What Makes The Shankly Hotel so Welcoming to All?

This weekend The Shankly Hotel welcomed a wide and varied audience through the doors. Our guests are made up of a vast assortment of people all looking for something different from their Liverpool hotel.

From couples on romantic city breaks, families wanting to experience our fabulous city of culture. Even groups of ladies or gents wanting to enjoy Liverpool’s awesome nightlife.

Most recently the Shankly Hotel welcomed the first of many new bride and grooms to it’s splendid rooftop events space. The happy couple celebrated their wedding along with friends and family, the first wedding held in The Garden Of Eden, Liverpool’s newest most exciting wedding venue.

Now it’s your turn to take your part in The Shankly Hotel experience. Join us for a luxury stay in the most unique Liverpool hotel. Whatever the reason might be, we will make sure your stay is the best it can be.

A Really Romantic Evening

The Shankly Hotel is the perfect place for you and that special someone to spend an romantic evening or weekend break. Our beautiful Liverpool hotel has rooms and suites ready and waiting for special evenings.

Equipped to inspire romance, each of our rooms has lush unique décor. Bronzed leather padded walls, gilded antique style furnishings and huge city view windows. All perfect to enjoy the view of twinkling city lights at night and a long lazy lie in come morning.

In addition to the sleeping quarters the en suite bathrooms are furnished to the very highest of luxury standards. With elegant marble tiling surrounding gleaming white suites and rainfall showers hovering over massive double Jacuzzi baths.

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If this isn’t enough our helpful staff are on hand to dress your suite with any number of romantic packages. Some of which can be found in our exclusive offers.

Prior to your arrival your room can be sprinkled with real rose petals, across the beds and around your double Jacuzzi bath. A chilled bottle of Prosecco and 2 glasses will be waiting for you along with 2 delicious personalised cupcakes. The ideal way to arrange a superb surprise for that special person in your life.

A Super Stag Do

The number one choice for a group of gentleman seeing their comrade off into married life: The Shankly Hotel. A Liverpool hotel that is also the greatest tribute to the finest football manager of all time, Bill Shankly. The perfect base to experience the best of what Liverpool has to offer.

All around the hotel reception and The Bastion Bar and Restaurant guests are treated to a fine collection of Shankly memorabilia. These rare and exciting pieces that depict the life and career of Shankly were generously gifted from the Shankly family, in remembrance of the great man.

Guests can view hand written tactics notes, glimpses into Bill Shankly’s famed team training and thought process’.

For a football fan Stag, there is no better Liverpool hotel to stay in than this, a shrine to one of footballs most gifted player then managers.

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Not only for the footy fans among you, The Shankly Hotel is home to Liverpool’s premium large group accommodation.

Our rooms can sleep up to 8 guests comfortably, equipped with separate dining, sleeping and living areas, these mini apartments make for a great fun group stay.

When it comes to drinks and dining The Bastion Bar and Restaurant is just an elevator ride away.

This massive bar has 10 TV’s and 2 big screens. Ideal for enjoying a wide selection of premium tipple and watching a great game of football too.

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant also provides a dining menu stocked full of hearty meals, presenting guests with a selection of traditional pub grub with a luxury edge.

So, go no further than The Shankly Hotel when searching for unique group accommodation, a brilliant atmosphere completed with tasty drinks and a hearty meal, the perfect Stag Do venue.

A Heavenly Hen Do

For a group of ladies looking to send their soul sister into married life with style: The Shankly Hotel.

Located at the very heart of Liverpool’s best shopping district and within easy reach of Liverpool’s top nightlife, The Shankly Hotel makes a great base for the best Hen Do.

The group accommodation is great when bringing a group of ladies together under one roof affordably. Our luxury rooms are perfectly equipped for a weekend group stay. The separate living and dining spaces, luxury en suite bathrooms and huge comfy beds are perfectly suited to accommodate up to 8 guests in comfort and style.

To get the party started why not book a welcome package of scrumptious hen themed cupcakes, chilled bubbly and hen themed balloons and banners?

A great surprise for your bride-to-be. We also provide a selection of perfect pamper packages. A team of talented beauticians will be booked to your apartment ready to beautify a group of ladies for the big night out. From styling hair to providing make up services, this team can be booked ahead of your arrival providing an ultimate luxury evening.

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Finally to truly make the night memorable book an interactive bar service like no other. Our talented mixologists can provide the ultimate fun start to your big night with one of our cocktail masterclasses. The bride to be and her hens will be invited to enjoy join in a few fun games, mix up a cocktail or two and enjoy some world renowned scouse banter.

Within easy reach Liverpool’s famed city centre nightlife, your party can head straight on from the fun of your masterclass to paint the town red.

All this and so much more your Hen Do with The Shankly Hotel will be fun, memorable and the perfect way for any bride-to-be to say a final farewell to her single life.

A Fun Family Break

Situated within easy reach of all public city transport, at the heart Liverpool’s bustling city centre, you will find The Shankly Hotel. Ideally suited for a great family visit to Liverpool.

This fun and unique Liverpool hotel is within short walking distance of the World Museum, St Georges Hall and The Walker Art gallery, to name but a few. Each cultural venues hosts a variety of interactive, family fun activities to be enjoyed by all.

Liverpool ONE is close by so families can enjoy new release movies at the ODEON cinema, or play a family game of adventure golf. Furthermore Liverpool ONE often holds family activities in Chavasse Park. This inner city nature haven offers all sorts of family fun possibilities during a Liverpool city centre family day out.

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When the city exploring is complete the family rooms within The Shankly are perfectly suited for a comfortable visit.

Choose from rooms that sleep between 3 – 8 guests, all together or through interconnected suites.

Each room has a décor themed for the hotel’s namesake, Bill Shankly, reflecting the unique style and individuality of the man himself.

Visitors can enjoy this high standard of group accommodation along with intricate Bill Shankly details included. Short stories detailing his achievements are displayed upon the ceilings. The Shankly Hotel is designed so that every guest, football fan or not, will learn more about the legend that is Bill Shankly.

All brilliant reasons to bring the family together for a group stay at a most unique, family friendly Liverpool hotel.

