Visit the places you grew up seeing on TV

Visit the places you grew up seeing on TV
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Mrs Doubtfire's house, San Francisco 

This massive house played home to the dysfunctional Hillard family in Mrs Doubtfire.

Unlike other movie locations, which are changed or kept secret, the address of this home features in the first few moments of the movie.

2640 Steiner Street. 

After the death of the movie's star Robin Williams, the house has an almost shrine like feeling about it. There are stones with personal messages written to Williams on them placed on the ground and around the trees that are planted outside the property.

There's no issue with people taking photos at this location, but it's been made clear anyone who ventures onto the property is not welcome. People live in this house, so it's important to remember that.

Visit the places you grew up seeing on TV
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The Friends apartment, New York

Despite the fact none of the characters in this popular sitcom had particularly high-paying jobs, somehow the gang managed to hold down rent in one of the most central areas of Manhattan. 

All of the sitcom's actual filming took place inside Warner Brothers studios in Los Angeles, but the exterior of their apartment block can be found on the corner of Grove St and Bedford St.

But don't expect to be able to grab a coffee downstairs at Central Perk. The ground level of the building is taken up by a Mediterranean restaurant called The Little Owl. Outside it may look familiar, but inside its completely different. There's no Gunther here.

Visit the places you grew up seeing on TV
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Sister Act 2, San Francisco 

The iconic exterior of St Peter and Paul's Church on Filbert St in San Francisco will bring back memories of not only this film, but many others.

It's on these steps that Whoopi Goldberg brought her unique style of preaching to the students of St Francis Academy.

The church also featured in the Clint Eastwood film Dirty Harry. Most bus tours stop by this location.

 

Visit the places you grew up seeing on TV
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Plaza Hotel, Home Alone 2, New York

This hotel is famous in its own right. But if you're like me, you probably first saw it when Macaulay Culkin entered the atrium of the building in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Inside these walls, his character Kevin McCallister got up to plenty of mischief racking up room service bills. He even bumped into a younger Donald Trump.

The Plaza Hotel is located at the southern end of Central Park in Manhattan.

Visit the places you grew up seeing on TV
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Full House, San Francisco 

This location reveals a small piece of television trickery. The most iconic location in the opening credits of Full House is the shot of the Tanner household amongst the row of beautiful terraced houses known as The Painted Ladies. It's at Alamo Park across the road from these ladies that you'll get that iconic Full House photo, just like the shot you grew up watching.

But, and I only learned this recently, the actual house is actually a mile away at 1709 Broderick St.

Alamo Park is well worth visiting even if you weren't a fan of Kimmy Gibbler. Take note that the tour busses are no longer allowed to pass by the park or The Painted Ladies, but they do stop a block away and let you walk down to the location

Visit the places you grew up seeing on TV
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'80s bonus location: Rydell High, Grease, California

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John sung their way around Rydell High in the musical, Grease. But, the building is actually and perhaps appropriately called VHS, or Venice High School.

And if you're a bit younger and haven't seen Grease, and this building also looks familiar to you, then you've probably seen it in Britney Spears' music video for 'Baby One More Time'. It's also featured in music videos from Bowling for Soup, Cher Lloyd and Young MCs.

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