Joshua vs Klitschko – Plan The Best Fight Night at The Shankly Hotel

Tomorrow night, Saturday 29th, Anthony Joshua is set to take on Wladimir Klitschko in the IBF heavyweight world title deciding contest at the home of football, Wembley Stadium, London.

Only the second boxing event to be staged at the national football stadium after Carl Froch knocked out George Groves in the pair’s rematch in May 2014, this match promises to be a unforgettable showdown.

The pair will go toe-to-toe on this box office big fight in front of an expected crowd of 90,000 boxing fans, a post-war record for a fight in the UK. This momentous evening could define both fighters’ careers, Klitschko will provide Joshua with his biggest test yet.

But if like us you haven’t managed to snatch a ticket for this historic fight, book your seat at the next best venue, The Bastion Bar in the Shankly Hotel.

We have kitted out our special venue, Baby Eden within the Bastion Bar, with everything you’ll need to make this nail-biting face off an unmissable event.

Fight Night at the Shankly

Exclusive Fight Night Deal

We’re offering our lucky guests an exclusive Fight Night deal for £20 per person, featuring;

  • First three drinks free of charge
  • Unlimited bar snacks including nuts and crisps
  • Access to amazing drinks offers and deals including 4 pint pitchers for £10, 5 bottles for £12 and double up on House Spirits for £1 extra
  • Plus there is facility to place bets on the night

Enjoy Fight Night with Shankly

We all know Bill Shankly was an avid boxing fan and when he was in the RAF he fought as a middleweight, even winning a few trophies. So, share in the great mans passion for boxing and join us at The Shankly.

Fight Night at The Shankly

Your evening will begin at 7pm and you can look forward to enjoying all of the build up before the action begins at around 10pm. You will be surrounded by never seen before Shankly memorabilia and a thrilling atmosphere making it sure to be a night to remember.

This blockbuster is expected to smash the record for the biggest grossing fight and the largest purse ever seen in the UK, with income from the fight expected to be £40 million – but could rise to as much as £50 million depending on pay-per-view sales.

With both Klitscho and Joshua confident about their performances, all eyes will be glue to the screens as these two heavyweights fight it out on a night that will go down in boxing history. Joshua said recently: “There is no doubt this will be a titanic battle with a huge amount on the line, just like every fight, but when I enter the ring I will be prepared for victory as I have been with all my other fights. The legend against the champ – it’s time to write history.”

So place your bets and settle down for an electric evening of sport, in the ultimate venue for sport lovers.

To book your front row seats call 0151 541 9999 and select 4 for Bastion to avoid disappointment. Remember to quote Boxing @ Baby Eden when booking.

 

The Best Heritage, Culture and Football Tour of Liverpool

When people visit Liverpool they often come one of four things, football, nightlife, music or culture. Liverpool is a city famed for producing legendary musical talents such as The Beatles, it’s two premier league football teams, Everton FC and Liverpool FC and oodles of culture from past and present. Sometimes it’s hard to fit everything in that you wish to see, but not when you book a Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool direct from the Shankly Hotel.

Choose from one of these amazing tailored tours of Liverpool that are designed to cover all the best sights of the city you want to see.

Liverpool Was Made For Me

If you’ve seen and heard all about The Beatles before, and want to learn a little more about the city beyond the Fab Four then this is a tour of Liverpool perfect for you.

Taking tourists on a journey into Liverpool’s interesting footballing past and exploring some of the key historical and cultural locations along the way, this tour combines all the best bits in Liverpool for one affordable price.

You will learn all there is to know about the cities amazing sights and the best bits of our amazing footballing heritage.

What’s more, tourists will even get to see where the legend that is Bill Shankly lived and trained during his time in Liverpool. His family home and the surrounding local areas which he frequented are all covered under this amazing all-encompassing tour of the city.

The Fab Four and Shanks Tour

Fab Four and Shanks tour of Liverpool

Two of the things that attract many a tourist to Liverpool are music and football.

In the early sixties, Merseybeat swept across the nation as did LFC under their new management, Bill Shankly.

Together these two phenomena became synonymous with Liverpool and transformed the into the globally recognised tourist location it is today.

During this superb tour of Liverpool, you will be whisked away on a voyage of discovery. Check out all four of The Beatles Liverpool homes, visit the iconic Strawberry fields then it’s on to the revered footballing stadium, Anfield, topped off with a call to the West Derby home of Bill Shankly.

See parts of Liverpool like you’ve never seen them before, venture outside of the city centre and pass through streets of legend. Imagine The Beatles strolling down these very streets, passing by the home where Shankly and his family lived.

Culminating the tour at The Shankly Hotel, tourists can see a final piece of precious memorabilia. A telegram sent to Shanks ahead of his 1965 FA Cup Final wishing him good luck signed by the Fab Four themselves.

