The Best Afternoon Tea Deals in Liverpool This Autumn

We don’t mean to brag, but we like to think we know a thing or two about afternoon tea in Liverpool. With plenty of people passing through the doors of The Bastion to sample our yummy cakes and tasty treats, it’s fair to say we’ve got a bit of a reputation for some of the best afternoon tea deals in Liverpool.

We don’t think afternoon tea should be just for the high fliers and ladies who lunch, it’s a special treat for everyone and we’ve got perfect deals to suit everyone here at The Shankly Hotel.

Autumn Time for Afternoon Tea Deal

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Our classic Afternoon Tea takes on an autumn twist this autumn, with seasonal changes and an ever-updating rotation of bites and nibbles on offer.

Served in the stylish and welcoming Bastion Bar and Restaurant, the delicious afternoon tea will restore your energy back to maximum while surrounded by iconic sports memorabilia.

With our Autumn Time for Tea package, you’ll also be treated to a glass of bubbly to help wash down the filling selection of hand-crafted delights.

The mid-week offer is a deal and a half at only £24.95 per person, so make sure you book your spot fast!

Afternoon Tea with a Hotel Stay

Shankly Hotel room

You’ve heard all about our classic Afternoon Tea, and what could possibly make it even better?

There’s only one way to make the Afternoon Tea experience one you’ll never forget, and that’s with an overnight stay in one of The Shankly Hotel’s magnificent suites.

With luxurious furnishings, soft bedding and beautiful views of the city, you’ll be treated to only the best with a room at The Shankly Hotel.

After checking in and enjoying the best sleep of your life, head down to The Bastion for breakfast before exploring all that Liverpool has to offer.

When it’s time to refuel, sit down to your tasty afternoon tea and take advantage of the delicate finger sandwiches, warm scones and moreish caked. What’s more, you’ll even get a glass of bubbly to wash it all down!

Themed Afternoon Tea in Liverpool

Fairytale Afternoon tea

It’s no secret that The Shankly Hotel hosts some of the greatest themed afternoon teas in the city (if not the country). From Mad Hatters to Singing Swing, we’ve had it all and there’s plenty of exciting afternoon tea events at The Shankly Hotel in the pipeline.

The next themed Afternoon Tea is our fabulous Fairytale Afternoon Tea in the beautiful Garden of Eden.

The magical event is perfect for the whole family to enjoy, with everyone’s favourite Princes and Princesses set to make a special appearance.

Book your place now on Sunday 26th November and bring adults and children’s alike to an experience no-one will ever forget.

Adult seats cost as little as £29.95 and the little ones will get access for just £14.95 and will include finger sandwiches, mini cakes and sweet treats.

Grown-ups can indulge in a glass of bubbly while the kids will be spoilt for choice with juices and goody bags. Find out more here and secure your place today.

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

Boxing Day party

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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

Boxing Day party

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

Boxing Day party

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!

An Epic £99 Offer for a Boys Weekend in Liverpool

What do guys look for when it comes to planning an unforgettable weekend in Liverpool?

A place to stay that’s dry and warm, near to all the best bars and clubs in the city, and of course top-notch grub to satisfy a healthy appetite.

We’ve checked off every one of those essential qualities with our Ultimate Boys Friday Offer at The Shankly Hotel.

So, leave it to us when it comes to planning your next weekend in Liverpool with the lads, we’ve got you covered.

Let’s check off the list of all you’ll need to guarantee a great night out with all the trimmings included.

Item One: Accommodation that won’t break the bank

Shankly Hotel room

Luxurious accommodation that welcomes a group of guys can be hard to come by, especially when you don’t want to fork out a fortune for it.

The Shankly Hotel is the perfect solution to ensuring you and the guys can stay in utter luxury without raiding your life savings. Our luxury rooms and suites can sleep between four and eight guests and have everything a first-class hotel room should.

