What’s On: Liverpool Events October 2017

Make this Autumn a special one with the best October events in Liverpool.

Come in from the cold and keep warm with an array of showstopping nights in the heart of the city centre.

The Shankly Hotel is situated in a prime location for the city’s best cultural events and attractions.

From Liverpool Empire Theatre to the Liverpool Echo Arena, you’ll find yourself only a short distance from the excitement.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

When: 3rd – 7th October 2017

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Whats On October Liverpool

This October, don’t miss Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Liverpool Empire Theatre.

X Factor winner Joe McElderry is set to showcase the timeless musical’s infectious hits.

From ‘Any Dream Will Do’ to ‘Go, Go, Go Joseph’, this is guaranteed to get your toes tapping.

Bill Kenwright’s dazzling production of the dynamic musical achieves standing ovations at every performance.

Radio City Leanne & Dave Quiz Night

When: 5th October 2017

Where: Arthouse Hotel – Mulholland

Whats On October Liverpool

Let your competitive streak run wild at Mulholland this October!

Join charismatic Radio City 96.7 radio hosts Leanne and Dave for their fantastic Retro Quiz night.

You’ll have your knowledge put to the test with the chance to get your hands on delicious food and drink offers.

With free entry and fantastic prizes, this is one night you won’t want to miss.

Casablanca with Live Orchestra

When: 14th October 2017

Where: Philharmonic Hall

What's on October Liverpool

Enjoy a cosy night at the Liverpool Philharmonic this October with an atmospheric showing of Casablanca.

Find yourself lost in the romance as you sit back, relax and enjoy this all-time classic.

The fantastic experience will be completed with live orchestral sounds to sweep you off your feet.

The live score will be performed by Max Steiner’s orchestra, bringing this timeless 1942 hit to life.

Cinema in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral

When: 20th – 22nd October 2017

Where: Anglican Cathedral

What's On October Liverpool

Calling all film fans! This October, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is hosting the ultimate Autumn movie night.

This special weekend invites you to enjoy your childhood favourites. Films include The Goonies, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

So, bring along some warm clothing and cosy up at the Cathedral.

You can tuck in to tasty food on site, delicious desserts and a refreshing drink from the bar.

John Bishop

When: 20th – 22nd October 2017

Where: Liverpool Echo Arena

Whats On October Liverpool

Liverpool’s very own comedian is back at Liverpool Echo Arena this October for his awaited stand-up comeback.

Speaking of the tour, John said:

“When I start this new tour, it will be three years since my last live show Supersonic, which is the longest break I’ve ever had.  I’m very much looking forward to getting back on the road – there really is nothing like performing stand-up in front of a live audience.”

The local superstar’s last tour was enjoyed by more than 500,000 people. And there’s no doubt that this year’s ‘Winging It’ will prove a huge success!

Whitechapel Ball

When: 26th October 2017

Where: Alma de Cuba

What's On October Liverpool

This year, Signature Living have joined forces with leading homelessness charity the Whitechapel Centre.

Creating a spectacularly spooky night, head to Alma de Cuba for a night out like no other.

This exquisite evening will ignite ghostly glamour within Liverpool’s most atmospheric nightclub.

The former St Peter’s Catholic Church boasts stained glass windows and the original altar.

All proceeds will go towards the local charity. What better way to get into the mood for Halloween?

So,  don’t miss the best of what’s on this October in Liverpool!

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re a favourite for locals and visitors attending special events in the city centre.

With a range of luxury rooms to make your night out extra special, we hope to see you soon!

The Shankly Hotel Hands out FREE Tickets to YNWA – The Story of Liverpool Football Club

Liverpool is a leader in culture and football. With two world class teams and the prestigious European Capital of Culture being awarded to us in 2008, it was only a matter of time before the two collided.

YNWA – The Story of Liverpool Football Club is a stunning theatre performance that tells the story of Liverpool Football Club’s rich history. The play beautifully depicts the life and times of one of our city’s great clubs.

To celebrate the return of YNWA to Liverpool’s Royal Court theatre this weekend, The Shankly Hotel ran an exciting Facebook competition to give eight lucky winners tickets to the opening night!

The Perfect Prize for Football Lovers

Shankly Hotel reception

The Shankly Hotel isn’t just a tribute to the great man himself, it’s also dedicated to the football of Liverpool.

We’re a city strongly rooted in its sporting history and we’re proud of the fact we’re home to two of the best teams in the world and The Shankly Hotel is the premier destination for football lovers.

YNWA opens on Thursday 28th September at Liverpool’s Royal Court and we managed to get our hands on four pairs of tickets!

The first prize for the winner of our exclusive competition not only received two tickets to the opening night, they’ll also enjoy an overnight stay at one of The Shankly’s stunning luxury suites.

It’s a big night, full of jokes, emotion and football revelry, so the winners will need a hearty meal to get them ready for kickoff. The lucky first prize winner will also be treated to a pre-theatre meal and drinks in the beautiful (and tasty) Bastion Bar and Restaurant, on the ground floor of the iconic hotel.

Three runners-up also received two tickets each to the opening night and will enjoy amazing seats for the beautiful story of the beautiful game.

YNWA – The Story of Liverpool Football Club

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The play was first staged in 2011 to outstanding reviews and praise and has enjoyed the same success every time it’s returned to the city.

