Hooray, hooray it’s Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel.
That time of year again, when we all become culinary genius’ and break out our frying pans to create masterpieces of pancake perfection. Next come the toppings that range from traditional lemon and sugar to fresh fruits and lashings of cream or for the sickliest of sweet teeth Nutella, caramel and even ice cream.
Spend Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel
What was once a way for folk to fill up before lent, has now become a day that celebrates culinary creativity.
At the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, our talented chefs have mastered the perfect pancake batter that creates the fluffiest of doughy delights.
Next, they’ve whipped up a delicious menu of toppings. Choose from UK favourite lemon and sugar or refreshing strawberries and cream and with many more tasty toppings to build your own super stack of perfect pancakes it’ll be the best Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel.
A Pancake reception
Going one step further we will be providing some tasty treats and perhaps a little entertainment to boot.
Our talented reception team will be popping on their chef’s aprons to serve guests with plates of perfect pancakes from a pop-up pancake stall.
Check out their pancake performance as you are waiting to check in for the night, or perhaps pick up a pancake to take away as a snack for in your room or out in the city.
Who knows our staff members may even compete for the title of most fabulous flipper?
Great for the family
This year forget worrying about all those sticky dishes or having to scrape batter off the ceiling. Instead, spend Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel and enjoy perfect pancakes for the whole family.
Great for the kids as they get to create their own super stack of fluffy pancakes topped with all their favourites. Great for you as you don’t have to clear up the mess they leave behind.
Spend the night
Next, enjoy some takeaway pancakes in your Shankly themed family suite. Book to stay in one of our luxury interconnected rooms that are ideal for separating you from the kids for the night.
Let them enjoy watching a movie from the comfort of their beds as you enjoy some quiet time in a huge double bed or recline into an indulgent jacuzzi bath.
Speak to us today
For more information or to spend Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel call 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We know it’s going to be a flipping great day.
Signature Living have organised a spectacular event to help celebrate the most special woman in most of our lives; our mother. This Mother’s Day in Liverpool bring your mum along to the Shankly Hotel’s amazing roof top venue the Garden of Eden, where we are putting on a delicious Mother’s Day lunch she’s sure to remember.
The hotel developers behind The Shankly Hotel have released plans for another football legend themed hotel in Belfast.
Signature Living has revealed that they plan to develop five hotels in the northern Irish capital of Belfast with one hotel having a distinct theme of one’s of the city’s finest football players, George Best.
Founder, Lawrence Kenwright, said the hotel will take on the same template as The Shankly Hotel on Victoria St, which since opening August 2015 has become a landmark destination for football lovers all over the world.
With further dedicated tours will you take you around the beloved football ground and city which Bill cherished, the plan is to create this same complete experience at the George Best Hotel.
Talking about the George Best Hotel, Lawrence said; “we are using the knowledge that we have gleaned from The Shankly Hotel. Every room has a story of an individual that knew him.
“It’s about unearthing those stories… not so much the main life stories that everyone knows, this is about the stories you don’t know about.”
The Shankly Hotel is filled with unique, never-before-seen memorabilia which was kindly donated by the Shankly family, from Bill’s old typewriter to LFC contracts, his tracksuit and letters from fans, the George Best hotel will take on the same ilk.
The perfect site has not been chosen yet but it’s expected to be as magnificent at other Signature Living developments.
The plans have the full backing of George Best’s family who after visiting The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, signed a contract.
Signature Living has furthermore said they plan to develop five hotels in the city of Belfast, with one other taking on the theme of Titanic due to the city being the birthplace of the ill-fated vessel.
This Belfast-based Titanic Hotel will, just like 30 James Street- Home of the Titanic in Liverpool, celebrate the ship’s history as well as the people aboard and involved in the ship as well as the building it resides.
Two sites are close to completion but founder Lawrence has other iconic landmark building in his sights.
The completion of these five unique hotels will create 500 jobs in the city across all sectors, from builders to hospitality staff, maintenance and chef’s, the creation of these hotels is hoped to further the cities tourism industry and make it a must-visit, just like Liverpool has become.
