Nick Beech from Creative England rounds up Manchester locations that have featured in film and TV productions.

Manchester Town Hall

The beautiful design of Manchester Town Hall has been used for sets in Sherlock Holmes, The Iron Lady, Crimson Petal and the White, Peaky Blinders, Last Tango in Halifax, Victor Frankenstein, Foyle’s War Series 8, The Making of a Lady and Ripper Street Series 3.

Northern Quarter

The Northern Quarter's unique character makes it a popular backdrop for film and TV dramas. It has appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger, Cucumber & Banana, Sherlock Holmes, From There to Here, The Driver, Boy Meets Girl, No Offence, Fresh Meat, Mount Pleasant and others.


Formerly an industrial hub, Castlefield has been used for sets in A Monster Calls, Accused, Sherlock Holmes, Coronation Street, That Day We Sang, Banana, No Offence, Prey, Scott & Bailey and Skins.

John Rylands Library

A Gothic masterpiece which has been used in a variety of productions including Peaky Blinders, Fresh Meat, and Foyle’s War and upcoming The Limehouse Golem feature film.

Victoria Baths

Despite closing in 1993, the grade II listed Victoria Baths is still a popular attraction for visitors to Manchester. It is also a popular backdrop for television productions and has featured in Peaky Blinders (pictured), No Offence, Eric and Ernie, Mrs Biggs, Bedlam and Casualty 1909.