Shankly Hotel’s Guide to What’s On in Liverpool in May

We’re well into the throws of spring now and with two bank holidays to look forward to in Liverpool in May, there’s no excuse for not taking advantage of everything the city has to offer.

Here at The Shankly Hotel, we pride ourselves on being at the very epicentre of all the exciting things that happen in Liverpool and our staff are always on hand to make sure you make the most of your stay with us by experiencing the plethora of events and activities that take place in the city every day.

If you’re staying with us next month, take a look at what’s on offer in Liverpool in May.

Champions League Semi-Final

When: 2nd May

Where: The Shankly Hotel

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After an electric and unparalleled atmosphere at Anfield last week, Liverpool head to Italy for the second leg of the Champions League Semi-Final. With a three goal advantage already in the bag, Liverpool just need to continue with their determination to pull through to the final.

Catch all of the action live at The Shankly Hotel in our Bastion Bar & Restaurant for an atmosphere like no other. With in-game drinks deals and Reds flocking from all over the city to watch the all-important game in style, there’s nowhere quite like The Bastion to watch the Mighty Reds dominate the pitch.

Take advantage of our match day deals and enjoy food, drink and entertainment for just £12.95 per person. You’ll even have the chance to win some amazing prizes from AAA Sports Memorabilia.

Book your place today with our friendly reservations team by calling 0151 541 9999.

Sound City

When: 5th May – 6th May

Where: Baltic Triangle

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Sound City is back and bigger than ever in the city this year, with some big local and national names taking to various stages in the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool in May. Kicking off the festival calendar in style with 20 venues playing host to more than 100 artists and acts, you’re not going to want to miss this.

From intimate venues to mind-blowing sets, there’s something for everyone when Sound City comes to town.

Don’t worry if you’ve dropped the ball with getting your early bird tickets, there are a few tickets still left for a spontaneous yet fabulous weekend at Sound City.

Absolutely All White Gin Festival

When: 11th May – 12th May

Where: Riversdale Police Club, Aigburth

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Gin festivals are all the rage right now and we couldn’t be happier about it! In Liverpool in May, Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival will return to Riversdale Police Club in Aigburth for a two day extravaganza in early May.

Featuring some of the best gins in the world right now and plenty of perfectly paired Fever Tree tonics, there’s no gin festival quite like this one. There’s even live soul and Motown entertainment in the marquee and amazing views across the water.

The theme of the festival is ‘All White’, so make sure you dress for the occasion!

LightNight Liverpool

When: 18th May

Where: Various

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The incredible LightNight returns to Liverpool once more this May, celebrating the city’s art scene and bringing all the best of Liverpool’s culture and heritage to life, late into the night.

Family friendly and perfect for all ages, LightNight takes you on an adventure through events around the city, showcasing why Liverpool is one of the most well-loved cultural hubs in the country.

There are more than 100 events and exhibitions happening across Liverpool in May for the very special festival, including concerts, art displays, workshops, street performances and theatre. It’s an experience like no other and you shouldn’t miss it!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & Half Marathon

When: 19th May – 20th May

Where: Albert Dock

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Marathons don’t have to be a long slog of pain and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is the best way to keep your spirits up while you walk, jog or run your way round the route.

There’s music at every mile and brilliant medals to be won and let’s not forget all the miles to be run! You’ll take a route through some of the city’s most iconic landmarks along the waterfront when you take on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

If you don’t fancy getting your trainers on, you can still cheer on all the amazing runner on their journey and dance the day away while you wait to show them your support.

The Bordeaux Wine Festival

When: 25th May – 28th May

Where: Pier Head

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One of the most famous wine festivals in the world is making its debut in Liverpool in May this year. The Bordeaux Wine Festival is the leading European wine event and is now in its eleventh year as a biennial festival.

Every year, thousands of wine lovers flock to Bordeaux’s riverfront, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, much like Liverpool’s equally famous waterfront.

