4 Top Value Liverpool Food and Drink Offers at The Shankly Hotel

So, date night is coming up and you were supposed to book a great night out in Liverpool but you’re feeling the pinch just before pay day? Not to worry. The Shankly Hotel have four fabulous top value Liverpool food and drink offers for you and that special someone to enjoy.

At the Shankly Hotel’s Bastion Bar and Restaurant, you can choose your meal from a menu filled with gastronomic delights. You can book for a taste of the a la carte menu or go all out and include a bottle of wine too. Whichever you decide your date night will be saved at the Shankly Hotel.

Our stunning Liverpool city centre restaurant is in the ideal location to visit the shops and check out the sights along the way. The chic décor and friendly atmosphere are perfect for spending some of that rare time together after a fun filled day out in Liverpool.

A Low-Cost A La Carte

Our a la carte menu is superb for date night as it comes with an array of sharing dishes that were designed for bringing people together.

For the cheese lovers among you, the Bastion Bar and Restaurant’s molten baked Camembert is a bundle of cheesy excellence. Served with sticky caramelised onion chutney and a stack of crisp bread for dunking. You’ll just have to fight over who gets the last dip.

Enjoy a taste of the orient with an Asian inspired sharing platter. The dish is perfect for two and comes with crispy tempura prawns, duck spring rolls, sweet chilli chicken skewers and Maryland crab cakes all served with sweet chilli and soy dipping sauces.

Another great sharing dish is the double steak fillet served on a sizzling hot stone with rustic hand cut chips, a zingy pepper sauce and a side of vine tomatoes and flat cap mushrooms. The ultimate way to enjoy a great cut of fillet steak is from a hot stone sharing platter at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Push the boat out this date night, but don’t break the bank by taking advantage of our amazing Liverpool food and drink offers and 30% off our entire a la carte menu at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

An Excellent Early Bird Offer

The early bird catches more than a worm at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

If you have an event planned for date night in Liverpool but you’re struggling to find somewhere special to eat, the Shankly Hotel have an early bird menu designed for just such an occasion.

Our early bird menu was tailored to those who have concert tickets for a live gig in Liverpool or are going to see a play in one of Liverpool’s many theatres. Even though you are sticking to a timetable there’s no need to sacrifice the enjoyment of your meal in the process.

Dishes include classics like rib eye steak and fish and chips, or a touch of the Mediterranean with spinach and ricotta tortellini, pesto and pine nut cream, topped with a parmesan biscuit.

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant early bird menu has a fabulous selection of delicious dishes, and there’s something for everybody’s tastes.

Choose two or three courses served Monday- Thursday before 8 pm and you and your date can dine in style before embarking on the rest of the fun filled evening ahead.

Cocktail classics Two for £10

Date night doesn’t need to include a meal if you eat before you come out you can spend more on drinks too.

For great date night in Liverpool sometimes just drinks will do. Especially if they’re made in the Bastion Bat and Restaurant. Our cocktail menu includes the classic tastes of Long Island Ice Tea, Strawberry Daquiri’s and creamy French Martini’s as well as the more tropical blends of Passion Fruit Caipiroska or the Malibu Wave.

What’s more, the Bastion Bar and Restaurant cocktails are two for £10 all week until 8 pm.

The atmosphere in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant is mellow and friendly, with an eclectic mix of guests all out to enjoy their own night in Liverpool. Because the Bastion Bar and Restaurant has an ideal central location, there’s easy access to Liverpool’s nicest bars and clubs for when you’re ready for a change of scenery.

A wonderful place to start, spend or end a date night in Liverpool with a tasty cocktail or two at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Our Wine and Dine Deal

If you are really trying to impress on this date night, then an amazing wine and dine offer for the Shankly Hotel will do the trick.

Spoil your date rotten with a full 2-course meal and a bottle of wine to share for the evening. The Bastion Bar and Restaurant’s premium wine stores will be sure to amaze even the pickiest of wine palettes, as well as a choice of food from and extensive dinner menu.

No matter what their favourite dish is, the kitchen team in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant will have a dish to suit.

If seafood’s your favourite then try pan seared hake served in a cockle broth, or something from the grill where the famous Shankly Burger is a must.

All the dishes at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant were created using locally sourced produce, as we believe this it’s best way to create delicious tasting home cooked food.

This is the best of our latest Liverpool food and drink offers for you and your date to enjoy a leisurely, tasty meal together accompanied by the finest wine in a memorable and friendly atmosphere.

The Shankly Museum

Shankly Hotel Memorabilia

When the meal is done, the experience doesn’t stop there. 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/manager in footballing history, and how his strong family morals and values have helped shape the Shankly Hotel and the Shankly families’ future.

Make this date night memorable, and better still affordable, at the Shankly Hotel with our top value Liverpool food and drink offers. Trust us you’ll be glad you did.

Marie Curie Daffodil Afternoon Tea at The Shankly Hotel

It’s nearly time for Marie Curie’s annual ‘Every Daffodil Counts’ campaign and we at The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool are looking forward to lending our support by hosting a special Marie Curie Daffodil Afternoon Tea.

Marie Curie

The amazing work that Marie Curie nurses do across the UK is immeasurable. They provide unyielding support to people living with terminal illness and their families.

