Take A Look at the Newest Additions to our Bill Shankly Memorabilia

The Shankly Hotel has some of the best Bill Shankly memorabilia in the world. As a lasting tribute to the man that changed Liverpool Football Club forever, The Shankly Hotel is THE place to go to get your fill of all things Bill Shankly.

The newest addition to the collection is a selection of telegrams that were sent directly to Bill Shankly during his time as manager of Liverpool, as well as some very important football documents.

The best place to go to get the full experience and to read the telegrams for yourself is by visiting us in Liverpool city centre. Pop into The Bastion Bar and Restaurant for a tasty dish or a signature cocktail and browse all the delights that the Shankly museum has to offer.

Telegrams From Football’s Greats

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Denis Law, Manchester United

Head to The Shankly Hotel for an exclusive peek at a telegram sent by footballer Dennis Law. The two were friends and Law was a firm favourite of Bill’s. One is from Law’s family, congratulating Shankly on his OBE, suggesting that a Knighthood would be next for the footballing great.

There’s also a telegram from Law and former Manchester United player Paddy Crerand, you’ll have to pop by and see us to have a read of the word exchange between some of football’s biggest legends!

Jimmy Melia was a football player who found fame with Liverpool, Wolves and Southampton in the 50s and 60s. In The Shankly Hotel, you can read his good luck wishes that were sent to Bill before the FA Cup Final and European Cup quest. There is also a telegram on display from Don Revie, a fierce competitor to Shankly as the Leeds United manager from 1961-1974. The telegram is from Don and his wife, Elsie, congratulation Bill on his 1974 FA Cup Final win.

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When Bill Shankly retired, there were messages of support and congratulations from everyone who knew him and respected him. One such telegram was from Northern Ireland footballer Billy Bingham, which is one of the newest Bill Shankly Memorabilia at The Shankly Hotel.

Stars of Entertainment Send Their Best Wishes

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Gerry Marsden, famed for his iconic Liverpool songs Ferry Across The Mersey and for his vocals on You’ll Never Walk Alone, sent his well wishes to Bill upon his retirement.

Also on display is a message from Anthony Booth in 1965, the actor was father of Cherie Blair, wife of politician and former Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Bill Shankly memorabilia wishes Bill the best of luck ahead of the 1965 FA Cup Final.

A Letter Nearly Lost

One of the most fascinating pieces of Bill Shankly memorabilia on display at The Shankly Hotel is the letter from Clementine Churchill, wife of Winston Churchill. The letter was written to thank Bill for the role he played in making a charity game at Wembley for the Red Cross and St John’s War Organisation a success.

The letter was nearly discarded as trash by Bill’s daughter Jeanette and was tore into three pieces before she realised the importance of the paper. Luckily, it was able to be pieced back together and can still be read.

More New Bill Shankly Memorabilia

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The last additions to Bill Shankly memorabilia are some fascinating documents from his life. The first being an Agreement for Hire of a Player book, which shows the agreements between Bill and Preston for his remaining playing years at the club.

Finally, feast your eyes on one of a kind notebooks that were written in by the man himself. Two show his handwritten training schedules for the first team at Melwood whilst the other is an academic book from his school days.

The Perfect Festive Day Out with The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re right in the heart of the top Christmas attractions in Liverpool.

So whether you’re joining us for a short weekend break or longer winter stay, you’ll find plenty to see and do.

And to make your Christmas break all the more relaxing, why not take a browse at our helpful guide?

A Spot of Christmas Shopping

Liverpool ONE

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Only a short walk from The Shankly Hotel, discover designer brands and high-street favourites at Liverpool ONE.

Adorned with twinkling lights and decorations, find the ultimate Christmas gift or special stocking filler.

Liverpool Independents

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Take a wander along charming Bold Street for a real feel of Liverpool’s independent shopping scene.

Stock up on unique Christmas gifts and hidden gems, perfect for those in search of some sentimental treasures.

Family Fun & Entertainment

Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival

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A Christmas day out in Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without the Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival!

Take a scenic stroll down towards the waterfront and find an array of entertainment along the Pier Head.

Get your skate on as you take to the rink, brave this year’s new Ice Jet ride or take in breathtaking views from the Ferris Wheel.

Santa’s Christmas Party

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This Christmas, prepare to be dazzled by Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard Building.

