Coronation Street Tour and Manchester City Highlights by Private Taxi

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Coronation Street Tour

Our Coronation Street Tour is made for fans of the show as well as those with an interest in Manchester.  This guided tour takes you on a journey into the lives of the characters of Britain’s longest-running soap opera.

The first episode aired on ITV on 9th December 1960. Written by Tony Warren, it was based on his personal experience living in the ‘back to back’ terraced streets around the old Manchester docks. Communities in Manchester were influenced by strong women heavily influencing the show.

The show is set in the fictional town of Weatherfield in Greater Manchester.  It was filmed at Granada TV studios for more than 50 years from 1960-2014.  It is now based at Media City in Salford, mainly filmed on a closed working set.

What you’ll see on tour

Starting with a pick up in central Manchester you will also get to see some of the highlights of Manchester City Centre including Manchester Cathedral, the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford Stadium, the Ship Canal and much more.

The tour includes various locations where special moments of the show were filmed and also the place that inspired the author, Ordsall where the original street was located.

So you’ll have the chance to see ‘St Thomas’s’ Church which has featured several times over the years. Many of the weddings, christenings and funerals featured in the show were filmed here. Recall the good times and bad – the weddings of Jason and Sarah, Peter and Leanne, Fred and Bev and the funeral of Callum Logan.

See sites featured in the Coronation Street credits. See “Cropper’s Corner” the area where Tony Gordon tried to drown Roy Cropper in a canal. Find out why Roy should never have been there. You will also get to see the steam railway featured when Hayley and Ron Cropper traveled to their dramatic wedding.

You’ll stop at the iconic ‘Coronation Street’ sign for a photo opportunity.

No location tour would be complete with seeing where many dramatic courtroom scenes took place. This Coronation Street tour is a treat for fans and also a great way to see this great city.

This tour complements the official set tour offered at Media City and gives fans a great overview of Manchester.


  • See the location that inspired Coronation Street
  • Take the only taxi tour that visits off-set locations from the show
  • Complements the studio set tour at Salford Quays
  • Discover iconic city centre highlights of Manchester
  • Get behind the scenes stories about the filming and history of the show
  • See where the old set once stood at Granada Studios
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance and lowest price guarantee
Coronation Street Tour and Manchester City Highlights by Private Taxi
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