Often during their last few months of life people with terminal illnesses spend most of their time in hospital rooms, away from home or loved ones. This is simply because there isn’t an adequate level of care at home for that person and their needs.

Marie Curie nurses work day and night to make sure that as many people as possible can enjoy the final stages of their lives in the comfort of their own home.

The nurses work free of charge day and night to help support families who are caring for somebody with a terminal illness, or to simply provide companionship for those without families.

Daffodil Campaign

The very first Daffodil Appeal took place in 1986, where volunteers were raising funds for the charity by handing out fresh daffodils and collecting donations from the public.

Since then the appeal has grown and in 2005 the charity began using the term ‘Great Daffodil Appeal’.

Now, 12 years on, Marie Curie are the largest provider of UK beds outside of the NHS, in anyone of their nine charity supported hospices.

The Great Daffodil Appeal allows for an excellent standard of one to one nursing care in homes across the UK. Something that families and those who are terminally ill simply cannot put a price on.

The Shankly hotel Daffodil Afternoon Tea

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The Shankly Hotel was built upon the family values of a great man, and it is by those family values that we continue to support charities like Marie Curie, who are making the world a better place.

We will be handing out Daffodils during the month of March in support of the Great Daffodil Appeal and will look forward to the amazing turnout expected at our Marie Curie Daffodil Afternoon Tea.

The event is due to take place on the 25th March between 12-3pm. To arrange your attendance and do your part for Marie Curie call 0151 541 9999 and quote Marie Curie.

Every little bit helps, so if you aren’t attending the Daffodil Afternoon Tea, pop in and donate for a Daffodil. What costs a little to you is priceless to a terminally ill person and their family.

30% Off Your Entire Bill at Bastion Bar and Restaurant

Do you need to spoil somebody with a fancy meal in Liverpool this week? Perhaps you’ve got a visit from the family or you need to impress the future in-laws. Either way, we have an amazing offer that’s ideal for you to foot the bill without breaking the bank.

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant has an amazing offer on for this Thursday 16th February only that gives you and your party a whopping 30% off your entire restaurant bill.

That’s right food, drinks, desserts the whole thing will be 30% less than usual.

So, bring along the in-laws, why not ask them to bring the neighbours too, so you can treat them all to a superb evening meal at a fraction of the cost.

New menu

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With the Bastion Bar and Restaurant’s exciting new menu your dinner guests will be spoiled for choice.

Spring out for a sharing platter of tempura prawns, Maryland crab cakes, sweet chilli chicken skewers, duck spring rolls and sweet chilli and satay dipping sauces.

Our stylish starters now include pressed pork belly in sweet apple and chilli sauce or beetroot and gin cured salmon.

For main course, there are choices from traditional fish and chips to the more exotic hanging chicken kebabs.

Our mouth-watering dessert menu will have you licking your lips just reading it and our new dipping doughnuts with a coffee flavoured sauce are divine. For those, without a sweet tooth, there is a tantalising cheese board to pick at with a delicious real ale chutney.

A great place to enjoy a stunning meal in Liverpool for with an equally impressive discount off the bill.

After dinner

Shankly Memorabilia

If there are any footballing fans among your party, our entire restaurant is a tribute to the life and career of the great man himself; Bill Shankly.

You can enjoy your splendid meal and follow it up with a tour of rare and previously unseen Shankly memorabilia.

Take the folks around cases containing Shankly’s awards and achievements, show them to the letter wall where they can read his hand penned or typed correspondence with other famous names.

The Shankly museum is a great insight into a true legend of football, a worthwhile visit for any fan of Shankly.

Stay the night

Shankly Hotel Room

As you’ve saved so much on your meal in Liverpool why not make the most of your visit and stay overnight in one of our luxury Shankly themed hotel rooms.

Enjoy a peaceful nights sleep in a huge comfy double bed and relax in a stylishly decorated ensuite bathroom and double jacuzzi tub.

The Shankly Hotel is perfectly located in Liverpool’s bustling city centre with plenty to do both before and after your fabulous meal. Book to dine on this fabulous offer and maybe even make a short city break of it with friends and family.

Do not miss out on this one-off chance to get the family together in a Liverpool restaurant that’s full of character and history. Call and book your table today on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Love Stories of Past and Present from the Shankly Hotel

It’s an undeniable passion that Bill Shankly had for the game of football. In fact, he would probably scoff at the fact that we have just referred to football as a game. Shankly’s love for the sport ran so deep he is known for having just three great passions.

His footballing career, his darling wife Nessie and their family.

First came love, then came marriage

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The pair met during Bill’s time stationed as a Corporal at RAF barracks just outside Glasgow where Nessie was working in the WRAF. They were married in 1944 and had their first child, Barbara, shortly after in 1945.

It is rumoured that despite his new-found love for Agnes, Bill couldn’t let go of his passion for football and rumour once had it that Bill took Nessie to see a Rochdale game on their anniversary, something that was however quickly discredited by Shanks himself who barked;

“Of course I didn’t take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present. It was her birthday. Would I have got married in the football season? Anyway, it was Rochdale reserves.”