A Wonderful Wedding

We recently celebrated the first wedding in our brand new Garden of Eden roof top venue. Now The Shankly Hotel is proud to be Liverpool’s top choice for hosting a city centre wedding.

This new addition to The Shankly Hotel provides the ultimate back drop for wedding celebrations to be remembered.

With a guest capacity of up to 250 guests, The Garden of Eden can host the grandest of special days perched atop a luxury Liverpool hotel.

The spacious interior of the venue boasts unobstructed city wide views through floor to ceiling windows. With a stunning décor of heavenly white and twinkling trees, the venue encompasses all that is associated with The Garden of Eden. An expansive outdoor space provides guests an area to enjoy further jaw dropping views from stylish and comfortable surroundings.

The entire venue is a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of any usual city centre wedding, and yet is ideally located to enjoy Liverpool’s iconic landscape.

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A Special Birthday Bonanza

Those landmark birthdays don’t come round often, when they do make them dates to remember at The Shankly Hotel.

With a great choice of luxury accommodation in rooms sleeping from 3 – 8, bring a few friends or everyone you know to mark this special birthday with a bang.

Spoil yourself and opt for a luxury room with interconnected suites, sharing with family or friends so you and your party can enjoy the spacious and stylish surroundings complete with dining and living space.
Bring the party to the room and decorate the space with age relevant balloons and banners, cupcakes and chilled drinks for your arrival. With all these treats in and the luxury space you won’t even need to leave the room to enjoy a brilliant birthday bonanza to remember.

Why not make a full evening of your celebrations from The Bastion Bar and Restaurant?

Our Little Eden venue is the perfect intimate space to reserve a private dining area and host an elegant evening meal or a private afternoon tea.

Little Eden can hold up to 80 guests so celebrate those landmark birthdays with your nearest and dearest and book for your own exclusive evening celebration. The venue comes complete with private bar and tender and even your very own DJ.

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An Unexpected UK Travel Stop

If you’ve been across the world and back or are only halfway round, make Liverpool a must see destination on the list of great cities you are planning to visit. Amongst many reasons, the night life, innovative dining scenes and cultural sights are enough to attract a wide range of visitors from the inside the UK and beyond.

When planning your visit to Liverpool The Shankly Hotel offers unique and affordable city centre accommodation.

Situated amongst popular nightclubs and bars The Shankly Hotel provides guests with a safe base to visit the Liverpool’s famed nightlife from.

Impossible to get lost, all of Liverpool’s main attractions are within walking distance from The Shankly Hotel’s front doors.

The iconic World Heritage Waterfront is a 10 minute walk from the hotels main entrance. With both the World Museum and Walker Art Gallery are an even shorter walk in the opposite directions.

A Liverpool hotel that makes an ideal base for touring the city is further enhanced by our helpful and friendly staff. The team are on hand with knowledge of any current or up and coming city events taking place during your stay.

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What’s better still you can enjoy a great meal without even needing to venture outside the hotel.

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant provides a vibrant atmosphere and is filled with intriguing details about the hotels namesake, Bill Shankly. The tasty varied menu has a great selection of delicious meals to suite all palettes.

This perfectly located Liverpool hotel provides luxury large group accommodation and is also suited to those travelling alone.

So, whether you are a lone globe trotter or part of a touring group The Shankly Hotel makes for a great stay for any type of UK traveller.

Time to book your stay

No matter what your reason might be for visiting Liverpool, The Shankly Hotel has you covered. For fabulous luxury accommodation, city centre location and a staff service like no other, it has to be The Shankly Hotel.

To arrange your stay today call 0151 2360166 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk, we will be happy to see you soon.

Afternoon Tea with a Tennis Twist

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The end of England’s Euro 2016 titles shot has coincided nicely with the start of an English institution: Wimbledon.

Here at The Bastion Bar and Restaurant we are inviting you to partake in Afternoon Tea with a tennis themed twist, to enjoy the tournament.

Join us during Wimbledon season to watch matches that don’t interfere with the remainder of Euro clashes.

Come along and support headline stealing, surprise fairy tale Marcus Willis in his next match against tennis great Roger Federer.

The matches will be screened across 10 TV’s and 2 big screens, giving all guests the best seats in the house.

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Enjoy one of our fabulous Afternoon Tea selections of tasty miniature treats. Some perfect pastries, delicate sandwiches and scrumptious little cakes, and the tennis twist a juicy strawberries and cream cocktail.

All this for just £19.95 per person, a touch more affordable than a visit to the Aorangi Terrace. This great offer from The Bastion Bar and Restaurant makes for a perfect place to enjoy a spot of tennis during Wimbledon this summer.

So arrange your taste of Wimbledon from The Bastion Bar and Restaurant for the next screening. Call on 0151 236 0166 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

 

Second Euro Exit Within a Week is Not as Shocking as the First!

I have to confess right away, I am not a fan of the English national team. I’m not sure when and where this happened; I seem to remember being full of patriotism during Euro 96, but somewhere between now and then I’ve actually developed something of a dislike for our nations football team. I can only hazard a guess as to some of the reasons why.

I think traditionally a lot of patriotism towards the national side is London-centric, and over the years travelling around the country with Liverpool has lead me into contact with a number of fans of other clubs whose behaviour left a sour taste in the mouth. Perhaps I identify them with fans of England. There is of course the feeling that Liverpool as a city and Scousers see themselves as fiercely independent from the rest of the country. We rally round our own and after being on the receiving end of the biggest government cover up in the history of the British justice system; you can’t really blame us for looking away from that British Bulldog style feeling.

Or maybe it’s the idea that an inherent arrogance surrounds the national team’s plight, despite only ever achieving success way back in 1966 as a nation. It was an arrogance in many ways that was in full flow last night against Iceland and yet a familiar story come the final whistle. An arrogance with no substance resulting in England out of yet another tournament, having hugely underachieved and with another manager heading for the hills.

I have to admit, I sat with a wry smile last night as the England’s superstars postured uncomfortably as they ran out of ideas on how to break down ‘little’ Iceland. I’d already developed a soft spot for them in the wake of Ronaldo’s comments after his Portugal side failed to beat them in the first group game.

