30 Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza at The Shankly Hotel

Spend a brilliant day watching boxing day football in Liverpool with the whole family at The Shankly Hotel. We’ve tailormade a special boxing day football event for families of footy fans to come together and enjoy the match in an amazing atmosphere.

Pop your new team shirt on and make your way to our 30 Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza this boxing day in Liverpool.

The best place to watch boxing day football 2017

Where else could you gather together with the whole family, enjoy a menu of delicious food, superb drinks offers and get a guaranteed seat to watch boxing day football in Liverpool?

At The Shankly Hotel, there’s nothing more important than family (but football comes close). Bill Shankly himself was a man who wholeheartedly dedicated himself to the game of football but still made time for his loving family.

Our Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza celebrates Shankly’s love of the game and his devoted family by giving people a safe and welcoming place to enjoy boxing day football in Liverpool.

The match will be screened on 10 TV’s dotted all around The Bastion Bar and Restaurant giving every fan unobstructed views of the action.

For just £19.95 per adult, a choice of meal from The Bastion Restaurant’s favourite dishes and a free drink is yours and better still your little footy fans eat for free.

Wait there’s more . . .

Throughout the game, a gifted local musician will be keeping the match day atmosphere alive playing a superb song list of LFC and other football-themed tunes.

To keep the whole family entertained we will also be giving you the chance to get your hands on some unbelievable prizes that include food, drink and accommodation in The Shankly Hotel.

Those in town to watch boxing day football in Liverpool will also have access to The Bastion Bar’s legendary drinks offers and enjoy the “In Play Drink” promotions where the prices are dictated what happening on the pitch.

 

On top of all this visitors will be able to peruse the wonderful collection of rare Shankly memorabilia including family photos telegrams and coveted LFC treasures.

The Shankly Hotel is Liverpool’s only football-themed hotel, that has family fun at its core so come enjoy the boxing day football in Liverpool as Shankly would have, surrounded by family.

Why Bellefield?

When Shankly came to Liverpool he and his loving family settled down in West Derby in a house that is now a footballing landmark.

This family home is situated in the leafy suburbs of Liverpool on Bellefield Ave, within an easy walking distance of Walker Playing Fields, Melwood Training Ground and what is now known as the Bill Shankly Recreation Ground.

It was common practice for the large Shankly family to come together in the Bellefield family home where Shank’s would have the footy on and Nanny Ness would whip up a delicious family meal for everyone to tuck into.

 

Why not book your family a Shankly Tour including a trip to the hallowed ground which is the Shankly family home?

This, as well as a guided trip around the city’s most iconic cultural and footballing landmarks, ensures the whole family enjoy a fun, family day together before sitting down to watch the boxing day football in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel.

Book today to watch boxing day football in Liverpool

The Liverpool vs Swansea match kicks off at 17:30 pm giving you and the family plenty of time to enjoy a scrumptious evening meal, some “In Play Drinks” and toe-tapping music.

At The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, the homely atmosphere is perfect for bringing families together and for true football fans, a chance to learn a little more about the sports greatest player-manager.

Thanks to the Shankly family there’s plenty of fascinating Shankly stories associated with his time at Liverpool Football Club and hilarious anecdotes detailing Shankly as a family man can be found among the memorabilia.

Our Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza is the perfect combination of footballing family fun and the best way to enjoy the boxing day football in Liverpool this year.

Also is you are hanging around in town consider the amazing Stardust Boxing Night Disco taking place in Eden our fabulous rooftop events venue click here for more details.

Call to book your table on 0151 541 9999 and check out some of our amazing seasonal accommodation offers here built for families of football.

Liverpool Theatres Top Panto’s, Plays & Performances for the Kids in for December

Bring the kids to The Shankly this December and check out any of these amazing plays, pantos and performances taking place in top Liverpool theatres throughout the festive season.

There’s something for all age ranges, from everybody’s favourite classic a Christmas Carol to a rock n roll spectacular at the Everyman. A visit to any of these spectacular Liverpool theatres will make any festive visit to the city unforgettable.

Rock n Roll Panto The Little Mermaid

Where: Everyman

When: 25th November – 20th January

Bringing live music and panto fun to Disney’s magical tale The Little Mermaid, the genius at Everyman have put together a stage spectacular for the festive season.