Embrace the best of the festive season with the whole family as you enjoy everything from real reindeer to meeting Santa and the Elves.

Not forgetting, you’ll have plenty of magical photo opportunities to make lasting festive memories.

Christmas Treats

Festive Afternoon Tea

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Escape the cold and join us back at The Shankly for our truly tasty Festive Afternoon Tea.

The perfect break from exploring Liverpool, enjoy a cosy afternoon with the family as you choose from sweet and savoury delights.

Giving our Bastion Bar & Restaurant a sprinkle of Christmas magic, this decadent treat is sure to impress!

Liverpool Christmas Market

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Later on, why not head up towards St George’s Plateau and indulge in some classic festive treats?

Choose from sweet and sugary crepes and waffles to the hearty Yorkshire Pudding Wrap.

You’ll also find an array of stalls to pick up some last minute gifts, perfect for foodies!

Catch a Festive Theatre Show

Liverpool Everyman Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

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What better way to celebrate the Christmas season than a visit to the Everyman’s famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto?

Prepare for non-stop laughs and family entertainment from this hugely talented cast, starring comedy duo Adam Keast and Francis Tucker.

Miles ahead from your usual pantomime, this annual show is set to give The Little Mermaid a hilarious festive twist.

Christmas with Katherine Jenkins

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And if pantomime isn’t calling your name, why not enjoy an enchanting evening at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall?

Start Christmas in style with seasonal music and songs performed by the magnificent Katherine Jenkins.

This spectacular venue is certain to ignite some festive cheer and leave you feeling merry and bright!

A Festive Stay at The Shankly Hotel

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Treat yourself or someone special this Christmas to a special stay at The Shankly Hotel.

With our fantastically festive offers, you can enjoy a night of luxury for a great price.

Rooms at The Shankly offer the ultimate blend of contemporary and classic style with fabulous features.

Ideal for Christmas party nights out in Liverpool, our spacious rooms are perfect for spending a night with your group of friends in style.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, you’ll find the city’s leading clubs and restaurants right on your doorstep.

To enquire further or to book your overnight stay with us, you can get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.

Watch the Spectacular Merseyside Derby in the Famous Shankly Hotel

Join us in the Bastion at The Shankly Hotel this Sunday 10th December for the hotly anticipated Merseyside Derby.

Liverpool FC will be taking on fellow scouse rivals, Everton, in the first meeting of the season.

Starting at 2.15 pm, we will be showing the game in our famous Bastion Bar and Restaurant and offering exclusive offers to all fans.

We can’t wait to see who comes out on top in this historic fixture.

Amazing Derby Day Offers

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Make the most of this great contest with our derby day offers and watch the game in the amazing atmosphere of the Bastion.

For just £12.95 per person, you can enjoy delicious food and a drink, live entertainment, plus match day drinks offers at the bar.

From arrival and throughout the game we will be offering 4 pint pitchers for £10, 5 bottles for £12 and double up on house spirits for £1 extra.

We will also have some amazing bonus in-play drinks offers including:

  • 2 for 1 on shots if LFC score first
  • 2 for 1 on the bar at halftime if LFC are winning at halftime
  • 2 for 1 for an hour after the full-time whistle if LFC win

Hosted in our Bastion Bar and Restaurant surrounded by the exclusive Shankly memorabilia, the game will be shown live on numerous big screen TV’s.

If you enjoy your match day at the Bastion, which we’re sure you will, you can consider joining our Premier League club. Click the link for more information.

The Merseyside Derby

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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’.

Liverpool host the Blues in the 229th Merseyside derby this Sunday, looking to secure a fourth straight victory over their local rivals under Jurgen Klopp.

Saturday’s victory took Liverpool into the Premier League’s top four, with Klopp’s side having won five of their six fixtures since their 4-1 defeat to Tottenham in October.

However, the Blues will visit Anfield in good form, having recorded back-to-back victories to coincide with Sam Allardyce’s arrival as new manager.

It is sure to be a close contest and we can’t wait!

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant

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A beautiful bar and restaurant set in the heart of The Shankly Hotel, the Bastion is the perfect place to watch the Merseyside Derby.

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

We recognise the importance of football to the people of Liverpool and believe that the Bastion celebrates and pays tribute to one of the greatest managers Liverpool has ever seen.

Delicious Food

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This offer also includes a pre-match meal in the Bastion Restaurant.