His sentiments irked me a lot if I am being honest and in many ways were the perfect metaphor for England’s national teams problems. A sense of self entitlement. Ronaldo seemed to think that Portugal had a god given right to roll over Iceland, a country I believe in their first ever meaningful International Tournament, and a nation with just 330,000 people in situ (so less than Liverpool as a City). Indeed the fact that they celebrated wildly having avoided defeat to Portugal was in some way offensive to Ronaldo who insisted that, “only one team came to win the game,” and that, “you’d think they had won the tournament.” It brought down the red mist for me personally and I indicated via social media that instead of the petulant stance he had taken, perhaps it would have been better to look at his own personal failures in front of goal that night, and that of his team on the whole, rather than point the finger of blame elsewhere.

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It is a notion that the English national team should take heed of also. Every single tournament they approach it with the same sense of arrogance and self-entitlement. “We are England, home of the Premier League, fear us!” (a sentiment that seemed to have spilled over to the fans also until the Russians turned up). And every time, it ends the same way. Exit and sub-standard performances. In a world that saw Leicester City defy the juggernaut that is modern day football, right here in their very own back yard; you would have thought England’s footballers would have entered Euro 2016 with a sense of caution; and a refining of the essence of the game that inspires no ego’s, hard work and a desire to run through brick wall’s for your team mates. Sadly for England there was only one team on display last night that elicited that and they play France in a few days’ time whilst Joe Hart and co sun themselves on a beach.

This current England side seemed to be seduced by the successes they had in a sub-standard qualifying group, and coupled with the usual over indulged romanticism of the nation’s press when it comes to England, brought rise to the notion that this group of players seemed to be some sort of golden generation. A misguided sentiment if ever there was one. Throw into the mix the fact the manager, a lovely bloke we are all told, is one of the most over rated, average managers I have ever had the displeasure to experience, what was produced was a team high on over confidence, full of individuals, harbouring a fierce sense of self-entitlement and one with no discernible game plan imposed on it by the ‘manager’ and ‘coaching’ team. You can, if you wish, drill down into specifics.

Why was Wayne Rooney shoe horned into the side with this idea that all of a sudden he is a world class midfielder. No. He is either good enough to start up front or not. Which one is it. If it’s ‘not’ then he starts from the bench. Midfielders who had great seasons with their clubs were either sat on the bench or not in the squad at all. Milner, Barkley, Noble, Drinkwater all spring to mind.

What was the game plan and the system? What was the preferred starting XI. Roy is still working it out, it is just a shame he didn’t work it out as quick as he worked up that resignation statement.

If a team/squad had been put together that had a clear game plan, with players playing in their correct positions, based on form and not reputation, and crucially, had been moulded into a unit designed to work for each other and as a team, not individuals, then I am sure progress would have been much more achievable. Previous England sides have had much bigger and better individuals in tow (Gerrard, Lampard, Beckham, Scholes, Terry), and failed due to the same misgivings and having fallen into the same trap that individuals will bail the team out or drag them through with pieces of individual brilliance because let’s face it, “we’re England and we deserve it.”

Antonio Conte summed it up brilliantly with his perspective on Italy, a side who I personally am tipping for success this year. He stated that his squad does not harbour the same individual brilliance of former Italian sides and that his task has been about moulding a team who work for each other and win as a unit, not as individuals. It was a beautifully refreshing piece of honesty and humility from a manager of a nation who have achieved regularly throughought their history. Maybe when the FA look to appoint their next manager, they take that into consideration but I wouldn’t hold your breath. As for me, I’m a Shankly, aren’t I? Scottish blood flows through these veins!

 

10 Family Friendly Activities In Liverpool this May

Our philosophy at The Shankly Hotel is to offer unique accommodation suitable for a variety of guest requirements. The personal touches we have applied to our venue has set us apart from other accommodations within the city and soon the UK. We make our guest experiences the most memorable we can.

We offer our varied range of guests, tailored experiences to suit your needs when visiting Liverpool. Whether you are visiting the city with young family or having a reunion with your aunties uncles, grandmas and grandads, there are plenty to keep all ages occupied, all within easy reach of The Shankly Hotel.

Here are our top 10 selections for family friendly fun in the month of May:

Peppa Pig has come to town

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We all know and love that perfect pink piggy little Miss Peppa Pig and, of course, Daddy and Mummy Pig, not forgetting little George too. We are so excited the whole Pig family and some friends will be at the Empire Theatre this month on the 28th and 29th of May. Your little ones will love singing and dancing with Peppa, her friends and family in a bright and colourful interactive show, sure to have the whole family joining in the fun.

To infinity and beyond

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If you have a family member who is fascinated with all things space related, then ‘Destination Space’ at the World Museum is for you. Celebrating Tim Peake’s trip to the International Space Station, ‘Destination Space’ season is offering a variety of demonstrations and activities to educate and fascinate. Visitors will gain knowledge of the space related process whilst being entertained. Activities include learning about Newton’s second law of motion, understanding why astronauts need to undertake toilet training before they head to into space and much more. You can attend the event on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May.

Over the water arty activities

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A quick train ride across the Mersey takes you to the Wirral. Board trains to Chester or Ellesmere Port from any city centre train station, 6 stops and 15 minutes later you will find yourself in the lovely village of Port Sunlight. Home to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight has a great history of being the most picturesque village on the Wirral. The village itself was built by Lord Lever for his employees to live within a short distance of their workplace; a beautiful visit for any family. The Lady Lever Art Gallery was a tribute from Lord Lever to his wife, and is host to a number of exciting art based activities over the month of May, including a circus skills workshop with face painting and balloons on 30th May – a perfect way to spend the bank holiday weekend.

Explore at The Bluecoat

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The Bluecoat Centre for Contemporary Arts holds exhibitions year round, all of which are fun and educational for the entire family. Some events run from early spring into late summer and all provide visitors with a great day to make lots of arty memories. The Explore event runs from 13:00 -16:00pm and is free for drop in visitors until the 28th May. This event encourages visitors to partake in artist led activities, somewhere to spend a short time or the entire afternoon with the whole family.