Nessie’s unquestioning attendance of a match for a birthday present set the pace for a future life of supporting her husband’s insatiable appetite for football.

There’s even word that Bill took Nessie to a Tranmere match as a birthday present also, this rumour was quickly quashed by Nessie who corrected “it was Accrington Stanley but it wasn’t a birthday present”.

 

The life of the first WAG

Nessie was a player’s wife before she became the second lady of Liverpool football.

During the early years of her marriage, she married a star player whom 5 years later became manager at Carlisle United.

From here Bill went on to manage Huddersfield in 1956, then came made the final move in his career to Liverpool in 1959.

Through all that Nessie was behind Bill, never complaining and resiliently supporting her husband’s unrelenting passion for football.

Whilst Bill would be out giving his all to LFC, Nessie would be at home helping raise the grandchildren. Having already brought up 2 daughters Barbara and Jeanette Nessie would also devote her time to entertaining and feeding fans of Shankly and the grounds staff of LFC.

Behind every great man, there is a great woman

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After all the support Nessie gave Bill over the years, through thick and thin the couple remained a beacon of true love.

It wasn’t until 1974, 30 years after they married, that Bill decided to relinquish his greatest passion in life in favour of spending quality time wife his wife and family.

In his own words during his retirement announcement;

“I’ve been so wedded to Liverpool that I’ve taken Nessie out only twice in 40 years. It’s time she saw more of my old ugly mug”

So, in time Nessie’s utter devotion to the great man paid off. He had come to realise that even though his love for Liverpool football was strong he had a family and a wife who were missing his attentions.

After half a century of living and breathing the game, Bill Shankly relinquished his strong ties to Liverpool football and began devoting more time to his family. After all;

“There’s nobody closer to you than your own kith and kin; your own blood. I’ve got my wife, my daughters, grandchildren, and my sons in law. They’re the closest to me and I would die for them.”

Love of the People

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Bill Shankly was and still, is adored by the people of Liverpool.

His dedication to the city earned him the title of honorary Scouser. Without the unyielding love and support of Nessie, his achievements would not have been possible.

Today Bill and Nessie are remembered as the couple who made people happy.

After years of tracking his successful career across the country, Nessie and the Shankly family had set up home in Liverpool. Laying down routes that would help them leave the loving legacy that they both created.

Even with the tragic passing of her one true love, Nessie was comforted in the fact that the people of Liverpool would remember Bill Shankly with such fondness and hold him in loving memory.

What the love of Bill and Ness inspired

Today at the Shankly Hotel our guests can come and learn all about the happiness Bill and Ness shared, as well love they passed onto their children and grandchildren.

The Shankly family love

The Shankly Hotel was built upon the strong family values that were made by Bill and Nessie and during their own relationship. The commitment they had to each other’s happiness filtered down into the family we all know today.

Love is always in the air at the Shankly Hotel

Love continues to be a huge part of what goes on at the Shankly Hotel, as we celebrate many happy couple’s special occasions.

Guests at the Shankly Hotel have proposed, others have said yes. Some have celebrated anniversaries of happy marriages and others have started their journey into married life in our stunning Liverpool wedding venue Eden.

Even our own Shankly Hotel Director and grandson of Bill and Nessie; Chris Carline, popped the big question to Lisa, now his intended on the Eden rooftop garden where so many happy dreams have come true.

So on Valentine’s day this year and for the rest of the year ahead, make a visit to the Shankly Hotel to celebrate some fabulous love stories from the past. Or perhaps make some lasting memories of your own.

Call 0151 601 8801 or check out our latest Valentine’s day offers here.

The Best Cultural Attractions within Walking Distance of The Shankly Hotel

On the doorstep of the Shankly Hotel is a wealth of Liverpool culture that guests of The Shankly Hotel can walk to in under 15 minutes.

No matter where your interests lie, a simple hop skip and a jump will take you into several of Liverpool’s most widely visited cultural attractions.

We have put together a helpful guide so that you can make the most of your visit to Liverpool with The Shankly Hotel.

6 Fascinating Museums

Liverpool has a wide selection of museums both big and small, and what’s more, they are all within 15 minutes’ walk of The Shankly Hotel.

The World Museum – 4 minutes’ walk

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Host to exhibitions about space, biology and natural history all giving visitors the chance to gain extensive knowledge on the planet we inhabit.

During interactive workshops inspired by museums exhibitions visitors can learn all there is to know about planet earth. From the deepest depths of the sea to the furthest reaches of space, there’s something for every age at The World Museum.

Western Approaches Museum – 11 minutes’ walk

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For those with an interest in wartime history take a walk to Western Approaches Museum, an expertly restored bunker surviving from WW2.

Inside, war history enthusiasts can enjoy touring hidden rooms including The Map Room which has remained as it was from the day the doors were sealed in 1945.

The Western Approaches bunker played an important part in the strategy implemented during WW2 that some say had a massive impact on our victory.

The Museum of Liverpool – 15 minutes’ walk

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A trip to the Museum of Liverpool will leave you with an in-depth knowledge of our fascinating city. Exhibitions on display depict the past, present and predicted future of Liverpool and teach visitors all that helped shape the landscape of the Liverpool we know today.