The menu offers everything from delicious grilled Sirloin Steak to the Shankly pie of the day or a traditional beef burger, served with an array of delicious sides. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a pint and really make the most of match day.

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

Why not book an overnight stay and have the ultimate football celebration for the Merseyside Derby, The Shankly are here to make your experience the best it could be.

Recently voted the best sporting city in the UK, Liverpool has a long history with football and the Shankly Hotel are proud to be a part of it.

To book your place for this amazing match day offer, call our friendly team on 0151 541 9999.

Gifts for the Ultimate Shankly Fan this Christmas

If you have a dedicated Shankly fan in the family, then look no further for the perfect Christmas gift!

Forget the ordinary and treat someone special to a truly unforgettable Christmas.

Choose from a range of spectacular presents, including Shankly Tours and gift vouchers.

Shankly Experience Tours

Shankly Experience Tours offer bespoke tours of Liverpool.

Choose from an array of fantastic packages for the perfect personalised gift.

Some of our most popular tours include the Liverpool Was Made for Me tour and the Memorabilia Tour.

Liverpool Was Made for Me Tour

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Liverpool FC fans will find themselves in heaven with our Liverpool Was Made for Me package.

This football themed tour is a unique fusion of Liverpool’s world famous landmarks and footballing history.

Take a captivating journey through the remarkable past of two of football’s biggest clubs.

We’ll take a look back at Everton FC and its impact on LFC.

This tour also incorporates the unmissable Liverpool Football Club Tour of the stadium and Museum tour.

Memorabilia Tour

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The Memorabilia tour is another fan favourite at The Shankly.

Giving you an up close and personal experience, you’ll be greeted by a member of the Shankly family.

From there you’ll be swept away on a personal guided tour of The Shankly Hotel’s exclusive memorabilia.

Our collection includes Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract and personal typewriter.

You’ll also have the chance to experience our Virtual Reality Shankly experience.

For just £20pp this is an incomparable treat for Bill Shankly fans.

A Delicious Meal & Memorabilia

This winter, wine and dine in style at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Treat your other half, friends or family to an exquisite meal in the heart of Liverpool.

The Bastion is a go-to spot for delicious meals prepared to perfection by our talented chefs.

Choose from warming winter dishes and hearty meals guaranteed to hit the spot.

Main Courses include everything from Slow Braised Ox Cheek to Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini.

Our tempting desserts range from mouthwatering Sticky Toffee Pudding to Strawberry Cheesecake.

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The Bastion is one of a kind. Ideal for Shankly fans, guests can dine surrounded by our museum of memorabilia.

Admire our archives of rare memorabilia showcasing the life and legacy of Bill Shankly.

One of our most fantastically festive why not join us for Festive Afternoon Tea?

Our famous selection of sweet and savoury treats has been given a special Christmas twist.

Food is without a doubt one of the best ways to the heart. And we’re certain this one will go down a treat!

Come in from the cold and tuck in to tasty scones, sandwiches and delicious cakes from just £19.95pp.

A Luxury Overnight Stay

Treat someone special to a luxury overnight stay at The Shankly.

Perfect for a cosy stay during the winter months, rooms at The Shankly blend classic and contemporary style.

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Enjoy a night of utter relaxation with our deluxe beds and rejuvenating whirlpool baths.

Located on bustling Victoria Street, you’ll find plenty to do surrounding the hotel.

We have a range of wonderful hotel offers to make your Christmas all the more magical.

Take a wander of Liverpool’s enchanting Christmas markets or explore the city’s top bars and restaurants.

Shankly Hotel Gift Vouchers

If you’re feeling a little spoilt for choice, our Signature Group gift vouchers could be the answer.

You can purchase and personalise a gift voucher by adding a message and sending it via email, text or 1st class post.

Upon receiving their gift voucher, Shankly fans will be able to choose the ultimate Christmas gift.

To enquire further or to book your visit to The Shankly or Bastion, you can contact us on 0151 601 8801.

World Kindness Day: Touching stories about the kindness of the Shanklys

The people of Liverpool and fans of LFC remember and cherish Bill Shankly’s name and memory as an undeniable force of kindness. On world kindness day we’ve decided to explore some of the ways in which Bill Shankly’s kindness has endured today.

The kindness of Shankly

It’s a well-known fact that Bill Shankly was a man of the people in every interview given by those who knew him well, endless anecdotes are recounted about his unfailing ability to lift people’s spirits.