This inclusive tour of Liverpool will give patrons the opportunity to immerse themselves in the parts of Liverpool’s past that ultimately shaped the present. Who knows you could even see a famous face along the way?

The Match Day Tour

tour of Liverpool - match day tour Shankly Experience

If you’ve come to Liverpool to attend one of the amazing home matches at Anfield, let us make the experience even more memorable by taking you on a tour of Liverpool tailored to delivering the perfect match day experience.

This particular Shankly Experience tour will take visitors to Liverpool on a grand tour of the city. Patrons can soak up plenty of Liverpool’s interesting culture, taking a tour around the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and vibrant cultural hotspots.

Once the city tour is complete, fans will be taken to Anfield before kick-off to embark on a bespoke expedition around the hallowed ground that is Anfield stadium.

Taking Liverpool football club fans behind the scenes of this iconic football ground, educating them on the history of the club and the legacy that Bill Shankly left behind following his work with the club.

For any football fan staying in the city on match day, this is the ultimate tour of Liverpool that covers the most sought after city attractions as well as a unique look into the Liverpool’s most legendary football club.

Bespoke Tour Packages

Whilst each Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool has been designed to encompass a variety of interesting sights around the city, there may be something that you think we’ve missed.

If there are parts of Liverpool that you want to visit or if you would like to cover a particular part of our existing tours in more detail then our Bespoke Tour Packages can be adapted to suit your interests.

We are open to suggestions and will always work in partnership with our friends and associates around the city to deliver the most personal tour that’s suited to you. Simply let us know what it is you want to do or see and we will do what we can to make it happen.

After all, Bill Shankly was a man of the people, and we like to operate with the great man always in mind.

The Shankly Hotel

Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool

Each tour of Liverpool includes a visit to the Shankly Hotel where visitors are treated to a tour of the Shankly Museum and given VIP access to memorabilia not out for display.

There will be opportunities to enjoy the amazing Shankly Virtual Experience where fans can have their picture taken standing next to a virtual representation of Bill Shankly to take home.

Dining in Liverpool doesn’t get much more fabulous than in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant and as part of the tour package guests can enjoy a whopping 20% off the menu including food and drinks.

tour of Liverpool - Bastion Bar and Restaurant

During any Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool visitors are given a one of a kind excursion across the UK’s most vibrant city. Visiting iconic landmarks of music, heritage, culture and football all in one day.

Each tour is guided by an expert of Liverpool, armed and ready to answer all your questions about Liverpool’s exciting history and today’s vibrant culture.

Why not book the entire Shankly package with a stay in the stunning Shankly Hotel for your visit to Liverpool?

Liverpool accommodation the Shankly Hotel

There is always amazing accommodation offers on for groups, families and couples staying in Liverpool so make the most of your time in the city with a Shankly Experience tour and an unforgettable overnight stay in an award winning hotel.

Click here to book or create your own Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool you’ll be glad you did.

To arrange a stay at the Shankly Hotel please call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Surprise a Football Fan With a Stay at The Shankly Hotel

If you’re in need of some gift inspiration for a football fan then look no further than The Shankly Hotel, an iconic venue that pays tribute to one of the most illustrious football managers in history.

With the end of the premier league season looming, there’s never been a better time to treat family or friends to an unforgettable weekend filled with football. A stay at this unique hotel is the perfect surprise present for any devoted football fan.

With a range of deals, packages and tours, The Shankly is dedicated to treating its lucky guests to a bespoke experience that really showcases the best of Liverpool and of course Bill Shankly.

So, if you know someone who lives for the beautiful game, this could be the perfect gift for them.

An Unforgettable Surprise

Book an overnight stay at the famous Shankly Hotel and experience luxurious accommodation in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Each room has a distinct link to Shankly and has been designed with comfort and elegance in mind.

Surprise a football fan

A self confessed mini museum to the great player and manager, the Shankly offers its guests an incomparable insight into his fascinating career and life.

Featuring some never seen before memorabilia such as Shankly’s original LFC contract and the keys to the Shankly gates, it is sure to impress any football fan.

The Shankly Tours

Not just an overnight stay, the hotel also offers bespoke football themed tours of Liverpool and its most iconic cultural sights.

Bill Shankly

You can either design your own day out or follow one of our carefully crafted Shankly Tours that feature visits to the defining locations that led to the formation of both Everton and Liverpool Football Club. Guests have the chance to visit both the home of the Blues and the LFC new stadium and Museum Tour at Anfield. And of course, you can discover the connection between Bill Shankly and the city’s rivalling football teams.

Throughout the 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.

To really make this a day they will remember forever, take a picture with Shankly himself with our Virtual Reality Shankly Experience.

A Dining Experience like no other

Treat them to the ultimate LFC dining experience in the Bastion Restaurant and Bar. A truly unique dining experience, tuck into delicious food and choose from a wide selection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails whilst you immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Shankly.