The Everyman is one of the Liverpool theatres to do things a little differently and the Rock n Roll Panto The Little Mermaid is no exception to this rule.

There promises to be interaction with the audiences from seasoned panto dame Francis Tucker, getting the kids and adult up on their feet to sing along or dance to avoid a soaking.

Expect a whole new world of pantomime in Liverpool at Everyman this December.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Live Orchestra

Where: Echo

When: 1st December

Fans of J.K Rowling’s masterpiece, the Harry Potter saga will adore this performance taking place at the Echo Arena.

If you have a little witch or wizard in your family or are a wannabe Hogwarts student yourself, this is a one-off screening of the second instalment of the Harry Potter movies; The Chamber of Secrets.

The twist, the entire film will be backed by the sounds of orchestra bringing the musical magic to life and transporting audiences into the bewitching world where cars fly, snakes talk, and spiders are as big as houses.

The Jungle Book

Where: Unity Theatre

When: 1st December – January 6th

From classic novel to Disney animation to the latest Disney film The Jungle Book is a story that has captured hearts and minds all over the world and across generations.

This festive season Unity Theatre has adapted the much-loved Jungle Book to a superb stage spectacular fit for ages five and up.

Unity theatre has captured all the magic of Rudyard Kipling’s original novel transforming it into an engaging performance for the whole family to enjoy.

Get ready to sing along to Baloo’s ‘Bear Necessities’ and King Louis’s ‘I wanna be like you-oo-oo’ at Unity Theatre this Christmas.

Cinderella

Where: Empire

When: 16th December – 7th January

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo your way to the Empire this December for a classic portrayal of the magical Cinderella.

This amazing princess fairy-tale has been adapted to create a hilarious pantomime with all the necessary ingredients to make audiences laugh.

Get the kids involved as they hiss and boo at the ugly sisters and enjoy clever performances from the celebrity cast members like the handsome Prince Charming, played by Duncan James.

Everyone can go to the ball this festive season and enjoy a truly magical Cinderella performance at the Empire.

Peter Pan

Where: Epstein

When: 8th December – 1st January

Follow the second star to the right as it takes you and the kids to the Epstein theatre where Never-neverland awaits.

The most frightening villain of all time, Captain Hook will be taking on Peter Pan, The Lost Boys, Tinker-bell and The Darling Family Cook in this swashbuckling adventure of magic and wonder.

If you and the little ones still believe in fairy’s, love going on adventures across the high seas meeting Indians and mermaids along the way then this is the perfect Liverpool Panto for you.

Aladdin

Where: Echo

When: 15th – 24th December

Taking panto back to its roots the Echo Arena is putting on a traditional pantomime performance of Aladdin.

Competing with other Liverpool theatres the Echo Arena have chosen a classic play to mesmerise audiences with. Join the cast as they take on the evil magician Abanazar as he tries to take over the world and stop Aladdin from winning the heart of Princess Jasmine.

There’ll be plenty of audience participation required as well as a little magic from the Genie of the Lamp and the Slave of the Ring.

See if your little ones can help make sure Aladdin gets his happily ever after at the Echo Arena this festive season.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Where: Grand Central Hall Liverpool

When: 16th – 23rd December

Jack and the Beanstalk

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Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum to Grand Central Hall you and the family will come, for the perfect Christmas panto experience.

In one of the grandest and oldest Liverpool theatres, an all-star cast will be re-enacting the classic fable Jack and the Beanstalk.

Join in as Jack climbs the magical beanstalk to a world beyond the clouds, meet the super scary giant who lives there.

The whole family will love a visit to Grand Central Hall this festive season to watch a timeless story played out with unexpected modern twists.

A Christmas Carol

Where: St George’s Hall

When: 21st – 23rd December

Dickens’ timeless novel that has inspired countless Christmas movies is being respectfully brought to the audience from the grandest of all Liverpool theatres, St George’s Hall.

Inside the grand space, audiences can enjoy this Christmas classic brought to life including ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come.

Introduce the family to some historic literary culture visiting the world of that of the greatest English writers of all time created for us at Christmas. All taking place inside one of Liverpool’s most amazing landmarks no more than five minutes’ walk from The Shankly Hotel.