Larger than life double beds, superbly stylish décor, epic ensuite bathrooms and 50” tvs. All of this is wrapped up nicely into an amazing city centre hotel that welcomes outgoing groups of guys and it’s easy to find.

Item Two: Two out of three square meals a day

Bastion Burger and Beer

A staple of any healthy lad’s diet has to be a burger and beer combo, in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant you and the guys can tuck into a belly bursting burger paired with the perfectly poured pint before your big night out on the town.

Bastion Breakfast

After a heavy one with the guys, there’s only one cure and that’s a Bastion Breakfast buffet, complete with full English fry up, choice of pastries and endless cups of tea or coffee. Don’t stop until you’ve had your fill and feel ready to take on the day.

Item Three: Access to all the fun

The perfect location of The Shankly Hotel puts groups of guys within easy walking distance of the best bits of Liverpool’s famous nightlife.

Steins all round for the boys

No boys weekend in Liverpool would be complete without a stein at Salt Dog Slims, or a chocolate shot at Bar Bodega. Follow all this up with a visit to Alma de Cuba to see the sassy samba dancers shake their stuff and a cocktail or two and Alma’s signature petal shower.

When the last petal has fallen and it’s time to call it a night The Shankly Hotel is less than a few minutes’ walk away, and better still there a midnight munchies menu waiting for you if you’re feeling peckish.

Bonus Items

The Shankly Hotel is a tribute to one of football’s greatest talents, Liverpool’s most loved manager and all-around man of the people Bill Shankly.

Throughout The Shankly Hotel guests can enjoy displays of memorabilia donated by the Shankly family themselves. Rare photos, medals and correspondence between Bill and his fans or colleagues are laid out for all to see.

Shankly Medals

The Shankly Experience doesn’t have to stop inside the hotel either as our tailored city tours available to groups and give unique views of the city Bill Shankly once called home.

With a choice of packages to suit all interests booking a Shankly Experience Tour would be an ideal activity for a boys weekend in Liverpool. Choose from a Beatles based adventure or match day special where you’ll get to visit the hallowed ground of Anfield.

At The Shankly Hotel we have everything needed to make the ultimate boys weekend in Liverpool unforgettable and with the Ultimate Boys Friday Offer you can enjoy all this for just £99 per lad.

As long as there’s four or more of you this spectacular deal leaves you with plenty of cash to spend on your night out and maybe even spare change to grab yourself some new gear from Liverpool One before you leave.

Call today on 0151 601 8801 to book or email for further information at info@signaturelliving.co.uk.

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

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

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

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

A Once in a Lifetime Package

nature's fire

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

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

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

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

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

Shankly: Nature’s Fire

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

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

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

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

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

World Premiere at The Philharmonic

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Boomchikkaboom - Halloween Bash

source: Boomchikkaboom Facebook

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.

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

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

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

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

Over 200 Different Ciders, Real Ales and Bottled Brews

St George's Hall Beer Festival

source: St George’s Hall Facebook

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

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

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

Bringing the Gin in too

St George's Hall Beer Festival

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

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

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

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

Wines at St George's Hall Beer Festival

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

Local Liverpool Food Vendors

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

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

The Liverpool Cake Company

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

Liverpool Cake Company

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The Liverpool Cheese Company

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

Liverpool Cheese Co.

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Peninsula Pies

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

Peninsula Pies specialise in hand raised pies

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The Striped Pig Co.

Meat eaters prepare yourselves for a feast.

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

pulled meat bar

source: The Striped Pig Company

All perfect accompaniments for a pint or two.

Tickets, Times and Prices

St Georges Hall Beer Festival

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

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

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

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

Stay at The Shankly  

Shankly Hotel room

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

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

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

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

We’re not going anywhere.

Looking Forward to Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017

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

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

Cheap German Beer

Liverpool Oktoberfest

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

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

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

Steins for everyone.