Ferry across the Mersey

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Possibly the UK’s most iconic form of public transport is the Mersey Ferry. Hop on board and enjoy a gentle cruise along the calm waters of the River Mersey, taking in Liverpool’s iconic waterfront, the Three Graces, the Albert Dock and the Wirral coast. Step on and off the ferry at designated stops to visit the U-Boat story at Woodside ferry terminal and the Spaceport at Seacombe, or just stay on and enjoy the wind in your hair. Occasionally the specially commissioned dazzle ferry ‘Snowdrop’ takes to the River Mersey, displaying her custom paint in commemoration of World War One. The ferry is the only one of its kind, highlighting the introduction of dazzle paint used as camouflage during the war to make vessels more difficult to target. A trip the whole family will enjoy, with regular cruises operating daily, taking just under an hour to complete a round trip or spend the day hopping on and off at the sights.

Liverpool Sound City

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The popular music festival is returning to the city once again this year, showcasing some of the finest music acts of today. Florence and the Machine, The Coral and Ed Sheeran are among a list of fabulous acts due to grace the stage at Bramley-Moore dock. So if you and your family are big music buffs, looking to turn the weekend into a family festival experience, The Shankly Hotel is the perfect base to begin. The festival will run across the bank holiday weekend on the 28th and 29th of May, but tickets are selling fast so get your skates on.

A sensory rush at St George Hall

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Hosting a variety of performances throughout the month of May, St George’s Hall will always have something for the family to enjoy. Coming to the plateau at St Georges Hall from the 27th- 30th of May is Audio Sonic Vision, a production by the JELLYFISHMOON company. This visually stunning creation surrounds the audience with 360 degree projected geometric journeys onto a domed surface, complemented by soundtracks from the Constellation Collective. A sensory delight not to be missed, perfect for the entire family running from 11am-8pm.

A day down the Docks

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Being a huge part of Liverpool history, the Albert Dock is home to a number of great activities to entertain your family for a day or even two. With so much on offer knowing what is happening in advance makes planning your time there a little easier. The Merseyside Maritime Museum is holding a selection of exhibitions, including a display of antique shipping posters depicting the changes in transatlantic travel, through style and needs of the passengers from 1880 – 1980. A dip into the Tate Modern will provide the family with displays of photography, sculpture and the occasional interactive exhibition. This month, starting the 18th of May, in celebration of Francis Bacon’s: Invisible Rooms, families are invited to experiment with light and space, building dens and playing inside cubes in the free family area inside the gallery. Or you could just spend the day eating ice cream and looking for jellyfish…

Topless bus tours

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A great way to see the city without getting blisters on your feet is a double decker bus tour. Running all day the roofless bus tours take you and family on a hop on and off journey round our fair city’s greatest attractions. Weather permitting this is a great way to get round town, and include all the sights and sounds Liverpool has to offer, from the Albert Dock through China Town and off to the Liverpool Cathedral. Tours can be tailored to include visits to LFC home ground Anfield or a Cathedral Tower visit depending on what you care to see.

A day in the park

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Sefton Park is located just outside the city centre, a short train or bus journey away, and is a perfect spot for taking in the air, going for a picnic or visiting one of the many events held there throughout the year. This month on the 28th and 29th of May, the Palm House is holding a bank holiday gathering of artisans, offering up splendid creations of food, music and art and inviting all of us all to share in the delights. With workshops in willow weaving and culinary classes creating fabulous foods to tempt the taste buds, the whole family can come along and get involved. The two-day festival will be providing displays of artistry in all of its forms, and visitors can also enjoy live music and craft ales in the licensed bar area. Visitors of all ages are welcome and will be thoroughly entertained with all the festival has to offer.

All of these attractions are within easy reach of The Shankly Hotel, making us the perfect family base for your city break away. Call 0151 6015832 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Live Music performances from Liverpool Musical Duos

This weekend The Shankly Hotel are providing their guests with some sultry sounds of soul and sax, rock n’ roll and Motown, back by popular demand are duos Huckleberry and Kenny and Jose. The previous performances from these gentlemen have seen The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, singing along to well-known chart topping classics, from the back catalogues of musical greats.

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Start the weekend off this Friday at The Shankly Hotel where we shall be seeing masters of Motown, Kenny and Jose, join us again. Listen whilst they afford us some of the best known soul & sax classics. Covering hits from King of Soul Otis Reading and living legend Van Morrison, plus many more, visitors are in for a true treat of musical delights.

Then Saturday night sees local lads Huckleberry come to The Shankly Hotel for another night of toe tapping musical merriment. Join us at The Bastion Bar and Restaurant to see the talented duo perform their fabulous rock n’ roll renditions of tracks from legendary bands like The Doors and The Eagles, whilst enjoying the unique surroundings of Liverpool’s award winning hotel.

Why not make a full night out of it and sample some of the delicious food that The Bastion Bar and Restaurant has to offer?

Perhaps we could temp you to taste the 5-day brined beef brisket, made with melt in the mouth highland beef, served in homage to Bill Shankly and his home country of Scotland.

Avoid hailing that taxi to take you home and instead choose to curl up in one of our luxury suites within The Shankly Hotel. Our rooms are fully equipped with all you could possibly need for a great city break, luxury clad double beds set in lavishly furnished rooms, all with ensuite bathroom space and up to date media technology, will leave you wishing you booked the full weekend.

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To ask for further information, or to book your table in the bar, please call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk. Come and sing along this weekend Friday and Saturday 8pm – 10pm.

The Shankly Hotel: Winners of LEP Best Newcomer to the Visitor Economy Award

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The top names in Liverpool tourism business were out in style to attend the annual Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards and Gala Dinner at St George’s Hall. The guests of the gala watched on as The Shankly Hotel were awarded Best Hotel Newcomer; a fantastic recognition of contributions towards the tourism industry, just under a year after opening its doors to the public. Accepting the award together, Signature Living’s owners, Lawrence and Katie Kenwright, and Bill Shankly’s Grandson, Chris Shankly, beamed with pride at being recognised by such an important body as Liverpool City Region.

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This award comes shortly after The Shankly Hotel received the ‘Simply the Guest’ award from laterooms.com; an award voted upon by guest reviews alone, deeming The Shankly Hotel the Best UK Luxury Hotel on LateRooms. In recognition of efforts made, Katie credited staff at The Shankly Hotel, noting their tremendous hard work as being the key reason the award win was a possibility.