Written by Nick Allt and supported by Liverpool FC, the play tells the story of the well-loved football club. From its conception in 1892, past Bill Shankly’s triumphant rein, through the tragedy of Hillsborough and right through to a time when Gerrard ruled the pitch.

The tale is told through the eyes of a typical Merseyside family. As they bury their LFC devotee Grandad, the clan looks back through generations of dedication to the iconic club.

The play does a fantastic job of bringing legendary Kopite tales to lie, making the experience nostalgic and heartwarming, it’s enough to make you swell with pride for our city – regardless of if you’re a red or a blue.

Missed the Competition?

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Don’t worry if you missed on winning this incredible prize, The Shank Hotel always has something up our sleeves!

Head over to our Facebook and like our page to be the first to hear about the next exciting competition. Who knows, you could be in with a chance of staying in one of our awe-inspiring rooms, free food at the Bastion or something even bigger and better!

The Shankly Hotel: Book an Enchanting Christmas Party in Liverpool

One of the best Christmas party venues in Liverpool, Christmas at The Shankly Hotel is set to be a truly magical affair.

Liverpool’s Bill Shankly-themed hotel offers fantastic events space in the heart of the city centre.

With two stunning venues, we can accommodate intimate or larger groups of guests.

So this year, why not make your office Christmas party an unforgettable one at The Shankly?

Party Nights at the Garden of Eden

Our enchanting Garden of Eden is bursting with yuletide charm and character.

Party nights at the Garden of Eden include a delicious three-course meal including a complimentary glass of fizz.

We’ll be transforming this dazzling space into a charming winter wonderland.

And the fun doesn’t stop there. We’ll be topping off the night with dynamic entertainment from a live band, singer and DJ.

Christmas party Liverpool

Our extensive Eden Christmas Party Menu truly offers something for everyone.

Wine and dine in style as you choose from an array of exquisite dishes and three fantastic courses.

Starters include Spicy Parsnip Soup or Candied Fig and Goats Cheese Tart. Main courses include Cheshire Turkey Breast, Parsnip and Truffle Pudding and Pan Seared Fillet of Sea Bass.

And of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without pudding! You can top it all off with sweet treats including our Chocolate and Orange Cheesecake or Wild Berry and Kirsch Tart.

Party Nights at Baby Eden

Christmas party Liverpool

Our delightful Baby Eden venue is perfect for smaller Christmas parties in Liverpool.

Atmospheric and cosy with an intimate feel, this stylish space is ideal for seasonal celebrations throughout December.

The Shankly is located only a short walk from Liverpool’s picturesque waterfront. You’ll also find the city’s top nightlife spots right on your doorstep.

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

We also encourage guests to make their night all the more convenient with an overnight stay at The Shankly.

Whether you fancy heading out for the night to continue the fun or heading to bed, you’ll have both options to choose from.

Rooms at The Shankly offer a lavish blend of contemporary decor and classic style. Sink into a comfortable double bed and enjoy luxury facilities at your leisure.

And if you have a little too much festive cheer, you can recover from the night before in a rejuvenating whirlpool bath. Perfect!

So for the ultimate Christmas party in Liverpool, look no further than The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool.

The Shankly Hotel Liverpool

The Shankly Hotel offers guests an entirely unique experience. The stylish hotel attracts football fans from around the globe as well as guests in search of something special.

Restaurant visitors and overnight guests are welcome to enjoy the exclusive collection of memorabilia on display.

Kindly donated by the Shankly family, our fascinating museum includes Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract and personal typewriter.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant boasts a fantastic menu of tantalising light bites and indulgent meals. The Bastion is also a local favourite for a refreshing pint or eclectic cocktail.

So, we hope you’ll join us this Christmas at The Shankly Hotel for a Christmas party filled with merriment!

To book your office’s Christmas party in Liverpool at one of our venues, you can contact us on christmas@signatureliving.co.uk.

It’s Bottoms Up this Weekend at St George’s Hall Beer Festival

Liverpool Organic Brewery will be coming hosting a popular event in Liverpool from within one of the city’s most iconic venues this weekend. The St George’s Hall Beer Festival starts on Thursday and continues through the weekend bringing beer fans cask upon cask of delicious specially brewed ales.

If you’re staying with us at The Shankly Hotel you’ve no excuse not to visit, the venue is literally around the corner and it’s the perfect opportunity to see the stunning interior of the grand hall in all its entertaining glory.

Let’s look at what’s happening at St George’s Hall Beer Festival.

Over 200 Different Ciders, Real Ales and Bottled Brews

St George's Hall Beer Festival

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Liverpool Organic Brewery is the organisers of this hotly anticipated event in Liverpool and their own selection of real ales is extensively ranging from the Best Bitters to the Palest of Ales.

All Liverpool Organic Breweries own produce is created from the finest available ingredients in the country including grains from the oldest working malting in the country Warminster Maltings and hops from Charles Faram in business since 1865.

Along with their own brilliant brews St Georges Hall will be packed to the rafters with keg upon keg, cask upon cask and barrel upon barrel of tasty real ales for all you beer lovers to wrap your lips around this weekend.

Bringing the Gin in too

St George's Hall Beer Festival

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Not everybody can appreciate the hoppy delights of a specially crafted ale.

That’s why the thoughtful folk at Liverpool Organic Brewery have brought in the big Gins to a specially built Gin Garden for those who prefer beverage made from berries instead of grains.

