Summer fun starts in Liverpool in July when the city centre comes into its own abuzz with festivals and outdoor events in the sunshine.
Check out our handy guide to the best of what’s on in Liverpool in July 2017.
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
When: 8th – 16th July
Just one of the many festivals taking place in Liverpool in July the Arabic Arts Festival has events popping up all over the city.
Starting on the 8th with Eid on the square and culminating with a concert from ‘the new star of Nubian pop’, Alsarah and the Nubatones at Sefton Park.
The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival unites everybody from every culture in a celebration of art appreciation as well as local, national and international awareness.
Join in the festivities and experience the beauty of Arab culture in this July in Liverpool during your stay at The Shankly Hotel.
Singing Waiter Afternoon Tea
When: 16th July
Treat yourself, your family and friends to a unique Afternoon Tea Experience in our stunning events venue Baby Eden.
Come and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea of tiny cakes, dainty sandwiches and delicious pastries, glasses of bubbly and hot cups of tea all complemented by singing waiters.
Each of your servers will be vocally gifted and whilst they serve your food and drinks will be happy to serenade your table with your favourite pop song or show tune.
A magical, musical Afternoon Tea during your visit to Liverpool in July at the Shankly Hotel.
The Biggest Fattest Football Quiz
When: 19th July
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Think you’re the guru when it comes to football knowledge?
Test out your theory at Camp and Furnace during your visit to Liverpool in July and join them for The Biggest Fattest Foot Quiz.
The team at Camp and Furnace have come up with some fun interactive challenges, bonus rounds and there’s even a huge cash prize up for grabs.
Get your group together and get your tickets to what is sure to be a rip-roaring event at Camp and Furnace.
146th Golf Open
When: 16th– 23rd
The 146th Golf Open returns to Royal Birkdale or the 10th time and is set to be a grand affair as always.
So, grab your windbreaker, pop on some comfortable shoes and get your tickets to the greatest golfing event of the year.
Follow your favourite along the fairways and over the sand dunes and cross your fingers for a sunny day at The Open’s second favourite venue Royal Birkdale.
Arrange your visit to Liverpool in July and stay with us at The Shankly Hotel call us on 0151 601 8801 or email email@example.com so you can enjoy the best events in taking place in the city.
The Shankly Hotel’s Garden of Eden is one of the most stunning venues in all of Liverpool. With a 360-degree glass exterior offering unparalleled views across the city of Liverpool, there really is no better place to host an event.
A venue as magnificent as Eden needs the calibre of staff to match and our unique assessment days help us to find the best people for the job. The fun-filled days help us to see past a one-page CV and pressure-filled interview, allowing us to get the best out of potential candidates.
This week, we hosted The Garden of Eden’s first recruitment day as we search for future Conference and Banqueting stars. Our amazing employees are what make The Shankly Hotel and The Garden of Eden the benchmark for the hospitality sector in Liverpool, our staff really help to set the bar for what service should be.
The Assessment Day
The hopeful applicants were invited to the beautiful venue to take part in fun and challenging tasks that helped to demonstrate their suitability for a career in The Garden of Eden. Recruitment Manager Louise Riley organised and executed the day, with help from C&B manager Lucy Woodford, Bar Manager Adam Taylor and Eden Supervisor Michelle Hopper.
The first task of the day asked the potential recruits to create a mood board to represent Signature Group and our values. The team at Table One were the stand out stars for this task, emphasising the importance of food and drink at The Garden of Eden. Our Afternoon Teas are magical and exciting and are an important part of life on the rooftop of The Shankly Hotel, plus the events that are catered for in The Garden of Eden are often centred around our tailored and personalised menus and signature cocktails.
The next part of the lively session saw each hopeful receive a questionnaire that asked them to identify key members of the team and find one interesting, unusual or unknown fact about that person. Duncan Stewart, the hotel’s General Manager, was the first target on the list and his fun fact revealed his favourite character to emulate for fancy dress: The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Frank-N-Furter. Wedding Co-ordinator Ciara Martin was harder to crack and only one team managed to find out she has a love for playing the drums.