Seasonal Stays at The Shankly Hotel

We welcome families all year round at The Shankly Hotel but on the lead, up to Christmas there are some superb family accommodation offers available that will help you have a great stay at an affordable price.

Check out these amazing offers here and start planning your Christmas day out with the kids to any of these Liverpool theatres. Book your stay or ask any questions by calling our team on 0151 601 8801 or email info@sigantureliving.co.uk.

Plan the Perfect Festive Family Getaway at The Shankly Hotel

Get together at The Shankly Hotel one of the best places to stay at Christmas with the children in Liverpool and enjoy a whole host of festive family fun.

We’ve got everything from delicious Festive Afternoon Tea to the best Christmas party in Liverpool at the Cunard Building.

Here’s a roundup of what you and the family can get up to this Christmas in Liverpool whilst staying together at The Shankly Hotel.

A fabulous festive family hotel offer

‘If the weather outside is frightful’ don’t worry as The Shankly Hotel is delightful especially when you are staying with your family around Christmas time.

Our Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow offer is ideal for enjoying some of the best parts of Christmas in Liverpool.

Stay overnight in a luxurious city centre hotel room with bags of space for you and the children to have loads of festive fun.

Enjoy sleeping in the comfortable, cosy double beds or taking a dip in the double jacuzzi bath. There’s a huge TV for watching festive family films and of course, the superb location gives you and the family the best access to the best Christmas activities taking place in Liverpool.

The best is yet to come as this amazing Liverpool hotel offer includes a special invitation to the best Christmas party in town.

Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard


Included in the Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow offer you and the family are invited to Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard where there’ll be plenty of family fun for everyone.

Meet Santa Claus himself as he welcomes you to his very own Christmas party in Liverpool. The whole family can make their way to the Jingle Bell Rocks disco to dance the night away to your favourite Christmas tunes.

Enjoy some tasty treats from mulled wine at the bar and delicious festive food straight from Mrs Claus’ kitchen.

Children will love chatting with the elves and seeing real live reindeer in the Reindeer Ranch and adults will enjoy sipping some festive beverages at the bar whilst the little ones play.

Making the evening even more magical will be a cinema screening of some special Christmas movies to get everyone in the spirit of the season.

This is the Christmas party in Liverpool that everybody wants to be invited and you are when booking to stay at The Shankly Hotel and the Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow offer.

What’s on in Liverpool this Christmas

Thanks to the awesome location of The Shankly Hotel all guests have immediate access to Liverpool’s most amazing Christmas events.

There is a selection of superb Christmas markets to attend, one of which is based at St George’s Hall. The Liverpool Ice Festival on Pier Head is a winter wonderland unlike any other, with ice rinks, food stalls and funfair rides.

If there’s some last-minute Christmas shopping to catch up on all of Liverpool’s favourite retail outlets are within 5 minutes’ walk from The Shankly Hotel.

Theatres in Liverpool are putting on a massive selection of pantomimes throughout December including Aladdin at the Echo Arena, Peter Pan at the Epstein and a Rock n’ Roll Little Mermaid pantomime at Everyman.

So much to keep the whole family occupied during Christmas time in Liverpool and all within walking distance of The Shankly Hotel.

Things to do at The Shankly Hotel

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Not only is The Shankly Hotel one of the best places to stay at Christmas with the children in Liverpool but its also superb for dining and exploring some footballing history as well.

There are plenty of ways to spend time together with the family inside The Shankly Hotel including taking a tour around the Shankly Museum. A treasure trove of footballing memorabilia that is ideal for family football fans to explore.

Festive Afternoon Tea is the ideal way to indulge the family that has a sweet tooth and a hankering for mince pies at Christmas time. Enjoy lunch with the kids before heading out for a Christmas adventure in the city.

It’d be a shame to miss all of Liverpool’s popular attractions and landmarks during your visit so why not book a Shankly Experience Tour and see what makes Liverpool special. Check out the Liverpool was Made for Me package, visiting the hot spots associated with Liverpool football or a Fab Four Tour where guests can visit Beatles landmarks and learn more about Liverpool’s musical heritage.