Treat yourself to some of Bordeaux’s most famous and delicious wines and enjoy up to six tastings while learning all about the history and diversity of wines from the region.

Spend Early May Bank Holiday Weekend in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel

Early May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool is nigh and if you choose to stay at The Shankly Hotel there’s plenty going on in the city to keep you occupied as well as our amazing accommodation offers to take advantage of.

So what are you waiting for?

Check out our guide to May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool here and start planning your stay today.

May the Fourth Be With You

When: 4th – 5th

Where: Bombed Out Church

Kick off your early May Bank Holiday in Liverpool in style at the Bombed Out Church and show off you Jedi quiz skills at the May The Fourth Be With You Star Wars Quiz Night.

If you know your Wookie from your Ewok then get your team together and join in this superb quiz night under the stars.

Smithdown Road Festival

When: 5th – 7th

Where: Smithdown Road various stages

Another exciting year of free, live music is ahead of us at the Smithdown Road Festival 2018.

Over 180 acts will take to various stages on and around Smithdown Road and there will be plenty to keep families occupied to.

A dedicated kids area and pop up outdoor cinema will be there alongside delicious street food vendors, street theatre performances and free swing dance lessons to all who want to try.

The perfect free day out for the family, with a portion of the proceeds from any sales on the day going towards support for The Whitechapel Homeless Centre.

Dig Deep Garden Party

When: 5th 12:00 – late

Where: Grove Beer Tap and Grill

Being optimistic for early May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool and expecting sunshine against all the odds, Grove Beer Tap and Grill are hosting the very special Dig Deep Garden Party.

Come rain or shine make your way to the outdoor venue to enjoy a day of fabulous DJ’s, live sax from none other than Carl Stanley, drinks, BBQ and shisha.

Liverpool Vegan Festival

When: 5th 10:30 – 16:30

Where: Liverpool University Mountford Hall

Calling all vegans to this amazing event where over 100 stalls will be selling cooked and raw vegan-friendly dishes, vegan-friendly beauty products and doling out national advice to those who want to learn more about their vegan diet.

There will be a selection of cooking demonstrations and the chance to get hands-on and learn something about how to prepare a healthy balanced vegan diet. You could pick up a gift such as a lovely vegan-friendly candle or handmade jewellery, sweet treats, clothing and much more.

Othello

When: 1st – 25th

Where: Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Shakespeare’s Othello is a story that explores human nature and all its faults. Envy, hatred, spite and betrayal.

The Everyman Company have added their own twists with the cast and used modern military experiences to better connect Othello to today’s audiences.

Book your tickets to see a truly memorable performance as The Everyman Company take on Othello.

 

Music at The Museum Shanties

When: 6th 13:00 – 15:00

Where: Museum of Liverpool

In the spirit of Liverpool’s maritime heritage make some time to see the Liverpool Shanty Kings at this May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool at the Museum of Liverpool.

They will be performing live renditions of ancient seas shanties that kept spirits high when sailors sailed out on long sea voyages.

The Liverpool Shanty Kings are also folk music experts and will entertain with their catalogue of English, Irish and Scottish folk tunes too.

Titanic Fashions and Fortunes

When: 6th

Where: Merseyside Maritime Museum

More maritime history now as the Merseyside Maritime Museum explores the fashions and fortunes from onboard Titanic.

This is your chance to get hands-on with some of the fantastic Titanic artefacts and learn a little more about what life might have been like aboard the luxury liner before it sank.

The workshop will invite attendees to try on outfits and explore the lives of the people who were on the passenger list of the worlds most glamorous liner.

Spirit of Liverpool

When: 6th– 7th

Where: Sefton Park

We have a great excuse for you to pay a visit to one of the most beautiful landmarks in Liverpool city centre; The Spirit of Liverpool event at Sefton Park Palm House.