This is a hugely exciting time for Signature Living and we’re looking forward to not only seeing the building which is planned for development but to see how George Best is honoured.
You can keep up to date with the George Best hotel development and the other four hotels by following Lawrence Kenwright’s blog.
At the Shankly Hotel, we’re lucky enough to be right in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre. And that means we have some of the best theatres in the UK right on our doorstep. For those who have booked theatre tickets in Liverpool and are looking for accommodation, the Shankly Hotel offers luxurious rooms and facilities in a thriving location of the city.
If you’re still planning a stay with us, why not take a look at our guide to the fabulous theatres of Liverpool? We’re located only a short walk or taxi ride away, so we recommend spending a cosy afternoon at the theatre or making your theatre visit a glamorous night to remember.
The Everyman Theatre
Situated on one of Liverpool’s best loved streets, you’ll find the Everyman on Hope Street, between the city’s two breathtaking cathedrals and surrounded by flourishing independent businesses. After reopening in 2014, the theatre won the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture, and with its trademark wrap-around auditorium and environmentally sustainable features, it’s easy to see why.
Renowned for its unique and creative productions, expect to see classic tales turned into plays, jazz nights in their basement Bistro and of course, their famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas panto.
The Playhouse Theatre
Escape from the hustle and bustle of life with a trip to Liverpool’s traditional Playhouse Theatre. You’ll find this iconic theatre right beneath the Radio City Tower in Williamson Square.
The Grade II* listed building showcases a 19th century auditorium and 20th century front of house extension. Radiating character from its striking proscenium arch design, you’ll find yourself transported into the show from start to finish.
This Liverpool gem certainly cultivates an atmosphere. Known to show plays such as The Woman in Black and Haunting of Hill House, this is the go-to theatre for horror lovers hoping to find themselves on the edge of their seat. And for those looking for a more laid back experience.
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Seating an impressive 2348 people with the largest two-tier auditorium in Britain, Liverpool Empire Theatre is arguably the most dynamic in the city. In recent years, the theatre has played host to impressive West End favourites such as Dirty Dancing and Wicked.
With big productions ranging from musicals to ballet, the Empire is one of the city’s best venues for family entertainment all year long.
Liverpool Unity Theatre
At the unitytheatre Liverpool, expect to be swept away into the world of theatre with productions frequently showcasing the local talent of Liverpool.
The Unity describe themselves as a “small-scale theatre with big ambitions”, and we’re inclined to agree. Located off the cobbled streets of Hope Street surrounded by picturesque houses and bars, the theatre never offers anything short of creative, innovative productions that can’t be found elsewhere.
Liverpool Epstein Theatre
Formerly the Neptune Theatre, the Epstein Theatre is known for its sparkling pantomime productions, this family favourite is one that shouldn’t be missed during a visit with the kids to Liverpool.
Described by visitors as an “oldy worldy theatre”, the Epstein has managed to maintain the character of a traditional theatre while weaving in modern twists. Surrounded by Hanover Street’s bar and dining scene, expect upbeat shows and events that are perfect for a night out in the city centre.
Royal Court Theatre
If you ask a Liverpool local about the Royal court, they’re likely to tell you about a good night out. This unique theatre experience allows you to drink and dine in your seat before the show begins and enjoy drinks at your table throughout the production.
You can be certain of a fantastic auditorium, vibrant bar area and high-quality facilities at the Royal Court, which has seen significant investment over the past few years. Plans to continue the upkeep of this stunning venue are already underway.
The Lantern Theatre
The Lantern Theatre is without a doubt one of Liverpool’s most charming and quaint hidden gems. A cosy, family-run company, this venue was grown from a love for the performing arts.
You’d be unlikely to stumble across the Latern unless you were looking, but located in the Baltic Triangle, just outside of the thriving Liverpool One shopping and dining area. And though the venue is low-key, we guarantee that it’s well worth a visit.
With a cosy bar and a blend of creative productions, visitors can indulge in a range of productions, varying from local writing, acting, live music and laugh-out-loud comedy from talented performers who are ready to shine.
