Filming Location,  TV

“Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”: filming locations from the opening sequence


Several Los Angeles-area landmarks as seen in the opening credits of “The Late Late Show”.


Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Guinness Museum
6764 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA

Pink’s Hollywood
709 N La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA

Comedy Store
8433 Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA

The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA


If you’re a fan of funnyman Craig Ferguson and the “Late Late Show”, you should check out the spots from his opening sequence should you ever find yourself in Los Angeles.

First, re-watch the opening sequence to familiarize yourself with Craig’s trip through LA:

Now take a peek at all the spots you can easily visit:

The very first shot is of the famous Griffith Observatory. This is a must-visit; it’s a historic with a gorgeous view of the city and a great angle for taking pictures of the Hollywood sign.

Griffith Observatory is also a major filming location for both movies and television.

Moments later you see Craig cruise by the Hollywood Guinness Museum on Hollywood Boulevard.

Then Craig hits up Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs, a Hollywood landmark:

Pink’s has also appeared on-screen in “Entourage”; read about that here.

The always-beautiful Santa Monica Pier makes a quick appearance…

…as does The Comedy Store, until Craig sets up shop at The Grove. The Grove, a gorgeous outdoor shopping center adjacent to the Farmer’s Market, is quite literally around the corner from the CBS studio where “LLS” tapes each day. (Whenever I go to “Late Late Show” tapings, I park at The Grove.)

The tower, fountain, and little gas station setup can all be found at The Grove:

The Grove is a filming location in its own right, too; you can read about that here.


Written by Christina LeBlanc
Location photos by Christina LeBlanc

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