Information on the sporting and creative achievements of Liverpool’s people, as well as the impact of Liverpool maritime involvement, is all on display at the Museum of Liverpool.

The Piermaster’s House – 15 minutes’ walk

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On historical Albert Dock visitors to Liverpool can take a stroll around The Piermaster’s House. This stunning period building has been recreated in the style of a genuine WW2 homestead, complete with ration booklets and gas masks.

The original purpose of the dwelling was for the Piermaster and his family to stay, the Piermaster being responsible for directing ships in and out of Liverpool’s busy port in the latter half of the 18th century.

The Piermaster’s house is just one of four houses built that survived heavy bombings during the second world war.

The Merseyside Maritime Museum – 15 minutes’ walk

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For an insight into  Liverpool’s maritime past, The Merseyside Maritime Museum has it all. There are theatrical performances recreating major moments from Liverpool shipping past as well as interactive lessons on LGBT lives in the Navy.

There are theatrical performances recreating major moments from Liverpool’s shipping history as well as interactive lessons on LGBT lives in the Navy.

A real chance to learn about how influential Liverpool was on the seas.

The International Slavery Museum – 15 minutes’ walk

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The last museum in our list is the only one of its kind, serving to highlight the past and present day issues of the human slave trade.

The International Slavery Museum is home to some inspiring historical collections. Each tells the stories of countless individuals and their journeys. From being plucked out of their countries, documenting their harrowing journey across the sea to reach their destination to serve as slaves in America.

Although a troubling part of Liverpool’s past a visit to The International Slavery Museum is well worth it. Learn about the history of slave trade and the huge roll Liverpool played in the import and export of humans over the course of four centuries.

Must See Liverpool Landmarks

As well as museums, there are some exciting Liverpool landmarks that are not to be missed all within walking distance from the Shankly Hotel.

Three Graces – 15-minutes’ walk

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The Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building are three of Liverpool’s most iconic structures. Sitting proudly along the Mersey River these three buildings played a huge part in Liverpool’s long history.

The Cunard building was home to the Cunard shipping line and has recently celebrated its 100th birthday. Now owned by Merseyside Pension Fund the Cunard Building has hosted short exhibitions and public events.

The Liver building was originally constructed to house the Royal Liver Assurance group who assisted families when a wage-earning member was lost.

When the Liver building was originally constructed it was the tallest in the city and one of the first buildings made with reinforced concrete. It is now a nest for symbols of the city the Liver Birds and an iconic part of Liverpool’s unforgettable skyline.

The Port of Liverpool building is a stunning architectural creation noted in Liverpool for its ornamental detailing.

The domed centre and surrounding cupolas give the Port of Liverpool building a somewhat palatial appearance.

All three buildings make up a large part of the UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront each is a definite must see during any visit to the city for learning more about Liverpool culture.

Albert Dock – 20 minutes’ walk

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The very first building in the UK to be built without using wood and thus Albert Dock was the first non-combustible dock warehouse in the world.

After a peak in business being used as a docking facility fast advances in shipping technology relegated Albert dock to use as a storage facility.

Then commissioned by the Admiralty during WW2, Albert Dock provided a base for the British Atlantic Fleet.

After this Albert Dock was unused for approximately a decade until Merseyside Development Corporation was created and took control of the renovation.

Since re-opening in 1984 Albert Dock has become a major tourist attraction home to a few Liverpool museums and art galleries as well as a host of popular bars and restaurants.

St George’s Hall – 5 minutes’ walk

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One of Liverpool’s most visually appealing buildings is St Georges Hall.

Originally built to host music festivals, banquets and concerts, today this stunning venue still houses some of Liverpool’s most exciting events. These include live music performances, culinary and vintage fairs, corporate events and even weddings.

Perhaps the most striking feature of St Georges Hall is the Great Hall, with ornate tiled flooring and gilded carvings, a breath-taking sight to behold.

Visitors can view St George’s hall as part of a tour or during a visit to one of the amazing events taking place.

Remarkable statues, memorials and monuments

• Eleanor Rigby statue – 3 minutes’ walk
• Wellington memorial – 9 minutes’ walk
• Queen Victoria monument – 8 minutes’ walk
• Titanic memorial – 15 minutes’ walk
• Lennon statue – 5 minutes’ walk
• Cilla Black statue – 5 minutes’ walk

Our own slice of Liverpool’s historical culture

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The Shankly Hotel is the ideal place to stay for an experience of Liverpool’s interesting past. Even in the hotel itself, guests can learn all about one of Liverpool’s most iconic player/managers Bill Shankly.

Our Bill Shankly Museum details the life and career of Shankly, with rare memorabilia on display that includes handwritten letters, award and medals, even a training tracksuit from his time at LFC.

Learn all you can about Liverpool culture from the past and present during a visit to the Shankly Hotel.

Book your visit today here or call 0151 601 8801.

3 Unique Ways to Explore Liverpool’s History

Have you ever wanted to explore a piece of Liverpool’s history that’s a little off the beaten track?

If so we recommend one of these three unique tourist experiences that will show you pieces of Liverpool’s past from a unique perspective.

Slavery Trail

Take a walk back in time and explore Liverpool’s history by learning about what helped shape the exuberant waterfront architecture and early wealth of the city.