This two-day special event will invite people to discover some new spirits, enjoy their favourites and meet the people behind the process of producing and distilling our favourite tipple.

With live music and fabulous food available too, this is the ideal day out to fill your tummies, wet your whistle and have a bit of a dance as well.

Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool offers at The Shankly

There are plenty of amazing hotel accommodation offers for guests to take advantage of this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool. But if you’re planning on making the most of your weekend break in the city centre then our Ultimate Bank Holiday Weekender offer is perfect.

Stay for all three nights of bank holiday weekend and enjoy welcome beers or Prosecco in your room on arrival.

During your stay, your offer includes a tasty two-course meal in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, a lesson in the art of cocktail making in your own private cocktail masterclass and breakfast every morning of your stay.

This perfect offer is just £239 per person, based on four or more guests sharing one of our spectacular Shankly Hotel rooms.

Call today to book the ultimate bank holiday weekend in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Shankly Hotel’s Guide to the Feast of Fire at St John’s Gardens

Coming to the beautiful St Johns gardens outside St Georges Hall is a hot event you don’t want to miss this Easter weekend; The Feast of Fire.

Ten years ago the organisers of Feast of Fire helped open and close the celebrations for Liverpool Capital of Culture and now the city has invited them back to celebrate 10 years after being awarded the honourable title.

Taking place over two weekends the Feast of Fire begins this weekend, the 23rd of March and ends Easter Bank Holiday Monday. There are early evening sessions for families until 19:30 pm and later sessions for adults only after 20:30 pm.

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The Feast of Fire will be considered Liverpool’s latest mini-festival and will include live music, flaming art installations and fabulous food and drink.

Here’s our guide for what to expect at the Feast of Fire 2018.

History of the Feast of Fire

Inspired by European tradition the Feast of Fire is a celebration of the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

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For centuries Catholic churches have been known to extinguish all the lights that burned in the church throughout the dark winters and light fires to welcome spring. An Easter candle is then lit and used to relight all the extinguished lights in the church bringing in a new season.

In Germany tradition tells of bonfires being lit in villages and residents bringing wood from home to partially burn in the communal fire. The charred wood is then taken home and used in the family fire, the process was said to ward of home fires and poor weather in spring.

Feast of Fire art installation - St John's Gardens

This year Liverpool will begin what is hopefully an annual tradition by bringing the Feast of Fire to the city over Easter Weekend.

Fingers crossed.

Entertainment at the Feast of Fire

As well as being a feast for the eyes, the Feast of Fire will also be showcasing a selection of live acts providing an array of music throughout both weekends.

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Liverpool SoulFest will be kicking things off on the 23rd inviting people to warm their hearts and celebrate the soul of the cities music. Other live performances include Chinese artists at Pagoda Arts, African Heat from the Oye Festival and The Fire of India full of music and dance from the Indian Arts Trust Milapfest.

Each day has been given a different theme and individual groups will arrange live music, performances and art installations to reflect their message or culture;

  • 23rd Fire in My Soul 
  • 24th Celtic Flames
  • 25th Flames from the Dragon
  • 30th The Kazimier Fire Garden
  • 31st African Heat
  • 1st Liverpool Pride on Fire
  • 2nd Agni – The Fire of India

Celebrations from a variety of cultures and from countries across the globe will come together to form one huge Feast of Fire and the city is invited.

Fire Inspired Food and Drink

Following the theme of fire and flames, there will be some superb food and drink on offer either inspired by fire or made using the naked flame.

Oregano Kitchen will be providing delicious pizzas baked in searing hot clay ovens. Chose your topping and watch as your creation sizzles away in the open oven right in front of your eyes.

Oregano kitchen Feast of Fire - St John's Gardens

Sweet options and desserts come toasted too as Treaty Pie take their love of cakes, cookies and shakes and waffles and give them the fiery treatment. Think smore’s hot off the oven, toasted marshmallows and Freakshakes topped with sparklers.