Bastion Bar and Restaurant

The restaurant and bar is decorated with a plethora of original relics kindly donated by the Shankly family, including handwritten tactical notes, letters from colleagues and fans, medals and training tracksuits.

If you happen to be with us on a match day, the Bastion Bar is the perfect place to catch the game. With around 10 flat screen TV’s and a brilliant atmosphere, it’s the best present a true football fan could hope for.

To make a devoted football enthusiast’s dreams come true, chat to one of our friendly team about organising the perfect surprise gift at info@shanklyexperience.com

5 of the Best Liverpool Hotel Offers from the Shankly Hotel

Looking to add some excitement to an otherwise boring week, or fancy treating yourself, a loved one or the family to a great hotel stay in Liverpool then check out these 5 amazing Liverpool hotel offers from the Shankly.

The Shankly’s Summer Stay and Spa

Summer stay and spa- Liverpool hotel offers

Great the summer months in style with the Shankly Hotel Summer Stay and Spa offer.

You and one other can take some well-earned time out together by relaxing in the luxury of Morgan’s Spa. Whilst there you can both partake in an indulgent 25 minute Elemis Spa treatment getting you summer ready for those sunny days ahead.

Feel your weekly stresses melt away in the tranquil surroundings of Morgan’s Spa and emerge an all round better you.

After your pampering check into your luxury, Bill Shankly themed hotel room where a bottle of chilled Prosecco will be waiting for you.

Then spend an evening enjoying the amazing facilities in your room. Recline on one of the comfortable double beds or take a dip in the double jacuzzi.

The perfect way to treat yourself in the lead up to the summer months for just £159 per couple.

Bubbles and Breakfast for Two

Bubbles and Breakfast - Liverpool hotel offer

It’s not every day you can indulge in a bottle of bubbly and an overnight stay in an award-winning hotel, but with this amazing Liverpool hotel offer, it could be.

For just £99.00 you and a special someone can spend a luxury overnight stay at the Shankly Hotel.

Make an average weekday special with an overnight break in Liverpool. Check into your suite and enjoy a bottle of bubbly before making the most of the exciting night life of Liverpool.

After you’ve enjoyed a great night out in Liverpool followed by a great night’s sleep make your way to the Bastion Bar and Restaurant where a buffet breakfast will be laid out for you to enjoy.

Choose from a selection of continental breakfast delights, or pick up a freshly baked pastry there’s even the option to have a belly bursting full English breakfast with all the trimmings.

The Bubbles and Breakfast Liverpool hotel offer from the Shankly Hotel is ideal for perking up any weekday and is the perfect way to enjoy a fun night out in Liverpool.

A Perfect Place to Watch the Premier League

Forget heading down your local for a basic pint and a bag of pork scratching. This weekend the Shankly Hotel have out together an amazing match day offer for those who want to dedicate their day to supporting their team.

The match will be screened across all 10 of the large flat screen TV’s and those in attendance can enjoy a host of match day food and drinks offers whilst watching.  The second best place in Liverpool to watch the match live.

On the morning of the hotly anticipated Premier league showdown, we will be serving a never ending breakfast buffet in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant accompanied by a refreshing pint for just £10pp.

Breakfast will be served from 08:00 am – 12:00 pm and for just £10pp this is a Liverpool hotel offer worth booking in for.

To keep you entertained the Bastion Bar and Restaurant have planned some halftime shenanigans. Take part in Bellefield Bingo and occupy those long minutes between halves, be in with the chance of winning some awesome Shankly Hotel prizes and have some fun too.

Pre-booking is essential whether just for breakfast or for breakfast and the game. Call 0151 541 9999 to book you table today, quoting football offers as a reference.

Dream Lunch Dinner Party

Lunch with Shanks - Liverpool hotel offer

We’ve all got dream dinner party guest lists and let’s face it the chance to live that dream dinner our is something we never think will happen.

With the Shankly Hotel, you could make a special somebodies dream dinner party a reality by booking lunch with Shanks.

Thanks to state of the art virtual reality technology when you dine at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant you can have Bill Shankly join you.

For somebody who worships the legend that is Bill Shankly, for any true Red a lunch with Shanks will be the stuff of dreams.

By upgrading to lunch with Shank’s for just £5 on top of your usual food bill, you can make a certain someone’s dream dinner party dreams come to life.

If you know somebody who would love to lunch with Shank’s then call 0151 601 8801 and book today.

Fun Family Fridays

Family Fridays - Liverpool hotel offer

Quality family time together can be hard to come by, so make the most of those rare family moments and spend them at the Shankly Hotel.

Tailored to make sure you and your special people can get together and enjoy each other’s company the Shankly Hotel have created the Family Fridays package.

Built for a family of four this superb Liverpool hotel offer includes a luxurious overnight stay in a family sized hotel room and a delicious two-course meal in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

For the kids, there will be a goodie bag waiting in the room on check in and for the adults you can choose from a bottle of Prosecco or free city centre parking.