Awesome Attire

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

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

Dirndl

Liverpool Oltoberfest

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

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

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

Lederhosen

Liverpool Oktoberfest

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

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

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

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

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

Deliciously Traditional Delicacies

Liverpool Oktoberfest

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

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

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

Full on Festival Atmosphere

Liverpool Oktoberfest

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

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

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

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

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

The Perfect Oktoberfest AccommodationShankly Hotel Group accommodation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Autumn Escape Offer

autumn offers Liverpool hotel

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

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

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

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

The Best of Liverpool in Autumn

Stunning Parks

autumn offers liverpool hotel

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

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

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

Adventurous Indoor Activities

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

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

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

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

Exciting Events

White Collar Boxing in Liverpool

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

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

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

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

Bill Shankly as Remembered by the People of Liverpool

Bill Shankly was a true hero of Merseyside. Not only for his raging success in turning Liverpool football Club into the undeniable force it is today, but for his demeanour and connection with the people of the city he came to call home.

If he wasn’t driving down the street with Nessie’s knickers stuck to his car roof, he was touching the lives of many, many people in Liverpool

To help celebrate The Shankly Hotel’s second birthday, we invited our Facebook followers to share some of their stories of the great man himself, offering an endearing insight into how Liverpool’s greatest football manager was a down to earth and well-loved man.

“Sometimes you have to lose to know how to win”

Bill Shankly stories

“When I was 11 my Dad used to run the local Boxing club when I had my first fight I was so excited partly because it was my first fight but mainly because Bill Shankly was giving the trophies out.

Well, I got beat and instead of picking up my runners up trophy I ran out of the ring and into the changing room. I was really upset because in my eyes I had let my Dad down and I had done it in front of the great man. My Dad was trying to console me saying it would be ok.i wasn’t having any of it. Then in came Shanks which reduced me to a blubbering jelly.

You forgot this and gave me the runners up trophy. He put his hand on my shoulder and said: ‘Don’t worry son sometimes you have to lose to know how to win.’

With that he went out to watch the next bout. There was me with a smile as wide as the Mersey I’ve never ever forgot that day and told the story many times over the years. The word legend is used too often these days but in my eyes, there couldn’t be a more appropriate word to describe Shanks”

Barry Robinson

The Letter to a Fellow Footballer

Bill shankly stories

“This is the letter Bill Shankly sent to Jeff Twentyman the father of my friend Will Twentyman congratulating him on his move to Liverpool and his step up from the third division to the first which is now the premier league and top tier of English football.

This letter which also features in his book the secret diary of a Liverpool scout all about the scouting work Jeff did as he continued to be a great servant to the club for many years after he finished playing for them.

The reason the story is also amusing is because the reason behind the move was a floodlight fire causing part of the ground at the club he was at before was the reason he was sold as the most valuable player at the club at that time to raise funds!”

Joanne Noone

Mobbed at a Charity Football Match

Bill Shankly stories

“In the early 1970’s, when I was about ten, the local football team Poulton Victoria had a football pitch at the back of our house in Wallasey and they hosted a charity match with some big celebrities such as Rod Stewart and Jimmy Hill and it was even filmed by the BBC!

Towards the end of the game Bill Shankly turned up and was absolutely mobbed by fans, I was so overwhelmed I touched his coat and he looked down at me and smiled.

I can still feel that coat, it was a brown raincoat and the memory is as fresh as yesterday over 40 years later.”

Pamela Quinn

Bill Shankly’s Toilet

Bill Shankly stories

Photo by Michael Webb/Getty Images

“We used to play football on Barnfield Playing fields now known as the Shankly playing fields when I was about 10. We had our jackets as posts and he lived opposite and used to come across and ref.

One day I needed the loo and was about to leave early but instead, he took me home to his to use his toilet so I didn’t miss the footy. Couldn’t believe I was sat on his loo. He also told me that if I wanted to play for Liverpool I should play for a team instead of watching them.

I did just that on his say so. Never played for Liverpool but love playing and love Mr Shankly as we used to call him. An absolute legend who always looked out for us kids.”