We take great pride in the standard of staff that join the Signature Group, the standard of service that each and every member of staff strives for is a big part of what makes our hotels, accommodation, restaurant and spas must-visit destinations in Liverpool, and further afield as we expand our developments.
That’s why we’re dedicated to providing employees with ongoing training and a solid support network of colleagues and management. What’s more, we’ve even been awarded a place on The Workplace Wellbeing Charter, signifying our commitment to employee satisfaction.
Join The Family
Signature Group has grown inconceivably over the past 10 years, and with developments across the city, and further afield as we expand to Belfast, Preston and Cardiff, we’re always on the lookout for talented and hardworking staff in all areas.
If you think you’re mad enough to be brilliant, visit our dedicated careers site for the latest vacancies and keep an eye on our Facebook for the next assessment day. You could be the next Signature star and we’d love to have you join us!
It was an enchanting day at The Garden of Eden as guests were transported to a world more magical than their own.
This magnificent Afternoon Tea featured not only the most scrumptious of sweet and savoury treats but also a visit from some of the most unusual, mad guests. Food on offer included Clock Face Macaroons, Strawberry Toadstool and Queen of Hears Delice.
From the Mad Hatter himself to some feline friends, this was an Afternoon Tea like no other.
The adult-only afternoon tea was wash washed down with champagne as well as some music from a live DJ. Boasting incredible views of Liverpool’s magnificent skyline, we were joined by hen parties, those celebrating birthdays and families who all had a memorable day.
If you were in attendance at our fabulous Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea, take a look through the gallery below to see if you can spot yourself.
Does Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea sound like your perfect day out? If so then why not join us for our next trip to Wonderland… click here for future events.
In a world where social media and selfies are king, it’s never been more exciting to stay in a truly Instagram-worthy hotel room that you know will impress your followers.
This is why the Shankly Hotel are proud to unveil eleven brand new luxurious suites that form part of our beautiful Garden of Eden floor.
From heavenly floral features and golden interiors to the desirable decadence and darker opulence of the hell rooms, these suites offer a hotel experience like no other.
Pack your bags, charge your phone, attach the selfie stick and get snapping, because these stunning rooms are the perfect backdrop to any profile pic.
Will You Choose Heaven or Hell?
On our spectacular Garden of Eden floor, we were inspired by the concept of Heaven and Hell as a way of showcasing our new suites.
Keeping to the ancient theme taken from the bible we have created affluent accommodation like you’ve never seen before, complete with beautiful botanic features, crushed velvet furniture and vivid neon signs that are perfect for any eye-catching selfie.
Sitting below our famous rooftop event space, the Garden of Eden, these new suites make up most of the top floor of the Shankly Hotel and are sure to make your jaw drop the moment you open the door.
Whether you’re planning a party, relaxing break, romantic stay or family celebration, these suites offer a range of different interiors and are close to all of the best nightlife. The Shankly hotel is the best destination to really experience Liverpool.
Our Heavenly Suites
With beautiful views over Liverpool and opulent interior décor, our heavenly suites will transport you to a dreamy botanical world filled with florals and glittery golden features.
The suites range from the Adam and Eve themed rooms, to the blossoming Nature suite and of course The Garden of Eden.
Gaze up at the artistic feature ceiling decorated with 2,500 flowers designed by Joseph Massie, one of Europe’s top botanical artists. Or delight in the golden furnishing and designer wallpaper by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix. Each suite has been stunningly decorated to give guests an experience worthy of royalty.
Featuring the best of the Signature Living style, these suites sleep between three and eight guests and include beautiful ensuite bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, unique furniture, ornate dressing tables and comfortable beds that will ensure you get a heavenly sleep.
Experience a Decadent Hell
Spend an evening of pure indulgence in the dark and decadent suites in Hell.
Choose from Lust, Temptation, Seduction or many more themes that play on the dark sins we’re warned against and get snapping those selfies.
