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The site of the Old Granada Studios

As the first purpose-built television studio to open in the UK, Granada Studios on Quay Street in Manchester started broadcasting in May 1956. Although the iconic building and its surrounding space is not recognised as a listed building or space, it is now the site of a planned exhibition space.

The last episode of Coronation Street to be made at Granada Studios was on 20th December 2013, but the classic site was still in existence as of late 2017.

Great photo ops

Granada TV's famous signage can be seen from the train when entering Manchester, and as well as being a famous landmark it is also a popular spot for pictures. Although the sets have gone, some of the filming is still done close by, and just around the corner you can often see audience queues waiting to watch an episode of Jeremy Kyle.

A Coronation Street tour

Although the original set of Coronation Street is no longer at the vintage site, you can take a tour of the newly built set by hopping on a tram to Media City and heading to The Studios for a planned tour.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Granada Studios? Travelodge Manchester Central Arena Hotel is just a 10-minute walk, or Travelodge Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is less than a mile away.