Book your stay at The Shankly Hotel

Shanklky Family diner Bastion Bar and Restaurant

Booking the family festive break in Liverpool couldn’t be easier as you can choose to use our offer page here and select dates for your stay or call our team on 0151 601 8801. Our reservations staff are also available via email info@signatureliving.co.uk ready to answer questions or take bookings for your family getaway.

Simply request the Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow offer or see if there are some other packages available for you and your family at The Shankly Hotel this Christmas in Liverpool.

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.

 

Where to Spend Halloween in Liverpool with the Whole Family

For a spooktacularly great time spend your Halloween in Liverpool with the entire family and stay at The Shankly Hotel. We’ve gathered together the greatest ghoulish events taking place all over the city this year for families of all ages.

So if you’ve always suspected you weren’t a muggle, feel like getting your ghostly groove on or fancy a frightful bit of family fun we’ve got a guide to some superbly spooky events that will keep you and kids entertained this Halloween in Liverpool.

Jumping Jacks Halloween Party

Where: Sefton Park Palm House

When: 31st October 14:00pm and 17:00pm

Age: 1-10 years

Jumping Jacks Party for Halloween in Liverpool

source: Jumping Jacks Facebook

For plenty of frightful family fun, this Halloween take the kids along to Sefton Park where they can attend Jumping Jacks Halloween Party.

There’ll be fun and games, Halloween party dances and plenty of spooky Halloween characters like the Ghostbusters for the little ones to interact with.

Make your kids Halloween in Liverpool special this year and take them along to Jumping Jacks Halloween Party at Sefton Park.

Wonderland: A Spooktacular Family Halloween Disco

Where: Hangar 34

When: 28th October 14:00pm – 17:00pm

Age: No age restrictions

Halloween Family Disco

source: Spotted in Ely

From start to finish this Halloween Extravaganza is jam-packed with family time fun for adults and your little ones.

Start the day off in the soft play area where you tiny tots will be able to meet their favourite characters including Spiderman, Minions and PJ Masks.

There’ll be frightful face-painting, marvellous up-close magic shows, dance competitions and of course some traditional apple bobbing.

The whole thing will be wrapped up with an awesome magic show live on stage, your kids and you will have a blast this Halloween in Liverpool at Wonderland’s Spooktacular Family Disco.

Witches and Wizards School of Excellence

Where: Constellations

When: 29th October 17:30pm – 19:00pm

Age: No age restrictions

Witches and Wizards School of Excellence

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If you and your family are serious Harry Potter fans and dream of one day going to Hogwarts to learn the art of Witch Craft and Wizardry then this event is the perfect place for you to spend Halloween in Liverpool this year.

Hosted at Liverpool’s most popular social event space, Constellations, The Witches Wizards School of Excellence is accepting new pupils and you could be on your way to being a master of all things magical leaving the Muggle world behind you.

Learn how to mix the perfect potion and master spells of great difficulty becoming the best witch or wizard you can be and putting even the famous Harry Potter to shame.

Ottersghoul Horror Maze

Where: Otterspool Adventure Centre

When: 31st October 17:00pm – 20:00pm

Age: 12+

Ottersghoul Horror Maze Halloween in Liverpool

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For a spine-chilling adventurous Halloween in Liverpool, Otterspool Adventure Centre have created an interactive experience that will leave your kids terrifically terrified.

Let them wander through the mysterious maze and encounter a number of scary special effects, creepy creatures and eerie activities along the way.

For those who dare, descend the death drop which is a 50ft vertical slide that disappears into the darkened depths.

A ghoulish dinner will be served from 17:00 pm – 22:00 pm and adults can enjoy some kooky cocktails after taking on the Ottersghoul Horror Maze with the family.

Shiverpool’s Hope Street Shivers

Where: The Cathedral Quarter of Liverpool

When: 31st October

Age: all ages

Shiverpool Ghost Tours

source: Shiverpool Facebook

Shiverpool is a longstanding tour group that take visitors to Liverpool on tours around the most haunting parts of the city.

The experienced guides will recount bloodcurdling tales from the cities well known haunted past and keep audiences entertained along the way.