To start your Liverpool theatre experience with an unforgettable stay at the Shankly Hotel, our team will be happy to find the best available price for you. You can give them a call on 0151 601 8998.
At the Shankly Hotel, we’re bringing the action to you with the perfect cinema deal in Liverpool. So, whether you’re planning a romantic date or a catch up with friends, we’ve put together the ultimate experience for a relaxing night out in the heart of Liverpool city centre.
For just £30 per person, you can tuck into a delicious two course meal at the Shankly’s Bastion Bar and Restaurant with a glass of Prosecco, a cocktail or a beer in hand.
And once you’ve wined and dined in style, it will be time to head to the cinema, sit back and relax and enjoy a film of your choice at Odeon Liverpool ONE cinema.
The Bastion Bar & Restaurant
One of Liverpool’s best loved restaurants and bars, the Bastion Bar & Restaurant is located within the Shankly Hotel itself. Enjoyed by guests and the public, the Bastion is a go-to spot for delicious dining and stylish drinks.
With a diverse menu of hearty dishes, you can pick from meals including Beer-Battered Fish and Chips, Steak and Mushroom Pie, Shankly Burger and Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Rocket Risotto.
Not forgetting, the Bastion is designed to be in-keeping with the Shankly Hotel. Restaurant and bar visitors can admire our unique Bill Shankly memorabilia located within the area. If your other half is an LFC fan, why not treat them to a night they won’t forget?
Odeon Liverpool ONE Cinema
The Odeon Liverpool ONE is only a short walk from the Shankly Hotel. With 18 screens, Liverpool’s biggest cinema never fails to provide an exciting list of films to choose from.
Whether it’s a romantic comedy or the latest horror that you’re after, all you need to do is let us know and we’ll get it booked for you. Upon arrival to the cinema, if you fancy some extra snacks or a glass of wine after your meal, the Odeon offers guests the opportunity to sit back and relax with an array of tasty options, ranging from nachos, hotdogs, Pick ‘n’ Mix to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
The Odeon has great facilities and is located only moments away from the city’s main public transport stations.
To book your perfect night out in Liverpool, our helpful team will take over and do the organising for you. Just give them a call on 0151 909 3614.
It’s Showtime this Friday at The Shankly Hotel as we welcome Fabaret to the Bastion Bar and Restaurant. Provided by acclaimed Liverpool theatre production company Life in Theatre, Fabaret is sure to have everybody’s toes tapping by the end of the night.
What to expect
A fabulously fun night of free entertainment including live performances of sultry soul and funky Motown. For the movie lovers among you, there will even be a tribute to Bond films of old and new and a spot of Disney magic to round off a night of superb live entertainment.
A little history of Cabaret
Unless you have been living under a rock then you must be aware of the musical Cabaret starring a very young Lisa Moneli. The bowler hat, short shorts, and suspenders are an iconic Hollywood image today.
But the origins of Cabaret can be traced to the early 16th century in France. The meaning of the word originally pointed to the venue the performance was held in. Be it a bar, restaurant or nightclub, cabaret was often performed to patrons who were enjoying another leisure activity, the performance just being the background filler.
In short, Cabaret was not as grand as a theatre performance and came just short of being classed as a concert. Cabaret was essentially the DJ of ancient times, a soundtrack to accompany your evening meal or drinks.
Book your Fabaret today
The Shankly Hotel will be hosting this Fabaret spectacular for foreseeable Fridays to come.
Make sure you have your seat booked and like Lisa sang;
“What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play. Life is a Cabaret old chum Come to the Cabaret.”
Why not surprise somebody who loves live entertainment and book a Friday night at The Shankly?
You and your party can then enjoy a fun Fabaret performance in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant and then a luxury overnight stay in one of our Bill Shankly themed hotel rooms.
Fabaret is free to attend and the curtain lifts at 20:00 pm this Friday, do you have your dancing shoes ready?
Liverpool-based creative company MD productions provide communal support for people of any background or age in the city. We are pleased to be hosting their official media launch event at the Shankly Hotel to promote a new project, #blankcanvas, to the businesses of Liverpool.