Gin has become a favourite among spirit drinkers lately and Liverpool Gin is among the top choice of connoisseurs across the UK. Come quaff the most refreshing Gin and tonics or Gin cocktails instead of a pint, no one will judge . . . honest.

Served alongside the selection of Gin and endless beers will be chilled bottles of the finest Italian fizzy and wines of all varieties.

Wines at St George's Hall Beer Festival

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Better still the purpose-built Gin Garden will be set up on the colonnade of St George’s Hall so users can enjoy watching the world pass by outside and still be a part of the action indoors.

Local Liverpool Food Vendors

It’s no secret that Liverpool is a city of foodies and as a result, the demand of the public have spawned a club of independent traders that make regular appearances at any event in Liverpool worth visiting.

St George’s Hall Beer Festival is no exception and will be welcoming the local talents of;

The Liverpool Cake Company

Bringing a something sweet to this weekends boozy affair is the Liverpool Cake Company.

Liverpool Cake Company

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The Liverpool Cheese Company

Famous for their cheese wedding cakes you can expect a variety of cheesy goodness from the Liverpool Cheese Company.

Liverpool Cheese Co.

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Peninsula Pies

Baking hand raised pastries for over thirty years, it doesn’t get much tastier than a Peninsula Pie

Peninsula Pies specialise in hand raised pies

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The Striped Pig Co.

Meat eaters prepare yourselves for a feast.

The Striped Pig Co. will be bringing along specialties such as hog roasts and pulled meat bars.

pulled meat bar

source: The Striped Pig Company

All perfect accompaniments for a pint or two.

Tickets, Times and Prices

St Georges Hall Beer Festival

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Start your engines as starting Thursday at 18:00 pm the doors will open to St George’s Hall Beer Festival and will remain that way until 22:30 pm. £7 a ticket on the door or pre-ordered online and CAMRA members can enjoy a select discount on entry and beers.

Friday and Saturday day sessions begin at 11:30 am and end at 16:00 pm tickets start at £7.00.

For an evening of beer filled fun head to the evening sessions starting at 18:00 pm til the last beers served at 22:30 pm tickets starting at just £8.00.

If you are feeling flush then VIP upgrades are available treating you and your party to unlimited beers and ciders, a stage level reserved table, queue jumping privileges and a souvenir glass to remember the event . . . in case you can’t.

Stay at The Shankly  

Shankly Hotel room

Luckily for all our guests, The Shankly Hotel is within short walking distance to St George’s Hall. This means you can overindulge at the festival and your comfy welcoming bed isn’t too far away.

A visit to St Georges Hall is worth it during any trip to Liverpool but when it’s packed with beer and delicious Liverpool food vendors it’s a must.

At The Shankly Hotel, we have a selection of Liverpool’s most luxurious group accommodation. Each room is outfitted to give guests a one of a kind experience of Liverpool as well as educating every guest about the illustrious life and career of Bill Shankly.

Call to book your rooms for St George’s Hall Beer Festival on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk, or see if there’s another event in Liverpool that catches your eye during the rest of 2017.

We’re not going anywhere.

The First Football Quarter – Liverpool’s Unique Friendly Rivalry

Liverpool is immersed in football history, it’s something you just can’t escape when visiting the city, it’s infectious and an asset we’re proud to embrace.

But one of the best things about our footballing culture is how truly unique the rivalry between Everton and Liverpool is.

It is the longest running top-flight derby in England, having been played continuously since the 1962–63 season and is known around the world as the ‘friendly derby’.

A relationship like no other, the Merseyside derby is built upon the respect between the fans, which is why Liverpool is the only city that could create the first Football Quarter.

Signature Living are planning to bring The Shankly Hotel and the new Dixie Dean Hotel together on Victoria Street to create the worlds first ‘Football Quarter’ in the heart of Liverpool.

Aiming to boost the city’s tourism offer and create hundreds more jobs locally, this proposal is perfect for Liverpool.

Here are some of the things that make the Merseyside derby so unique and why our fans are the best in the world.

The Friendly Derby

Liverpool's unique friendly rivalry

Don’t be fooled into thinking that the ‘friendly derby’ refers to how the matches are played, far from it. Liverpool versus Everton matches have seen more red cards than any other Premier League contest in the past 20 years.

Instead, this name comes from the history of good will between red supporters and blue fans.

What makes the Merseyside Derby different from so many others is how similar the fans are to each other. There are no political or social differences between the two clubs, their home grounds are just a mile apart, and there are no defining religious differences between the sets of fans. Unlike in Manchester, there is no dispute around one club being from the city and the other being from outside.

Instead there are simply two sets of fans from the same city who support teams from the same city, making a Football Quarter ideal for this close knit city.

Their Histories Are Intertwined

John Houlding

John Houlding

This historic rivalry was ultimately born out of one man’s bitter dispute with his committee in the late 19th century.

Everton President John Houlding was involved in a rental dispute with the club committee when Anfield was the home of the toffees in 1885.

Following the row, the blues were forced to move from Anfield across Stanley Park and found Goodison Park, which remains their home ground today.

John Houlding then founded Liverpool F.C and made Anfield their home ground.

The roots of the rivalry were formed from that point on, however because of the intertwined nature of their history, it has always been friendly and respectful.

 

Reds and Blues are Family

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Football is part of the DNA of Liverpool, it has shaped the city as we know it.