Keith Duckworth

Always the Life of the Party

Bill Shankly Boardroom

“It was either the 1971 or 1973 FA Cup Final when I would have been 10 or 12 years old. We were having a street party for the cup final in Handel Street (which was off Lodge Lane but sadly no longer there).

The road was partially blocked off due to the party and a car came down the street, stopped and out got Bill Shankly. He was made up we were having a street party for Liverpool. He stayed for a while and chatted to all the adults and children. I said “Hello Mr Shankly” and he shook my hand.

I couldn’t believe how friendly and down to earth he was and the memory will last forever.”

Jackie Curry

The Man Who Could Walk on Water

“When my husband and I were walking down Muirhead Avenue one afternoon Bill was waiting in his car for his wife Nessie to come out of the hairdressers.

My hubby asked him if it was true that he could walk on water. Bill looked him straight in the eye and said ‘Aye laddie aye.’”

Jeff Campbell

One thing is for sure, the people of Liverpool loved Bill Shankly and Bill Shankly loved Liverpool. Although he was raised in Scotland, the people and the city of Liverpool will always have space in their heart for the man that changed football forever.

Family Fun; August Bank Holiday in Liverpool

This coming weekend of the 26-28th August is the last bank holiday of the year and the perfect opportunity to squeeze in a little family time before the school holidays end.

There has been so much to do in Liverpool over the course of the summer for all of the family and this weekend is no exception.

Take a look at some of the best events and things to do in Liverpool during the August bank holiday weekend.

Folk Festival on the Dock

Kick off the August Bank Holiday weekend with a trip to the beautiful Albert Dock where you can enjoy a bit of culture, plenty of music and loads of entertainment.

The Albert Dock’s annual Folk Festival will welcome over 450 performers for a weekend full to the brim of activities for all of the family.

The docks are a fantastic area to explore where you can enjoy a bite to eat, drink and water around the picturesque surroundings.

Folk Festival Liverpool

Pier Head Village

Haven’t had a chance to explore Liverpool’s summer-long festival yet?

Pier Head Village is the perfect family fun day out suitable for those of all ages and interests. From the little ones who can enjoy a go on the bouncy castle to thrilling rides for the adults, there really is nowhere better to enjoy a day out.

Indulge in a bit of retail therapy as you browse the wonderful independent stalls, stop off for a delicious ice cream, Nutella crepe or fish & chips and test your nerves as you enjoy the swing ride reaching the height of the Liver Building.

The bank holiday weekend is the perfect time to enjoy the Pier Head Village with the family as it will be The Beatle Weekender in partnership with The Cavern Club. Enjoy music from a fab four tribute band which will be playing on the Sound City main stage.

Pier Head Village

International Beatles Week

The Beatles are arguably the most famous band in the world and they’re proudly from Liverpool which means there is no better city to enjoy International Beatles Week.

Celebrate the Fab Four in their hometown with a week and weekend full of Beatles fun.

Live music will be the focus of the week with 70 bands from over 20 countries coming together to celebrate The Beatles and their greatest hits.

Bring the kids along for a fantastic bank holiday weekend in Liverpool with a distinctive Beatles twist.

International Beatles Week

Explore a Museum

Liverpool is home to some of the most fascinating museums in the country which offer a wealth of fun, entertainment and education for those of all ages.

From the International Slavery Museum which is located on the Albert Dock to the World, Museum is St George’s Quarter, there is bound to be a museum experience perfect for your bank holiday weekend in Liverpool.

Each of these award-winning museums have been designed with kids in mind meaning they’re fully interactive.

Museum of Liverpool

Ferry Across the Mersey

If the weather is good then there is nothing better than enjoying a ferry ride across the Mersey.

See Liverpool and the Wirral from a new angle as you board the Razzle Dazzle Ferry, a bright and fun ferry which was specially commissioned by Liverpool Biennial. Perfect for the big and little ones, a Ferry across the Mersey is a great way to see Liverpool’s magnificent skyline.