Dare to journey into darkness with mirrored ceilings, black leather, thick velvet curtains and unique neon signs willing you to ‘Live for the moment.’
Sit back and relax on an opulent crushed velvet chaise long or chill out in the luxurious whirlpool bath, these rooms have everything you need to have an evening you’ll never forget.
Each suite is unique and designed around the sin it’s named after, featuring vivid blue décor or desirable pink detailing with ornate gold foiling that will transport you to an opulent world of luxury.
Book your Stay at The Shankly Hotel
Specialising in group accommodation, the Shankly’s new Instagram-worthy hotel suites offer guests a sociable stay in the heart of Liverpool city centre that are perfect for celebrity-style parties.
Ideal for a weekend getaway or special celebration, the Shankly Hotel is a favourite for groups of friends and family looking for a special stay in the city.
If you’re interested in booking a stay at the Shankly’s new Signature suites, simply contact our friendly reservations team for the best possible price and a stay in Liverpool that you won’t forget!
Visitors to Eden at The Shankly Hotel were transported to Wonderland this weekend as a mad mob of crazy characters descended on the luxury venue. The unforgettable Afternoon Tea featured much-loved favourites from the literary world mingling amongst the crowd to the tune of a live violin.
The adult-only event invited attendees to feast on an assortment of delectable sandwiches and delicious cakes, topped off with that all-important glass of fizz.
The tea party themed Afternoon Tea featured a whole host of colourful characters, exquisitely made up to add the perfect finishing touch to the amazing afternoon. With the venue full to bursting and a DJ providing an eclectic soundtrack for most of the event, the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea proved itself to be truly unmissable.
People of all ages were treated to an array of activities and immersive role play, hen parties, bridal showers and grown up families all joined in to make the most of one of The Shankly Hotel’s most successful afternoon teas ever.
The Mad Hatter entourage brought a selection of themed props which guests wasted no time in posing for pictures with. From giant clocks and hats to tea party tables filled with weird and wonderful model animals and curiosities, the props provided the perfect pose to take a memorable snapshot of the experience.
After an exciting afternoon of prosecco, dancing and immersive theatre the guests hopped to their feet for an impromptu love train conga line. Marking the end of a great day of delicious food and bonkers celebrations.
The Perfect Setting
The Garden of Eden plays host to many of our special Afternoon Teas, with unique themed events being hosted throughout the year. From a Prince and Princess fairy-tale to live swing singers, there’s an afternoon tea for everyone with each one specially tailored to suit.
Situated in the beautiful Shankly Hotel, the Garden of Eden treats you to a stunning backdrop of Liverpool’s iconic city views while dining on elegant finger sandwiches and delectable mini cakes and muffins.
Why not continue the madness with an overnight stay in one of our Wonderland suites? The magically themed rooms will transport you to another world, with unusual décor and a luxury finish the Wonderland suites will bring an element of fantasy to your Liverpool stay.
The Mad Hatter Returns
Don’t fret if you missed out on the last Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea, the special event returns Saturday 17th June at The Shankly Hotel’s Garden of Eden. You’ve heard all about it now experience it for yourself and be whisked away to Wonderland with our band of eccentric icons. Experience the madness of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and indulge in an array of sweet treats and delicate savoury pieces.
With a seat at the best tea party in town costing just £29.95, be sure to book your place to avoid missing out on this unmissable Afternoon Tea. Call 0151 601 8801, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link to book.
For more information about the Afternoon Teas we have on offer, follow our Facebook and be the first to know about new events.
Spoil the number one man in your life on this special day and make this a spectacular Father’s Day he’ll never forget.
A Breakfast of Champions
Starting in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, Dad can tuck into a huge buffet breakfast with all his favourites.
Fresh pastries and fruit, bread and preserves or a good old full English will be on the table as well as unlimited tea, coffee and fruit juice.
Start the day the right way in the Bastion as you and dad look forward to what’s still to come.
