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

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

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

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

Lederhosen

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

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

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

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

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

Deliciously Traditional Delicacies

Liverpool Oktoberfest

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

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

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

Full on Festival Atmosphere

Liverpool Oktoberfest

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

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

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

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

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

The Perfect Oktoberfest AccommodationShankly Hotel Group accommodation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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“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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Terrific Hotel Offers for Teachers Only Just in Time for the Summer Holidays

Summer holidays are finally here and that’s not just good news for the kids, teachers too can look forward to some much-needed time off. Good thing The Shankly Hotel have designed their own fabulous hotel offers for teachers only this summer.

Here are some details on this superb deal for the fabulous faculty that work so hard keeping our youth in check all year long. We thank you.

We thank you.

The Rooms

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Now that you’re not working mid-week you and your colleagues can live it up large in style at The Shankly Hotel.

Come have a night out in Liverpool and enjoy all those marvellous mid-week restaurants offers you usually miss out on during term time.

Our luxury Shankly Hotel rooms and suites can sleep between 2 and 10 guests and are stylishly outfitted to reflect Bill Shankly’s own classic signature style.

Enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep in comfortable double beds, put your feet up and catch up on all missed TV you’ve missed on your own huge flat screen. Or perhaps you feel like indulging in a luscious whirlpool bath with a glass of bubbly or delicious cocktail in hand.

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Better still all The Shankly Hotel rooms couldn’t be closer to Liverpool’s vibrant city centre. Spend a day shopping or sightseeing then hit the town and party in all the best bars and clubs in Liverpool. Never too far away from the comfort of your Shankly Hotel room.

Dining in Style

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Have your meals over the last few months consisted of school dinner leftovers because you were in school until all hours marking papers and planning new lessons?

Let us give your palette and your stomachs a real treat with a delicious two-course meal served in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant. Better still we’ll give you a glass of Prosecco or welcome beers for your arrival.

Our superb Bastion Restaurant menu has a collection of dishes to suit any tastes. From juicy steaks, right off the grill to delicate mouth-watering pasta and refreshing salads.

Double Steak Fillet Sharer - hotel offers

After your meal take some time to browse through the vast collection of Bill Shankly memorabilia in our Shankly MuseumLetters to Shankly - hotel offers

Read letters written by the man himself and check out photos from his family life. We’ve taken care to document the footballing career of Shankly but also his dedication to being a family man as well.

 

The perfect after dinner excursion right in the reception of your hotel, so no need to venture too far on a full tummy.

The Perfect hotel offer for teachers only

All this can be all yours for just £45 pp if you can find another three willing members of the faculty to join you.

We are sure this won’t be too much of a struggle.

Get yourselves booked into The Shankly Hotel this summer with our spectacular hotel offers for teachers only and enjoy a kid free zone for one blissful night in Liverpool.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk, this amazing offer is only available Sunday-Thursday and is based on four or more sharing, so the more the merrier.

BBC to Broadcast Feature Length Documentary on the Life of Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly, Liverpool Football Club’s legendary manager, will be the subject of a new BBC feature length documentary that will hit the screens before the end of the year.

Bill Shankly was a hero to many people across the city and the film will look at his career and his goal to make Liverpool a ‘bastion of invincibility.’ Shankly: Nature’s Fire finished filming at the end of May this year and is due to air within a few months.

The Scottish manager was a true character on the streets of Liverpool and the new documentary will follow his story from start to finish, showcasing his charisma, strength, uniqueness and charm.

Shankly: Nature’s Fire

Young Bill Shankly

The film has received a great amount of support from the footballing community, with former players from Scotland and Liverpool Football Club acting as contributors. His family, fans and journalists, including Sports writer Hugh Mcillvanney and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, have also taken part to make this the best tribute to the legend himself.

The film was two years in the making and Peter Hooton, producer of the film and lead singer of local band The Farm was determined to do the story justice.

He said: “Shankly epitomised a different set of values that I think are still admired to this day. I agreed to be involved in the making of this documentary because Shankly was my boyhood hero”.

Shankly: Nature’s Fire will feature archive footage and interviews with those who knew the man best, footage from matches and from his day to day life to give a great representation of the personality and charm that the man himself was known for.