The Shankly Hotel will provide a handy city sightseeing guide giving you and the family a choice of wonderful Liverpool activities to enjoy together.

 

So, whether it’s a midweek romantic treat, an indulgent summer spa session, time with the family or a place to watch the footy the Shankly have created an amazing Liverpool hotel offer to cater to you.

All you need to do is book and let the Shankly Hotel take care of the rest. Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk and book your stay in Liverpool today.

Highlights from Easter Celebrations at Eden

This Easter, we celebrated in style at our beautiful Garden of Eden venue. The fun-filled day was packed with chocolate treats, face paint and even some furry friends.

Though Easter has been and gone, we suspect you still have a few eggs left to keep you in the spirit! So we thought we’d share some of the highlights from the eggcellent day…

(Dress code: plenty of face paint, plenty of chocolate)

A busy day for the little ones…

It was certainly a lively day for our little guests. With balloons, games and plenty of face paint, there were lots of tired faces at the end of the day.

The Easter bunny found himself out shined by our adorable newcomer Harry – Kay and Anthony’s sleepy bundle of joy was a definite highlight!

Furry friends visit Eden…

We welcomed some special guests to Eden on Sunday, including a visit from the Easter bunny himself.

Tasty Easter treats…

If you can’t indulge at Easter, when can you?

Here’s a glimpse at our Easter treats, featuring our Thorntons Marvellously Magnificent egg won by a lucky guest.

A Leading Liverpool Events Venue

If you’re in search of a top Liverpool events venue, the Shankly Hotel has got you covered.

Whether you’re looking for birthday party venues, wedding venues or family-friendly events venues in Liverpool, the Garden of Eden is the perfect spot for an unforgettable celebration.

With beautiful large windows illuminating the room, a rooftop terrace and a fantastic bar, Eden is equipped with everything you could wish for.

Located within the luxury Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, the Garden of Eden is a hugely popular events venue in Liverpool, particularly for elegant and stylish wedding and birthday celebrations.

We also host regular entertainment nights and events  in Liverpool at the Shankly which are open to all and normally ticketed.

One of our most recent events was the spectacular VIP Grand National Races Day – guests enjoyed plenty of bubbly and food, fabulous views across the city and could even place bets on our tablets.

The Shankly Hotel can be found in the heart of Liverpool city centre, surrounded by the city’s leading high street shops and vibrant nightlife.

To enquire about the Garden of Eden or our more intimate Little Eden venue+, simply give our team a call on 0151 601 8801.

Couple Share Their Inspiring Story with the Shankly

At the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool we were delighted to play host to inspiring couple Katie and Sam, who stayed with us over the Merseyside Derby weekend.

When tragedy struck in January 2016, Katie was left with a long recovery journey ahead. However, the unfortunate twist of fate didn’t hold Katie back; after making an inspiring recovery, we wanted to lend a small helping hand on behalf of Bill Shankly himself.

Katie’s Inspiring Story

In January 2016, Katie was making her way to work when she found herself faced with treacherous black ice. When her car skidded along the ice and tragically hit a tree, the accident caused significant injuries.

Thankfully, Katie’s local air ambulance team were able to airlift her to the major trauma unit in Plymouth, where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with a severe head injury.

3 weeks after being moved to a ward, Katie suffered a further setback; she required emergency surgery to her abdomen, meaning an extra three weeks on the Intensive Care Unit.

As time passed, Katie was transferred to a neuro rehabilitation unit where she was faced with the harrowing task to learn to walk, talk and regain her independence. After a turbulent time away from home, Katie was finally discharged home on the 28th April 2016.

A Miraculous Recovery 

The brave Primary Education student was completing the third year of her degree when the accident struck. Defying the odds, Katie has been able to return to studying, amazingly picking up her degree where she had left off.

Prior to the accident, Katie had bought tickets to take her boyfriend to watch the Liverpool v Sunderland match in February for his birthday.

A passionate LFC fan, Sam had never been to a home match before and the couple were devastated when their plans fell through. Katie and Sam were unable to attend the match as Katie had been readmitted to Intensive Care that weekend.

When Katie’s friend got in touch with Shankly Hotel Director and Bill’s Grandson Chris, to share her story, Liverpool Football Club stepped in to offer two tickets for Katie and Sam to attend the Merseyside Derby.

As the couple were in search of accommodation, we were delighted to welcome them to stay at the Shankly for two nights to top off their weekend with an extra touch.

We’re so pleased that Katie and Sam had an enjoyable stay with us at the Shankly Hotel. Bill Shankly was a man of the people and we always aim to celebrate his character and outstanding morals.

We would love to see Katie and Sam again soon and wish Katie the best of luck with her surgery coming up in May!