In most cities across the world, households will support a single club, passed down from generation the generation.

However, in Liverpool on every street in every area, you will find families and friends whose allegiances are mixed. One will support Everton, the other Liverpool. You’ll find husbands and wives walking to the match together, him in a red scarf, her in blue. Or vice versa.

On Derby day, it’s not unusual for both sets of fans to attend or watch the match together,  sit together and enjoy the game, no matter what the outcome.

No Fan Segregation

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Despite the heated exchanges on the pitch, the Merseyside Derby is one of the few contests that see fans from either side sitting in unity, there is very little segregation in place.

The 1984 Football League Cup Final at Wembley saw almost all sections of the ground mixed and combined chants of “Merseyside, Merseyside” and “Are you watching Manchester?”

There is a huge amount of respect shown from both sides.

Unity in Times of Sorrow

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It’s no doubt that Liverpool as a city has been through a lot.

Whether football related or not, one defining characteristic of the community of Liverpool, is unity over everything else.

After the Hillsborough disaster of April 1989, reds and blues came together as a sign of respect, honouring those who lost their lives. Red and blue scarves were tied together and stretched across Stanley Park to connect the two stadiums, held up by fans of both clubs. Everton and Liverpool both reached the final of the FA Cup that year and chants of “Merseyside” could be heard around Wembley.

Similarly following the tragic murder of 11 year old Everton fan, Rhys Jones, Anfield played the famous Z-Cars, traditionally blasted through the speakers at Goodison Park, to greet the Everton players as a mark of respect.

Player Transfers

paul beardsley

Paul Beardsley

Another thing that sets this derby apart is the number of players who have represented both teams.

Throughout the history of both clubs, there have been 30 transfers between the two teams. While that may not seem a lot over a 120-year existence, you won’t find many other derby matches where the teams have had that many transfers between them.

There have been 20 players who have left Everton to join Liverpool, and 10 who have made the opposite journey.

The Merseyside Reign

 FA CUP FINAL 1986 - Everton v Liverpool

FA Cup Final 1986 – Liverpool triumph over Everton

Both teams shared in the glory of Merseyside reign in the 80’s.

From 1980 to 1989, Liverpool won five league titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two European Cups. Whilst Everton won two league titles, an FA Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup.

Liverpool is statistically the most successful football city in England, with 27 league titles won by both clubs combined.

If there’s anything a scouser loves, it’s a fellow scouser succeeding. So, with seven league titles, three FA Cups, four League Cups and three major European honours between the two clubs in a 10-year period, there was no doubt that the respect is high from both teams.

Famous Derbies Around The World

The Derby of Eternal Enemies between Olympiakos v Panathinaikos in Greece is one of tehe most frosty rivalries from around the world.

This rivalry goes beyond the bounds of the football pitch, with Panathinaikos originally representing the upper class and Olympiakos originally representing the working class.

Athens can come to a complete standstill when the two clubs clash and often for days afterwards. The intense battles spill out on to the streets in the form of fighting, riots, and tragically, deaths on some occasions.

Derby of eternal enemies

Similarly the Manchester Derby between United and City often erupts in violence and fights, forcing the police to segregate the fans and cordon off areas of the city.

In Italy, the Derby of the Capital between Roma and Lazio is famous for its heated displays of rivalry that often spills into violence.

In 1979, Lazio fan Vincenzo Paparelli became the first fatality in Italian football due to violence when was hit in the eye and killed by a flare fired by a Roma fan from the opposite end of the stadium. This kind of extreme hooliganism has resulted in both clubs being forced to play games behind closed doors as punishment. Something that has never been seen in Merseyside.

Old Firm Derby

Old Firm Derby

There is also, of course, the Old Firm Derby between Celtic and Rangers. Fuelled by religious sectarianism and it’s very clear that these two sets of fans do not like each other.

Last but certainly not least is the El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The rivalry is deeply seated in the political and regional divisions that exist between Catalonia and the nationalist sentiment represented by Real Madrid and stemming from dictator General Francisco Franco.

Rarely has a year gone by where the El Clasico has not been seen as a clash between two of the world’s top teams and a meeting of galaxy of superstars.

The Worlds First Football Quarter

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With plans to form the world’s first ‘Football Quarter’ in Liverpool’s centre, between The Shankly Hotel and the new Dixie Dean Hotel, now more than ever it has shown the friendly spirit and healthy rivalry between the two teams.

This outstanding proposal will aim to boost the city’s tourism offer and create hundreds more jobs locally.

It would create a draw to the city, a showcase for the hundreds of thousands of additional football visitors and a real tourist destination for footy fans.

The Football Quarter of the city will be a fantastic place for locals, football fans and tourists to come together, enjoy a piece of history and make some fantastic memories.

Liverpool has long called for an area of the city where Evertonians and Liverpudlians can celebrate their combined success in football, and what better place than between two iconic hotels that pay tribute to sporting greats.

It Could Only Be Liverpool

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Despite their on-pitch differences, you’ll never find a more welcoming community than those in Liverpool and it’s this friendly rivalry which has helped the city become what is it today.

Looking at other cities and derby’s, it’s clear to see why Liverpool is the only place that could possibly welcome a Football Quarter.

Go to the Manchester Derby, the North London Derby, the Glasgow Derby and you won’t see scenes like you will at a Merseyside Derby. You won’t see opposition fans sitting amongst each other, or family members supporting different teams.