It wouldn’t be a real Feast of Fire without something fresh from the grill and BBQ sensations Love from the Streets will be putting on a sizzling hot show demonstrating to others how its done in time for the summer BBQ season.

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These heart-warming delicious dishes are the perfect compliments to the Feast of Fire and its other fabulous displays and entertaining acts.

Drinks are in hot pursuit following a fiery theme with flaming cocktails such as the Forge. Made from Jameson’s, smoked apple, cinnamon and ginger all served in a metal cup. Or our favourite winter drink given a fiery twist, Mulled wine spiked with a healthy helping of Beefeater Gin.

Both are sure to warm your cockles.

Where to stay for Easter Weekend

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The Shankly Hotel is perfectly situated so that all our guests have easy access to the best events taking place in the city and its less than a two-minute walk from St John’s gardens, host to the Feast of Fire 2018.

For families, our luxury hotel suites are ideal as our guests can stay together and enjoy each other’s company both in and out of the hotel.

If you are visiting Liverpool with friends this weekend or for Easter Bank holiday why not book one of the spectacular group apartments in The Shankly Hotel.

Every suite comes complete with large comfortable beds, huge flat screen TV’s and elegant ensuite bathrooms. Furthermore, each Shankly Hotel room is unique and includes snippets from the life and career of the great man himself.

Call and book your stay on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk or why not check out some of our amazing accommodation offers here.

Scorch this Easter weekend in Liverpool into your memory at the Feast of Fire from the Shankly Hotel.

Everything You Need to Know About Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel is proud to be the best sport-themed hotel in Liverpool, with a football-focused interior and a tribute to one of the greatest managers the beautiful game has ever seen, it’s the only place to go to get your fill of all things sport in Liverpool. In March, we’ll be welcoming a different kind of sports star through our doors and we want you to join us. Are you ready for Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel?

We’re excited to announce that legendary boxer Tyson Fury will join us for a one of a kind evening.  The heavyweight champion will be treating boxing fans to a personal appearance and an experience like no other.

Find out everything you need to know about Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel right here.

Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel

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In association with IWA Events, the incredible organisation behind White Collar Boxing, Tyson Fury will be spending an evening at The Shankly Hotel to give an honest and intimate conversation with his fans and boxing enthusiasts.

The event will take place on Saturday 10th March, starting at 7 pm. We open our doors at 6.30 pm, so make sure you’re there early!

The controversial champion will host a candid discussion on his career, his past and his plans for his comeback in the very near future. Get up close and personal with one of the legends of the boxing world with this one of a kind event.

The ticket includes a three-course meal of mouth-watering food to get you ready for an exciting night. There’s even entertainment from a top comedian to keep the fun going and you’ll be treated to a complimentary photograph with Tyson Fury himself.

It’s the perfect night for boxing lovers and sports fans, with corporate packages available and drinks packages on request. Contact ged.janssen@signatureliving.co.uk to enquire about corporate packages.

How to Book

Tickets went on sale on Friday 26th January and the interest so far has been phenomenal. We’re sure this is going to be a sell out event, so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Call 0151 305 5101 to book your tickets today and secure a place at the hottest table in town this March. Our helpful and friendly staff can help you organise everything for the night and are on hand to make sure you’re getting the very best experience when you attend an Evening with Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel.

The Man Behind the Gloves

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Although Fury was born in the outskirts of Manchester, his family all hail from Ireland and Northern Ireland. With Irish Traveller heritage, he has been dubbed The Gypsy King in the ring, a nickname he styled himself in homage to the ‘self-style King of the Gypsies”, Bartley Gorman, whom Fury is a distant relative.

His family has deep roots in the boxing community, with his father competing as a bare-knuckle fighter and unlicensed boxer and then as a professional boxer in the 1980’s and his cousins being frequent champions on the boxing circuit.