Liverpool waterfront

Liverpool’s position on the Mersey River made city docks the hub of UK trade from overseas. Goods such as tobacco, spices, cotton and Gin flowed through Liverpool bringing extreme wealth and prosperity to the area.

This wealth was also built on the sale of humans as goods at the peak of slave trading.

In what was once known as the ‘Slave Trade Triangle’ Liverpool played a crucial role.

The port of Liverpool served as the beginning and end point for a staggering three-quarters of the slaving ships coming to and from Africa and the Caribbean.

There are traces of this sad part of Liverpool’s history all around us, in the artwork found on the cities most prominent buildings and monuments.

Slavery in Liverpool

The Liverpool Slavery Trail is operated Eric Lynch, a man who has educated himself on the intricate details of Liverpool’s history.

Eric shares this wealth of knowledge with those partaking in the walkign city tour.

Shankly Experience

Another huge part of Liverpool’s interesting history is football.

Evident in the numerous tours in operation that ferry visitors around the two major premier league football stadiums and training grounds in the city.

We recommend another way to explore the unique footballing history of Liverpool with our Shankly Experience tour.

Take a journey with the Shankly Family Foundation and learn how the power of one man transformed a football club and stirred inspiration across a city of people.

Bill Shankly

Pioneering the ‘Liverpool way of play’, Bill Shankly made the city famous through football. Because of his efforts at LFC, his working-class background and outstanding moral compass, the people of Liverpool loved him.

His character was admired by many, known as a stand-up family man dedicated only to his wife, children and the game of football.

During a visit to the Shankly Hotel take a chance to explore a piece of Liverpool’s history through various displays of Shankly memorabilia.

Never before seen iconic items donated by the Shankly family can be viewed, such as rare photos and his own training tracksuit. This, as well as handwritten letters and tactics notes, give visitors a keen insight into the mind and life of the great man.

Why not book an exclusive training session on Shankly playing field to see where Bill Shankly worked and played during his Liverpool career?

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Participants can enjoy running drills fashioned from handwritten notes taken from Shankly archives and learn to understand the ethos of Bill Shankly; that you can play hard as long as you work harder.

You can even play in and keep a limited-edition training kit as a memento.

The Shankly Tours and training experiences are bookable here and are a unique way to explore Liverpool’s history from a different perspective.

Williamson Tunnel tours

There are some magnificent sights across Liverpool city centre.

The Three Graces, The Anglican and Metropolitan Cathedrals and Albert Dock are all stunning pieces of Liverpool history…above ground.

How about what lies beneath the city?

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In 1995 a series of tunnels were discovered by a university student beneath the streets of Liverpool. Since then these tunnels have been slowly excavated by volunteers.

The tunnels are the work of a wealthy tobacco baron, Joseph Williamson. After building what were known to have been grand mansions of unconventional design, Williamson moved onto constructing his obscure series of underground tunnels.

His reasons behind constructing these tunnels remain unknown but have been widely speculated upon.

Theories include Williamson’s involvement in a religious sect, convinced the apocalypse was looming. The tunnels, therefore, built as a post-apocalyptic haven for Williamson, his family and friends.

Others suspected Williamson of being involved in smuggling using the tunnels to transport goods across the city undetected.

A popular explanation is that Williamson’s tunnels were built to employ hundreds of soldiers returning from the Napoleonic war.

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It seems construction carried on for 70 years and ceased immediately after Williamson’s death.

Now the Joseph Williamson Society are exploring this mysterious piece of Liverpool’s history concealed within these fascinating underground structures. You too can explore the Labyrinth as part of a guided tour and check out the progress of ongoing excavation.

Explore Liverpool’s History from the Shankly Hotel

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If you are planning a short city break, then explore Liverpool’s history during one or all of these unique city tours.

Other popular city attractions such as the amazing nightlife and superb shopping complexes are within easy reach of the Shankly Hotel.

Why not book to stay at the Shankly Hotel and see what you can learn about the interesting history of Liverpool?

Call 0151 601 8801 or email ifno@signatureliving.co.uk.

The Ultimate Birthday Present for LFC Fans

If you have a diehard Liverpool Football Club fan in the family, look no further than The Shankly Hotel and The Shankly Experience for the perfect LFC birthday present or celebration.

A tribute to one of the most iconic football managers in history, The Shankly offers overnight guests and day visitors incomparable insight the fascinating career and life of Bill Shankly.

From his time as Liverpool Football Club’s manager to his personal life, you simply won’t find another hotel offering what we do. Whatever the occasion, we can tailor our facilities to your needs.

A Stay at The Shankly

Bill Shankly’s influence on Liverpool Football Club is truly timeless. Kindly provided by the Shankly family themselves, we offer Bill Shankly memorabilia that can be admired from the moment you enter the hotel reception to sinking into your luxury bed at the end of the day.

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With memorabilia interwoven with our hotel rooms and public spaces, you’ll be able to admire items ranging from the football icon’s original LFC contract to Bill Shankly’s This Is Your Life book and personal treasures.

Bastion Bar and Restaurant

To treat someone special to the ultimate LFC dining experience, the Bastion Bar and Restaurant has everything you could need to dine in style from our much-loved menu. If you’re looking for a lighter option, you could join us for the Bastion’s luxury Afternoon Tea, which is also available with Prosecco. 