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Next there comes a chance to make Signature Living scoop a hat trick at the ECHO Regional Business awards, where we have been shortlisted for the ECHO Business Investment of the Year. Awarded in recognition of how our investment since January has had an impact on business growth and the local economy. Hoping to add this prestigious award to our 2016 achievements, Signature Living will be attending the awards ceremony held at St George’s Hall on the 23rd May.

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The awards ceremony is set to celebrate the excellence of Liverpool’s business leaders, and with entries growing in number and the awards themselves gaining further recognition, an ECHO Regional Business Award is a respected accolade for any local business to hold.

Fingers crossed we can become an ECHO RBA recognised company, leading up to the International Festival for Business (IFB2016), this year commencing June 13th. The IFB2016 has generated further global recognition for Signature Living, as business ambassadors from across the world arrive in Liverpool to stay with us, not only boosting the hotel industry but the city itself.

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The Shankly Hotel’s sister hotel, 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic, will also welcome a number of the attending business festival delegates this year and has us boasting 100% occupancy across the summer weekends for the next few months. This is largely due to the IFB2016, but also in light of Liverpool becoming a major UK city break destination.

To enjoy a visit to any of the award winning Signature Living locations, contact our friendly team on 0151 236 0166 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk. We will be happy to hear from you.

The Top 5 Action and Adventure Activities in Liverpool

If you and your boys have some time off, why not try something a little more active than the average pub crawl and sports TV marathon. Gear up in your wet suite, body armour and protective head gear and get ready for the top 5 ways to pack the action into your Liverpool visit.

Rolling on the River

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Why have all this river front and not take advantage of it? With these glorious summer months ahead, book a day down the docks with Liverpool Water Sports Centre. Don your wetsuits and sign up for a number of activities on offer for groups and individuals alike. Take a tour along the river, checking out the famous Liverpool skyline, or show off your acrobatic skills on the giant water trampoline. Get refreshed before you hit the town and take a dip in the Mersey.

The Great Escape

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There are a number of escape games available round the city of Liverpool; a new and brilliant way of spending some time with your friends in a fun and challenging environment. You and a group of friends can book online into a number of different rooms and situations on offer. With great themes and intricate back stories, you will be tasked with finding clues, solving cases or following cryptic treasure trails. With the top 5 locations being within easy reach of the city centre, this is a great way to spend part of your day that doesn’t involve a warm pint and pack of pork scratchings.

Spiderman, Spiderman…

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Unleash your inner Spidey at The Climbing Hangar Liverpool. From beginner’s groups or, if you fancy yourself a bit of Tom Cruise-in-Mission-Impossible-type, self-lead sessions with an endless choice of gravity defying courses, or just a way to conquer an existing fear of heights. Experienced trainers are on hand for those of you whose feet don’t tend to leave the ground, offering guidance and tutelage beginning your route to the top. If, however, this is not your first rodeo, there are advanced courses to challenge your climbing abilities to the maximum. With several walls and varying degrees of difficulty, you could enter an average Peter Parker and exit as Super Spidey.

Wacky Wakeboarding

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Care to get an alternative view of Liverpool? How about upside down, soaking wet 3 seconds before your plunged into the Mersey? Ensure you’re man of the hour with a good dunking at Industry.1 Liverpool ‘s Wake park. Learn to fly through the sky with the greatest of ease during a day of Wakeboarding, followed by high speed journeys up and down the Docks, towed on a rubber ring. Another great water-based activity to keep you and your guys entertained during the warmer months of the year, and the best way to recover from the night before or to be rejuvenated for the next.

Human Target Practice

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If your usual weekend is spent in front of your TV with a group of friends playing COD, this is the activity for you. Your regular squad can leave the comfort of their armchairs and become a “real life” tactical unit, with one aim to get the biggest bruise possible. At Ultimate Indoor Paintball, you and your crew are let loose in a 7000 sq ft venue, complete with obstacles and barricades you would usually face in the virtual world of gaming. Catering to stag and birthday parties with specific packages to suit. Are you ready to enter a world of pain?

Once your day of action is complete, there is no better place than The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, to partake in a pint and some well deserved gastronomic delights, then off upstairs to The Shankly Hotel to nurse those aches and pains in your luxury suite complete with Jacuzzi bubble bath.

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Call 0151 601 8801 to arrange your stay or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information.

 

Chris Shankly Carline on Tonight’s Europa League Final

Where my Grandad won Liverpool’s first ever European trophy with the 1973 UEFA Cup, Jurgen Klopp has the chance to add to what is now an illustrious European history tonight. A mere 43 years on from that great day, the Euro 2016 final.

Why I’m not there

I’ll get it out the way now; I haven’t travelled for tonight’s game and I’ll tell you why.

Mainly because UEFA’s ridiculous decision to stage a major European Final at a stadium that holds around 35,000 people. I mean an average capacity Premier League ground, if you will, leaves a lot to be desired.

Europe’s governing body were well aware of that size of some of the sides in this year’s competition. The possibility of those that could join after the first phase of the Champions League was high.

A side like Liverpool would bring in 35,000 alone (and the rest). To a wet windy night at the furthest flung destinations of the world.

It perplexes me that a destination such as Basel’s St Jakob-Park Stadium was the final choice for such a monumental match. Add to this the fact that at least a third of the 35,000 will go to UEFA, and then a third to each club, allocation for fans would be low.

Shankly the Kop

Been there got the t-shirt

I’ve been there and done it when it comes to Liverpool (and I’ll never get tired of it), but, with the ticketing situation, I just thought I’d let someone else have a go for once.

Thrown into the mix the stress levels of booking flights etc. and I made the calculated decision that I would watch it in the splendid comfort and company of The Shankly Hotel (with Messrs St John, Lawler and Callaghan).

In the immediate aftermath of the semi-final, I have to profess I was glad I made that decision. Lads I know who went ran round stressed to the max. Having to identify which whacky route across Europe would be most efficient to get to them to Basel left me satisfied that I’d stood firm on my decision.

Second thoughts

Sadly, as Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday arrived this week, second thoughts loomed. The lads began uploading photos of their epic journeys to the Swiss City. I have to admit I cast an envious eye at their shenanigans!

Matthew, behave yourself out there, mate! Chappy, Bernie, Vinny, The Farmer, Tom, Katie, Motty and all the rest of you, have a great time!