His boxing career began in the amateur ring, where he represented both Ireland and England and showed outstanding promise for a future career. He was crowned number three in the world in 2007 but still narrowly missed out on joining the 2008 Olympic Team, a knockback that spurred Fury on to turn professional.

His professional career boasts an unbeaten record of 25 wins to 0 losses against some of the world’s leading sportsmen, with many significant matches being fought around the world. His last fight, and arguably the most notable, was against Wladimir Klitschko, a two-time world heavyweight champion.

Hear all about Tyson Fury’s exciting career at The Shankly Hotel on Saturday 30th March and gain an insight into the man that paved the way for a new era of boxing. With the promise of a truthful and raw account of life in the ring, the best way to hear about the man behind the gloves is a ticket to An Evening with Tyson fury.

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Win Tickets to The Event

We want to make sure that everyone has the chance to enjoy this very special evening with one of the world’s most talked about boxers, so we’re giving you the chance to win two tickets for the event!

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is retweet our competition tweet and follow @ShanklyHotel and @iwaboxing. It’s a competition like no other and you have to be in it to win it!

The winner of the competition will be announced 26th February 2018, which gives you more than a week to get ready for an unforgettable evening!

What’s On in Liverpool This December

It’s finally the most magical time of year and The Shankly Hotel couldn’t be more excited! To help celebrate the festive season, we’ve organised some of the best events in Liverpool to help you get merry and stay bright.

If you’re staying with us in December and making the most of your Christmas, take a look at what’s on this December in Liverpool.

Santa’s Christmas Party

When: Throughout all December!

Where: Cunard Building

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Come and join Santa at the most exciting Grotto in Liverpool this year at one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

The Cunard Building is hosting a family Christmas party like no other with real reindeer, a Jingle Bell Ball, all of Santa’s elves and a selection of festive food!

Treat the kids to the best of the Christmas season with a special visit to the REAL Santa and take part in his magical festive disco.

It’s the only place to take the kids to see their faces light up with Christmas joy and put that festive sparkle in their eyes ready for the big day.

Leanne & Dave’s Retro Quiz Night

When: 7th December

Where: Mulholland

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Mulholland’s wildly successful Retro Quiz Night with Radio City’s very own Leanne and Dave are back for another round of roaring fun in the trendy bar.

With a festive twist on the hilarious quiz, it’s the perfect warm up to get in the Christmas mood. Mullholland’s amazing range of cocktails and beers are ideal for really getting the party started.

Put your knowledge to the test and have a merry time with a competitive edge!

Festive Swing Afternoon Tea

When: 10th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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Festive Afternoon Tea returns with an incredible soundtrack this Christmas. Join The Shankly Hotel in The Bastion for a magical meeting of food and amazing music.

With a carefully selected range of festive finger sandwiches and delightful sweet treats and even a glass of fizz to wash it all down, there’s no Afternoon Tea like The Shankly Hotel’s Festive Afternoon Tea.

Christmas Day Dinner

When: 25th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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You’ll have to act fast if you want to have your 2017 Christmas Dinner in the beautiful Garden of Eden! Demand for a seat at the table has been higher than ever before and there are only a few of the golden tickets left!

Enjoy a three-course meal with all the trimmings, lovingly crafted by our immensely talented in-house kitchen team and wash everything down with a glass of fizz once you toast to the end of another successful year.

There will also be exclusive entertainment on the day to provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable Christmas Day dinner.

Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza

When: 26th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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Once the warm and fuzzy feeling of Christmas is over, it’s time to get your glad rags on and party until the New Year. The Shankly Hotel has got everything you need to dance the year away with a one of a kind event in the stunning Garden of Eden.

The Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza will feature some of the most legendary names in House to treat you to a night you’ll never forget. Joey Negro, DJ Danny Krivit and Full Intention will be on hand to dish out only the best records.