Accounts of utter selflessness, unyielding determination to get the best out of people and a wicked sense of humour are all available to read about in the Shankly stories.

We have picked out a few instances where Shankly’s kindness stood out for family members and fans, remaining still strong in their memories today.

Grandson Chris Shankly recalls an interview with his mum when probing about what Shankly was like in the home.

Jeanette remembers her father being entirely devoted to football and LFC, but this didn’t detract from his domestic duties around the house. He helped wherever he could and often got involved in household improvements proving he could still be counted on as the man of the house.

The stories, however, did not always involve domestic successes as Jeanette thinks back to a time when the garden wall was repointed. Shanks came home and realised the workmen had left quite a mess on his front path, so he grabbed the hose to wash away the debris only to also remove all the fresh pointing from the wall as well.

The kindness of Bill Shankly certainly didn’t stop at work or at home and it was his love of the people of Liverpool that has kept him held in such high esteem for all these years, a hero of the city.

After retiring from his position as manager at LFC to spend some quality time with his family Shanks often received fan mail and it was his pleasure to reply to as many as humanly possible. One such letter to a 13-year-old boy shows just how much he honoured his fans and cherished their admiration and support.

It’s not hard to see why Liverpool adopted Shanks as an honorary Scouser the man literally lived for his family, the game and the people and was devoted wholeheartedly to all three until the end.

The kindness of Nessie

The woman behind the great man, Agnes Wren Shankly was hailed by many as the first lady of football. A gentle soul with a strong spirit and an unwavering support for her husband, Nessie was credited with being the glue that held the Shankly household together.

When she wasn’t cooking or providing refreshments for fans who knocked to see or speak to Bill she was getting involved in as many local charities as possible including RNIB among others.

Chris has fond memories of calling in on his Nanny Ness whilst playing with friends, asking for his usual weekly pocket money and a Chunky Choc Ice. His memories include having the best cups of tea and being quizzed about his wellbeing.

“Nanny Ness would always ensure we had everything we needed and when she was satisfied we did she would give us something anyway just to be sure”

A story about Nanny Ness that perfectly supports the ideas behind world kindness day is the day Nanny Ness was robbed.

She had driven to show her face at an event and left her belongings in the car which was broken into and her belongings were stolen. When word got out that these belongings were that off Nessie Shankly’s they were returned sharpish showing that because Nessie looked after the people they, in turn, looked after her.

These may seem like the actions of any devoted Grandmother and wife but given the fact that Nessie’s husband was also married to the game of football it must have taken a lot for her to remain such a steadfast support to Bill Shankly and their family.

Shankly Hotel Kindness

Of course, any venture to bear the name of Shankly under the guidance of the Shankly family themselves has at its heart a drive to satisfy and impress; just like Shankly himself.

With this in mind, those who own and operate The Shankly Hotel work hard to ensure every guest through the doors are given exceptional experiences and the chance to make fond everlasting memories.

There have been instances where staff have been able to continue the legacy of kindness left behind by Bill Shankly. These have been wonderful opportunities where a Liverpool hotel has enriched the lives of individuals by extending the type of kindness expected from Bill Shankly himself.

Marie Wright

Like the terminally ill elderly lady who was welcomed at The Shankly Hotel during a trip to Liverpool to see LFC play at Anfield.

Marie Wright’s wish was made true by the wonderful fans at Irish Reds Club and Dublin 15 LFC, who arranged for a carer and wheelchair access into the match so Marie could see her team play a home game at least once in her lifetime.

Upon receiving contact from the groups Chris Shankly arranged for Marie to visit The Shankly Hotel along with her family where she could shake the hand of LFC Legend Roy Evans.

Katie and Sam

Just like Bill Shankly, when an inspiring story concerning a diehard LFC fan reached the ears of Chris Carline he did what he could to reach out and do something kind.

Katie and Sam are a young couple who had planned to visit Liverpool to watch Sam’s team, LFC at, home. This was a gift from Katie and the pair were very excited to visit the city.

Sadly, one January morning in 2016 Katie was unfortunate enough to have a car accident which left her seriously injured and unable to carry out her well-laid plans to join Sam at Anfield. The pair gave up their match tickets worked on Katie’s recovery.

