15 best places to spot celebrities in Los Angeles

Jan 15, 2018

As the place where many budding stars go to find fame, you could spot a famous face just about anywhere in Los Angeles. However, there are certain places you’re more likely to see a celebrity. Here’s our round-up of where they like to eat, shop, work out and more.

1. TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX

tcl chinese theatres in LA

Plan your arrival at the right time and you could be witnessing the stars on the red carpet of a film premiere. This is the venue where Hollywood’s biggest and best motion pictures are introduced to the public for the first time. Originally opened as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in 1927, it’s surrounded by the famous concrete floor imprinted with the hand and footprints of the stars.

2. Dolby Theatre

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As the home of the Academy Awards, this venue is the most star-studded in February as the red carpet rolls out and fans take to the bleachers to see their favourite personalities. Formerly known as the Kodak Theatre, where American Idol shows were filmed, and home to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, it offers behind-the-scenes tours at US$23 for adults.

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3. Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Opposite the the Dolby Theatre is the Jimmy Kimmel Live studio, where guests such as Courteney Cox and Guy Ritchie are often spotted waving to the paparazzi as they arrive and leave to film shows. The Emmy-nominated ABC network programme at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard, is known for its funny segments such as Mean Tweets and the YouTube Challenge. To sign up for free tickets, visit this website. You’ll want to look your best because audience members may be filmed and are sometimes asked to take part in the show.

4. Runyon Canyon

Not only is this a prime location to get grand views of the city, but you can also glimpse celebrities if you’re lucky. The 160-acre Runyon Canyon is a favourite of the likes of Anne Hathaway and Tyrese Gibson for a spot of hiking. Just two blocks from Hollywood, there are several entrances and hiking routes, plus an off-leash dog policy which makes it a top spot for famous people who adore their fur kids.

5. TMZ tour

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Don’t be surprised if you spot a familiar face while you’re touring the areas where the stars hang out. This tour navigates the places in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills that are well-known as socialising spots loved by celebrities. The bus is guided by a member of TMZ’s TV show staff, who are ready to film stars to be featured in the programme or online. Guests have seen Rihanna, Kevin Hart and more. Buy tickets on the website.