Liverpool FC’s Hero

Bill Shankly & LFC

Bill Shankly was the saviour of Liverpool football club, he took the club from a dwindling position in Second Division to a team that had a trophy cabinet to be proud of, as well as a solid place in First Division.

His now legendary quote, “my idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. My idea was to build Liverpool up and up until eventually, everyone would have to submit and give in’, epitomised his attitude and determination to turn the club around.

He wasn’t always about the football, he was a stable family man who was loved by the community and his relatives alike. His grandson, Christopher Carline, credits his Nan, Bill’s wife, with the success and unfaltering determination of his Granddad. Agnes Wren Shankly supported the Scottish native through everything and is an icon and role model for the modern-day WAG.

A Lasting Tribute

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The Shankly Hotel was a collaborative effort with the Shankly family to bring the people of Liverpool a lasting tribute to a Liverpool legend.

Offering fans a journey through the life and career of the man who changed the face of ~Liverpool’s football, The Shankly Hotel is a truly unique hotel and dining experience. From letters penned by Shankly himself to handwritten tactic sheets to private memorabilia, The Shankly Hotel is a one of a kind tribute to the man who was made for Liverpool.

Breathtaking Group Accommodation Made for British Style Collective

Our gorgeous group accommodation at The Shankly is known for being effortlessly stylish and classy, ideal for a stay in the city centre of Liverpool.

Even better when a fashion event like British Style Collective 2017 comes to town.

Take a look at these stunning Liverpool hotel rooms that look as though they were designed to host hoards of fashionistas flocking to British Style Collective in Liverpool this weekend.

The Garden of Eden Signature Suites

The latest addition to super styling accommodation at the Shankly Hotel is the Garden of Eden Suites.

These stunning Liverpool hotel rooms can sleep between two and eight guests and are defiantly the most glamourous hotel rooms in the city.

Photo opportunities aplenty with this stunning floral ceiling backdrop.

Garden of Eden Signature Suites

Match your outfit to the chic leather and red décor in our sensational Seduction Suite.

Seduction Signature Suites

Red is the colour of the season in either our Adam or Eve Suites.

Adam Signature Suites Eve Signature Suites

Be camera ready at every moment in the stylish Signature Suites, the number one choice for the fashion elite in Liverpool during British Style Collective this weekend.

Shades Of Suites

Grey is a colour that never goes out of style. For season after season, it’s been the new black and the varying Shades Of Suites at the Shankly Hotel pay homage to the trendiest colour in fashion today.

Check out the stunning smoke-hued suites, embellished in slate greys and shining silvers.

Shades Of Signature Suites

The stone coloured walls have been swathed with tactile wallpaper in subtle tones of grey animal prints or glittering faux brickwork.

Shades Of Signature Suites silver

Every suite contains a larger than life mirror complementing the varied palette of grey and so you can triple check your outfit before heading off to the #FROW of endless catwalks taking place in the city.

Shades Of Signature Suites mirror

Sleeping between two and eight guests the Shades Of Suites are the chicest choice of group accommodation in Liverpool and ideal for visiting the British Style Collective with your friends.

Shankly Hotel Rooms

The Shankly Hotel has an understated elegance and each hotel room has been outfitted to match the sophistication and reflect a timeless style.

Chose to stay in the Shankly Hotel during British Style Collective and enjoy a Liverpool hotel experience sure to suit the fashion connoisseur inside everyone.

Shankly Suite

With lush bronze padded walls, subtle glistening walls and elegant ensuite bathrooms with double whirlpool baths.

Shankly whirlpool bath

Or instead for a group of friends, there are interconnected suites which give plenty of space for getting ready each day and privacy for when you’re all fashioned out.

Shankly hotel room

These amazing Liverpool hotel rooms are outfitted in the characteristic fashion that’s always associated with Signature Living.

Although these suites were not purpose built for the British Style Collective they certainly seem to have been made for the occasion.

Book to stay in the trendiest group accommodation in Liverpool and who knows our stunning hotel rooms could inspire an eye-catching ensemble that gets you noticed in the street style pages of Vouge.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to see which of our stylish Signature Suites will suit you this weekend during British Style Collective in Liverpool.

Are These the Most Instagram-Worthy Hotel Rooms in Liverpool?