Driven apart by an undying passion for football, but united by a respect and honour for their great city, Liverpool and Everton’s rivalry in the Merseyside derby is a unique one that has roots as deep as any in English football. Rivalries shape footballing identity and culture and in Liverpool, one of Europe’s most distinctive cultural centres, it is no different.

Looking Forward to Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017

Strap on your Lederhosen, grab your steins and get ready for an Oom-pah-ing good time at Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017. Taking over Pier Head this giant German festival has become a favourite among Liverpool residents and visitors alike and will be hosted this weekend from 21st – 24th September.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect from Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017.

Cheap German Beer

Liverpool Oktoberfest

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Fans of a perfectly brewed golden ale will understand the joy of picking up a chilled glass of German beer. Especially when it comes in huge stein glasses that can hold two pints of the stuff.

This year your pennies will stretch further too as organisers are selling these giant bevvies for just £8.

Unlikely to run short Oktoberfest will be supplied by a tanker holding 23,000 litres of specially brewed beer brought in from a 200-year-old Bavarian brewery.

Steins for everyone.

Awesome Attire

Traditional Bavarian attire will be worn by all staff at Liverpool Oktoberfest, ladies in their dirndl and guys getting their pins out in Lederhosen.

These delightful garments have been around for centuries inspired by the traditional garb of peasants who lived and still live in the Alps.

Dirndl

Liverpool Oltoberfest

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In the1870’s the dirndl became the height of fashion among ladies of the upper classes in Austria and by 1890 the popularity of the garment had spread to the rest of the country.

A properly tailored dirndl can set you back a couple of hundred euros, made from custom printed fabrics and made to measure.

The dirndls of today are still worn on formal or special occasions by Austrian and Bavarian ladies. The less traditional outfits, whilst styled similar to the dirndl are reserved for festivals or costumes in themed bars and restaurants around the world.

Lederhosen

Liverpool Oktoberfest

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Translated literally as “leather breeches” Lederhosen are derived from the working-class uniform of Bavaria.

The tough wearing material of Lederhosen was perfect for men who daily undertook physical labour in their job roles.

Instead of catapulting to the height of fashion at the end of the 17th-century Lederhosen popularity declined as it was regarded as clothing for “uncultured peasants” rather than fashionable attire for the upper classes.

The classic Lederhosen and techniques for tailoring them are now preserved as a heritage Bavarian garment and are regarded as a symbol of Bavarian pride or male virility. Many regional men still chose to wear Lederhosen to carry out taxing outdoor chores or to attend local festivals or pubs.

At Oktoberfest, both dirndl and Lederhosen will be making an appearance in traditional and more modern forms. Get into the spirit and check out the latest modern Bavarian fashion here for inspiration.

Deliciously Traditional Delicacies

Liverpool Oktoberfest

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All this beer will need soaking up with some tasty food and luckily Oktoberfest will be bringing more than mass quantities of German alcohol down to Pier Head.

Immerse yourself in the Bavarian culture completely by dining on dishes such as Bratwurst, Brezel, Schnitzel and Schweinebarten. All perfect dishes to accompany a pint or tow of Bavarian beer made mainly of pork and pastry.

Better still there are fabulous offers for both beer and food available including Bavarian sausage, fries and a ½ pint of Feistber, just to get you started.

Full on Festival Atmosphere

Liverpool Oktoberfest

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Through the weekend there will be a live DJ playing some traditional and popular German tunes and of course what Oktoberfest would be complete without an Oom-pah band.

Prepare yourself by brushing up on your German music knowledge with a few favourite tracks;

  • Anton aus Tyrol
  • Cowboy und Indianer (Kom hol das Lasso raus)
  • Fliegerlied
  • Ein Prosit der Gemuetlichkeit
  • Zikke Zakke, Zikke Zakke hey hey hey

You and your friends are guaranteed an experience of German heritage and culture as well as a full stomach and a taste for finely brewed German beer at this year’s Liverpool Oktoberfest.

Don’t forget to grab yourself a souvenir stein glass and head on down to Pier Head this weekend.

The Perfect Oktoberfest AccommodationShankly Hotel Group accommodation

Moments away from Oktoberfest fun The Shankly Hotel is the ideal place to rest your tired feet after a day dancing to Oom-pah tunes.

The Shankly Hotel’s group accommodation can sleep up to four guests in pure luxury with huge comfy beds, double whirlpool baths and stylish décor.

What’s more, the Bastion Bar and Restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere for winding down after Oktoberfest fun and will serve you a hearty breakfast the following day to help you recover.

The Shankly Hotel is Liverpool’s only football-themed hotel in the heart of the city. Themed around Liverpool’s favourite football player/manager, Bill Shankly, guests can enjoy a one of a kind hotel experience including a trip into the career and life of the great man himself.

For more information about the Shankly Hotel or to book your stay for Oktoberfest Liverpool call 0151 601 8801 or email infor@signatureliving.co.uk.

Autumn Delights: Indulge in the Best Hot Chocolate in Liverpool at The Bastion

Now that the days are getting longer and the nights are getting colder, it’s finally hot chocolate season.

Indulgent, thick and decadent, there is no better drink to warm up in the winter time. The Bastion Bar & Restaurant in The Shankly Hotel is bringing you the best of the best in hot chocolate creations to make sure you’re never left out in the cold.