Mersey Ferry

Luxury Overnight Stay

Liverpool is the perfect city for a little bank holiday get away so bring the kids for one last summer blow out before the school year starts again.

Here at The Shankly Hotel we have a whole host of special dining and overnight stay offers to help you have a bank holiday weekend to remember.

From afternoon tea in the beautiful Bastion Bar & Restaurant to making your way to 30 James Street for a little indulgence in Morgan’s Spa, we have an overnight stay for you.

Situated on Victoria Street in the heart of the city centre, there really is nowhere else to enjoy a relaxing family break whilst enjoying the best Liverpool has to offer.

Liverpool The Shankly Hotel

For more information on our special offers, please click here or call our reservations team on 0515 601 8801.

Celebrate Your A Level Results in Style with a Stay at The Shankly Hotel

The exams have been marked, the marks have been counted and that important brown envelope is on its way to your college.

Yes, it’s that time of year again when thousands of nervous college and sixth form students anxiously await the results of two years of hard work at their A Level qualifications.

Liverpool boasts a number of highly regarded and well performing further education institutions and the pupils will find out the fruits of their labour this Thursday as national exam results are released.

Two years of blood, sweat and tears will have gone into endless hours of coursework and revision so now it’s time to kick back, relax and celebrate – no matter what the envelope holds.

Stay Overnight in Liverpool’s Best Group Accommodation

If a few drinks and fancy bar isn’t quite enough to satisfy your party needs and close the chapter on what might be the end of your educational career, then why not book a stay in one of The Shankly Hotel’s luxury party suites?

Especially for A Level results day on 17th August, The Shankly hotel has launched an exclusive offer for one night only.

Stay overnight in a premium and luxurious party room at The Shankly Hotel and wave goodbye to any A Level worries. With amazing group accommodation in the heart of Liverpool, it’s the perfect place to begin the next stage of your journey.

Upon arrival to your room, you and your guests will be welcomed by chilled beers or prosecco on ice – the perfect way to get the party started.

With a jacuzzi bath in a gorgeous fitted bathroom, you can finally relax the way you deserve to after months of stress and pressure.

With a minimum of four people, this incredible, once in a lifetime offer is only £25 per person. If you and your course mates are looking for last minute arrangements for the big night look no further than a stay at The Shankly Hotel.

Dine in Style at The Bastion

While an overnight stay in Liverpool’s best group party room is fantastic and the best way to celebrate (or commiserate) your A Levels, you’re going to need a hearty meal to prepare for the main event.

Luckily, The Shankly Hotel is home to The Bastion Bar & Restaurant. The unique eatery treats diners to an experience of immersion in the life of Bill Shankly, but don’t worry if you’re not a football fan.

Our expert chefs have whipped up a fantastic menu of hearty meals and spectacular food, and our incredible mixologists can craft signature cocktails or advise on the best wine or prosecco we have.

Take a look at The Bastion Restaurant menu and prepare your stomach for a feast fit for a king.

Don’t Miss Out!

Our A Level results night offer is getting booked up fast, call us today on 0151 305 3742 to take advantage of the best A Level celebrations offer in the whole of Liverpool. Keep an eye on our Facebook for all the latest offers and events at The Shankly Hotel. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Why You Should Stay at The Shankly Hotel During Afternoon Tea Week

Not that we need a reason to spoil ourselves but when one comes up it’s wrong not to take advantage. That’s why during afternoon tea week between the 14th and 21st of August The Shankly Hotel is inviting guests to stay overnight and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea after exploring the wonderful city.

Here’s how to make the most of a visit to The Shankly Hotel during afternoon tea week with our Stay and Afternoon Tea Offer.

As we said any excuse to spoil yourself and if a national celebration of afternoon tea isn’t a good excuse well we don’t know what is.

An Afternoon Tea Service with Style

Afterall, it is afternoon tea week and at The Shankly Hotel, our afternoon tea service certainly is a classy affair.