An amazing launch event
#blankcanvas is an amazing project that aims to help prepare those involved for their future in work and in life. The project will help put more focus on developing people outside classroom environments.
The launch event at the Shankly Hotel will give local businesses and partners a chance to come together and understand the impact that #blankcanvas will have on the future of Liverpool.
MD productions already run several successful non-profit organisations across the city that support passionate creative people of all ages and backgrounds.
These include dance lessons, entrepreneurial advice for new businesses and open stage nights where talented individuals can perform to a paying audience.
MD Productions nurtures the dreams of young and old performers and during the official media launch event at the Shankly Hotel, we can learn much more about how the project will unfold.
The importance of supporting the young people of Liverpool
At the Shankly Hotel, we are involved in a network of college apprenticeship schemes, with apprentices working day to day in some of the roles and departments within Signature Living.
We are lucky to be able to provide such a wide selection of experiences that help to develop a range of necessary life and workplace skills. Today we have apprentices in accounting, social media, marketing, culinary and construction roles. The list is endless as are the possibilities.
Supporting the ambition and passion of those willing to learn in our cities helps to guarantee a brighter future. Another reason we are so pleased to help bring #blankcanvas to the attentions of successful Liverpool businesses.
When hosting an event at the Shankly Hotel delegates and organisers have easy access from public and road transport links in and out of Liverpool.
Our stylish events spaces can hold up to 350 guests and come complete with access to refreshments and the Shankly Hotel’s superb events staff service. High-speed secure Wifi throughout the hotel can be accessed 24 hours a day and we even have our very own Liverpool restaurant and bar.
The Shankly Hotel is a far cry from a stuffy corporate boardroom. Instead, the Shankly Hotel provides a venue with character, style and a professional and friendly staff service.
Perfect for hosting any corporate event in Liverpool.
We are pleased to be able to provide a Liverpool events venue to help promote such a worthwhile MD Productions project to the businesses of Liverpool.
The official media launch of #blankcnavas will take place at 08:30 am Thursday 16th of February. To register your attendance please email email@example.com
Do you need to spoil somebody with a fancy meal in Liverpool this week? Perhaps you’ve got a visit from the family or you need to impress the future in-laws. Either way, we have an amazing offer that’s ideal for you to foot the bill without breaking the bank.
The Bastion Bar and Restaurant has an amazing offer on for this Thursday 16th February only that gives you and your party a whopping 30% off your entire restaurant bill.
That’s right food, drinks, desserts the whole thing will be 30% less than usual.
So, bring along the in-laws, why not ask them to bring the neighbours too, so you can treat them all to a superb evening meal at a fraction of the cost.
With the Bastion Bar and Restaurant’s exciting new menu your dinner guests will be spoiled for choice.
Spring out for a sharing platter of tempura prawns, Maryland crab cakes, sweet chilli chicken skewers, duck spring rolls and sweet chilli and satay dipping sauces.
Our stylish starters now include pressed pork belly in sweet apple and chilli sauce or beetroot and gin cured salmon.
For main course, there are choices from traditional fish and chips to the more exotic hanging chicken kebabs.
Our mouth-watering dessert menu will have you licking your lips just reading it and our new dipping doughnuts with a coffee flavoured sauce are divine. For those, without a sweet tooth, there is a tantalising cheese board to pick at with a delicious real ale chutney.
A great place to enjoy a stunning meal in Liverpool for with an equally impressive discount off the bill.
If there are any footballing fans among your party, our entire restaurant is a tribute to the life and career of the great man himself; Bill Shankly.
You can enjoy your splendid meal and follow it up with a tour of rare and previously unseen Shankly memorabilia.
Take the folks around cases containing Shankly’s awards and achievements, show them to the letter wall where they can read his hand penned or typed correspondence with other famous names.
The Shankly museum is a great insight into a true legend of football, a worthwhile visit for any fan of Shankly.
Stay the night
As you’ve saved so much on your meal in Liverpool why not make the most of your visit and stay overnight in one of our luxury Shankly themed hotel rooms.