Luxurious Hot Chocolate Creations

Our food developers worked tirelessly to imagine, test and create these luxurious takes on a classic drink.

Catering to every taste and every dream, choose from seven carefully crafted hot chocolate creations. Each one is made with real chocolate and folded with full fat, steamed milk with a topping of fresh, whipped cream. The mouth-watering drinks are exclusive to The Shankly Hotel so make your choice, sit back and relax with the best hot chocolate in Liverpool.

Make Your Choice

For the chocolate purists, who like their indulgence straight up with no frills (okay, maybe a few frills), Death By Chocolate is the go to. Only for the most dedicated chocoholics, the ultimate chocolate treat blends no less than three different types of chocolate and is topped off with even more chocolate, sprinkled with shavings.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

If you’re more of a creamy, caramel chocolate drinker, try our Mars Bar Hot Chocolate – made with real Mars Bar chunks! You’ll even be treated to a miniature Mars Bar as the final topping of this exclusive hot chocolate.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

The Salted Caramel option is the one for those who like things sweet and sour. The rich taste of caramel syrup combines beautifully with a pinch of rock salt to make a taste explosion in your mouth. Add caramel sauce in a delicate drizzle on top and you’re onto a sure winner.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

It’s nice to be nutty! That’s what our creators had in mind when they developed the Peanut Butter Brownie hot chocolate. Blending smooth, creamy peanut butter and chocolate syrup, it’s like heaven in a mug. It’s a match made in heaven and you need to try this once in your lifetime.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

The crème de le crème of our hot chocolate menu is the Heavenly White Chocolate. Premium white chocolate is mixed with our full fat steamed milk to create a luxury, creamy finish that gets everyone’s pulse racing. Served with mini shortbread and topped with raspberries, it’s the cream of the crop.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

Putting the ‘hot’ into hot chocolate is the Dark Chocolate Chilli hot chocolate. It’s the taste that keeps on giving and a surprisingly complimentary combination – dark chocolate and fresh chillies. In a taste blend that has been used for centuries, it’s the extra kick for those looking for adventure in their hot chocolate.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

There’s even a hot chocolate made for the grown-ups, Dark Chocolate Cherry Bourbon hot chocolate adds in a splash of bourbon for a boozy treat. There’s no better way to warm up on a cold day or night than with a hint of spirit. Combine this with rich, dark chocolate and black cherries and it’s the perfect drink for every occasion.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

Come and Try the Best Hot Chocolate in Liverpool

Come and join us at The Bastion to try out our range of indulgent and decadent hot chocolates. There is something for everyone in this crafted and varied choice of the best hot chocolate in Liverpool.

Call us now on 0151 541 9999 or drop into The Shankly Hotel on Victoria Street for an unforgettable hot chocolate experience in Liverpool.

Explore the life of Bill Shankly as you sup on your distractingly good hot chocolate, The Bastion serves as a museum to the life and times of Liverpool FC legend Bill Shankly. Discover unseen memorabilia and medals from the man that saved Liverpool football.

Explore Liverpool with The Shankly Hotel’s Amazing Autumn Escape Offer

The nights are longer, the weather is colder and summer is officially over.

The Shankly Hotel is here to help ease those blues with an exciting and limited time Autumn Escape offer.

Take advantage of all Liverpool has to offer in the cooler months and take a trip to our beautiful city this autumn.

Autumn Escape Offer

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Throughout autumn, The Shankly Hotel is offering an overnight stay in a luxury room for just £99 per couple.

The Shankly Hotel’s beautiful luxury rooms also feature a double jacuzzi bath – perfect for soaking after exploring Liverpool in all the elements autumn has to throw at you.

You’ll not only get to stay in one of the Liverpool hotel’s stunning and breath-taking rooms, you’ll also be treated to a delicious, mouth-watering Full English Breakfast in the morning at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Lovingly created by our expert, in house chefs, the Full English features all the classic components. It’s the perfect meal to warm the cockles on a cool autumn morning.

The Best of Liverpool in Autumn

Stunning Parks

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While Liverpool is amazing in every season, Autumn decorates the city with lovely colours and warm hearts.

Liverpool is one of the greenest cities in the UK, you’re spoilt for choice for incredible parks and green-land to spend hours walking and exploring. Head to Sefton Park for acres upon acres of lovingly cared for and stunning gardens and parkland.

If you’re a keen fan of the reds or the blues, then venture a little further outside the city to Stanley Park. The urban park is famous for separating the rival Merseyside football clubs, Liverpool and Everton, a leisurely stroll around the carefully cut paths will lead you from one stadium to the other.

Adventurous Indoor Activities

It’s a sad fact that in the UK, autumn often brings rainy weather and not so warm temperatures.

Thankfully, Liverpool compensates for the lack of tropical weather with plenty of indoor activities that get the adrenaline pumping.

Breakout Liverpool invites groups to try and escape a locked room by finding clues and solving puzzles. It’s a great way to bring everyone together, whether that be families, friends or co-workers.

Or head to Brunswick Dock, where an indoor trampoline park has taken over a former storage warehouse. Bounce to your heart’s content with nearly 50 trampolines to leap between as well as a dodgeball court, basketball lanes and a jump bag.

Exciting Events

White Collar Boxing in Liverpool

Liverpool is never short of things to do and exciting events, and this autumn is no different. The fun never stops and the twilight months of the year feature some of the best events of the year.