The stunning venue will transform into a glistening heaven for all your luxury wants and needs. There really is no other place like the Garden of Eden to celebrate Boxing Day

New Year’s Eve Party at The Shankly Hotel

When: 31st December

Where: Baby Eden

It’s the night that everyone waits for throughout December. New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year and what better place to celebrate than The Shankly Hotel?

Our intimate and beautiful private dining room, Baby Eden will become the place to be on New Year’s Eve.

There’ll be delicious food and one-of-a-kind entertainment on offer throughout the night, gather all your friends and make sure get the hottest tickets in Liverpool this New Year’s Eve.

Book Your Place Today!

To make sure you don’t miss out on the best Liverpool events this December, call us on 0151 541 9999 or get in touch with us online.

Enjoy a Boxing Day Party at The Shankly Hotel

Once the glitter and sparkle of Christmas has settled, all the mince pies have been eaten and you’re feeling well and truly stuffed, it’s time to start looking towards the next big event of the season: the Boxing Day party.

This year, The Garden of Eden is pleased to be the host of Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza, a glamorous disco and house event that will be a much-needed pick me up for the post-Christmas blues.

Star-Studded Boxing Day Party Line Up

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What’s a Boxing Day part without a star-studded line up of the best DJs around? Stardust have gone all out this year, with exciting DJs and house music specialists to ensure your feet never stop moving in The Garden of Eden.

Headliner Joey Negro (AKA David Lee, AKA Jakatta, AKA Doug Willis), will be there to bring you his signature style of disco-influenced House music to help your Boxing Day party be one to remember. With a talent for mixing and creating, his style is influential and iconic and Stardust have struck gold acquiring him for the event.

Also making a special appearance is legendary DJ Danny Krivit, a familiar face on the New York City club scene. Regularly appearing to crowds of thousands, his visit to The Shankly is sure to go down in history as one of the best sets Liverpool has ever seen.

‘Prolific remixers’ Full Intention will be treating you to some of their top hits and mixes, after achieving staggering success in the 90s, they emerged again in the early noughties to a sigh of relief for dedicated fans and newbies to the Dance scene.

Capping off the star-studded line up for the Boxing Day party are Derek Kaye and Thomas Tuft, each with their own amazing and unique styles to keep the party going and get you ready for the twilight days of 2017.

The Most Stunning Venue

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To top off the incredible lineup, the Boxing Day party is hosted in the stunning Garden of Eden rooftop venue.

With unparalleled views across the city, The Garden of Eden is a venue like no other. Dreamy vibes and luxury touches make it THE place to be for a Boxing Day party.

Enjoy some of the most decadent furnishings in Liverpool while you enjoy some of the best music from world-class DJs from around the globe.

Get Your Boxing Day Party Tickets Now!

Stardust Liverpool are offering a limited availability Early Bird ticket for just £25, so you’ll have to act fast to get the best price for this incredible Boxing Day party! Head to Skiddle to buy your tickets before November 15th to take advantage of this incredible price (unless they sell out before then!).

Stay the Night at The Shankly Hotel

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Don’t worry about fighting to get a taxi home on Boxing Day, the prices are increased, everyone wants one and, let’s face it, it’s just not fun having to climb into the back of a car after a glamorous night of House music and fun.

So why not stay the night? The Garden of Eden is the rooftop venue of The Shankly Hotel, the best Liverpool hotel in the city.

Choose from a range of luxury rooms, including our Eden suites, flamingo room or our special Shankly Stories rooms, featuring anecdotes about the great man himself.

Call us today on 0151 541 9999 to make sure you get a room after your Boxing Day party before it’s too late!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Looking Forward to Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017

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

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

Cheap German Beer

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

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

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

Steins for everyone.

