Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) in Peaky Blinders

Tommy is back! (Picture: Getty)

Peaky Blinders is finally back – with the sixth and final series ready to launch, bringing some much needed action and answers to eager fans who’ve had to wait two years since season five ended.

Peaky Blinders season six will pick up sometime after the cliffhanger ending of season five, which saw Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) holding a gun to his head after battling with hallucinations of his dead wife Grace (Annabelle Wallis).

Though the series focuses on the trials and tribulations of Birmingham’s finest, the show isn’t filmed there.

Where is Peaky Blinders filmed and how come it isn’t in Birmingham?

Where is Peaky Blinders filmed?

Both series five and six of Peaky Blinders have been filmed in Manchester, something that was suggested by director Anthony Byrne.

While many scenes are shot on soundstages and in studios managed by Screen Manchester, a local Manchester film office, other shots have been filmed out and about on Manchester’s cobbled roads.

Other filming locations include the towns and counties surrounding Manchester.

Tommy’s mansion, which can be seen in the trailer for season 6, is another important landmark.

This is actually a building in Arley Hall and Gardens, which is in Cheshire.

Arley Hall, Cheshire

Arley Hall in Cheshire has been used as a filming spot for Peaky Blinders (Picture: Getty)

Some scenes were also filmed in Liverpool.

A rallies/" 1014 target="_blank">political rally was filmed at St George’s Hall and is the setting for the escalating tensions between Tommy and the leader of the British Union of Fascists, Oswald Moseley (Sam Claflin).

Why is Peaky Blinders not filmed in Birmingham?

The simple reason for this filming location decision is that Manchester has the perfect look for the show, according to Anthony Byrne himself.

Long exposure of a wet cobbled street in Manchester

The cobbled streets of Manchester perfectly capture the post-WWI England (Picture: Getty)

Posting to Instagram, Byrne explained how he’d walk around Manchester during the UK Covid lockdowns and it occurred to him that the city was the perfect muse.

Writing on Instagram, he said: ‘We took over Castlefield in Manchester and turned it into the streets of Small Heath, Birmingham in 1934. This was a place I walked to everyday during the first lockdown and had the idea of turning this extraordinary location into the world of Peaky.’

Peaky Blinders returns on Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.

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