Miraculously Katie did pull through and was able to walk, talk and study again by April 2016. A friend got in touch with both LFC and The Shankly Hotel and between the two Katie and Sam were invited to watch another game at Anfield and enjoyed a two-night stay at The Shankly Hotel.

Bill Shankly would be beaming at his grandson’s actions to both Marie and Katie as his own kindness was his dedication to the fans believing and knowing it was their support that made his time at Liverpool so rewarding.

It costs nothing to be kind

The Shankly Hotel is dedicated to making happy memories for everyone who comes through our doors. From the individual guest to entire wedding parties, we make it our mission to be kind and considerate to everyone we come into contact with every day.

See if you can remember the last time you reached out with an act of kindness on world kindness day 13th November 2017, or let us know if you can remember a time when someone was particularly kind to you.

It costs nothing to be kind.

 

Gin Afternoon Tea in Liverpool Launches at The Bastion

This winter, why not join us at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant for a charmingly cosy afternoon?

As one of the best loved places for afternoon tea in Liverpool, we’re always looking to bring our guests something new.

Foodies and gin lovers will be pleased to hear that our famous afternoon tea has been given a very special twist.

Introducing…Gin Afternoon Tea Liverpool

Our fantastic new deal offers our delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats all topped off with tasty gin.

Our spectacular afternoon teas feature a scrumptious selection of sandwiches as well as mouthwatering cakes and bites for your sweet tooth.

Served in The Shankly Hotel’s stylish bar and restaurant, this is the perfect spot for coming in from the cold and enjoying afternoon tea with a twist.

So whether you’ll be celebrating a special occasion, simply fancy a treat or stop off after some Christmas shopping, The Bastion is calling your name!

Our Gin Afternoon Tea is available daily, for just £24.95pp.

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So treat yourself or someone special to a day of indulgence at The Bastion.

To book today, you can call us on 0151 5419999 or send us a message on our Facebook page.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is truly one of a kind.

The unique bar and restaurant is in keeping with The Shankly Hotel theme, offering visitors an immersive experience.

With a lively atmosphere and fascinating memorabilia on display, there are few better locations to catch up with friends and family.

Wine and dine in style as you admire exclusive items including Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract and personal typewriter.

Decor at The Shankly blends classic and contemporary style, creating the ideal feel for a sophisticated afternoon tea.

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The spacious restaurant is ideal for celebrating special occasions, from birthdays and anniversaries to and baby shower meals.

Located on bustling Victoria Street, The Bastion is also a favourite for a bite to eat or spot of afternoon tea before heading out for the evening.

Liverpool’s famous nightlife scene is only moments from The Shankly, with a wide range of bars and clubs to choose from.

 

The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel brings a touch of luxury to the heart of Liverpool city centre.

With spacious rooms spanning over 2.5 times the average hotel room, you’ll find yourself blown away from the moment you arrive.

Our rooms, studios and interconnected spaces are a unique fusion of luxury facilities, entertainment and flexibility.

You can expect amenities to range from a double whirlpool bath and 50″ TV screen to free WiFi and Bluetooth.

Take a well earned break from the hustle and bustle and spend a rejuvenating overnight stay at The Shankly.

Sink into a deluxe double bed for a heavenly night of rest and top it all off with a soak in your very own whirlpool bath.

Whether you join us for a day visit or an overnight stay, our dedicated team will ensure that you have the most unforgettable experience.

To enquire further about our afternoon tea deal or staying at The Shankly, you can get in touch today on 0151 236 0166.

The Best Things to Do in Liverpool on a Rainy Day

Come rain or shine, Liverpool is bursting with cultural attractions and entertainment. And The Shankly Hotel is in the heart of it all.

From family fun to cosy pub visits, we’ve compiled an array of activities to tick off during your visit.

So while you’re staying with us at The Shankly, you’ll never find yourself stuck for things to do in Liverpool.

Afternoon Tea

Where: The Bastion Bar & Restaurant (The Shankly Hotel)

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Make your stay at The Shankly Hotel all the more special with our delicious Afternoon Tea.

This Autumn, we have an unmissable offer for you. Escape the rain and the cold with our Autumn Time for Tea deal.

Finish off a day of Christmas shopping with delicious comfort food, all washed down with a glass of Prosecco.

You can enjoy this afternoon of pure indulgence for just £24.95 per person.

The British Music Experience

Where: Cunard Building, Liverpool

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Take a step back in time to discover the best of British music at The Cunard Building.