Alas, no time to dwell. There is a major European trophy at stake here. It’s the Euro 2016 final. I’m relatively confident ahead of the game as nn paper we should win. But of course paper doesn’t win football games, we all know that.

A strong starting XI…?

Jurgen spun a trick against Chelsea with his starting team selection. I don’t think anyone would argue that this wasn’t Liverpool’s strongest available XI and should almost certainly be his team for the euro 2016 final barring any mishaps.

I liked what he did in respect.

West Brom was always going to be a formality in terms of team selection. Going full strength against Chelsea was the manager’s way of throwing down the gauntlet. The players to cementing their place in the starting XI for Basel.

For me, the only question mark with respect of the team selection is around Can, a controversial opinion, I’m sure, for some.

I’m not his biggest fan. I think he is limited and I don’t think he has the first touch or presence on the ball to play central midfield for a top Premier League club.

His performance against Chelsea was poor, with his passing wayward I think he almost played himself out of the team with that showing. Only time will tell and it is win-win if I am wrong, but the jury is out for me.

It means that Joe Allen comes into play, and given the lads form over the latter part of the season, who could complain?

The Bastion Euro 2016 final

Credit where credit is due

I take my hat off to him in many, many ways. Football is a cruel game, especially at the highest level and especially at a club the size of Liverpool.

Joe wasn’t helped out by Brendan Rodgers’ comments that he was ‘Welsh Xavi’ . Given Brendan signed him from Swansea, he became viewed as something of an obsession to our former manager which led to a comedic tag being placed over his head.

In short, he became the latest in a long line of players tagged with a comedic persona who fans make a scapegoat out of. You’d have been forgiven in thinking that once Rodgers was ousted, you wouldn’t see him again.

However this was not the case. He has embarked on something of a resurgence under Jurgen Klopp; and the now ‘Welsh Piro’ has, in fact, earned the respect of fans across the board.

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source; empireofthekop.com

I use the word respect because that’s exactly what it is. When a player gets stuck in something of a rut, as he did, and is tagged with this persona, it becomes increasingly difficult to escape from it. Players are not stupid. They hear chants from the terraces, they hear ironic cheering and they read papers and social media.

When your confidence hits rock bottom, and the fans have no faith in you, usually there is only one escape route –  into another club.

Putting up a good fight

To fight out of this scenario and re-earn the trust, support and respect of the fans is something of an achievement. Not one many can claim to have successfully done. The only other I can think of is a certain Lucas Leiva.

Klopp’s decision to allow Joe to actually cross the half way line has proved an inspired one. The Welshman finds himself on the score sheet and amongst the assists all of a sudden.

Now we find ourselves on the cusp of the euro 2016 final and Joe Allen, for me, is a very real prospect for a starting berth. Does this come at the expense of Can?

Should he? Would he? Could he?

Milner’s form has been superb in the last few weeks captain for the team in the absence of Henderson, who I am almost certain will not be fit enough to start.

Lallana, Coutinho and Firmino are a given as on their day, all on form they are unplayable and will create and get amongst the goals. The only other suggestion would be Sturridge not starting. Firmino as a false 9 and an extra midfielder coming in there. I just don’t think it is something Klopp should or would do.

Dan is a proven talent on his day, and we are in a major European final, and goals win games, simple as that.

If I was a betting man, I’d hazard that wee Joe will start from the bench. Klopp seemingly having a soft spot for his German counterpart Can, and the team being will be that which started the Chelsea game.

In great company

So there it is, all set for tonight. Usually round about now I’d be lapping up the atmosphere with the travelling Kop on the Swiss border. Instead I’ve got a more than able deputy lined up for tonight.

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Sat in the splendour of The Shankly Hotel with three absolute legends: Ian St John, Ian Callaghan and Chris Lawler, cheering the reds on in a sold-out restaurant. Sitting back and enjoying fine food and the company of the rest of the Shankly family.

Fingers crossed we will be watching Jurgen add another chapter to the story my Grandad started all those years ago!

Justice at Last

Justice at last, but ignorant comments will always be something we have to contend with in respect of Hillsborough.

I haven’t blogged for a while, so today I took it upon myself to make a resolution to take the written word much more often than I am presently.

My focus today turns to the events of the last few weeks that saw 27 years of injustice, cover-ups and lies finally exposed and set to right. Hillsborough is such an emotive topic and opinions around it stir so many reactions.

I was seven years old at the time and hadn’t quite started to make the transition to the match-going-regular I am today. I’d gone to a few games at Anfield on the family’s season tickets but nothing more, and my love affair with ‘that bird’ was only in its flirtatious period. My Dad, however, made the journey to Sheffield for the game; courtesy of obtaining a ticket for the seated section through my grandmother, Nessie Shankly.

The Shankly 96 Wall

I remember on the day I was at a school friend’s birthday party (Tony Lamb, if I remember correctly). I recall my Mum picking me up after the party – after those tragic events had unfolded – and telling me there had been a crush at the ground but my Dad was okay. He returned home that night and vomited in the toilet, scarred by what he had witnessed that day.

My immediate memory is as a seven-year-old, trying to get my head around how people had been crushed at a football game. I remember asking my Mum if the roof had collapsed, because that was how I understood ‘crushing’. She explained no, and from that moment I always struggled to comprehend how people can be crushed by other people. Even as a 34-year-old, who has travelled everywhere with Liverpool FC in his life, I struggled to get my head around it – until I watched the BBC2 documentary a couple of evenings ago.

Massive respect to Phil Scraton for what he has done for the campaign and his fight for justice. The documentary was brilliant in showing the world the extent of the lies and cover-up by the establishment, and what the families had to go through on the day, in the immediate aftermath and the following 27 years.

The documentary also served to show the harrowing images of what the Liverpool fans and the victims went through on the day, as a result of the incompetence and failures of the authorities to safely look after them. In many ways, it finally showed me how something like that could happen, but, more importantly, it firmly shown who was responsible and who WASN’T.