Grand National Weekend Highlights at Eden

At the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, we offered a variety of amazing Grand National packages this year.  And it’s no surprise that one of our most popular deals was the fabulous VIP Rooftop Races package!

Grand National weekend 2017 saw a dazzling few days at our stunning Eden venue.

Guests were able to catch all the action over Friday and Saturday, enjoying live coverage on our big screens and making the most of our wonderful outdoor terrace.

Soaking Up the Sun

Overlooking the most famous landmarks in Liverpool, our Garden of Eden terrace proved the perfect spot for a sunny Grand National weekend.

Guests enjoyed catching the rays while sipping away on glasses of bubbly and beers.

We captured some of the best moments from the day and thought you’d like to see!

Our lovely guests made the most of the sun!

The perfect backdrop on a sunny day…

Watching the Races in Action

We brought the atmosphere of the Grand National to the Shankly this year. Guests showcased the best of their wardrobe to see the races brought to life on our large screens.

Attendees were also able to use our interactive tablets to place bets throughout the day, making it all the more fun and building excitement.

The lovely ladies attending the weekend certainly dressed to impress from head to toe. We saw an array of stunning dresses and gorgeous make up showcasing true Liverpool style.

Ladies who lunched at Eden dressed to impress!

Hire the Garden of Eden

Our Garden of Eden space is available to hire, making your special occasions all the more magical.

The most scenic outdoor Liverpool wedding venue, our enchanting Eden room and garden terrace are situated on the top floor of the Shankly Hotel itself.

Offering the most breathtaking views of Liverpool, you’ll have the ultimate photo backdrop, helping you to capture the most memorable moments in style.

Stay at the Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel is a luxury hotel in Liverpool city centre. Located within the heart of Liverpool’s shopping and nightlife scene, guests will find everything they could wish for right on their doorstep.

From Liverpool’s leading high street brands to the best night clubs in Liverpool, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice! Our Bill Shankly-themed hotel offers guests a unique experience of staying in the city. Guests can make the most of our Bill Shankly memorabilia featured within individual rooms and throughout the rest of the hotel.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant offers a diverse menu of heavenly dishes and handcrafted cocktails poured to perfection.

A favourite for birthday and anniversary meals in Liverpool, the Bastion serves a wide range of hearty dishes, thoughtfully created by our talented team of chefs. The Bastion is the ultimate Liverpool restaurant to indulge in fantastic meals with family and friends.

Make sure you look out for our unmissable offers throughout the rest of the year! We hope to see you soon at the Shankly Hotel. 

 

 

A Glimpse Inside the Shankly Hotel’s New Suites

Specialising in group accommodation, the Shankly offers guests a sociable stay in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

Perfect for a weekend getaway or special celebration, the Shankly Hotel is a favourite for gorups of friends and family looking for a special stay in the city.

And at the Shankly Hotel, we’re hugely excited to give you a glimpse into our stunning new Signature Suites!

The luxury suites are located on the 2nd floor of the Shankly Hotel, featuring deluxe double beds, fantastic facilities and stylish interior.

New Suites at the Shankly

The new suites are the latest addition to the hotel and are expected to become a popular choice for guests, especially groups in search of something special in Liverpool.

Setting us apart from other accommodation in Liverpool, the Shankly provides guests with luxury group rooms, which are often available to book using a variety of exclusive deals and offers.

The Shankly Hotel

One of Liverpool’s most luxurious hotels, the Shankly Hotel brings Liverpool locals and tourists an unforgettable stay in Liverpool.

Remembered as one of the most inspiring football managers in history, Bill Shankly left a lasting influence on the people of Liverpool and LFC fans across the globe, and the Shankly aims to both celebrate the man himself.

In commemoration of the football legend, the Shankly Hotel is more than simply accommodation – it’s an experience. From the moment of arrival, guests can begin to discover the exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia woven around the hotel.

Proving popular with hotel guests visiting Liverpool for the first time, guests can book a tailored tour of Liverpool, provided by our team at the Shankly Experience.

While we offer packages that have already been designed for you to choose from, tours can be tailored more specifically around your personal interests. So, all you need to do is let us know what you’re after!

Sights may include Bill Shankly’s former home, a visit to Anfield Stadium or even a trip to see Strawberry Fields.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is the perfect spot for a delicious bite to eat. And why not complement your meal with a handcrafted cocktail poured to perfection?

While wining and dining surrounded by luxury decor, make yourself at home as you admire the array of Bill Shankly memorabilia.

Spring Menu

Hotel guests and day visitors can now indulge in the Bastion Bar & Restaurant’s heavenly spring dishes.

Starters include Baked Goats Cheese Crottin and Crisp Tempura Prawns while mains feature our Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini and Pan Seared Seabass Fillet.

For dessert, guests can tuck into a variety of sweet treats, including Strawberry Cheesecake with Marinated Strawberries and our dreamy Chocolate and Salted Caramel Fondant.