There are a number of tours across the city running all year round but the Hope Street Shivers tours specifically run on all Hallows Eve and takes a look underneath the Anglican Cathedral and through St James’ cemetery.

Family friendly tours are tailored towards and groups of all ages and especially for Halloween the guides don their freakiest fancy-dress costumes and provide the perfect Halloween in Liverpool with a look at the creepiest corners of the city.

Ghoulies Haunted House

Where: Dale Street

When: 19th– 31st October 19:00 pm and 20:00 pm

Age: Kid Friendly before 20:00 pm

Ghoulies Haunted House Halloween in Liverpool

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Known as the funniest yet most frightening night of your life this Halloween in Liverpool Ghoulies Haunted House will be hosting a freaky family-friendly session perfect for the little ones.

Up until 20:00 pm the kids can make their way through the wickedly wacky haunted house and encounter some ghoulish characters along the way.

There will be animatronics with horrifying Hollywood style special effects, enough to gently spook the kiddies at this fun family-friendly fright fest.

Victoria Gallery & Museum – Family Saturday

Where: Victoria Gallery & Museum

When: 28th October 10:30am – 16:00pm

Age: No age restrictions

Victoria Gallery and Museum Halloween

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Take the whole family along to visit one of Liverpool’s most historic buildings to watch a monster movie and have a go at some spooky science too.

Monster movie Hotel Transylvania II will be screened from 10:30 am followed by some creepy chemistry experiments where kids can make their own spider webs, shrinking spiders and some super slimy bugs.

Top the day off with a lesson in the Dark Arts with Professor Alex Burrows in the hat factory exhibition right inside the museum.

A gruesomely great interactive experience is on the cards this Halloween in Liverpool at Victoria Gallery and Museum’s Fun Family Saturday.

Boomchikkaboom Halloween Bash

Where: Revolucion de Cuba

When: 25th October 11:00am – 14:00pm

Ages: 4-11

Boomchikkaboom - Halloween Bash

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Bring the family along to enjoy some devilish dancing fun at BoomChikkkaBoom, Revolucion de Cuba on Albert Dock for a Halloween themed children friendly rave.

The little ones will be able the shimmy and shake on the dance floor, learn some new moves from trained dance instructors and have a little sing-song to their favourite tunes.

Then let their creepy creative side run wild with some creep arts and crafts, a fun family sized photo booth, colourful candy floss and freaky face painting.

There’ll be prizes and competitions throughout the day and with soft play areas for the littlest ones and a relaxing adult only area your Halloween in Liverpool at Revolucion de Cuba is ideal for the entire family.

Spend Halloween in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel

Shankly Hotel Family Room

Our list of family-friendly Halloween events in Liverpool will leave you and the kids spoiled for choice.

Instead of staying at home this year bobbing for apples or doing the neighbourhood rounds trick or treating stay at The Shankly Hotel and enjoy an exciting Halloween in Liverpool this year.

Our family rooms are spacious and ideal for accommodating your and your little ghouls in comfort and luxury. What’s more, The Shankly Hotel is perfectly situated in the city centre so you and the kids will have easy access to all these amazing Halloween events.

Shanklky Family diner Bastion Bar and Restaurant

Check out some of our exclusive family offers running throughout Halloween week that includes meals, and breakfast buffets in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant for everyone in your party.

Call now to arrange your stay on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk. We will help you and the family arrange a superbly spooky stay at The Shankly Hotel during Halloween in Liverpool 2017.

Spend a Special Father’s Day out in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel

The perfect Father’s Day out in Liverpool starts and ends at The Shankly Hotel this year with our Dads and Lads on Tour package.

Spoil the number one man in your life on this special day and make this a spectacular Father’s Day he’ll never forget.

A Breakfast of Champions

Full English at Bastion

Starting in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, Dad can tuck into a huge buffet breakfast with all his favourites.

Fresh pastries and fruit, bread and preserves or a good old full English will be on the table as well as unlimited tea, coffee and fruit juice.

Start the day the right way in the Bastion as you and dad look forward to what’s still to come.

Take a look around the rare Bill Shankly memorabilia on display in our very own Shankly Museum before commencing onto the next portion of your special Father’s day out in Liverpool from The Shankly Hotel.