You’ll be taken on an interactive journey through the decades as you admire costumes, memorabilia and instruments.

Whether you’re a fan of the Beatles, Bowie, Oasis, Adele or even X Factor,  the British Music Experience truly has something for everyone.

The Cunard Building is one of Liverpool’s stunning Three Graces, located along the iconic Pier Head waterfront.

So, it’s well worth heading down to have a look around and snap some photographs outside the Liverpool landmarks.

Liverpool Playhouse Theatre

Where: Williamson Square, Liverpool

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The Playhouse theatre is only a short stroll away from The Shankly, making it the perfect destination for a cosy night out.

The Grade II* listed building boasts an old 19th century auditorium and a traditional proscenium arch setting, transporting you back to the best of theatre.

Despite seating 677 audience members, the charming theatre has an intimate feel that simply can’t be found elsewhere.

This year, you’ll find plenty of choice over the colder months, ranging from Sherlock Holmes mystery ‘Baskerville’ to crowd-pleasing comedy ‘For Love or Money’.

World Museum Liverpool

Where: William Brown Street, Liverpool

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Perfect for a family day out on a rainy day, the World Museum showcases extensive collections and exhibitions.

Take a 5,000 year journey through time and discover Ancient Egypt, stargaze at the Planetarium or dive into the sea at the aquarium.

The museum features interactive games and technology to keep the little ones entertained all day long.

The World Museum is also home to a brand new cafe with striking architectural features and tasty bites to eat.

Morgan’s Spa

Where: 30 James Street Hotel – Home of the Titanic

Why not treat yourself to some TLC over at Morgan’s Spa in Liverpool?

Feel your worries float away as you sink into the rejuvenating hydrotherapy pool.

You may also want to try one of the relaxing treatments, which can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

From the Deeper than Deep Hot Stones Massage to a nourishing body wrap, Morgan’s Spa has got you covered.

Take Shelter in a Cosy Pub

Where: Ma Boyles, Liverpool

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There’s no doubt that one of the best things to do in Liverpool is to head to a cosy pub!

Only a short walk from The Shankly Hotel, Ma Boyles Alehouse and Eatery is one of our favourites.

A stone’s throw from the Albert Dock and Pier Head, why not stop off for a hearty bite to eat or refreshing pint after taking in the sights?

Filled with character and charm, find a comfy spot and indulge with their fantastic menu.

Choose from a wide range of selected rums, tasty cocktails and array of wines to take your fancy.

Visit Central Library

Where: William Brown Street, Liverpool

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Hogwarts? Liverpool? It’s hard to know for certain at Liverpool Central Library.

Explore the famous collections of rare books in the beautiful Oak room and magnificent Hornby Library.

Get cosy and snug in the magnificent Picton Reading Room, an ideal spot to spend a lazy afternoon alone or with friends.

The library also features the Deli Marche Cafe serving up scrumptious sweet and savoury treats.

Only moments from the World Museum, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice as you explore one of the best cultural areas of the city.

What better way to spend a rainy day in Liverpool?

Autumn Escape Offer £99 Per Couple

Our Autumn Escape offer is calling your name!

This unmissable deal includes an overnight stay in a double room featuring a double whirlpool bath.

Plus, you’ll be able to head down in the morning for a delicious Full English breakfast.

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So, whether you’re a Liverpool local or planning a winter visit to the city, we hope to welcome you soon at The Shankly Hotel.

One of the top hotels in Liverpool, our luxury rooms are ideal for treating yourself or someone special to a special weekend break.

To enquire further, you can call us on 0151 909 5526.

Ultimate Soul & Motown Weekend at The Shankly Hotel

Join us at The Shankly Hotel this November for the ultimate Soul & Motown Weekend!

Presented to you by The Greenroom, this showstopping night is set to be one of the best events in Liverpool.

With a dazzling package on offer, you could spend the weekend with us at The Shankly Hotel enjoying non-stop Soul and Motown!

So, if you’re ready to showcase your very best moves, take a look at what’s in store…

Soul & Motown Weekend – One of the Top Events in Liverpool

When: Friday 10th & Saturday 11th November 2017

Where: The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

The Soul & Motown Weekend will feature a fantastic line-up of performers including Jocelyn Brown, Gwen Dickey/Rose Royce, Trevor Nelson and Kenny Thomas.

