THE LOCATIONIST - MANCHESTER The filming locations guided walking tour

THE LOCATIONIST - MANCHESTER The filming locations guided walking tour

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Walk in the footsteps of your favourite actor or superhero, and test your film knowledge as you discover locations used in film & TV.

About this event

Did you know that the Northern Quarter in Manchester has doubled up for both London & New York in countless films & television shows over the years? From The Crown, Morbius, It's A Sin, to the recent BBC comedy- drama, 'Everything I know about Love' to name just a few. Manchester is truly a dynamic city because of its range of building textures with its many unique structures old & new, with Castlefield recently doubling up for 1930's Birmingham for the last season of Peaky Blinders; it's no wonder Manchester has had its busiest year so far as a filming location destination.

Join The Locationist -MCR - The only dedicated filming locations tour in the city - as you discover areas that will take you from the beautiful views, canals & bridges of Castlefield, to the energy, and cool vibes of the Northern Quarter with its historic warehouses & fire escapes -the presenter will tell you why Manchester is a city of warehouses on the tour- and explore its graffiti & cutting edge street art laden alleyways that will look like they are straight out of a comic. Displaying its unique character & quirky charm with every turn. With so many productions filmed along its streets it will feel like you are, as one guest said, ' like stepping into a movie'.

The Locationist will point out all the places to eat & drink, and places of interest & independent boutiques to visit, some of which have been used in productions themselves; along the way on this 2- hour walking tour.

The Locationist -MCR is a 'fascinating & entertaining insight into Manchester's rich film & TV history'.

This 2- hour tour is a must for any film fan or anyone looking to get into the industry.

Also take part in fun, and interactive quizzes to test your television and pop culture knowledge along the way with prizes.

Lee Perkins, the lead tour presenter & director of The Locationist Tours UK- is a former BBC & ITV tour guide, tours operations manager, & live events presenter of over 15 years, 'with a genuine interest in the process of filmmaking & getting a real buzz when I have found filming locations myself on my travels around the world; I believe I can deliver an engaging & fun tour for fellow film fans. The tour will be packed full of ‘Easter Eggs’ and other pop culture references that film enthusiasts will love' -Lee

Reviews so far:

'Our Manchester tour with The Locationist was truly fab. A very interesting and insightful tour of MCR locations. Lee was full of superb info and great stories of his time at ITV & BBC and filming on location - a really interesting guide. My personal faves were the 'Pink Palace entrance' from It's A Sin and Peaky Blinders locations. A wonderful & awesome way to see how parts of Manchester are used for film and TV. Would definitely recommend this tour' Jo -Manchester

'Amazing tour with our tour presenter -Lee this afternoon exploring Manchester's many filming locations. 'It's a Sin's Pink Palace' location was a personal fave, but there is something for everyone. Lee's anecdotes from his media and acting roles were highly entertaining. Highly Recommended' Helen- Milton Keynes

'We all had a really fascinating and enjoyable afternoon and appreciated Lee's knowledge and company' Anthony - Hale

'It was an awesome tour - I find some walking tours not that entertaining, but this was spot on. I'm a huge Marvel/superhero fan so I was in my element with The Captain America/Morbius sections of the tour. The Peaky Blinders areas were class too. Lee is a great guide, really brought everything to life. I'm going to rewatch things I visited with The Locationist - for sure. Thanks for an amazing afternoon.' Ben - Bolton

Are you ready?

Tour pilot:

Sunday 29th May

14:00 - 16:00

June 2022 tour previews from:

Sunday 5th, 14:00 - 16:00

**Please note: Tours w/c 20th June have been canceled due to the rail staff strike across the network.

*** August & September tickets are now on sale ***

****Private /bespoke/corporate event/educational tours are available on any other date & time. Please contact: to discuss your requirements.

Ticket price: £15.00 per guest [includes EventBrite booking fee] Up to 15 guests max per tour. ** discounts are available see below.

Discounts are available for students & NHS staff.

Please use promo code: unlock2022MCR

Proof of student status or NHS ID, must be shown at check-in of the tour, together with your purchased E-Ticket.

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See you on tour soon!

Lee Perkins


The Locationist -MCR

The Locationist - Birmingham is also on sale. Discover filming locations used for films including 'Speilbergs's 'Ready Player One, 'Line of duty [Series 1]' and the forthcoming drama 'Citadel'

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