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Fans can’t currently tour the new Coronation Street set but the world-famous soap opera is still helping to remind people that Manchester is a brilliant place to visit – and it just got even bigger.

Recently relocated from Manchester city centre to MediaCityUK, the Coronation Street set has now expanded dramatically to include Victoria Street – an entirely new location that previously only existed in the viewers’ imagination.

Set to be seen on screen for the first time in April 2018, Victoria Street includes nods to both traditional Weatherfield and modern Manchester. Cobbles and fire escapes are among the features that visitors will recognise from areas including the Northern Quarter.

Months of planning and building has resulted in a fantastic new retail area complete with shops, restaurants, an urban garden, Weatherfield North Metrolink tram stop and a police station.

In a nod to the soap’s 57-year history the road on the new set is made from cobbles reclaimed from the old Quay Street site which was home to the residents of Coronation Street from 1982 to 2013.

Product placement deals mean that for the first time real retail outlets will be represented on the set in the shape of Costa Coffee and a Co-op.

Round the corner from the main area is a modern two storey police station which will eventually have a reception, cells, corridors and interview rooms. A Nuttalls brewery building houses a production construction workshop, utilising the large interior space.

For an alternative Coronation Street fix you can: Watch Anthony Cotton's top five things to do in Manchester.

Take a tour of locations which have inspired the nation's favourite soap opera with New Manchester Walks or Manchester Taxi Tours.

Or you could choose to visit MediaCityUK and Salford Quays. Alongside the home of Coronation Street are attractions including The Lowry theatre, The Lowry Outlet Mall and Imperial War Museum North.

Click below to see a full gallery of pictures from Coronation Street’s new Victoria Street set -


Coronation Street Experience - Step Onto The Street!
Coronation Street Experience - Step Onto The Street!

Discover the story behind life on Coronation Street on a guided tour. Explore the live working production set where the show is filmed and walk in the footsteps of some of your favorite characters.



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