Take a look around the rare Bill Shankly memorabilia on display in our very own Shankly Museum before commencing onto the next portion of your special Father’s day out in Liverpool from The Shankly Hotel.
Liverpool Was Made For Me
The next portion of a truly memorable Father’s Day out in Liverpool’s comes in the form of a Shankly Experience Tour.
This amazing all encompassing tour will introduce you and dad to the city of Liverpool as seen through the eyes of Bill Shankly whilst he lived and worked in Liverpool.
Take a journey through the rich footballing heritage of Liverpool whilst enjoying tales about the legendary football manager as told by his family and friends.
After seeing and learning all about Shankly’s Liverpool your next stop will take you around the newly refurbished Anfield Stadium.
A New Anfield
Setting foot in Anfield for any football fan is a special experience, whether you are a Reds fan or not. The stadium holds so much history with regards to great footballing moments and sporting icons.
On this special Father’s Day out in Liverpool, you and Dad can take a tour around Anfield and check out the progress of works underway.
A brand-new pitch is being laid as we speak and there are another 40 jobs being carried out to improve the look and accessibility of Liverpool football clubs most hallowed grounds.
Dad will get to go behind the scenes and stand where legends have stood before him. A fabulous footballing experience for any true fan of the sport.
Back at The Shankly
With a new perspective on the life of Shankly in Liverpool, you can return to the Shankly Hotel and learn a little more about how the legend lived and worked.
Enjoy a complimentary drink as you hear all about the items on display in the Shankly museum.
Learn how each piece relates to the footballing icon and in doing so understand the effect Shankly had on all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Next, sit down to a superb three course Sunday lunch prepared by the talented hands of the Bastion Bar and Restaurant chefs who’ve made it their mission to provide a mouth-watering menu for dads who deserve treating this Father’s Day.
The special set menu includes;
Vine Ripened Tomato and Feta Bruschetta with Pine nuts and Ripped Basil
Roast Striploin of Beef, Tenderstem Broccoli, Chantenay Carrots, Mange Tout and Rich Beef Gravy, Served with a Yorkshire Pudding
Wild Mushroom and Truffle Macaroni Bake with a Garlic Ciabatta Crumb and House Salad (V)
Baked Chocolate Fondant, Salted Caramel Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
What more could you want?
If all this isn’t enough why not top your Father’s Day out in Liverpool off with a luxurious overnight stay in the stunning Shankly Hotel.
Make dad’s day with a luxury hotel suite in the heart of Liverpool city centre complete with large flat screen TV that he can hog all night and an indulgent whirlpool bath (because we all know dad secretly loves a bubble bath).
Organise the perfect Father’s Day out in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel by calling 0151 601 8801 or email email@example.com.
With the prom season just around the corner, it’s time to start planning where you’ll be raising a glass to the end of an era. Why not celebrate prom night in style with a stay to remember at the amazing Shankly Hotel in Liverpool.
Spend an evening in luxury with your favourite girls or best boys as you toast to the end of exams and gear up for a long summer of relaxation.
Perfect for group celebrations, at the Shankly we accommodate for small or large groups of friends, so you won’t need to worry about splitting off from your party.
A Stylish Prom at The Shankly
If you’re a football fan, or just enjoy the finer things in life, The Shankly Hotel is the perfect place to stay for your prom.
A tribute to the life and career of one of football’s finest managers, our rooms and suites are as unique as Bill Shankly himself. Offering comfortable, stylish and spacious accommodation for our guests, we’ll treat you like princes and princesses on your special prom night.
What sets us apart form other hotels across the city is our luxury rooms and studios, equipped with high-quality and unique features.
Designed with elegance and comfort in mind, the suites at the Shankly include comfortable double beds, unique wooden fixtures, whirlpool Jacuzzi baths and of course, free WiFi to enjoy at your leisure.
The décor and design is opulent and traditional but with modern twists, capturing the story of footballing legend Bill Shankly’s life with a sleek and stylish finish.