Enjoy a peaceful nights sleep in a huge comfy double bed and relax in a stylishly decorated ensuite bathroom and double jacuzzi tub.
The Shankly Hotel is perfectly located in Liverpool’s bustling city centre with plenty to do both before and after your fabulous meal. Book to dine on this fabulous offer and maybe even make a short city break of it with friends and family.
Do not miss out on this one-off chance to get the family together in a Liverpool restaurant that’s full of character and history. Call and book your table today on 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s an undeniable passion that Bill Shankly had for the game of football. In fact, he would probably scoff at the fact that we have just referred to football as a game. Shankly’s love for the sport ran so deep he is known for having just three great passions.
His footballing career, his darling wife Nessie and their family.
First came love, then came marriage
The pair met during Bill’s time stationed as a Corporal at RAF barracks just outside Glasgow where Nessie was working in the WRAF. They were married in 1944 and had their first child, Barbara, shortly after in 1945.
It is rumoured that despite his new-found love for Agnes, Bill couldn’t let go of his passion for football and rumour once had it that Bill took Nessie to see a Rochdale game on their anniversary, something that was however quickly discredited by Shanks himself who barked;
“Of course I didn’t take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present. It was her birthday. Would I have got married in the football season? Anyway, it was Rochdale reserves.”
Nessie’s unquestioning attendance of a match for a birthday present set the pace for a future life of supporting her husband’s insatiable appetite for football.
There’s even word that Bill took Nessie to a Tranmere match as a birthday present also, this rumour was quickly quashed by Nessie who corrected “it was Accrington Stanley but it wasn’t a birthday present”.
The life of the first WAG
Nessie was a player’s wife before she became the second lady of Liverpool football.
From here Bill went on to manage Huddersfield in 1956, then came made the final move in his career to Liverpool in 1959.
Through all that Nessie was behind Bill, never complaining and resiliently supporting her husband’s unrelenting passion for football.
Whilst Bill would be out giving his all to LFC, Nessie would be at home helping raise the grandchildren. Having already brought up 2 daughters Barbara and Jeanette Nessie would also devote her time to entertaining and feeding fans of Shankly and the grounds staff of LFC.
Behind every great man, there is a great woman
After all the support Nessie gave Bill over the years, through thick and thin the couple remained a beacon of true love.
It wasn’t until 1974, 30 years after they married, that Bill decided to relinquish his greatest passion in life in favour of spending quality time wife his wife and family.
In his own words during his retirement announcement;
“I’ve been so wedded to Liverpool that I’ve taken Nessie out only twice in 40 years. It’s time she saw more of my old ugly mug”
So, in time Nessie’s utter devotion to the great man paid off. He had come to realise that even though his love for Liverpool football was strong he had a family and a wife who were missing his attentions.
After half a century of living and breathing the game, Bill Shankly relinquished his strong ties to Liverpool football and began devoting more time to his family. After all;
“There’s nobody closer to you than your own kith and kin; your own blood. I’ve got my wife, my daughters, grandchildren, and my sons in law. They’re the closest to me and I would die for them.”
Love of the People
Bill Shankly was and still, is adored by the people of Liverpool.
His dedication to the city earned him the title of honorary Scouser. Without the unyielding love and support of Nessie, his achievements would not have been possible.
Today Bill and Nessie are remembered as the couple who made people happy.
After years of tracking his successful career across the country, Nessie and the Shankly family had set up home in Liverpool. Laying down routes that would help them leave the loving legacy that they both created.
Even with the tragic passing of her one true love, Nessie was comforted in the fact that the people of Liverpool would remember Bill Shankly with such fondness and hold him in loving memory.
What the love of Bill and Ness inspired
Today at the Shankly Hotel our guests can come and learn all about the happiness Bill and Ness shared, as well love they passed onto their children and grandchildren.
The Shankly Hotel was built upon the strong family values that were made by Bill and Nessie and during their own relationship. The commitment they had to each other’s happiness filtered down into the family we all know today.
Love is always in the air at the Shankly Hotel
Love continues to be a huge part of what goes on at the Shankly Hotel, as we celebrate many happy couple’s special occasions.