Over the course of the 27 years, the brave, dignified families fought against the odds for justice for their loved ones and our survivors, for this city, in fact. As a Liverpool fan, I, as well as many others, have had to put up with vile chants and comments aimed at us in respect of the disaster. As a much younger lad, I would often get drawn and end up arguing or reacting, giving these ignorant people just what they wanted. Yet as time went on and I matured, I was able to express my opinion in a measured way; one that stated the facts and, crucially, an opinion that I knew to be true and would one day be proven to be so.

You see, I always knew the truth would out. An easy thing to say many might state now that it has happened, but I was always confident we would get justice. In the days before the verdicts, speaking with many of the families, they would tell you I stated how confident I was. The reason being: you don’t pick on this city and its people and expect to get away with it. We will not be supressed and never will be. The families who so bravely led the fight could not be more of a shining example that embodies that sentiment. When one of us is hurting or falls, another will pick that person up, dust them off and pull them back into the fight. We are unique and there is nobody like us.

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In recent years, we have held a number of tributes and memorials at The Shankly Hotel, and I have been absolutely privileged to get to know and become friends with many of the families and friends of the victims. Seeing them up close, hearing what they have been through, learning of their fight and how they have fought, it has been nothing less than inspiring to me. I count them as friends for life and they should all, every single of them, be given the highest of honours.

I am just so proud to have been able to do something for them here at the hotel that does their loved ones proud, and I am even more honoured that many of them see this place as somewhere they can come and call ‘home’. There can be no greater honour for us than that.

Now the truth is out and justice is served, I just hope that those responsible for the deaths of our 96, and those who lied and colluded to precipitate the biggest cover-up in this country’s history, get what they deserve in terms of punishment. But never forget that the reason they are all now being held accountable. The reason the biggest cover-up in this country’s history has been exposed. The reason justice has been delivered to the 96, our fans, the survivors, the families and the city. It is due to the sheer willpower, persistence and drive of the families. For that, we can never say thank you enough to them. Whilst the intervention of ‘death’ has spared the hand of justice delivering punishment to some, others will now experience just a small fraction of what the families have endured for the last 27 years. Anxiety, pain and suffering as to what fate awaits them.

Despite all of the recent events, you have to ask the question whether we will ever ENTIRELY escape the ignorant comments and opinions on Hillsborough. Just this morning, Sky and ITV’s Eamon Holmes had the audacity to compare Manchester United’s team bus being attacked violently last night by West Ham fans as being a throwback to what we saw “in the 70s and 80s, the type of thing you were seeing that was bad about Hillsborough, for instance”. Wow! A comment that clearly translates to me that that fan violence was to blame for Hillsborough. Did Mr Holmes not watch the verdicts come in? Did he not see the response, in particular to question 7, which stated clearly that fans were not to blame.

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When the story broke this morning, my immediate reaction was that it was sheer ignorance and that he had engaged his mouth before his brain. I actually tweeted and put on Facebook that if he comes out and just admits that and apologises unreservedly, he might at least claw back some respect. Alas, he did move fast to apologise, but the nature and content of it was, in my opinion, quite frankly pathetic and actually nonsensical, which to me reeks of it carrying no authenticity.

He has claimed people accusing him of a slur on the 96 and Liverpool fans are stirring up trouble, and that he was trying to say these are images we never want to see again, which is why he brought Hillsborough into it. So how does 96 people being crushed to death compare to images of a bus smashed violently by football fans?

If he had simply apologised and admitted it was mouth engaged before brain (we’ve all done it), he’d have got a bit more leniency, but his ‘official’ apology just smacks of him trying to protect himself and, for that reason, he deserves what he gets now.

Alas, let’s not finish on a negative. I’d simply like to dedicate this post to the 96, their families and friends, the survivors, fans, the people of this city and everyone involved in the fight for justice. As I said in the immediate aftermath of the verdicts last week, my Nan, Nessie Shankly, my hero, was involved in the early days of the fight for justice before she passed away in 2002. She is a REAL Iron Lady, just like those who lead the fight for justice. Whilst, like many others, she never managed to hang on for that amazing day when justice was delivered, I know she will have been sat ‘up there’ with them all, despite the fact she wasn’t born and bred here in Liverpool, smiling down on us all and saying, “that is my city and these are my people”.

Sink or Swim time for Klopp

To kick off the first leg of the Europa League semi-finals, Liverpool FC are due to take on Villarreal. A challenge for Jürgen Klopp, who is yet to bring home a UEFA win on Spanish soil. Both sides are entering the fray unbeaten, with our reds being the first team to have gone 12 games undefeated in a single UEFA Europa League campaign. Let us hope that the last four wins for Jürgen can afford us a victory on Spanish turf, and give him something worth smiling about.

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source; www.skysports.com

 Since a friendly match ending 0-0, in 2008, Villarreal and Liverpool have never faced off in a UEFA Club competition. Although “The Yellow Submarine”, did grace the shores of the Mersey in the summer of 2015, going up against the Reds’ nemesis’ Everton and came out on top in a 2-1 defeat. The Villarreal fans followed up this win by gracing The Cavern’s patrons with a rendition of the “Yellow Submarine” song, made famous by The Beatles, but the title of which is a nickname the supporters chose for their team in the late 60’s.

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Liverpool fans are hopeful that 2016 could be the year to bring home a fourth UEFA Europa League title, with the second leg of this meet going down on home turf, and with Liverpool having remained undefeated at home this campaign. Villarreal yet to win at any of their last 10 matches against Premier League opponents, only adds to the high spirits of Liverpool supporters.

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However a comment from Marcos Senna, former Villarreal player, sums up the reaction to the pairing with UEFA.com news “There are no favourites anymore”, and with Cedric Bakambu, Villarreal star forward, being on top form, Klopp knows what lies ahead. Hopes are pinned on Simon Mingolet, having not missed a minute of play since group stages began, being on his game for this meeting.

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source; www.espnfc.com and www.whoscored.com

To credit the Spanish side, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, will be serving up a feast of the ever present footy food staple, meat and potato pie, but with a twist of Española. Supplied by Homebaked Anfield, a socially enterprising local bakery, the usual meat and potato filling will be substituted with a chorizo, Spanish meatballs, and patatas bravas creation. All profits of which are invested back into the local community.

Combine this with a free drink and a seat in The Bastion Bar, you’ve found the ideal surrounding to watch this clash play out. To book your seat call 0151 601 8801.