Make it an evening to remember by booking a stay at The Shankly; the number one place to celebrate prom.
Perfect Pre-Prom Drinks
Before you set off to your special event, head to our beautiful Bastion Bar and Restaurant for some pre-prom cocktails or beers.
Choose from a huge selection of premium spirits, specially brewed ales and fine wines. Or perhaps a cocktail or two from a list of classic concoctions from the Bastion Bar’s extensive drinks menu.
With our talented mixologists, our drinks are poured to perfection and beautifully presented, the perfect treat to start your evening.
Celebrate Prom With Your Friends
When prom comes to an end, there’s no need to end the night there and then. Head back to your hotel room and keep the party going by listening to some tunes, dancing with your friends or sitting back and relaxing with a glass of bubbly in the plush whirlpool bath.
You can stay up all night reminiscing with your best friends from school and get some Midnight Munchies from our tasty menu which includes pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs and 2 for £10 cocktails.
We suspect it’ll be a night you won’t forget.
A Delicious Bastion Breakfast
If you’re feeling a bit delicate the next day, you’ll need a relaxing breakfast to start the day.
At the Bastion Bar and Restaurant we’ll treat you to a hearty full English breakfast served with jugs of ice cold fresh orange juice and bucks fizz if you fancy a bit of the hair of the dog, plus a choice of tea and coffee.
Served until 12pm daily, the Bastion is the best place to reflect on your amazing prom evening whilst you tuck into your tasty breakfast and take in the unique Shankly memorabilia.
Book Your Stay
If you want to truly celebrate prom in style, The Shankly Hotel is a great place to do it.
Guests at our luxury hotel can take advantage of the exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia interwoven thoughtfully around the hotel and restaurant area.
Received from the Shankly family themselves, our memorabilia displays feature Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract, beloved typewriter and even letters from fans.
But even if you’re not a football fan, you can take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and opulent accommodation that are sure to make your stay unforgettable.
To enquire further or to book your stay to celebrate prom, simply give our team a call on 0151 601 8801.
At The Shankly Hotel, we like to make sure our guests enjoy the very best of what’s on in the Liverpool during their stay. Here we’ve rounded up the best Liverpool events in June for our guests to enjoy whilst visiting the city including live music and comedy, fun outdoor activities and fabulous afternoon tea’s for everybody.
There’s always plenty to do in Liverpool at the start of the summer but we’ve hand selected a month’s worth of fun city events not to be missed for you, our guests.
The Wedding Singer Musical
Where: Epstein Theatre
When: 3rd June
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If you were a fan of the 1998 film The Wedding Singer then a trip to the theatre to see the amazing musical version is a must.
Take a journey back to the 80s when hair was huge and fashion was questionable and meet Robbie Hart as he goes from number one wedding singer to heartbroken wedding wrecker.
This is a love story with all the usual obstacles brought to you through the mediums of song and dance.
Even if you haven’t seen the movie this stage show spectacular will get you out of your seat and bopping away to tonnes of 80s tune and new hits performed by a cast including Ray Quinn and the X Factor’s Cassie Compton.
This hit show is taking the UK by storm so make sure you get your tickets during a visit to Liverpool this June.
Where: Laughter House
When: 3rd June
source: Laughter House Comedy FaceBook
If musicals aren’t your thing but laughter is then head to the Laughter House where funnily enough you’re guaranteed a side-splitting good time.
Originating from Stockport, Mike Newall has been on the comedy scene since 2002 making appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival over the years.
His humour is story telling at it’s driest, delivered from real life experiences his audiences can relate too.
Alongside other comedic talents such as the decidedly dark humour of Andy Askins and the Canada’s own Allyson June, this is one night out that guarantees to bring the laughter.
Fun Themed Afternoon Tea’s
Where: Garden of Eden
A craze that swept the nation, brought back from the days of old when the only form of entertainment was gossip and a well-brewed cup of tea. Afternoon Tea is a classy way to enjoy a light bite of pretty cakes and sandwiches at any time of the day.
