Not any more at LAX, they stopped this a couple of years ago. The system now is that you jump on a shuttle at Arrivals (called LAX-It) and it takes you on a 5 minute drive to a giant parking lot which is where you can get Ubers and Lyfts.
@ndrw I would highly recommend downloading and making an account on Lyft, which most Brits won’t have unless they’ve been in the US before. Particularly for long trips like leaving LAX, it’s worth checking the quote on both and picking whatever is cheaper. You may save anywhere between $5-$10 bucks (equally you might find the quote is the same, it could go either way).
Would highly recommend spending some time in West Hollywood, and the La Brea Tar Pits are an excellent way to spend a few hours. If you have a car during the trip, would recommend taking a drive up to the Valley. I really like Burbank personally, the town centre has a nice vibe and it’s usually quite peaceful there with some nice cafes and restaurants (if you go past a sandwich shop named Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, DEFINITELY GO!)
I personally avoid the Downtown area. It’s getting better, but it’s still not great. Unless you have a specific thing to do there, I’d avoid it and stick around the west side of the greater LA area.
If there’s an act you like playing at the Hollywood Bowl, I’d recommend seeing a performance there. I was VIP there a few months back because my friends in UB40 were playing, and it’s a fantastic, historic venue.
You’ll see e-scooters everywhere, but there’s also little mini electric bikes from companies like Wheels that work the same way (entirely app controlled) - they are so much fun!
If you want real, authentic Indian food, go to Samosa House in Santa Monica, it’s about 3 or 4 blocks from the pier - a 10/15 minute walk or so. It’s more street food kitchen style than restaurant style, but it’s the best Indian food I’ve had in LA (and my bar is ridiculously high for that!)
LA is definitely one of my Top 5 cities in the world, I was there three times last year and I’ll be there again in April!