Passing through the production suites, you'll see a Christmas tree in the corner, something that's been left to emphasise the fact that this was a working studio building a mere four months ago. There are also printed emails on the corridor walls from producer Stuart Blackburn wishing his cast a happy festive period.
The tour itself ends at the doors to Nick's Bistro, which open up to reveal the cobbles themselves, the exterior set opened by the Queen in 1982. As a finale, it's hard to beat, the power of the Street never failing to impress thanks to that pull of nostalgia and familiarity.
In March 2015, the tour introduced the interior of The Kabin, opened up Websters' garage so that you can see inside while punters can also pay a visit to Prima Donor.
You can wander around for as long as you like on the street, however there's now also an optional street tour for this part of your visit where you can discover how they went about filming on the cobbles. This is included in the original ticket price and they run every hour on the hour.
And it is worth taking the time also to discover some of the filming secrets: for instance, inside what appears to be the Medical Centre lie the wards of Weatherfield General. Behind Victoria Court is the entrance to the local prison. And the grass lawn in the Platts' back garden looks suspiciously like astroturf. Most impressive of all is the trompe l'oeil backdrop that shows Rosamund Street going off into the distance.
But as you explore your environs, just beware falling trams...