Today I headed up to Manchester for the day, as its my nans 80th birthday tomorrow my mum and I decided to take her to the Coronation Street Tour as she has been watching it from the beginning. I have to admit I’m not a fan and I haven’t watched a full episode, I just catch parts of it when my mums watching it. But I overall it was a pretty good day. We got a taxi from Manchester Arndale which was around £4 and was dropped of right outside the Grenada Studios. We had a bit of a wait till it was our time to go in so by that time my legs were aching. But then we got given our backstage passes.
The first part of the tour is led by a tour guide in a group of about 25 it takes you in the green room, to hair, make up and costumes and then into a few of the sets of houses on the street. Of course you get to go and sit in the Rovers, I sat on a bar stool and it’s a lot different to what you would expect. At this part of the tour there is no photography allowed which is disappointing because there were so many things to take photos off.
At the end of the tour guide part you head out onto the cobble street as they play the theme tune. Luckily all the tours are staggered so there’s not to many people walking around the street so you can get some good photos.
Even though I am not a fan of Coronation Street I still really enjoyed walking around and seeing behind the scenes as it is a huge part of TV history. If you have the chance to go, do. It’s not going to be here for much longer and is worth a trip to see.