Liverpool Was Made For Me

Shankly at LFC

The next portion of a truly memorable Father’s Day out in Liverpool’s comes in the form of a Shankly Experience Tour.

This amazing all encompassing tour will introduce you and dad to the city of Liverpool as seen through the eyes of Bill Shankly whilst he lived and worked in Liverpool.

Take a journey through the rich footballing heritage of Liverpool whilst enjoying tales about the legendary football manager as told by his family and friends.

After seeing and learning all about Shankly’s Liverpool your next stop will take you around the newly refurbished Anfield Stadium.

A New Anfield

Anfield football ground

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Setting foot in Anfield for any football fan is a special experience, whether you are a Reds fan or not. The stadium holds so much history with regards to great footballing moments and sporting icons.

On this special Father’s Day out in Liverpool, you and Dad can take a tour around Anfield and check out the progress of works underway.

A brand-new pitch is being laid as we speak and there are another 40 jobs being carried out to improve the look and accessibility of Liverpool football clubs most hallowed grounds.

Dad will get to go behind the scenes and stand where legends have stood before him. A fabulous footballing experience for any true fan of the sport.

Back at The Shankly

Bastion main meal

With a new perspective on the life of Shankly in Liverpool, you can return to the Shankly Hotel and learn a little more about how the legend lived and worked.

Enjoy a complimentary drink as you hear all about the items on display in the Shankly museum.

Learn how each piece relates to the footballing icon and in doing so understand the effect Shankly had on all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Next, sit down to a superb three course Sunday lunch prepared by the talented hands of the Bastion Bar and Restaurant chefs who’ve made it their mission to provide a mouth-watering menu for dads who deserve treating this Father’s Day.

The special set menu includes;

Starter:

Vine Ripened Tomato and Feta Bruschetta with Pine nuts and Ripped Basil

Main Course:

Roast Striploin of Beef, Tenderstem Broccoli, Chantenay Carrots, Mange Tout and Rich Beef Gravy, Served with a Yorkshire Pudding

Or

Wild Mushroom and Truffle Macaroni Bake with a Garlic Ciabatta Crumb and House Salad (V)

Dessert:

Baked Chocolate Fondant, Salted Caramel Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce

What more could you want?

Luxury suite at the Shankly

If all this isn’t enough why not top your Father’s Day out in Liverpool off with a luxurious overnight stay in the stunning Shankly Hotel.

Make dad’s day with a luxury hotel suite in the heart of Liverpool city centre complete with large flat screen TV that he can hog all night and an indulgent whirlpool bath (because we all know dad secretly loves a bubble bath).

Organise the perfect Father’s Day out in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel by calling 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

It’s time to make dad’s dreams come true this year with the full Shankly Experience Dads and Lads on Tour Package the best Father’s Day gift you can give.

What’s on The Shankly: The Best Liverpool Events in June

At The Shankly Hotel, we like to make sure our guests enjoy the very best of what’s on in the Liverpool during their stay. Here we’ve rounded up the best Liverpool events in June for our guests to enjoy whilst visiting the city including live music and comedy, fun outdoor activities and fabulous afternoon tea’s for everybody.

There’s always plenty to do in Liverpool at the start of the summer but we’ve hand selected a month’s worth of fun city events not to be missed for you, our guests.

The Wedding Singer Musical

Where: Epstein Theatre

When: 3rd June

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If you were a fan of the 1998 film The Wedding Singer then a trip to the theatre to see the amazing musical version is a must.

Take a journey back to the 80s when hair was huge and fashion was questionable and meet Robbie Hart as he goes from number one wedding singer to heartbroken wedding wrecker.

This is a love story with all the usual obstacles brought to you through the mediums of song and dance.

Even if you haven’t seen the movie this stage show spectacular will get you out of your seat and bopping away to tonnes of 80s tune and new hits performed by a cast including Ray Quinn and the X Factor’s Cassie Compton.

This hit show is taking the UK by storm so make sure you get your tickets during a visit to Liverpool this June.

Live Comedy

Where: Laughter House

When: 3rd June

source: Laughter House Comedy FaceBook

If musicals aren’t your thing but laughter is then head to the Laughter House where funnily enough you’re guaranteed a side-splitting good time.