The highly anticipated White Collar Boxing at The Cunard Building is an unmissable event hosted by Signature Fit club.

The event will pit co-worker against co-worker, all in aid of The Whitechapel Centre. Read all about Signature Fight Club and a full rundown of the night’s events.

There’s no excuse to throw in the towel for the year, the end of the summer doesn’t mean the end of the fun. Call us on 0151 601 8801 to make the most of The Shankly Hotel’s amazing Autumn Escape offer.

Signature Fight Club: White Collar Boxing in Liverpool

One of the most exciting October events in Liverpool 2017, why not get involved in White Collar Boxing at the Cunard Building?

The ultimate event for White Collar Boxing in Liverpool, join us at the stunning Liverpool landmark for a night you’ll never forget.

White Collar Boxing in Liverpool

When: Saturday 21st October 2017

Where: The Cunard Building, Liverpool

Bring your A game to the ring next month for an exciting challenge, all in aid of Liverpool’s Whitechapel Centre charity.

The white collar boxing event will include a dazzling black-tie dinner certain to lift your spirits and ignite a fantastic atmosphere.

Filling Liverpool’s majestic Cunard Building with excitement, this is the perfect opportunity to spectate or compete with your co-workers.

Undoubtedly one of the most unique team building activities in Liverpool, gather your team and prepare for an unforgettable night of entertainment!

You can expect the black tie event to include a deliciously indulgent three course meal, live entertainment and a charity auction.

You’ll also have the chance to continue the celebrations at Liverpool’s iconic nightclub Alma de Cuba.

Fighting for Whitechapel Centre

The good new is, you don’t need to be a boxing pro to get involved! You don’t need any experience to get involved and can take part in a spectacular 8-week program with Signature Fit Club in preparation of the night.

White Chapel Centre Liverpool

The Whitechapel Centre is a leading homeless and housing charity in the heart of Liverpool. The charity is renowned for helping those sleeping rough, living in hostels or simply struggling with accommodation.

At Signature Living we’re hugely proud to support Liverpool’s Whitechapel Centre. A proportion of all the event ticket sales, sponsorship and live auction will be donated to The Whitechapel Centre in support of the amazing work they do around the city.

Don’t Miss Out on Your Tickets

We have an array of options available for your group. Choose from 3 jam-packed packages to sit ring side and catch the action up close.

We are also offering fantastic opportunities to sponsor a boxing match. These packages include everything from a VIP drinks reception to a boxers meet and greet, ring side seats and promotion.

You can enquire more or secure your tickets for the fantastic affair here.

The Cunard Building

White Collar Boxing in Liverpool

We can’t think of a more magnificent location for white collar boxing in Liverpool than the striking Cunard Building.

Neighbouring the Liver Building, the Cunard is the integral centre of Liverpool’s world-famous Three Graces.

Without a doubt one of the most stunning buildings in the city, the Cunard sits with the waterfront right on its doorstep.

Formerly serving as the passenger terminal for the Cunard Line, this majestic building is truly one of a kind and we couldn’t be more pleased with the location.

Our white collar boxing event is an unmissable opportunity to wine and dine like a VIP while taking in the splendour of our fabulous city and giving back to charity.

So, spread the word to your co-workers and get the office excitement building. We look forward to seeing you ring side this October!

 

Enjoy 50% Off Food at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant in The Shankly Hotel

The Bastion Hotel is one of the finest eateries in Liverpool, welcoming hundreds of people through their doors for the best food and most delicious drinks in Liverpool.

To thank the people of Liverpool for choosing The Bastion time and time again as their first choice for a lovely lunch or delectable dinner, we’re offering 50% off your bill when you join us in September.

The Offer of a Lifetime

If you choose The Bastion Bar & Restaurant as your diner of choice on any Tuesday this September, we’ll give you 50% off your entire bill.

The offer is valid on all meals between 6 pm and 9 pm, all you have to do is make sure you make a reservation. There will be so many people wanting to take advantage of this fantastic offer, make sure you book in early to ensure you don’t miss out!

There’s no excuse not to head down to The Shankly Hotel to sample some of our finest food and drink in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Food to Make Your Mouth Water

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Our expert chefs have cooked up some seriously tasty dishes especially for you, the people of Liverpool. Choose from a range of signature dishes and seasonal favourites.

Indulge in some of the best meat in town with specially selected steak, as well as traditional British favourites that you’ve come to expect from the best dining experience in Liverpool.

Drinks for Every Occasion

As well as kitchen offerings that are the envy of every restaurant in town, The Bastion boasts an expert bar, chocked full of the best spirits and hand selected beers.

Our talented mixologists are also on hand to whip up tasty and personalised cocktails that are ideal for celebrating whatever occasion you choose to join us for!

Ask our bartenders or their recommendation of the day or browse the extensive list of cocktails and beers for your perfect tipple to match your taste.

A Dining Experience

Not only will you dine o the finest food, with the perfect drink in hand, you’ll also get a unique dining experience as you eat your meal surrounded by the life of Bill Shankly.

Gaze upon the legend’s life and achievements in a restaurant that serves as a museum to the great man himself, Bill Shankly.

In partnership with the Shankly family, The Shanky Hotel is the leading football hotel, with personal items, medals and letters generously donated from the people who knew Bill best.

To make sure you don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime offer, every Tuesday from 6 pm until 9 pm, book your table now by calling 0151 601 8801.