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We pride ourselves on exceptional service and we want you to have the best possible experience, whether it’s an everyday visit or a special birthday. Our team are always happy to go the extra mile because we care about bringing you the finer details.

Shankly Tours

Offering fans an organised, interactive experience, our range of Shankly Tours are a unique method of seeing Liverpool’s best sights without the usual travelling problems. You won’t need to worry about transport or keeping everyone together. 

Featuring LFC favourites the new Stadium and Museum Tour at Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield home, our diverse tours are an ideal way to spend a birthday or celebration in the iconic city of Liverpool.

Bill Shankly & LFC

Offering a Match Day Tour designed specifically to fit around your day watching the Reds, our variety of tour options can also incorporate Bill Shankly elements and The Beatles into your experience. Not forgetting, you can customise your tour entirely with our flexible bespoke tour package.

So, for football fans who want to delve into Liverpool’s history a little further, there’s no better way to discover the main sights of Liverpool and hidden gems along the way.

To chat to one of our friendly team about organising the perfect birthday gift or celebration, simply get in touch at info@shanklyexperience.com

 

Unique Shankly Tours for Sight-Seeing in Liverpool

The best sights of Liverpool simply can’t be seen in one particular area. With an iconic football history and timeless musical influence, there’s just too much to fit in!

From the city’s picturesque town centre to its leafy suburbs, Liverpool is illuminated by character, charm and stories you’ll remember. So, to avoid the stress of public transport, why not leave the worrying at home and let us take care of the sight-seeing?

We have a range of tours designed thoughtfully by people who really know the city. To discover which option is best for you, why not take a quick browse at what we offer?

Tour A – Liverpool was Made for Me

As Bill Shankly said himself, “Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool”.

After this one of a kind tour, we’re sure that you’ll feel the same. Tailored for football and Shanks fans from start to finish, this tour provides the ultimate experience of the city.

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Starting and finishing at the Shankly Hotel, you can expect a visit to the home of Liverpool FC rivals the Blues, along with the new Stadium and Museum at Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield home.

You can also enjoy a visit to Bill Shankly’s very own West Derby home and exclusive anecdotes about the Scots legend, adding a personal touch to the day.

Following a tour around the Shankly Hotel’s public memorabilia, you’ll also be granted access to our unseen collection which isn’t available to the public, and have the chance to take a photo to cherish with our Virtual Reality Shankly Experience.

After the tour you can enjoy a free drink and will be awarded 20% off  in our stunning Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Tour B – The Fab 4 and Shanks Tour

Undoubtedly one of the most iconic and timeless pieces of Liverpool’s history, we’re sure you’ll want to add an element of Beatles to your visit. And we have the ultimate surprise for you to enjoy on this tour.

Following the devastating effects of war, both the Fab 4 and Bill Shankly played an integral role in Liverpool’s rise to success. With the Beatles unknowingly redefining music and Shankly leading the Reds to victory, the city was revived with a new found sense of hope and passion. Linked by their success, fans of LFC would recite Beatles lyrics from the terraces in support of their team, while in 1965 the Beatles boys sent a telegram wishing him luck for the FA Cup Final.

To refuel after a day of excitement, this package also includes a free drink and 20% off at our elegant Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Tour C – The Match Day Tour

If you’re visiting Liverpool specifically for a match day, we recommend booking our fantastic Match Day Tour. To get in the mood before the game kicks off, this tour takes you on the LFC Stadium Tour and features our fantastic Bill Shankly elements from Tour A.

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Bespoke tour packages

For a little more flexibility, we also offer our bespoke package, where you do the thinking and we do the organising.

Simply let us know what your ideal tour would look like and we’ll do our best to design one personally tailored to your requirements.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

After a busy day of sight-seeing, you can sink into a comfortable chair within our elegant Bastion Bar & Restaurant, featuring memorabilia to admire while you wine and dine.

The Bastion

The delicious menu crafted by our talented chefs provides an arrangement of delicious dishes for you to choose from, while you sit back and relax with a glass in hand.

To book your unique Liverpool city tour, check out The Shanky Experience or chat to someone from our friendly team on info@shanklyexperience.com

 

Pre-theatre Dining and Staying at The Shankly

If you’re planning on catching a theatre show in Liverpool, you may be stuck for where to eat beforehand and fancy an overnight city centre stay. Based in the stunning Millennium House building, The Shankly Hotel radiates charm and character. We simply aren’t like any other hotels in the city.

You’ll find us located right around the corner from Liverpool’s leading theatres, including the Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool Playhouse and only a short taxi ride or scenic stroll from The Everyman.

Liverpool Empire Theatre often features some of the biggest shows in the UK, in most recent years including West-End favourites Wicked and the upcoming Billy Elliot.

If you prefer smaller productions that don’t compromise on quality, the Playhouse is known for its mesmerising shows and diverse genres, often adapted from classic literature, while the Everyman is known for unique productions and adaptations of all-time favourites.