Originating from Stockport, Mike Newall has been on the comedy scene since 2002 making appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival over the years.

His humour is story telling at it’s driest, delivered from real life experiences his audiences can relate too.

Alongside other comedic talents such as the decidedly dark humour of Andy Askins and the Canada’s own Allyson June, this is one night out that guarantees to bring the laughter.

Fun Themed Afternoon Tea’s

Where: Garden of Eden

A craze that swept the nation, brought back from the days of old when the only form of entertainment was gossip and a well-brewed cup of tea. Afternoon Tea is a classy way to enjoy a light bite of pretty cakes and sandwiches at any time of the day.

To make these events more interesting The Shankly Hotel have added a dash of excitement into their version of the classic afternoon tea with a variety of themed services.

  • Swing Afternoon Tea 4th June

During the Swing Afternoon Tea in The Shankly Hotel’s rooftop paradise events venue, the Garden of Eden, guests can delight in exquisite food, with views and entertainment to match.

  • MadHatter Afternoon Tea 10th and 17th

Bringing a little eccentricity to and otherwise elegant affair, the MadHatter Afternoon Tea Party invites adults into a wonderful world of make belief and magic filled with whimsical characters.

Perfect for family and children of all ages this amazing afternoon tea has a fairytale theme encouraging fancy dress and providing an enchanting experience for all involved.

During your stay see which of these amazing themed afternoon tea’s will be taking place and enjoy something extraordinary during your visit to Liverpool in June.

Liverpool Acoustic Extra

Where: View Two Gallery

When: 9th June

source: Liverpool Acoustic FaceBook

The musical talent pool in Liverpool runs deep and for that reason, the city is often filled with great places to catch a glimpse of the next rising star.

Take yourself to the View Two Gallery on Friday the 9th of June for an acoustic music special performance of three extremely talented local acts.

Liverpool Acoustic organisation take it upon themselves to arrange for local and national artists to perform their skills to live audiences, bringing an eclectic selection of shows to Liverpool year round.

As well as amazing music View Two Gallery also have a stunning collection of other mediums of artwork including painting and sculptures from local artists.

For a night immersed in the artistic talents of Liverpool, head to View Two Gallery during your stay at The Shankly Hotel.

CLUB TROPICANA

Where: Garden of Eden

When: 17th June

We’re feeling nostalgic at The Shankly Hotel this June and will be bringing our guests and the public a chance to relive some of the best parts of our favourite decade; the 80s at CLUB TROPICANA night in the Garden of Eden.

Get your hair styled high and your shoulder pads even higher for a night of retro music, classic 80s style cocktails and a fun fancy dress competition in Liverpool’s most stunning rooftop garden venue.

“Get into the Groove” on the dance floor and show off those signature moves from back in the day as our surprise tribute act takes to the stage and transports you back to the fun and happening years of the 80s.

We’re looking forward to welcoming the wild side of the greatest decade yet at the Shankly Hotel this June in Liverpool.

Bubble Rush

Where: Croxteth Park

When: 18th June

Organised by Radio City and Extreme Adventure Ltd, Bubble Rush is a unique way to enjoy charitable and outdoor family time together with a colourful twist.

Join the crowds at Croxteth Park on the 18th June as they run or walk to raise money for two Liverpool-based charities. Radio City’s Cahs for Kids and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice will benefit from the proceeds of this fun family day.

The full 5k course begins in a cloud of coloured bubbles, and families of all ages are encouraged to dress in white so throughout the run they change colour running through each bubble station along the way.

The Bubble Rush is entertaining, messy and for a great cause. The perfect excuse to get dressed up stay healthy with the whole family whilst playing with tonnes of bubbles.

Liverpool Makefest

Where: Central Library

When: 24th June

Time to get creative this June in Liverpool as Central Library invites the public to Makefest.

At this gathering of creative projects from all mediums including science, technology, craft and artwork guests are encouraged to come and learn more.

This amazing event is organised to inspire and educate the public to get involved and make things happen using their own creative minds and hands.

Spend a day with the family learning more about an existing hobby or pick up entirely new ones as you explore the many wonders of what the human mind is capable of.

