ITV are building a new Corrie set at their Salford studios and had hoped to preserve the original one as a tourist attraction.
But when they applied for English Heritage listed status, 'computer said no' because, although the show’s 50-years-old, the current set was built in 1982 so it doesn’t meet the strict requirement for protection.
As a result, the cobbled street can be redeveloped as a residential street, which means you could soon be living on Coronation Street. Yes, you.
It’s not the first time life’s imitated art when it comes to living on soap streets. After the show ended in 2003, Brookside Close stood empty for years and became overgrown with weeds until it was redeveloped into luxury homes last year. Let's hope none of the new owners dig up their patio. We’re just saying…
Anyway, Corrie’s future made us daydream about the fictional streets, towns and places we'd love to live in. Well, we do anything to avoid actual work.
Set in the shadow of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains, the town is awash with celebrities so bring your autograph book. Or ear plugs. Plus it’s got the added bonus that 16 years into the show, no-one seems to have aged a day.
The Friends Building
You’ve got Central Perk as your local hangout where you’re almost guaranteed to always get a seat on the sofa as no-one ever uses them except the Friends gang. Maybe they smell. The sofas, not the Friends gang. And despite the fact none of them have great jobs, they’ve got massive apartments so the rent must be dirt cheap.
Sex and the City's New York apartments
Again, rent must be pretty cheap for the single ladies to afford the rent on their lush brownstone apartments. The only slight downside of living in the same apartment as Samantha though would be the constant noise of bedposts hitting the walls.
Although that turns some people on...apparently.
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