You can choose from two ticket options including the fabulous Luxury VIP Package for £250 or Evening Show Passes for £69.

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Our VIP Package includes a luxury 2 night stay at The Shankly Hotel including a delicious breakfast, champagne reception and access to all shows.

Alternatively, you can pick up evening passes from The Greenroom on Duke Street.

The Friday line up includes: Kenny Thomas, Trevor Nelson, Odssey and Gwen Dickey.

Our Saturday line up includes: Jocelyn Brown, Heatwave and Charlie C.

With such a star-studded line up, this is an unmissable opportunity to catch your favourite Soul and Motown icons in action!

So, this November, why not escape the cold and enjoy a well earned weekend of dancing the nights away?

Headlining Acts

Jocelyn Brown

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our headline performer Jocelyn Brown to The Shankly.

The singing sensation will have you up on your feet in no time with 80s hit “Somebody Else’s Guy”.

Gwen Dickey/Rose Royce

The weekend will also see soul diva Gwen Dickey of Rose Royce take to the stage.

You can expect to hear timeless hits including “Wishing on a Star”, guaranteed to lift your spirits!

The weekend will also feature the UK’s No.1 soul DJ Trevor Nelson, ensuring that your weekend is truly something else.

The Shankly Hotel Liverpool

The Shankly Hotel is one of the top hotels in Liverpool, offering guests a luxury and unique experience.

The Bill Shankly-themed venue specialises in spacious rooms sleeping both couples and groups of friends and family.

So whether you’ll be joining us with a larger group of Motown fans or your other half, we’ve got you covered.

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Each of our stylish rooms feature a double whirlpool bath, 50″ TV screen, Bluetooth and free WiFi.

Combining contemporary style with classic features, all of our spaces achieve the perfect blend of traditional and modern luxury.

You’ll have the space and facilities to get ready with friends before a night of entertainment.

And the next morning, why not treat yourself to a relaxing soak in our replenishing whirlpool bath?

With our VIP Package, you can head downstairs in the morning and enjoy a hearty breakfast in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

The Bastion is renowned for its high quality produce and wonderful service from our talented team of staff.

The charming spot also offers guests the chance to admire exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia, which is on display around the restaurant.

Donated by the Shankly family themselves, our collection includes Bill’s original LFC contract and personal typewriter.

To enquire further or to book your VIP Package at The Shankly Hotel, you can get in touch today on 0151 236 0166.

We hope to see you soon and wish you the most spectacular stay. 

Shankly: Nature’s Fire Package – Have the Ultimate Shankly Experience

By now, the people of Liverpool know how important Bill Shankly is in relation to not only football but the morale of the city.

The great man himself is now being honoured in a brand new feature-length documentary, commissioned by BBC Scotland and produced by the team behind the new Blade Runner sequel.

Shankly: Nature’s Fire is going to be a film to remember and as the premier destination for all things Shankly in Liverpool, The Shankly Hotel has managed to secure an incredible package deal for 16 lucky Shankly fans.

A Once in a Lifetime Package

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As the top place to visit for Shankly, LFC and football fans, The Shankly Hotel has arranged for a limited edition package to make sure all Shankly lovers can have an experience like no other.

For one day only, 16 people can take advantage of the Shankly: Nature’s Fire Package at The Shankly Hotel. Book today and on the 29th of October, you’ll get a totally unique Shankly Experience.

Here’s what you’ll be treated to on the big day: a meet and greet with a member of Bill Shankly’s family, with a chance to ask questions on what it’s like to be related to a hero, a guided tour of all The Shankly Hotel’s memorabilia, a photo with Bill Shankly himself (via Augmented Reality Technology) and a delicious three-course Sunday lunch at The Shankly Hotel’s amazing Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

After enjoying all the hotel has to offer, you’ll then be whisked off on a tour of the entire city’s footballing hotspots, including a stop-off at Anfield itself. At the home of LFC, you’ll be one of the first to try out their brand new interactive stadium tour, with beautiful views of the pitch, a hot seat in the new press room and a walk down the iconic player’s tunnel.

Of course, the highlight of the package is the ticket to see the world premiere of Shankly: Nature’s Fire at The Liverpool Philharmonic.

Shankly: Nature’s Fire

The film has been two years in the making and is a poignant and nostalgic journey through the history of the beautiful game.

Legends from the world of sport have contributed to the story with frank and heartfelt interviews about Shankly, the origins of football and football in the modern world.