Man City vs Liverpool: Watch & Stay at The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel offers Liverpool FC fans the ultimate stay in the city. Filled with the stories that shaped the life of Bill Shankly, the truly unique hotel also offers guests in-depth insight into the life of the footballing legend.

The upcoming Premier League game on Saturday 9th September 2017 is an unmissable one. If you won’t heading to Manchestser, don’t worry! The game will be awaiting you at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

A hidden gem within the hotel, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is a go-to spot to catch Liverpool matches in action. See the highly anticipated game unfold in fantastically atmospheric surroundings.

At the Bastion, you’ll find yourself surrounded by fans just as passionate as you are. You’ll also have the chance to spend some time discovering memorabilia including Bill Shankly’s personal typewriter and original LFC contract.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

Serving up a variety of hearty dishes, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you sit back, relax and let the game begin.

The Bastion menu includes everything from grilled Sirloin Steak to Corn Fed Chicken Breast and an array of delicious sides. Wash it all down with a good old fashioned pint or one of our tasty cocktails.

Perfect for groups of family and friends, the Bastion offers an unrivalled atmosphere with a special buzz on match days.

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

Situated in the heart of Liverpool city centre, The Shankly Hotel offers guests the chance to stay only moments from Liverpool’s famous nightlife scene.

A favourite for group accommodation in Liverpool, stay in luxury room or suite for a sociable, stylish stay in the city.

Why not enjoy the match and treat yourself to a stay overnight at The Shankly? Fitted with stylish decor and bedding, sink into a comfortably plush bed at the end of the night.

Rooms also include a relaxing whirlpool bath, perfect for washing off the night before! You’ll leave us feeling restored and rejuvenated.

Serving a scrumptious breakfast the following morning, head down to the Bastion to fuel the day ahead.

With Liverpool landmarks and the city’s vibrant shopping district just around the corner, you’ll find plenty to do and see right on your doorstep.

The Shankly Tours

However, you may fancy embarking on one of our fascinating Shankly Tours, offering bespoke, guided tours of Liverpool.

Shankly Tours offer a brilliant way to see the best of Liverpool in a whole new light, whether you’re a local Scouser or paying a visit to the city.

The Liverpool Was Made for Me tour is a favourite amongst our guests. The captivating tour covers the city’s famous landmarks in Liverpool’s footballing history and includes the brand new Liverpool FC Stadium and Museum Tour.

And if you’re in search of a little variety, look no further than the Fab Four and Shanks Tour, transporting you back through the iconic era that saw The Beatles and Liverpool Football Club rise to success.

So, make this weekend a memorable one and treat yourself or someone special to the ultimate footballing weekend.

Whether you join us at The Bastion for the atmospheric match or you embark on a Shankly Tour, we hope to see you soon!

 

Treat Yourself to a Romantic Date Night at The Shankly

The kids are finally going back to school, giving you and your partner a well deserved rest and the opportunity to spend some time all to yourselves.

Why not really treat your loved one to a romantic date night at The Shankly Hotel and make the most of your new found freedom.

Splash out on an evening of luxury and decadence as you wine and dine the special person in your life.

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Romantic Date Night Deal

Have an evening to remember with our romantic date night deal from The Shankly Hotel.

For just £169 per couple, this amazing offer will allow you to unwind and relax after a summer of entertaining the kids.

You and your partner can enjoy an intimate escape, with no chance of the children crashing the party.

This ultimate romantic getaway is the best way to really show your other half how much they mean to you.

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What’s Included?

  • An overnight stay in a luxury double bedroom
  • Delicious two course meal in one of our restaurants
  • Chilled prosecco and rose petals waiting for you in your room
  • Full-English breakfast in The Bastion restaurant

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If one night isn’t enough, why not upgrade to a 2 night stay for an extra £79.00 for bed and breakfast.

This offer is only available Sunday to Thursday, excluding Valentines Day. If you’d like to book this deal for a Friday night, it is £189 per couple.

The Perfect Setting for a Romantic Evening

At The Shankly we pride ourselves on providing the best service to our guests, from our dedicated staff to the luxurious design and features of our rooms, we hope to create a memorable experience for all of our visitors.

We love a good date night and promise to make sure your experience is as romantic as it could be.

romantic date night

Our football-inspired hotel not only caters to sporting fans, but provides our guests with a sophisticated, comfortable and flexible experience in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

Themed around the footballing legend, Bill Shankly, our hotel is a beautiful tribute to a man that stole the hearts of Liverpudlians.

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

romantic date night

The Bastion Restaurant and Bar is a luxurious dining venue and it’s sure to make your romantic meal truly unforgettable.

Everything on our menu is expertly crafted by our talented chefs, to ensure you have the most wonderful evening meal.

So, sip on beautifully mastered cocktails, tuck into spectacular food all within this striking restaurant and have an evening to yourselves.

A Tribute to a Legend

When you’ve finished your delicious meal, carry on the evening by exploring the Shankly museum.

You and your date can peruse a huge collection of rare Bill Shankly memorabilia all of which has been donated by the Shankly family and used to preserve the memory of a legend.

Learn more about the greatest player and manager in footballing history, and how his strong personality and character helped shape the Shankly Hotel and the Shankly families’ future.

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To book your romantic date night, get in touch with one of our friendly team today and celebrate the kids returning to school.