7 Highlights from Our Shankly Tours

At its heart, Liverpool is a football city. With two great teams representing the real heart of Liverpool, taking a football-themed tour of the city is the best way to see the history that shaped the sport that our city holds so dear. Our Shankly Tours are built with you in mind, taking you to see iconic landmarks across the city.

For an LFC super fan and Bill Shankly admirer, our Match Day and Memorabilia Tours are the perfect way to get a glimpse into Shankly’s Liverpool.

Take a look at just some of the highlights of both these incredible tours and get excited to begin your journey around the city that made for Shankly.

Pre-Game Hospitality at the legendary Sandon Pub

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The Sandon is one of the most famous red pubs in Anfield and is well-known as the ‘birthplace of Liverpool Football Club’. The first brewer in The Sandon was once president of Everton FC in their early days before he started his own football club when the relationship turned sour.

The football club he started would go on to become Liverpool FC as we know them today. Fans flood through the doors of The Sandon every match day to experience the authentic and unique atmosphere that can only come from a pub with deep ties to the Reds.

Our Match Day Tour offers you the option to enjoy pre-match hospitality at the iconic Liverpool drinking hole. If you purchase the entire Match Day Package, you’ll enjoy a free drink on arrival, a delicious, home-cooked meal and unlimited hot drinks before you head to the stadium to watch Klopp’s eleven do their thing.

Match Day Stadium Tour

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When you book onto a Match Day Tour, not only will you get to see all of Bill Shankly’s favourite haunts, you’ll also get a behind the scenes look at Anfield itself.

While the fans are preparing for a thrilling 90 minutes, you’ll get to see the areas that only players and VIP guests can visit. Touch the infamous This Is Anfield sign, walk down the players’ tunnel and stop by the press area and see where many a post-match reflection has taken place.

You’ll even be able to get a photo in Klopp’s seat and see what it’s like to be the man in charge!

Visit the Ground Where LFC Players Train

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Melwood, in West Derby, has been the training ground for Liverpool FC players for decades. After years of use as a school football training ground, the area was in a state of disrepair. Shankly noted in his autobiography that ‘it was a sorry wilderness’ and pledged to improve the training conditions.

Shankly helped to transform and revolutionise Melwood into a top-class training facility. One that his incredible team deserved.

Shankly spent many hours here, making sure his team were up to standard and perfecting his ‘pass and move, keep it simple’ philosophy.

You can now cast your own eye over the place where Liverpool players spend hours upon hours perfecting their techniques and training to be the best in the world.

The Shankly Playing Fields

During his time as Liverpool FC manager, Shankly took up residence in Sandforth Road in West Derby, just a few minutes walk from Melwood training ground.

Sitting at the top end of Sandforth Road are the Shankly Playing Fields, a recreational public area where children, teenagers and adults alike can come together for a bit of football fun.

When he wasn’t leading to Reds to victory, kids of the time reported that he used to come and referee for their friendly matches.

Keith Duckworth, a Liverpool native, once had the privilege of using Shankly’s toilet when nature called one day on Shankly Playing Field’s grass. He said: “Couldn’t believe I was sat on his loo. He told me that if I wanted to play for Liverpool, I should play for a team instead of watching them.”

On the Match Day Tour, you can catch a glimpse of the playing fields and imagine a time when Shankly used to grace the grass and inspire aspiring footballers of West Derby.

Shankly’s West Derby Home

When you visit the Shankly Playing Fields, you’ll also get the chance to see where Bill Shankly lived with Nessie.

Everyone in the area knew Bill and everyone developed a strong respect for the Liverpool manager. He was always friendly, always kind and would stop and sign autographs and speak to anyone that took the time to say hello.

The house is modest for such an icon and hero, but what more would you expect from such a down to earth man?

Guided Tour of our Shankly Memorabilia

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The Shankly Hotel is not only one of the highest rated hotels in Liverpool, it also serves as a lasting monument to the man that changed Liverpool FC forever.

With iconic items from Shankly’s life such as his original contract, trophies and personal artefacts, there’s no place like the Shankly Museum to get your fill of everyone’s favourite football manager.

The guided tour of all this memorabilia is a great way to hear all about the items on display, including anecdotes and explanations that can only be heard from someone who knows them inside out.

A Photo with Bill Shankly Himself

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In 2016, we launched the Shankly Virtual Experience in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, offering a unique experience for Shankly fans.

The virtual reality hologram will place Bill at your table, enjoying your food with you as you soak in all the memorabilia that the restaurant has to offer.

When you embark on a Memorabilia Tour at The Shankly Hotel, you’ll get your very own photo with the man himself. It truly has to be seen to be believed!

Book One of Our Shankly Tours

All of our Shankly Tours are an incredible way to see Liverpool with a difference, whether you’re visiting Shankly’s favourite spots or gazing upon the memorabilia that was generously donated by his family, they’re the perfect way to spend an afternoon doing something different in Liverpool.

Match Day Tours are available when Liverpool are playing at home in Anfield and the Guided Memorabilia Tour can be experienced every day at 12pm in the Shankly Museum. Make sure you book in advance so you aren’t disappointed!

Email us at info@shanklyexperience.com to secure your place on an unforgettable Shankly Tour in Liverpool.

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

The Shankly Hotel is the best place to visit to see the most amazing Bill Shankly memorabilia in the world. The Shankly Hotel is a lasting tribute to the man that changed Liverpool Football Club forever and this month, we welcomed new memorabilia to the museum.

