If you take a trip to New York and fail to notice the iconic places where some of the greatest films were made then you are missing out.

Here we highlight just a few of the ‘must see’ places for movie lovers when on cheap holidays to New York.

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The When Harry met Sally diner

Katz’s Deli on 205 East Houston Street and Ludlow Street is the location for the infamous ‘When Harry met Sally’ scene.  You know the one where Meg Ryan sits opposite Billy Crystal? The exact table is highlighted with a sign above it.

 

The Seven Year Itch dress scene

That iconic scene with Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell, as they wander through the Manhattan streets, can be re-enacted on Lexington Avenue and 52nd Street.  You too can have your very own ‘Marilyn’ moment which saw her dress blow up as she stood over a subway grate.

 

Home Alone

No trip to New York would be complete without a stop at some of the key places featured in Home Alone 2.  It was the film that saw Kevin lost in New York.  Why not take a trip to Battery Park where you can look across at the Statue of Liberty? This famous park has also featured in Desperately Seeking Susan and Men in Black.

The Plaza Hotel, 750 5th Avenue and Central Park South is also featured in the film.  This 20-story luxury hotel is one of New York’s finest landmarks.

 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

If you want to retrace the steps of Audrey Hepburn’s most famous character, Holly Golightly, then make sure you stop off at East 71st Street.  This stunning street was used for the exterior shots in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Now a private home, you can still wander the streets and admire the amazing architecture in one of New York’s most affluent neighbourhoods.

 

Oh, and don’t forget to stop off at Tiffany’s.  That is where the real magic is.

 

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