Served in the stylish and welcoming Bastion Bar and Restaurant our delicious afternoon tea will nourish you after spending some time in the city.

Take your afternoon tea with a nice hot cuppa or, as the national celebration dictates, make afternoon tea week special with a glass or two of bubbly.

Remember you are supposed to be treating yourselves here!

Our Shankly afternoon tea consists of mouthwatering preserves and pastries, delicate wraps and sarnies and a fresh selection of quaint cakes and sponges.

afternoon tea week at The Shankly

What’s more, you can immerse yourselves into Shankly Experience by taking a stroll around the Shankly Museum afterwards.

Read through some of the heartfelt letters sent to the man himself throughout his career and pour over rare and mesmerising Shankly relics.

Our reception area includes magnificent displays depicting Shankly’s footballing legacy and family life, pieces of which have been kindly bestowed upon the hotel from the Shankly family archives.

Shankly memorabilia

So much more than afternoon tea, at The Shankly Hotel, we do everything with a touch of effortless elegance helping visitors make memories worth keeping.

Shankly Themed Luxury Hotel Room

Top off your day in Liverpool with a stay in absolute luxury in one of our superbly stylish Shankly Hotel rooms.

Each room has been carefully designed to give guests a one of kind hotel experience in Liverpool, with a dignified decor and amazing in room facilities.

Shankly Room - afternoon tea and stay

Our guests are blown away by the quality and comfort of the luxury rooms and studios at The Shankly Hotel, enjoying the flexible space and fabulous central location.

Every room comes complete with ensuite bathroom facilities, often including double whirlpool baths and rainfall showers.

Shankly ensuite

What’s more, guests can continue to learn more about the great man Shankly as they drift off to sleep reading the stories and anecdotes emblazoned into the ceiling of their suite?

Afternoon tea week is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to our Stay and Afternoon Tea Offer at The Shankly Hotel between the 14th and 21st of August.

A Brilliant Breakfast Buffet

When you awake from a perfect night of blissful sleep the only way to begin your day is with a full belly bursting breakfast.

Make your way to the Bastion Bar and Restaurant to enjoy an amazing breakfast buffet, or sit down to a full English served with tea, coffee and fresh juices.

Shankly breakfast - stay and afternoon tea

Our amazing chefs have sourced and prepared the best ingredients to fuel our guests up for the exciting day ahead.

Better still the breakfast is all part and parcel of the wonderful Stay and Afternoon Tea offer, so no need to shell out extra for this magnificent morning meal.

The entire Stay and Afternoon Tea offer is just £138 per couple including;

  • Luxury overnight stay
  • Amazing afternoon tea
  • Full buffet breakfast

So go on and book you and a special someone a little treat this afternoon tea week at The Shankly Hotel here or call 0151 601 8801 *

Exploring Liverpool The Shankly Way

Whilst you’re here really get to know the different sides of Liverpool and learn what helped shape the beautiful and exciting city we know and love today on a Shankly Tour.

Our sight seeing adventures take visitors all over the city.

Liverpool was made for me Shankly Tour

From the hustle and bustle of the thriving city centre to the quaint and charming suburbs that filled with history and character.

Fans of footballing legends will know that Bill Shankly played a huge part in reviving Liverpool football club and transforming the team into the dominating football force we recognise today.

The Liverpool Was Made For Me tour stops at LFC rival club Goodison and LFC hallowed ground Anfield, after which fans of Shanks will get the chance to see his Liverpool family home followed by a tour of our wonderful Shankly memorabilia collection inside the hotel.

Shankly memorabilia - letters

Just one of the fabulous tour packages on offer, and perfect for starting your break at The Shankly Hotel checking out some of the most iconic parts of the city.

Check out our other tour options here or contact our team via email info@shanklyexperience.com, they’ll be happy to help tailor your tour to suit you.

*subject to availability offer only valid Sunday to Thursday.