13 Reasons Why The Shankly Hotel Won Simply the Guest

Have you heard the wonderful news? The Shankly Hotel has been rated the best UK Luxury Hotel on Late Rooms. We are absolutely ecstatic to scoop the sought-after ‘Simply the Guest’ award, and believe it is a testament to the hard work and passion delivered by our growing team.

We are proud to have received such a prestigious accolade, so we thought we’d take a look at what makes The Shankly Hotel stand out from the crowd.

1. Our Hard-working Team

From the front of house team all the way to the sales department, The Shankly Hotel is full to the brim with hard-working individuals, who ensure we deliver exceptional customer service day after day. Without them, we could not have achieved this accolade in just eight months.

2. Luxurious Rooms

You can guarantee you are in for one comfortable night sleep when you book a stay at The Shankly Hotel. Offering relaxing double beds, a double Jacuzzi bath and plush interior, you will want to spend each and every second of your stay in the comfort of your hotel room.

3. The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

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When you do decide to leave your luxurious room, you can join us for dinner downstairs at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant. Our talented chefs lovingly create delicious dishes created from fresh, local ingredients. So, whether you feel like Salmon or a burger, there will be something for you at our stylish Liverpool restaurant.

4. Bill Shankly Memorabilia

The first thing you’ll notice when you head into our restaurant in Liverpool is the Bill Shankly memorabilia on display. You can view various items throughout the bar and restaurant, which were donated from the Shankly family’s private collection. You can view everything from Bill Shankly’s personal typewriter, clothing and his letters to and from fans.

5. Superb Service

As we have already mentioned, our passionate team have created the well-oiled machine that is The Shankly Hotel. You can therefore guarantee you’ll receive an exceptional service from start to finish. Our goal is to cater to our guests’ every requirements, and we encourage feedback to ensure we can continue to deliver a superb service time after time.
Whether you need extra towels in your room, another glass of wine to toast a fantastic stay or just something taken off your dish, our team will be happy to offer a helping hand at every opportunity.

6. Shankly Tours

The Shankly Hotel has been founded by the hotel provider Signature Living and the Shankly Family – so there’s no better football tours in Liverpool. We are thrilled to provide six fantastic tour options for our guests to choose from. Both children and adults can attend the tours, which can take you to Shankly’s West Derby home and St George’s Hall where he delivered his ‘Chairman Mao’ speech.

7. Famous Guests

The wonderful thing about The Shankly Hotel is that you never know who will be passing through our days. Previous guests have included Megan McKenna and David Hasselhoff, and we also regularly welcome a number of sporting stars to deliver Q&As at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant during a big LFC game. Just some of the football stars to visit the hotel include footballing legends Alan Kennedy, Ian Callaghan and Phil Neal.

8. Group Accommodation

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Unlike other hotels, our aim is to bring guests together through spacious, comfortable and stylish accommodation. We don’t split our guests into different rooms; we offer flexible accommodation that allows everyone to create amazing memories in one location. So, if you are planning a hen party, stag party, birthday party or another special event, be sure to book a stay at our beautiful hotel in Liverpool.

9. Afternoon Tea

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant’s afternoon tea has become incredibly popular, as guests can enjoy scrumptious finger sandwiches, cakes and traditional jam and cream scones. It’s therefore a wonderful dining experience to celebrate an anniversary or birthday, or to just your loved ones’ company.

10. Onsite Parking

You don’t have to worry about where to put your car when you stay at The Shankly Hotel – as we offer onsite parking underneath the hotel. You can park your car for just £1.50 for up to five hours, or can spend just £8.50 to park for between five and eight hours. However, if you’re staying in our hotel, we recommend paying just £10 for car parking from between 8 to 24 hours.

11. Central Location

Our central location means you’re never too far away from the city’s best attractions and transport links. Whether you’re staying with us to explore our wonderful city, visiting loved ones who live in Liverpool or are set to attend an event, you won’t find a better destination in the city centre. We’re just a short walk away from the city’s high street shops, train stations, bus stops and famous landmarks.

12. Private Dining

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Do you want to celebrate a special event in an intimate setting? Well, consider Little Eden, which can play host to a number of events, including small weddings, engagement celebrations, baby showers, birthday dinners and more. Our beautiful interior will provide the perfect backdrop to your event, whilst our dedicated team will ensure it runs smoothly, so you can simply focus on toasting to a wonderful evening.

13. The Story

The whole of Liverpool fell in love with Bill Shankly – who changed the face of Liverpool FC forever. The humble Scot made Liverpool his home after enjoying a successful career as LFC’s manager, pulling them up from a Division Two club to a Premier League team.

Settling in West Derby with his wife, Nessie, and their children, the family have grown up in the city. Immensely proud of Bill Shankly’s legacy, the family have chosen to create a luxurious hotel inspired by the legendary football player and manager, in conjunction with Signature Living.

This is only the start of The Shankly Hotel – as work on the second phase of the hotel begun just last month – and we plan to create a rooftop bar and install a 100ft slide. So, if you haven’t done so already, book a stay with us to experience our unique hotel in Liverpool for yourself.

Call our friendly team today on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information.

The Shankly Hotel Receives Simply the Guest Award

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Our guests, the media and the city of Liverpool has been nothing but supportive of The Shankly Hotel, which opened its doors for the first time in August 2015. Eight months later and we are happy to announce we have won lateroom.com’s prestigious ‘Simply the Guest Award’.

What makes the award more wonderful is that lateroom.com’s awards are the only awards in the industry that are voted solely by guest reviews. We view the award as a testament to the hard work of all our employees over the past eight months.

Our team endeavour to provide our guests with the highest standard in customer service, ensuring our guests enjoy their experience at The Shankly Hotel. In addition to relaxing in our comfortable and stylish rooms, the hotel also features The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, which offers delicious dishes created from fresh and local ingredients, as well as showcasing genuine Bill Shankly memorabilia.

The Shankly Hotel is a joint venture between the Shankly family and the hotel provider Signature Living, and is a celebration of the life and career of the late, great football manager Bill Shankly. You can also book onto a tour to visit Bill Shankly’s family home in West Derby, as well as any other fantastic locations for fans to explore.

If you would like to experience the award-winning The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, call us today on 0151 909 2685 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.