Keep an eye out for the likes of Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Kevin Keegan, Roger Hunt and Denis Law as well as comments from sports writer Hugh Mcillvanney and Scottish author Irvine Welsh.

The film explores the life of the man that changed Liverpool Football Club forever, and how his vision made him a legend that left a lasting impression on a city that wasn’t his home. It also looks at how heroes still matter in the world of contemporary football, with legends that transcend generations.

The likeability of and fondness for Bill Shankly is passed down through the years, with even younger football fans expressing a love for the passionate manager. Shankly: Nature’s Fire will give a real insight to those viewers who are perhaps of a time too late to experience the personality and philosophies of Bill Shankly.

World Premiere at The Philharmonic

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On Sunday 29th October, the world premiere of Shankly: Nature’s Fire will be screened exclusively at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

The beautiful and iconic venue will host a limited run of the film before its release on DVD in December.

Get your place on this package now before it’s too late by emailing info@shanklyexperience.com or calling 0151 305 3742, secure your place now for just £99.

If you miss out on winning our amazing package, you can still buy tickets from the Philharmonic for £10 each (or £8 for concessions). It’s a must-see not only for LFC fans but anyone who has an appreciation for the love of the game.

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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!

 

Shankly Hotel: Events in Liverpool in September 2017

Enjoy charming afternoon tea, a dazzling musical or tasty treats with our guide to the best events in Liverpool in September 2017.

This September is set to be bigger and better than ever in Liverpool and we couldn’t be more excited!

The stylish Shankly Hotel is located within the heart of Liverpool city centre. A fantastic location for seeing the best of the city, we’re a favourite for theatre-goers and visitors to the city.

Fairytale Afternoon Tea

When: 10th September 2017

Where: Eden at The Shankly Hotel

Fairytale afternoon tea in liverpool

One of the most enchanting events in Liverpool in September 2017, why not bring the little ones along to Fairytale Afternoon Tea?

Hosted within The Shankly Hotel’s charming Garden of Eden, step into a world of wonder including fabulous princesses and tasty food and drink.

The Shankly Hotel is only moments from Liverpool’s most famous landmarks, so this is the perfect afternoon treat before exploring the city!

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

When: 16th – 17th September 2017

Where: Sefton Park

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

Undoubtedly the most delicious of events in Liverpool in September 2017, the unmissable Liverpool Food & Drink Festival is back!

Indulge in an array of tasty bites and refreshing beverages as you sit back, relax and enjoy entertainment at the picturesque Sefton Park.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this September, choose from a wide variety of eclectic street food and mouthwatering desserts from local independents and more.

This year, you can expect to see Caribou Poutine bringing the best of Canada to the UK as well as Mexico Joe and Squidly Diddly.

Oktoberfest

When: 21st – 24th September 2017

Where: Pierhead

Oktoberfest Liverpool 2017

This September, Oktoberfest is back! Best-loved for igniting the spirit of Munich in the heart of Liverpool, this is one event not to miss!

The dynamic weekend is set to include everything from live music and decorations to a giant tent creating the atmosphere of an authentic Oktoberfest hall.

Providing the perfect backdrop, this fantastic celebration will be held at Liverpool’s stunning Pier Head surrounded by the city’s world-famous landmarks and striking architecture.

Dirty Dancing

When: 18th – 23rd September 2017

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Dirty Dancing Empire Theatre 2017

Celebrate the last of summer with a night out to see Dirty Dancing at the Liverpool Empire Theatre 2017.

See the timeless love story and iconic dance moves of Johnny and Baby brought to life on Liverpool’s famous theatre stage.

Featuring 35 hit songs including Hungry Eyes and (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life this spectacular show is guaranteed to lift your spirits and leave your toes tapping all the way home!

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

When: 30th September 2017

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Johnny Cash Roadshow

One of the most highly anticipated events in Liverpool in September 2017, don’t miss the Johnny Cash Roadshow at Liverpool Empire Theatre.

Whether you’re a die-hard Cash fan or a casual listener, this dazzling show provides the perfect night of entertainment.

Transporting you through the years, audiences are taken from the 1950s to 2002 including all of the legendary musicians greatest hits.

To enquire further about booking Fairytale Afternoon Tea or to book a fantastic stay at The Shankly Hotel, our team are ready to help on 0151 601 8801 today.