To see the full range of spring dishes available at the Bastion Bar & Restaurant, you can view our full Spring Menu.

If you’re interested in booking a stay at the Shankly Hotel, simply contact our friendly reservations team for the best possible price and a stay in Liverpool that you won’t forget!

They’re available to help on 0151 601 8977.

The Shankly Hotel’s Weekly What’s On Guide to Liverpool

Easter time is near and what better weekend to book a family visit to Liverpool and stay at the Shankly Hotel. There are some superb family suites available at the Shankly Hotel, perfect for spending quality time together over Easter bank holiday in Liverpool.

There are also a whole host of events taking place in the city this week including live music and sporting events as well as some brilliant activities for the kids. Check out what’s on weekly guide to see if there’s something perfect for you and your family.

Daytime entertainment

Make some amazing memories during your time together in Liverpool this week and pay a visit to some spectacular one of events taking place across the city.

First glimpse of Minton Tiled Floor Revealed

Where: St Georges Hall 10 am-5pm

When: 13th April

family visit to Liverpool - Minton tile floor

Okay so this may not sound like something the kids will love, but a visit to St Georges hall will be unforgettable for the whole family.

The stunning interior of the building has long been admired by visitors to Liverpool and it is only this week that another part of St George’s halls amazing history will be unveiled for the public to see.

The Minton tiled floor was concealed in 1860 to protect the exquisite handcrafted mosaic during events that took place in the events space, since then it has remained hidden.

Until now, be among the first to see this stunning piece of Minton pavement depicting scenes of the goddess Neptune and the mythical Liver Birds.

Imaginative Worlds

Where: Albert dock

When: 13:30 -16:30 11th– 13th

family visit to Liverpool - Imaginative Worlds - TATE

If you have a budding theatrical performer in your family, or you simply enjoy getting hands on and crafty, step into Imaginative Worlds at the Albert Dock this week.

Taking inspiration from the O.K Musical, the Family Collective at Albert Dock’s TATE gallery has organised a series of family friendly workshops inviting you and the family to get dressed up and get involved.

Make your own masks, puppets and theatrical props and watch them take to the temporary stage that has taken over the gallery space.

Something fun, family friendly and completely theatrical to keep you and the family busy on your visit to Liverpool.

Meet Lloyd of Lego Ninjago

Where: Liverpool One Lego store

When: 15th April Night time events

family visit to Liverpool - Lloyd Lego Ninjago

 

Who didn’t love Lego when they were little?

The ability to hand build your own world and control everyone and everything in it was always enjoyable. Now with the popularity of the Lego Movie and the new Lego Batman, actual Lego has become a part of adulthood too.

That’s why a trip to the Lego store at Liverpool One is the perfect day out in the city for the whole family.

On the 15th take your little ones along to meet the star of Lego Ninjago Lloyd and truly make their Lego dreams come true.

Nightly entertainment in Liverpool

Instead of staying in for the night in your luxury Bill Shankly themed family hotel room, get out into the city and enjoy one of these interesting activities together.

Opening night of the Story Giant

Where: Everyman Theatre

When: 19:00 pm 13th April

family visit to Liverpool - The Story Giant

Adapted from the book written by legendary poet Brian Patten, The Story Giant is a fairy-tale adventure about the search for the last book in existence not owned by The Story Giant.

Sadly, without this last story, The Story Giant will perish and with the help homing chickens and plenty of other whimsical characters the Shanty Theatre company will take their audience on a journey throughout the folklore and myths of the world. All in the hopes of finding the last story and saving the giants life.

A perfect family theatre visit that everyone will enjoy during a visit to Liverpool.

Premier League Darts

Where: Echo Arena

When: 18:00 pm 13th April

family visit to Liverpool - Premier League Darts

Returning to the Echo Arena for a showdown sure to attract darts fans from across Merseyside, is the Premier League Darts Championships.

Those who follow the league will be aware that the coveted trophy is up for grabs from two-time winner van Gerwen.

Now broadcast worldwide and televised by Sky Sports the Premier League Darts Championship has become a popular sporting event that the audience is passionate about.

For darts fans, this is a Liverpool event not to be missed, for those simply looking for a good day out with the family in Liverpool.

Beau Dermott and friends

Where: Philharmonic Hall

When: 19:30 pm 15th April

family visit to Liverpool - Beau Dermott and friends

Those who tune into Britain’s Got Talent will be aware of Beau Dermott’s sensational singing talents. For those who were not aware of Beau, she quickly became recognised as one of Britain’s most gifted young singers when reaching the finals of 2016’s musical reality contest and winning.

Taking to the stage for the first time in concert, Beau will be performing the tracks that took her to the final of Britain’s Got Talent as well as adding some other well-known pop songs into the mix.

Enjoy watching one of the most well-loved talents to have performed on Britain’s Got Talent alongside a host of other special guests on the night.