Pre-theatre dining

The Bastion

To start your night in style, look no further than pre-theatre dining at The Shankly’s very own Bastion Bar and Restaurant. With top customer service and a variety of tasty dishes chosen by our talented chefs, you’ll find yourself simply spoilt for choice.

We offer Afternoon Tea which is also available with a glass of Prosecco,Our main menu includes diverse and delicious mains, such as our Chargrilled Lamp Rump, Thai Green Chicken Curry and our unbeatable Beer Battered Fish and Hand Cut Chips. With equally delicious vegetarian options, our meals include our Halloumi Kebab with Mixed Pepper and Red Onion.

Not forgetting, we offer delightful desserts such as a Selection of Local Cheeses, our Coffee and Walnut Cheesecake and you can never go wrong with Baked Chocolate Fondant.

Luxury group theatre accommodation 

The Shankly room

For elegant décor, high-quality facilities and of course, a comfortable night’s sleep in a deluxe beds, The Shankly is your go-to hotel. While our rooms are also tailored to couples and families, we offer hugely popular group accommodation in our rooms with multiple double beds. a double whirpool Jacuzzi bath and plenty of personal space for getting ready.

At The Shankly, our team aims to bring you a high-quality experience with all the finer details. So, even if your stay is a short one, we’re sure you’ll have a relaxing and memorable time, making your visit to the theatre extra special and stress-free.

If you find yourself craving some snacks following your theatre visit, we also have our much-loved Midnight Munchies menu to tide you over. And there’s no rush back to the hotel. Our late night menu is available until 5am for you to make full use of!

The full Shankly experience 

Bill Shankly

Deeply rooted in Liverpool Football Club’s history, Bill Shankly undeniably remains one of the most influential and iconic figures in the history of the club. While you’re at The Shankly Hotel, you’ll be able to take advantage of our  memorabilia and museum, featuring items that belonged to the football legend himself provided by the Shankly family.

The history intertwined with our hotel makes it an experience in itself. Whether you’re a Shankly fan or looking for a luxury hotel with character, you’ll feel right at home at The Shankly.

To book a table for a pre-theatre meal or an overnight stay near to Liverpool’s theatres, you can speak to one of our helpful team on 0151 909 3643.

 

The Perfect Weekend Break at The Shankly

Why not treat yourself this year to an unforgettable weekend break at The Shankly Hotel?

Busy routines and endless work make it easy to forget to treat yourself, or to treat those that matter most.  So, we think you should make a short weekend getaway a must-do in 2017!

With the ideal balance of comfort and entertainment, a stay at The Shankly will leave you feeling restored and ready to take on the week ahead. We’re sure that you’ll leave with lasting memories and a real essence of the city.

Why stay at The Shankly?

If you’re looking to treat a football fan to their ideal weekend away, or you’re just looking for a hotel with some character, we have the perfect spot. Located within Liverpool’s Millennium House building, The Shankly Hotel is a blend of history and elegance with modern twists.

Dedicated to the legendary football manager Bill Shankly, the hotel radiates character and charm from the moment you step inside. In fact, the history on offer makes The Shankly more than just a hotel. Encompassing a one of a kind museum filled with memorabilia, it’s an experience that can’t be found elsewhere. Memorabilia includes Bill Shankly’s typewriter and original LFC contract, which were provided exclusively by the Shankly family.

Rooms at The Shankly

The Shankly

With elegant décor and designs, the rooms and suites at The Shankly are truly something else. Our rooms and larger suites vary in design but never compromise on quality or style. You can always expect a comfortable night’s sleep with all the finer details.

Not forgetting, the impressively spacious rooms and suites are equipped with high quality, luxury facilities. The facilities include: double whirlpool jacuzzi baths, complementary WiFi and multiple deluxe double beds.

Shankly jacuzzi bath

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

If you’re only visiting for a short stay, you may want to save more time for sight-seeing and less for debating over restaurants!

Luckily, you’ll find The Bastion Bar & Restaurant situated within the hotel.  With delicious meals to choose from with a glass in hand, The Bastion is a beautiful space for lighter bites, sit down  meals and our much-loved Afternoon Tea.

A central location

Located on dynamic Victoria Street, The Shankly is in the midst of atmospheric restaurants and bars, only moments away from exclusive club Noctua and favourites such as Turtle Bay and Mansion.

It’s also right around the corner from the city’s leading shopping destinations, ranging from high-street favourites to flourishing independent stores. For higher end stores, The Metquarter is a close walk away, where you can shop leading designer names such as Kurt Geiger and Jo Malone.

You’ll also find yourself in walking distance from the world famous Albert Dock and Liverpool’s very own Beatles Museum. So, you’ll never be stuck for things to do. Our lovely team can help you out with any tips you need for getting round the city.

So, for an unforgettable weekend escape, we’ll make sure your stay at The Shankly is a real reflection of Liverpool and its friendly people. To speak to one of our team today, just call 0151 909 3963 or book your stay now!

Relax this January at The Shankly Hotel

When the Christmas celebrations come to an end, it’s inevitable for the January blues to creep in. So, if you’re falling into that post-Christmas slump, why not make the next month more memorable than miserable at the stunning Shankly Hotel?

Whether you’re looking to book your first stay with us, searching for group accommodation in Liverpool or you’re simply planning your return, we’ve compiled some of the Shankly’s top features so that you can make the most of your next visit from check in to check out.