Awesome Attire

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

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

Dirndl

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

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

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

Lederhosen

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

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

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

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

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

Deliciously Traditional Delicacies

Liverpool Oktoberfest

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

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

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

Full on Festival Atmosphere

Liverpool Oktoberfest

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

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

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

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

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

The Perfect Oktoberfest AccommodationShankly Hotel Group accommodation

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

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

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

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

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

The Shankly Hotel’s Guide to What’s On in August

Summer’s not over yet and Liverpool is treating us to lots of fun events and exciting experiences to help us see off the summer in style. We’ve rounded up the best of the best to make sure you have the best August possible in 2017.

The Biggest Fattest Football Quiz

When: 2nd August

Where: Camp and Furnace

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Camp and Furnace’s legendary themed quiz takes on a football frenzy this August, with the ultimate quiz on the beautiful game. The quiz features rounds of football general knowledge, audio questions, visual quizzing and even music rounds! There are also bonus questions for those all important extra points. With a grand prize of £150 for the winning team, the competition is fierce and you’ll have to get your head down to come out on top amongst the football aficionados.

Football kits and top banter are encouraged, so gather a maximum of eight friends to form your team and head to Camp and Furnace for 8 pm to begin the best football quiz in  Liverpool. Buy your ticket before it’s too late and don’t miss out!

Hope and Glory Festival

When: 5th – 6th August

Where: St George’s Quarter

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Hope and Glory festival will take over St George’s Square for the first time this year for a weekend of live music and unforgettable entertainment. There are some big names set to perform over the course of the weekend, including The Fratellis, Razorlight and Charlotte Church.

the festival is aiming for a carnival atmosphere, with crafts, workshops and comedy all coming together to provide a spectacular weekend. The main stage is the place to be for all the best music, but there are equally interesting acts performing on the Wonders of The age Stage and the Pop Up Stage.

Let’s not forget the delectable tastes that will be provided by local food vendors, as well as a gin palace and other pop up bars within the festival area.

It’s going to be an amazing festival in the heart of the city so make sure you don’t miss out!

Summer Football on the Dock

When: Until 11th August

Where: Albert Dock

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The artificial football pitch opened earlier in the year but the special event finishes this month so get yourself down there before it’s too late! There’s no need to book and it is the perfect day out for any football mad family.

Lovers of the beautiful game will be able to get involved with free coaching sessions and demonstrations from a disability football team. Everton Ladies will also be appearing to inspire and engage young girls with a passion for football, nurturing and encouraging their talent.

The football pitch is open to everyone, so whether you’re a red or a blue or a different colour altogether, get down to Albert Dock for the ultimate family football fun.

Premier League Returns to Liverpool

When: 19th August & 27th August

Where: Anfield Stadium

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It’s that time of year again where football madness descends on the city. Liverpool is a sporting city at its heart with two of the greatest teams calling our beautiful city home. the Premier League returns in August to kick start the season and get everyone ready for an incredible few months of football. Liverpool’s first home game sees them face Crystal Palace on 19th August at 3 pm in a bid to get an early start on their position in the table.

Anfield gets to experience a second game this month as strong contender Arsenal makes the trip to Merseyside to face the reds. Catch the action at 4 pm on 27th August,

When: 12th August

Where: Goodison Park

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The blues will face their first Premier League rival, Stoke City, for a 3 pm kick off at Goodison Park. Everton will undoubtedly want to climb the table to improve on their respectable position of 7th last season. Clawing their way above their Merseyside rivals who finished 4th.

If you don’t manage to get tickets to see the games at the stadium, The Bastion Bar and Restaurant at The Shankly Hotel will be showing all Merseyside games live on the big screens.

Liverpool Prosecco Festival

When: 27th August

Where: Camp and Furnace

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Camp and Furnace is the place to be this August with another incredible event. The Bank Holiday weekend is the best time to load up on prosecco and get your live music fill.

The ultimate celebration for prosecco lovers will feature tastings and masterclasses aplenty, with some of the best producers from across the Northern Italy bringing their best prosecco for the people of Liverpool to try.

The price of the tickets will get you five free glasses of prosecco and four hours to guzzle as much prosecco as you can handle.