The perfect family friendly live music performance in one of Liverpool’s most remarkable entertainment venues.

Staying at the Shankly Hotel

family visit to Liverpool - the Shankly Hotel

Whether you’ve booked to stay at the Shankly Hotel already or are thinking of taking a short city break with the family soon, take advantage of these amazing Liverpool accommodation offers.

Perfect for a family visit to Liverpool any night of the week and ideal for making the most of some quality family time together in the city.

For more information or to book your stay call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk

Horse Racing Tips, Tricks and Superstitions from the Shankly Hotel

When it comes to picking a winning horse at the races there’s a fine art to it. Most of us choose horses based on the name or the colour of the jockey’s silks, often there’s a lack of actual research or science behind our final decision and whenever we’ve managed to pick a winner it’s from sheer dumb luck. This year prepare yourselves and see if you two can perfect the art of “handicapping” to pick yourself a winner during Grand National weekend in Liverpool.

Art not Science

Grand National weekend Liverpool - art of handicapping

The art of picking a winning horse is called “handicapping”, using all the information at your disposal to select a horse more likely to win the race. We’ve simplified some of the basics for you below by giving you some questions to ask yourself before making a choice;

  • Where has the horse ran before and at what distance?

If the horse has performed well on a similar course in recent races this is a positive.

  • What condition was the track surface of the race previously run and is it the same as the track on the day of the race you are attending?

If not the horse may not perform the same for better or worse.

  • Has the horse travelled to race?

If so there is a likely hood that those involved in the shipping will be pushing the horse harder to recoup any travel expenses.

  • Has your horse had a holiday?

The ideal time for a break between races is between 30-45days. Any longer and the horse may need at least one run to get back in the game.

  • How many races has your chosen horse started in?

A good average of starts for a horse is around 13, an over raced horse may have experience but could do with a well-deserved holiday. Try and aim for lightly raced horses and watch out for the first time or new runners. These are a gamble as they could be raring to go but are also inexperienced.

Odds and Statistics

Calculating the odds of an intended bet can be quite confusing for those with little or no experience in betting and gambling.

A good thing to know is that the majority of winners are actually less than 20-1 on the morning line. Meaning the experienced odds maker has predicted the end of the day odds which are influenced by public betting throughout the day.

Check for recently beaten favourites as these are horses that can turn around their performance in later races. At the same time keep an eye out for horses that are always overbet and favoured and avoid them as they are unlikely to hold any value.

If the odds from your horses last few races were between 2-1 and 6-1 it shows money was taken from those races and the horse was expected to perform better. These horses are anticipated likely winners in their next races.

Lastly, high odds winners tend to repeat winning performances so pay attention to those that have come in winning at high prices.

Myths and Old Wives Tales

Grand National weekend Liverpool

There are a few tricks that long time gamblers will always employ when taking their money to the bookmaker. We thought we’d list the top 10 superstitions and see if they help or hinder yours during Grand National weekend in Liverpool.

  1. Bet on 10 stone Jockeys and 10-year-Old horses
  2. Never bet on fillies against colts
  3. Pick a horse wearing your lucky number or colour
  4. Always pick the younger horse in a race full of old timers
  5. Do not bet last minute
  6. Never let another person place your bet
  7. Grey horses for grey days
  8. Bet on horses with Gold or Win in their names
  9. Put your race ticket in the same pocket as your cash, money attracts money
  10. Use the same pocket for your race tickets until you lose then change pockets.

A Sure Thing

If you’d like to learn more about how to pick a winner and what factors determine the odds, make a visit to the Grand National Premier at St George’s Hall on 5th April.

The organisers have enlisted the advice of a panel of racing experts to help you mark your card for the races. They will be talking about form, luck and helping any race goers pick between the losers and hopefully help pick a big winner for a lucky few on the day.

Also, proceeds from the event are donated to Stamp out Suicide.

VIP Racing Events and Offers at The Shankly Hotel

Grand National weekend in Liverpool - VIP races event

Due to the fact that Grand National weekend in Liverpool is treated like a national holiday, the Shankly Hotel have organised some amazing events and offers.

The VIP Races Event taking place in the Garden of Eden is the place to spend Grand National weekend in Liverpool if you’re not going to Aintree for the day. Get yourself dressed up and book your tickets to see all the live action, place some winning bets and enjoy a delicious lunch with superb live entertainment.

If you have been lucky enough to get time off to go to the races then stop off at the Shankly Hotel for a superb champagne breakfast. What’s more, there will be luxury transport laid on to get you to the course on time.

Make the most of our helpful hints and amazing offers during Grand National weekend in Liverpool this week and who knows you could be in the big money come Monday.

Call 0151 6018801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information or to book your tickets for any of our up and coming race events.