Luxury rooms and features

What sets us apart form other hotels across the city is our luxury rooms and studios, equipped with high-quality features. Designed to suit both couples and larger groups, rooms and suites at the Shankly include comfortable double beds, whirlpool Jacuzzi baths for calming your mind and of course, free WiFi to enjoy at your leisure.

The décor and design evoke a nostalgic ambience with modern twists, capturing the story of footballing legend Bill Shankly’s life with a sleek and stylish finish.

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Wining and dining at the Bastion

We understand that wining and dining are two of the most important parts of any getaway! That’s why The Bastion Bar & Restaurant offers a unique space for our guests to enjoy a delicious range of food, timeless wines and much-loved cocktails at 2 for £10.

At the Bastion we have something for everyone. Our carefully crafted menus offer a variety of dishes, including our famous Shankly Burger, Homemade Beef Brisket Hash and lighter options including our refreshing Halloumi and Artichoke Salad.

Not forgetting, you can choose from unmissable desserts featuring our Selection of Local Cheeses, tasty Coffee and Walnut Cheescake and dreamy Baked Chocolate Fondant. You’ll leave feeling replenished and ready for a busy day of exploring or a cosy night in.

Bastion Shankly Burger

The theme

Undoubtedly one of the biggest attractions of our hotel is our one of a kind theme. Overnight guests and restaurant visitors can take advantage of the exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia interwoven thoughtfully around the hotel and restaurant area.

Received from the Shankly family themselves, our memorabilia displays feature Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract, beloved typewriter and even letters from fans. So, if you’re a football fanatic yourself or someone special springs to mind, January is the perfect time for treating yourself or a loved one to an unforgettable break.

Bill Shankly

A dynamic location

While everything you could hope for can be found within our hotel, we know many of our guests enjoy exploring Liverpool’s world famous sights and hidden gems. Located on Victoria Street, we’re right in the centre of the city’s vibrant nightlife, array of shopping areas and restaurants, and we’re even within walking distance from the incomparable Albert Dock.

So whether you fancy hitting Liverpool One’s shops, drinking in independent bars loved by locals, or soaking up some history in The Beatles Museum, we can guarantee that the Shankly is the perfect place to rest your head after an exciting day of adventure.

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To make your January memorable, you can book your stay today!

Shop ‘til you Drop at The Shankly Hotel

Christmas is over and now we can welcome in those preseason sales and spend a day shopping in Liverpool city centre. So, if Santa didn’t bring you everything you asked for it’s time to shop ‘til you drop at The Shankly Hotel with some of our exclusive offers.

Stay on Boxing Day

If you simply cannot wait to get to the shops and spend your Christmas pennies, get yourself into Liverpool city centre first thing Boxing Day. The shops are opening their doors to the public with Bank Holiday style hours and you can be the first in.

Simply check in early with The Shankly Hotel reception, and enjoy this superb Boxing day offer.

Luxury room in the Shankly

When you return with arms full of fabulous finds, you and another guest can enjoy our luxury Liverpool accommodation with an overnight stay in our Bill Shankly themed suites. As well as some refreshing drinks on the house.

For just £49 each this amazing offer is perfect for a Boxing Day shop ‘til you drop at The Shankly Hotel.

Enjoy a hearty meal with a hearty discount

Following a long day in shopping in Liverpool, battling the crowds with heavy bags in tow, come to The Bastion Bar and Restaurant and take a break.

Enjoy our wonderful winter menu on an Early Bird discount of 25%.

Lunch in the Bastion

This way you can relieve yourself of our shopping bags for a moment, re-fuel with some delicious food and head back into the city for round two.

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant has a relaxing cosy atmosphere as well as being Liverpool’s only Bill Shankly museum.

Before heading back into the shopping frenzy take some time to admire the unique collection of Bill Shankly memorabilia on display.

An amazing offer available until the 30th of December, just one of the fabulous ways to shop ‘til you drop at The Shankly Hotel.

A stay in Ultimate luxury

After a busy Christmas, there’s nothing more enjoyable than spending a little down time with a special somebody. Treat yourselves to a short city centre break with a little added luxury thrown in.

The Presidential Suite at The Shankly Hotel is the perfect place to relax after a day spent enjoying the city. For just £200 per night this amazing suite is yours.

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Take your time to enjoy a little shopping in Liverpool then make your way back to the comfort and luxury of a huge jacuzzi bath, over sized comfy bed and our delightful walk in shower.

The Presidential suite is without a doubt the most indulgent suite at The Shankly Hotel. So, go on and spoil yourself with a short and luxurious stay in Liverpool before this brilliant offer ends.

Have you booked your stay yet?

Our city centre location provides guests easy access to the best retail districts in Liverpool. The friendly staff at The Shankly Hotel will be on hand for directions to your favourite high-street outlet. They might even be able to suggest some great Liverpool alternatives.

Whether you stay for the night or simply enjoy a short break from the shops in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, we would love to help you make your day of shopping in Liverpool a real treat.

Book today or call on 0151 601 8801 or email the reservations team at info@signatureliving.co.uk, we cant wait to help arrange your stay.