borat. It is also home to the TCL Chinese Theatre and Walk of Fame, where you can compare your handprints to those of your favourite stars. Take a stroll onto Vine Street to see Capitol Records, famously ‘destroyed’ in The Day After Tomorrow. During your stroll, your guide will show you the best spot to get a shot of the iconic Hollywood Sign. Continuing on to Sunset Strip, you will see famous places such as Johnny Depp’s Viper Room, a classic Hollywood haunt. Other highlights include Chateau Marmont and the Playboy Mansion.

Then experience the luxury of Beverly Hills, whose highlights include the Beverly Wilshire Hotel from Pretty Woman and the Greystone Mansion, which has been used as a filming location over 75 times, including in the cult-classic The Big Lebowski. 

Your tour continues in downtown L.A., where you will get to explore the magnificent Bradbury Building - itself used as the backdrop for countless shows, music videos, and movie scenes. After, your private guide will help you find the perfect dining spot to relax and refuel, such as the Cicada restaurant located just a 10 minute walk away.  Brad and Angelina tangoed here in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Queen Latifah and Steve Martin also danced at the restaurant in Bringing Down the House. It looks exactly the same today as it did on screen.

Finish off your day with a drive to the beautiful Griffith Park and see the famous Greek Theatre from Russell Brand’s comedy hit Get Him to the Greek. Enjoy sweeping vistas over Los Angeles before returning to your hotel or a drop-off location of your choosing. 
Private Walking Tour of Downtown LA's History and Architecture
In a city blessed with blissful light, innovation and bold visual design statements, Los Angeles is full of architectural gems that only make sense in the context of the history around which they were built. On your private downtown history and architecture walking tour, you will: 

  • Begin your tour at Union Station, called the last of America's great train stations.
  • Discover grand historic structures, surreal monuments and futuristic sci-fi-inspired architecture. 
  • Squint your eyes, and the stainless steel Walt Disney Concert Hall design looks like a gleaming clipper ship, its sails filled with wind. 
  • Visit Olvera Street, known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles.” The block-long tree-shaded Mexican marketplace is part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument 
  • Walk down Union Street, a vibrant symbol of LA’s spirit and soul. Its’ stunning signature Mission Moderne style combines Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Art Deco architecture 
  • Visit The Bradbury Building - where modest mildly Romanesque exterior hides a magical light-filled Victorian court, open cage elevators, marble stairs, and ornate iron railings, built in 1893.
  • Enjoy Grand Central Market, which boasts vintage neon signs, glorious 1960s tile-work and original Beaux Arts detailing.
  • See a railway on a steep hillside, opened in 1901 to ferry passengers up and down the steep slope to the top of Bunker Hill and remains one of LA’s most endearing landmarks.
From bold esoteric newcomers like the monumental Broad Museum to landmark favorites such as Bradbury Building built in 1893, Los Angeles is a city rich in iconic architecture - it’s rare to see two buildings alike. You will discover sharp, crisp right angles of modernist architecture, the dazzling exoticism of soaring spires and fairytale towers, and grand palatial estates. Backdropped by year-round blue skies and golden sunshine, LA’s structures are showcased to perfection in the city’s famous sublime light. The Private Downtown LA History and Architecture Walking Tour will dazzle with the porous alabaster-white shell facade of the Broad Museum, the glinting curves of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the city’s downtown cultural centerpiece, and the old Mexican influences of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument and its tree-shaded plazas. 

Pass lush sculptural landscapes on our way to be wowed by the geometric light-filled design of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, José Rafael Moneo’s Pritzker-prize-winning structure. This compelling tour - popular with visitors and Angelinos alike - provides the fascinating backstory to the growth of this great city, from its humble origins to the present day, as told through its striking, unique architecture. The fascinating Private Downtown LA History and Architecture Walking Tour delves into the city’s storied history to discover the dynamos that have powered design eras and the socio-political context of each visual feast. 
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