Guests at the Shankly Hotel have proposed, others have said yes. Some have celebrated anniversaries of happy marriages and others have started their journey into married life in our stunning Liverpool wedding venue Eden.
Even our own Shankly Hotel Director and grandson of Bill and Nessie; Chris Carline, popped the big question to Lisa, now his intended on the Eden rooftop garden where so many happy dreams have come true.
So on Valentine’s day this year and for the rest of the year ahead, make a visit to the Shankly Hotel to celebrate some fabulous love stories from the past. Or perhaps make some lasting memories of your own.
The city of 2 cathedrals, 2 iconic football teams and home to the Beatles, it can be hard to see the best of Liverpool’s dazzling sights all in one go. And that’s where Shankly Tours comes in to save the day!
Whether you’re visiting the city for a weekend or you’re staying for a full week, the variety of attractions in Liverpool aren’t always in walking distance of each other, so you can end up wasting time with a map.
To make your experience stress-free and worth your while, we’ve put together our very own Shankly Tours of Liverpool to ensure that you there’s truly something for everyone. For a set price to suit your group, you can experience Liverpool the way you want to, all with the one package.
If you’re travelling in a larger group or simply have a long list of sights to see, this is the perfect solution for keeping everyone happy as you see the best of the city.
Design Your Own Tour
If you’re someone who likes to plan things from scratch, then this option to design your own tour is ideal for you.
You may have an LFC fan in the group, someone who’s been dreaming of Strawberry Fields, or just fancy taking the perfect snap of Liverpool’s infamous architecture and maritime heritage. With this bespoke package, you have the freedom to pick something for everyone.
All you need to do is decide what your perfect tour of Liverpool would look like, let us know what you want to see and we’ll work out the best plan and price tailored to your group.
Tour A – Liverpool Was Made for Me
As the Shanks once said, “Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool”.
Taking you on a tour of the city that football legend Bill Shankly held close to his heart, you can experience a blend of the city’s best football heritage, and most iconic cultural sights.
Throughout this tour, enjoy exclusive Shankly family anecdotes to give you a real feel for the city through the eyes of Bill Shankly. The package also features a visit to Shankly’s West Derby home.
Taking you on a broad tour of the city’s football history, you’ll see the defining locations for the formation of both Everton and Liverpool Football Club. And of course, you can discover the connection between Bill Shankly and the city’s rivalling football teams. You’ll have the chance to visit both the home of the Blues, and the LFC new Stadium and Museum Tour at Anfield.
Back to the Shankly
And that’s not all! You’ll need to save some energy because you’ll be in for a treat when you return to the Shankly Hotel.
We’ll be taking you on a tour of our personal Shankly memorabilia, featuring unseen items that aren’t on display to the public. You’ll also have the chance to get your photo taken with the Shanks himself, thanks to our Virtual Reality Shankly Experience.
We sense that after this busy day, you may be in need of a cold pint and some tasty food! So at the end of the tour, you’ll be awarded 20% off all food and drink in the hotel’s stunning Bastion Bar and Restaurant.
Tour B – The Fab 4 and Shanks Tour
Liverpool is one of the most visited cities in the world, and arguably the legacy of the infamous Beatles has a lot to do with that!
There’s an array of iconic sights and venues across the land of yellow submarines that played a part in the lives of the four Liverpool lads. And for those waiting to see exactly what shaped the timeless band, our organised tour will go above and beyond fulfilling your dreams.
The growth of the Mersey Beat ran parallel with the rise of Liverpool FC into a ‘Bastion of Invincibility’, and LFC fans would often sing Beatles lyrics at matches. Since the city is renowned for the Fab Four and its thriving football scene, this tour combines the two, bringing you a unique tour that you won’t forget.
All for one price, you’ll be transported around the city from sight to sight, saving you lots of time.
Back to the Shankly
We didn’t want the tour to stop there, so on return to the Shankly, you’ll be taken on an exclusive tour of our Bill Shankly memorabilia AND have the chance to view a priceless piece of memorabilia linking Bill Shankly to the Beatles on a touching and personal level.
