Is it Real? Tracking Down Lucifer’s Den of Sin & Luxury Penthouse at Lux

— and his tenure as the devilish  deal-making owner of Lux —

As Tom Ellis' charming Lucifer is getting ready to wrap up his exciting (and downright fun) ride as a crime-fighting devil in the City of Angels 

We thought this is the perfect time to answer one of the biggest lingering questions about the show...

Is Lux a real place? If we are to take Lucifer’s example and go vacation in Los Angeles, will we find Lux on the city’s skyline?

As it turns out, we just might.

Only it will look slightly different than in the Netflix series (and no, it neither hosts a nightclub, nor does it comes with a posh penthouse above it).

And that's because the Lux nightclub isn't actually real,

But the building itself is, and you can find it on the city’s skyline, if you know where to look.

Two very real buildings served as inspiration (and placeholders) for the glamorous structure shown in the Netflix series.

Exterior shots of Lux actually show  the Sunset Tower Hotel on Sunset Boulevard — albeit with a little CGI on top of it, to add the penthouse and make the building more attractive.

The Sunset Tower Hotel


At one point, Lucifer himself references the historic building's glamorous past, mentioning the prohibition tunnels in the cellar, which “Howard Hughes used to sneak his mistresses away from his other mistresses.

The restored movie palace on Hollywood Blvd.  masquerades as Lux's exterior and entrance throughout the series. 

The El Capitan Theatre 


Dating back to 1926, El Capitan was dubbed “Hollywood’s First Home of Spoken Drama,” and was the place where Orson Welles held the world premiere of his iconic Citizen Kane.

The El Capitan Theatre 


Burnaby City Hall serves as filming location for the police station scenes, with the Parker Center used for aerial views. Chloe’s daughter’s school is the Dorris Place Elementary School.

There are also quite a few other  real-life locations used on the show. 

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Story:  Credit for images: Netflix, Wikimedia Commons