There are so many amazing events on in Liverpool throughout August, it would be impossible to see and do everything in one day! Book a stay at The Shankly Hotel and take your time to see the best of Liverpool in August.

We’ve got suites suitable for everyone, whether you’re in Liverpool for the football or experiencing the culture The Shankly Hotel can help to make your stay perfect.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to make sure you don’t miss out on an amazing stay at The Shankly Hotel this August.

Grand National Weekend Highlights at Eden

At the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, we offered a variety of amazing Grand National packages this year.  And it’s no surprise that one of our most popular deals was the fabulous VIP Rooftop Races package!

Grand National weekend 2017 saw a dazzling few days at our stunning Eden venue.

Guests were able to catch all the action over Friday and Saturday, enjoying live coverage on our big screens and making the most of our wonderful outdoor terrace.

Soaking Up the Sun

Overlooking the most famous landmarks in Liverpool, our Garden of Eden terrace proved the perfect spot for a sunny Grand National weekend.

Guests enjoyed catching the rays while sipping away on glasses of bubbly and beers.

We captured some of the best moments from the day and thought you’d like to see!

Our lovely guests made the most of the sun!

The perfect backdrop on a sunny day…

Watching the Races in Action

We brought the atmosphere of the Grand National to the Shankly this year. Guests showcased the best of their wardrobe to see the races brought to life on our large screens.

Attendees were also able to use our interactive tablets to place bets throughout the day, making it all the more fun and building excitement.

The lovely ladies attending the weekend certainly dressed to impress from head to toe. We saw an array of stunning dresses and gorgeous make up showcasing true Liverpool style.

Ladies who lunched at Eden dressed to impress!

Hire the Garden of Eden

Our Garden of Eden space is available to hire, making your special occasions all the more magical.

The most scenic outdoor Liverpool wedding venue, our enchanting Eden room and garden terrace are situated on the top floor of the Shankly Hotel itself.

Offering the most breathtaking views of Liverpool, you’ll have the ultimate photo backdrop, helping you to capture the most memorable moments in style.

Stay at the Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel is a luxury hotel in Liverpool city centre. Located within the heart of Liverpool’s shopping and nightlife scene, guests will find everything they could wish for right on their doorstep.

From Liverpool’s leading high street brands to the best night clubs in Liverpool, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice! Our Bill Shankly-themed hotel offers guests a unique experience of staying in the city. Guests can make the most of our Bill Shankly memorabilia featured within individual rooms and throughout the rest of the hotel.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant offers a diverse menu of heavenly dishes and handcrafted cocktails poured to perfection.

A favourite for birthday and anniversary meals in Liverpool, the Bastion serves a wide range of hearty dishes, thoughtfully created by our talented team of chefs. The Bastion is the ultimate Liverpool restaurant to indulge in fantastic meals with family and friends.

Make sure you look out for our unmissable offers throughout the rest of the year! We hope to see you soon at the Shankly Hotel. 

 

 

Armed Forces Day 2017 to be Held in Liverpool

A Special Day

Armed Forces Day is an annual day dedicated to showing support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community. From those currently serving to others who have previously served as troops, veterans and cadets are all celebrated.

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, recently announced that the city has been chosen to host the 2017 Armed Forces Day Liverpool.

Whats On

The 2016 event was held in Cleethorpes and featured a show from the Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Also military vehicles were on show and a superbly daring display from parachute teams.

Liverpool is known for its spectacular celebrations so we’re sure this is going to be an event you don’t want to miss. The plans which have been drawn up promise Armed Forces Day Liverpool will be a “colourful spectacle, full of speed and excitement”.

Show your Appreciation

This is a huge honour for our city and we’re extremely excited to be hosting such as prestigious and important event.

The national event it due to take place on Saturday 24th June next year and is a fantastic way for the city and country to show their appreciation for all our armed forces do.