To make these events more interesting The Shankly Hotel have added a dash of excitement into their version of the classic afternoon tea with a variety of themed services.
Swing Afternoon Tea 4th June
During the Swing Afternoon Tea in The Shankly Hotel’s rooftop paradise events venue, the Garden of Eden, guests can delight in exquisite food, with views and entertainment to match.
MadHatter Afternoon Tea 10th and 17th
Bringing a little eccentricity to and otherwise elegant affair, the MadHatter Afternoon Tea Party invites adults into a wonderful world of make belief and magic filled with whimsical characters.
Perfect for family and children of all ages this amazing afternoon tea has a fairytale theme encouraging fancy dress and providing an enchanting experience for all involved.
During your stay see which of these amazing themed afternoon tea’s will be taking place and enjoy something extraordinary during your visit to Liverpool in June.
Liverpool Acoustic Extra
Where: View Two Gallery
When: 9th June
source: Liverpool Acoustic FaceBook
The musical talent pool in Liverpool runs deep and for that reason, the city is often filled with great places to catch a glimpse of the next rising star.
Take yourself to the View Two Gallery on Friday the 9th of June for an acoustic music special performance of three extremely talented local acts.
Liverpool Acoustic organisation take it upon themselves to arrange for local and national artists to perform their skills to live audiences, bringing an eclectic selection of shows to Liverpool year round.
As well as amazing music View Two Gallery also have a stunning collection of other mediums of artwork including painting and sculptures from local artists.
For a night immersed in the artistic talents of Liverpool, head to View Two Gallery during your stay at The Shankly Hotel.
Where: Garden of Eden
When: 17th June
We’re feeling nostalgic at The Shankly Hotel this June and will be bringing our guests and the public a chance to relive some of the best parts of our favourite decade; the 80s at CLUB TROPICANA night in the Garden of Eden.
Get your hair styled high and your shoulder pads even higher for a night of retro music, classic 80s style cocktails and a fun fancy dress competition in Liverpool’s most stunning rooftop garden venue.
“Get into the Groove” on the dance floor and show off those signature moves from back in the day as our surprise tribute act takes to the stage and transports you back to the fun and happening years of the 80s.
We’re looking forward to welcoming the wild side of the greatest decade yet at the Shankly Hotel this June in Liverpool.
Where: Croxteth Park
When: 18th June
Organised by Radio City and Extreme Adventure Ltd, Bubble Rush is a unique way to enjoy charitable and outdoor family time together with a colourful twist.
Join the crowds at Croxteth Park on the 18th June as they run or walk to raise money for two Liverpool-based charities. Radio City’s Cahs for Kids and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice will benefit from the proceeds of this fun family day.
The full 5k course begins in a cloud of coloured bubbles, and families of all ages are encouraged to dress in white so throughout the run they change colour running through each bubble station along the way.
The Bubble Rush is entertaining, messy and for a great cause. The perfect excuse to get dressed up stay healthy with the whole family whilst playing with tonnes of bubbles.
Where: Central Library
When: 24th June
Time to get creative this June in Liverpool as Central Library invites the public to Makefest.
At this gathering of creative projects from all mediums including science, technology, craft and artwork guests are encouraged to come and learn more.
This amazing event is organised to inspire and educate the public to get involved and make things happen using their own creative minds and hands.
Spend a day with the family learning more about an existing hobby or pick up entirely new ones as you explore the many wonders of what the human mind is capable of.
Book to stay at The Shankly Hotel
The Shankly Hotel is a family friendly Liverpool hotel that welcomes people of all ages to come and enjoy the city of Liverpool together. The amazing and spacious accommodation is ideal for groups to spend some quality time away from their day to day routines in luxurious surroundings.
There are plenty of great accommodation offers for our guests to come and enjoy the best Liverpool events in June together. We look forward to seeing you soon for your next short break away. Call 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to see what’s going on in Liverpool during your stay at The Shankly Hotel.