The Shankly Hotel’s Weekly What’s On Guide to Liverpool

On a visit to Liverpool with the family or a loved one book to stay at the Shankly Hotel and guarantee yourself the most memorable experience of Liverpool. Not only will the Shankly Hotel leave lasting memories of a great family holiday in Liverpool, but our helpful weekly events guides to the city will make sure you enjoy the best of what’s on in Liverpool during your stay.

What to do during the day in Liverpool

Do something a little different during your visit to Liverpool with any one of these amazing daytime city events.

Family Concert: Magical Musical Kingdoms

When: 9th April begins at 14:00

Where: Philharmonic Hall

Family visit to Liverpool - Phillharmonic

On a short city break with the family, it can sometimes be difficult to find a one of a kind activity that the whole family can enjoy.

Liverpool is full of amazing things to see and do, but for a memorable, magical, musical experience of Liverpool take the family along to Liverpool Philharmonic’s Magical Musical Kingdoms.

Let the sounds of the full symphony orchestra take you and the family on a journey through Disney classic fairy tales like Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Frozen.

A fun filled fantasy day out for the whole family and a way to introduce the beauty of orchestral music to a younger generation.

Grand National Eden rooftop VIP event

When: 7th/8th/9th

Where: Eden Rooftop The Shankly Hotel

Grand National event at Eden

For the biggest weekend in Liverpool make sure you have your seat booked into the best place to be other than Aintree for the Grand National.

The Shankly Hotel are hosting a fabulous VIP Rooftop Races event in their stunning Garden of Eden rooftop venue complete with live betting and huge screens showing the latest live races action.

To add a giant cherry on top of all that there will be a lovely lunch and bar service accompanied by live entertainment and a DJ.

Where better to be for Liverpool’s most exciting event weekend of the year than at the Garden of Eden’s VIP rooftop Races Event.

The WHO Rock Opera

When: 3rd of April

Where: Echo Arena

The Who Rock Opera

For fans of classic rock and roll, a musical extravaganza will be taking place at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on the 3rd of April.

The performance of greatest hits from the Who’s extensive back catalogue will be performed alongside the legendary Rock Opera. Watch as members of The Who bring a show to audiences that haven’t been seen since the 1970’s.

Get your tickets here and make sure you are part of this amazing musical performance during your visit to Liverpool from The Shankly Hotel.

Fun Night time events

Instead of spending the night in your luxury Liverpool hotel room at the Shankly Hotel check out one or two of these fun family nights out in Liverpool’ vibrant city centre.

The Witty Committee Marie Curie Fundraiser

When: 4th April 19:00

Where: Hot Water Comedy Club

Comedy visit to Liverpool Witty Committee

If you love to laugh and enjoy doing a daily good deed kill two birds with one stone at The Witty Committee Marie Curie Fundraiser.

A comedy night taking place in Liverpool’s Hot Water Comedy Club that is guaranteed to leave you with all sorts of good feelings.

The night is a free event and you simply make your donation on the door in the amount of what you think the evening was worth.

Once you are in be prepared for your sides to split as a variety of comedic personalities take to the stage to raise your spirits as well as funds for a worthy cause.

Grand National Aintree preview

When: Wednesday 5th 18:30 pm

Where: St George’s Hall

Grand National Weekend

Get a leg up on the rest of the UK on the 5th of April and educate yourselves on the art of picking a winner during Grand National Weekend at Aintree this year.

St George’s Hall has arranged for an expert panel, made up of racing aficionados, to pick the winners of the races taking place over all three days.

Learn how to pick a winner like the professionals do and put your skills to good use. All proceeds raised from the event will go to the Stamp Out Suicide charity, so by helping yourself to some valuable inside racing knowledge, you will also be helping somebody in need.

ABBA Revival

When: 18:30pm – 11:30pm 7th April

Where: Hangar 34

ABBA funky visit to Liverpool

During your visit to Liverpool make your way down to Hangar 34 on the 7th of April for a revival night full of ‘Dancing Queens’ and ‘Super Troupers’.

The world’s number one ABBA tribute act will be gracing the stage at Hangar 34 and performing those familliar dancefloor filling hits of the 70’s and 80’s.

For fans of ABBA, this revival night will be a great place for you to bust out your signature ABBA style moves. The tribute act performing on the night have travelled across the world have even been asked to grace the band’s homeland of Sweden with a five-day tour.

So ‘Take a Chance’ on ABBA Revival night at Hangar 34 April 7th and say, ‘Thank you for the Music’ to the world’s greatest ABBA tribute act.

 

Stay at the Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel

Liverpool is a city that is celebrated for its musical and cultural heritage so you will never be stuck for something to do, especially with our helpful weekly what’s on guide to Liverpool.

At the Shankly Hotel, we want to make sure you leave Liverpool with memories you can cherish for a lifetime.

Check out our latest accommodation offers and book you and your family for a short city break in Liverpool they’ll never forget.

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