Again, we know you’ll be in search of an ice cold drink and some hearty British food! So, sit back and relax as you enjoy 20% off at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, right within the hotel.
Tour C – The Match Day Tour
If you’re in town for a match day and want to see what our tours are all about, we offer a bespoke tour just for match days so that you can see the best of Liverpool.
Perfect for football fanatics and those who love the city, you can enjoy the Shankly elements of Tour A followed by an exciting match day stadium tour at Anfield.
To book your dream tour of Liverpool, just let us know what you’re after, and who will be joining us at INFO@SHANKLYEXPERIENCE.COM
On the doorstep of the Shankly Hotel is a wealth of Liverpool culture that guests of The Shankly Hotel can walk to in under 15 minutes.
No matter where your interests lie, a simple hop skip and a jump will take you into several of Liverpool’s most widely visited cultural attractions.
We have put together a helpful guide so that you can make the most of your visit to Liverpool with The Shankly Hotel.
6 Fascinating Museums
Liverpool has a wide selection of museums both big and small, and what’s more, they are all within 15 minutes’ walk of The Shankly Hotel.
The World Museum – 4 minutes’ walk
Host to exhibitions about space, biology and natural history all giving visitors the chance to gain extensive knowledge on the planet we inhabit.
During interactive workshops inspired by museums exhibitions visitors can learn all there is to know about planet earth. From the deepest depths of the sea to the furthest reaches of space, there’s something for every age at The World Museum.
Western Approaches Museum – 11 minutes’ walk
For those with an interest in wartime history take a walk to Western Approaches Museum, an expertly restored bunker surviving from WW2.
Inside, war history enthusiasts can enjoy touring hidden rooms including The Map Room which has remained as it was from the day the doors were sealed in 1945.
The Western Approaches bunker played an important part in the strategy implemented during WW2 that some say had a massive impact on our victory.
The Museum of Liverpool – 15 minutes’ walk
A trip to the Museum of Liverpool will leave you with an in-depth knowledge of our fascinating city. Exhibitions on display depict the past, present and predicted future of Liverpool and teach visitors all that helped shape the landscape of the Liverpool we know today.
Information on the sporting and creative achievements of Liverpool’s people, as well as the impact of Liverpool maritime involvement, is all on display at the Museum of Liverpool.
The Piermaster’s House – 15 minutes’ walk
On historical Albert Dock visitors to Liverpool can take a stroll around The Piermaster’s House. This stunning period building has been recreated in the style of a genuine WW2 homestead, complete with ration booklets and gas masks.
The original purpose of the dwelling was for the Piermaster and his family to stay, the Piermaster being responsible for directing ships in and out of Liverpool’s busy port in the latter half of the 18th century.
The Piermaster’s house is just one of four houses built that survived heavy bombings during the second world war.
The Merseyside Maritime Museum – 15 minutes’ walk
For an insight into Liverpool’s maritime past, The Merseyside Maritime Museum has it all. There are theatrical performances recreating major moments from Liverpool shipping past as well as interactive lessons on LGBT lives in the Navy.
There are theatrical performances recreating major moments from Liverpool’s shipping history as well as interactive lessons on LGBT lives in the Navy.
A real chance to learn about how influential Liverpool was on the seas.
The International Slavery Museum – 15 minutes’ walk
The last museum in our list is the only one of its kind, serving to highlight the past and present day issues of the human slave trade.
The International Slavery Museum is home to some inspiring historical collections. Each tells the stories of countless individuals and their journeys. From being plucked out of their countries, documenting their harrowing journey across the sea to reach their destination to serve as slaves in America.
Although a troubling part of Liverpool’s past a visit to The International Slavery Museum is well worth it. Learn about the history of slave trade and the huge roll Liverpool played in the import and export of humans over the course of four centuries.
Must See Liverpool Landmarks
As well as museums, there are some exciting Liverpool landmarks that are not to be missed all within walking distance from the Shankly Hotel.
Three Graces – 15-minutes’ walk
The Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building are three of Liverpool’s most iconic structures. Sitting proudly along the Mersey River these three buildings played a huge part in Liverpool’s long history.