Book to stay at The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel is a family friendly Liverpool hotel that welcomes people of all ages to come and enjoy the city of Liverpool together. The amazing and spacious accommodation is ideal for groups to spend some quality time away from their day to day routines in luxurious surroundings.

There are plenty of great accommodation offers for our guests to come and enjoy the best Liverpool events in June together. We look forward to seeing you soon for your next short break away. Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@sigantureliving.co.uk, to see what’s going on in Liverpool during your stay at The Shankly Hotel.

5 of the Best Liverpool Hotel Offers from the Shankly Hotel

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

The Shankly’s Summer Stay and Spa

Summer stay and spa- Liverpool hotel offers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bubbles and Breakfast for Two

Bubbles and Breakfast - Liverpool hotel offer

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Perfect Place to Watch the Premier League

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dream Lunch Dinner Party

Lunch with Shanks - Liverpool hotel offer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fun Family Fridays

Family Fridays - Liverpool hotel offer

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

What to do during the day in Liverpool

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

Family Concert: Magical Musical Kingdoms

When: 9th April begins at 14:00

Where: Philharmonic Hall

Family visit to Liverpool - Phillharmonic

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

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

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

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

Grand National Eden rooftop VIP event

When: 7th/8th/9th

Where: Eden Rooftop The Shankly Hotel

Grand National event at Eden

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

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

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

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

The WHO Rock Opera

When: 3rd of April

Where: Echo Arena

The Who Rock Opera

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

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

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

Fun Night time events

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

The Witty Committee Marie Curie Fundraiser

When: 4th April 19:00

Where: Hot Water Comedy Club

Comedy visit to Liverpool Witty Committee

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

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

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

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

Grand National Aintree preview

When: Wednesday 5th 18:30 pm

Where: St George’s Hall

Grand National Weekend

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

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

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

ABBA Revival

When: 18:30pm – 11:30pm 7th April

Where: Hangar 34

ABBA funky visit to Liverpool

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

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

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

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

 

Stay at the Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel

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

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

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

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk, for the latest prices and availability.

The Perfect Pancake Day at The Shankly Hotel

Hooray, hooray it’s Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel.

That time of year again, when we all become culinary genius’ and break out our frying pans to create masterpieces of pancake perfection. Next come the toppings that range from traditional lemon and sugar to fresh fruits and lashings of cream or for the sickliest of sweet teeth Nutella, caramel and even ice cream.

Spend Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel

 

What was once a way for folk to fill up before lent, has now become a day that celebrates culinary creativity.

At the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, our talented chefs have mastered the perfect pancake batter that creates the fluffiest of doughy delights.

Next, they’ve whipped up a delicious menu of toppings. Choose from UK favourite lemon and sugar or refreshing strawberries and cream and with many more tasty toppings to build your own super stack of perfect pancakes it’ll be the best Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel.

A Pancake reception

Going one step further we will be providing some tasty treats and perhaps a little entertainment to boot.

Our talented reception team will be popping on their chef’s aprons to serve guests with plates of perfect pancakes from a pop-up pancake stall.

Check out their pancake performance as you are waiting to check in for the night, or perhaps pick up a pancake to take away as a snack for in your room or out in the city.

Who knows our staff members may even compete for the title of most fabulous flipper?

Great for the family

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant

This year forget worrying about all those sticky dishes or having to scrape batter off the ceiling. Instead, spend Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel and enjoy perfect pancakes for the whole family.

Great for the kids as they get to create their own super stack of fluffy pancakes topped with all their favourites. Great for you as you don’t have to clear up the mess they leave behind.

Spend the night

Next, enjoy some takeaway pancakes in your Shankly themed family suite. Book to stay in one of our luxury interconnected rooms that are ideal for separating you from the kids for the night.

The Shankly Hotel family suite

Let them enjoy watching a movie from the comfort of their beds as you enjoy some quiet time in a huge double bed or recline into an indulgent jacuzzi bath.

Speak to us today

For more information or to spend Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk. We know it’s going to be a flipping great day.

 

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

Asian Sharing platter - meal in Liverpool

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

Shankly and Ness

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

Bill and Ness Shankly

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

Shankly love of the people

 

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.