The newest additions to the collection of Bill Shankly memorabilia are a selection of telegrams sent to the great man himself, an Agreement for Hire of a Player book, handwritten training schedules and an academic book.

A Protégé Sends His Well Wishes

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Denis Law, Manchester United

Denis Law was a Scottish footballer who began his career at Second Division Huddersfield Town in 1956 when Bill Shankly was managing the team. Shankly gave Law his first-team debut when Law was only 16 years old.

When Shankly moved teams to take on the task of transforming Liverpool, he wanted to take Denis Law with him, but the reds were unable to afford the rising star at the time. The young footballer eventually moved to Manchester United and it was from here that he sent a telegram with fellow United player, Paddy Crerand, the telegram is on display now at The Shankly Hotel.

There is also another telegram from Law and his family that was sent when Bill Shankly received his OBE award. As well as congratulating the legend on the honour, he stated that Shankly should be receiving a Knighthood next.

From One Liverpool Legend to Another

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Reds legend Jimmy Melia signed to Liverpool straight from school and was a favourite of Shankly’s in his early campaign to make Liverpool a bastion of invincibility.

Under Shankly’s careful eye, Liverpool and Melia rocketed to the First Division and even went on to win the championship.

Melia went on to play for Wolves and Southampton and now coaches youth teams for Liverpool FC in America.

The Shankly Hotel now has a telegram from one Liverpool legend to another, wishing Shankly luck ahead of the FA Cup Final and European Cup quest.

Congratulations from a Firm Friend and Fierce Competitor

Friendly competitiveness between managers is commonplace in football, it drives teams to be better and try harder and is all good natured.

Don Revie was the manager of Leeds United from 1961 to 1974, around the same period Bill Shankly was at the reigns of Liverpool.

Despite the professional competition, the two were firm friends, with reports that they spoke on the phone every Sunday to discuss their teams’ efforts of that week.

When Liverpool beat Newcastle United in 1974 to win the FA Cup Final, Don and his wife Elsie sent their congratulations directly to Bill via telegram.

Sportsmanship from a Blue

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You don’t have to be from Liverpool to be aware of the fierce competition between Everton and Liverpool. Derby Day is an exciting day that brings everyone together in the name of football and despite the perceived rivalry.

Former Everton player and Northern Ireland native Billy Bingham was quick to congratulate Shankly on his retirement in 1974. After winning the FA Cup in that year, Shankly decided that it was time for him to finally call it a day.

For nearly 15 years, Liverpool Football Club had been his entire life, but he noted that when he returned to the dressing room after winning the FA Cup, he ‘felt tired from all the years’. He had transformed Liverpool and cemented himself in the hearts of everyone in the city and it was time for him to enjoy his life away from the pitch.

Liverpool Actor Offers Congratulations

When Liverpool reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 1965, there were many congratulations that were sent to Shankly. One such message came in the form of a telegram from Anthony Booth, a Liverpool actor who was Cherie Blair’s father.

Gerry Marsden Wishes Shanks Well

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Famed for his iconic Liverpool songs Ferry Across the Mersey and for his vocals on Liverpool anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone, Gerry Marsden sent a telegram with his well wishes to Shankly upon his retirement.

The two met on the Ed Sullivan show in the USA when the team came to watch Gerry perform while on tour. The team came onto the stage to perform a special rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone and as the footballers walked off set, Shankly said to Gerry: “Gerry my son, I’ve given you a football team and you’ve given us a song.”

Inspiring the Beatles’ First Manager

Sam Leach, while known more for being a Liverpool promoter and the first manager of The Beatles, was a massive football fan and a keen supporter of Liverpool.

When the club experienced their first ever European Cup Triumph, he sent a telegram to Shankly to express his feelings that the success was partly down to Shankly, despite Shankly having retired three years earlier.

While Sam was friends with John Lennon and Paul McCartney, he always said that Bill Shankly was the most inspirational man he’d ever met.

A Letter Nearly Lost

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

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

Handwritten Notebooks and Football Documents

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Also on display are several handwritten notebooks that once belonged to the great man. There are two training schedules for his first team at Melwood whilst the other is an academic book from his school days.

There is also an Agreement for Hire of a Player book, which shows the agreements between Shankly and Preston for his remaining playing years at the club. After Shankly returned from his WWII service, his best playing years were behind him, but he wanted to continue his playing career before he embarked on his journey as a manager.

Get the Full Shankly Experience at The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re always acquiring new Bill Shankly memorabilia and it’s the premier destination to get your fill of all things Bill Shankly.

From fan letters to Shankly to his MBE and his original LFC contract, feast your eyes on mementoes from Shankly’s life that have been generously donated by his family.

You can even go the extra mile and enjoy the full Shankly experience with an overnight stay, where you can get a glimpse of some of the stories about Shankly from the people of Liverpool, his colleagues and his family.

Why not embark on a Shankly Tour of Liverpool and experience the city that he loved. Visit destinations that meant a lot to Liverpool’s greatest manager and enjoy a bespoke tour that can be personalised to your interests.

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.

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

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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

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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

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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Shankly: Nature’s Fire

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

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

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

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

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

World Premiere at The Philharmonic

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Boomchikkaboom - Halloween Bash

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

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

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

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

Spend Halloween in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel

Shankly Hotel Family Room

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

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

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

Shanklky Family diner Bastion Bar and Restaurant

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

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

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

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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

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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

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“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.