The Cunard building was home to the Cunard shipping line and has recently celebrated its 100th birthday. Now owned by Merseyside Pension Fund the Cunard Building has hosted short exhibitions and public events.
The Liver building was originally constructed to house the Royal Liver Assurance group who assisted families when a wage-earning member was lost.
When the Liver building was originally constructed it was the tallest in the city and one of the first buildings made with reinforced concrete. It is now a nest for symbols of the city the Liver Birds and an iconic part of Liverpool’s unforgettable skyline.
The Port of Liverpool building is a stunning architectural creation noted in Liverpool for its ornamental detailing.
The domed centre and surrounding cupolas give the Port of Liverpool building a somewhat palatial appearance.
All three buildings make up a large part of the UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront each is a definite must see during any visit to the city for learning more about Liverpool culture.
Albert Dock – 20 minutes’ walk
The very first building in the UK to be built without using wood and thus Albert Dock was the first non-combustible dock warehouse in the world.
After a peak in business being used as a docking facility fast advances in shipping technology relegated Albert dock to use as a storage facility.
Then commissioned by the Admiralty during WW2, Albert Dock provided a base for the British Atlantic Fleet.
After this Albert Dock was unused for approximately a decade until Merseyside Development Corporation was created and took control of the renovation.
Since re-opening in 1984 Albert Dock has become a major tourist attraction home to a few Liverpool museums and art galleries as well as a host of popular bars and restaurants.
St George’s Hall – 5 minutes’ walk
One of Liverpool’s most visually appealing buildings is St Georges Hall.
Originally built to host music festivals, banquets and concerts, today this stunning venue still houses some of Liverpool’s most exciting events. These include live music performances, culinary and vintage fairs, corporate events and even weddings.
Perhaps the most striking feature of St Georges Hall is the Great Hall, with ornate tiled flooring and gilded carvings, a breath-taking sight to behold.
Visitors can view St George’s hall as part of a tour or during a visit to one of the amazing events taking place.
Remarkable statues, memorials and monuments
• Eleanor Rigby statue – 3 minutes’ walk
• Wellington memorial – 9 minutes’ walk
• Queen Victoria monument – 8 minutes’ walk
• Titanic memorial – 15 minutes’ walk
• Lennon statue – 5 minutes’ walk
• Cilla Black statue – 5 minutes’ walk
Our own slice of Liverpool’s historical culture
The Shankly Hotel is the ideal place to stay for an experience of Liverpool’s interesting past. Even in the hotel itself, guests can learn all about one of Liverpool’s most iconic player/managers Bill Shankly.
Our Bill Shankly Museum details the life and career of Shankly, with rare memorabilia on display that includes handwritten letters, award and medals, even a training tracksuit from his time at LFC.
Learn all you can about Liverpool culture from the past and present during a visit to the Shankly Hotel.
We will arrange for a bottle of chilled bubbly to be waiting in your room on arrival. The package also includes two delicious cupcakes (which are meant to be shared but…) and a generous scattering of real rose petals across the room.
A true display of Love Sweet Love and a real treat for him on Valentine’s Day. Especially if he can eat both cupcakes!
On the 11th and the 14th of February, the Bastion Bar and Restaurant will be serving up a 5-course feast accompanied with a glass of welcome fizzy.
Each course has been specifically crafted to reflect a feeling of love on Valentine’s day. We’ve also provided a decadent oyster and champagne bar for you to delight in prior to your meal.
The usual atmosphere will be enhanced by a talented live musician and a DJ for dancing afterwards.
Why not spoil him a little and get here early so you can both enjoy the Saturday football before your meal?
The Bastion Bar has a selection of refreshing beers, and delicious cocktails perfect for a mid-match tipple. You and your man can watch the footy on one of ten huge TV screens from anywhere in the bar and once the game is finished you can look forward to enjoying a fabulous meal.
What a great way of getting yourself firmly in the good books this Valentine’s day.
There you have it five fabulous ways for your to treat your man to an unforgettable Valentines day with The Shankly Hotel.