In a world where social media and selfies are king, it’s never been more exciting to stay in a truly Instagram-worthy hotel room that you know will impress your followers.

This is why the Shankly Hotel are proud to unveil eleven brand new luxurious suites that form part of our beautiful Garden of Eden floor.

From heavenly floral features and golden interiors to the desirable decadence and darker opulence of the hell rooms, these suites offer a hotel experience like no other.

Pack your bags, charge your phone, attach the selfie stick and get snapping, because these stunning rooms are the perfect backdrop to any profile pic.

Will You Choose Heaven or Hell?

On our spectacular Garden of Eden floor, we were inspired by the concept of Heaven and Hell as a way of showcasing our new suites.

Keeping to the ancient theme taken from the bible we have created affluent accommodation like you’ve never seen before, complete with beautiful botanic features, crushed velvet furniture and vivid neon signs that are perfect for any eye-catching selfie.

Sitting below our famous rooftop event space, the Garden of Eden, these new suites make up most of the top floor of the Shankly Hotel and are sure to make your jaw drop the moment you open the door.

Whether you’re planning a party, relaxing break, romantic stay or family celebration, these suites offer a range of different interiors and are close to all of the best nightlife. The Shankly hotel is the best destination to really experience Liverpool.

Our Heavenly Suites

With beautiful views over Liverpool and opulent interior décor, our heavenly suites will transport you to a dreamy botanical world filled with florals and glittery golden features.

The suites range from the Adam and Eve themed rooms, to the blossoming Nature suite and of course The Garden of Eden.

Gaze up at the artistic feature ceiling decorated with 2,500 flowers designed by Joseph Massie, one of Europe’s top botanical artists. Or delight in the golden furnishing and designer wallpaper by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix. Each suite has been stunningly decorated to give guests an experience worthy of royalty.

Featuring the best of the Signature Living style, these suites sleep between three and eight guests and include beautiful ensuite bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, unique furniture, ornate dressing tables and comfortable beds that will ensure you get a heavenly sleep.

Instagram-worthy hotel

Experience a Decadent Hell

Spend an evening of pure indulgence in the dark and decadent suites in Hell.

Choose from Lust, Temptation, Seduction or many more themes that play on the dark sins we’re warned against and get snapping those selfies.

Dare to journey into darkness with mirrored ceilings, black leather, thick velvet curtains and unique neon signs willing you to ‘Live for the moment.’

Sit back and relax on an opulent crushed velvet chaise long or chill out in the luxurious whirlpool bath, these rooms have everything you need to have an evening you’ll never forget.

Each suite is unique and designed around the sin it’s named after, featuring vivid blue décor or desirable pink detailing with ornate gold foiling that will transport you to an opulent world of luxury.

Instagram-worthy hotel

Book your Stay at The Shankly Hotel

Specialising in group accommodation, the Shankly’s new Instagram-worthy hotel suites offer guests a sociable stay in the heart of Liverpool city centre that are perfect for celebrity-style parties.

Ideal for a weekend getaway or special celebration, the Shankly Hotel is a favourite for groups of friends and family looking for a special stay in the city.

If you’re interested in booking a stay at the Shankly’s new Signature suites, simply contact our friendly reservations team for the best possible price and a stay in Liverpool that you won’t forget!

They’re available to help on 0151 601 8977.

 

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

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

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

The Wedding Singer Musical

Where: Epstein Theatre

When: 3rd June

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

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

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

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

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

Live Comedy

Where: Laughter House

When: 3rd June

source: Laughter House Comedy FaceBook

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

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

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

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

Fun Themed Afternoon Tea’s

Where: Garden of Eden

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

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

  • Swing Afternoon Tea 4th June

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

  • MadHatter Afternoon Tea 10th and 17th

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

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

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

Liverpool Acoustic Extra

Where: View Two Gallery

When: 9th June

source: Liverpool Acoustic FaceBook

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

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

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

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

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

CLUB TROPICANA

Where: Garden of Eden

When: 17th June

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

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

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

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

Bubble Rush

Where: Croxteth Park

When: 18th June

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

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

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

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

Liverpool Makefest

Where: Central Library

When: 24th June

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

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

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

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

Book to stay at The Shankly Hotel

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

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

5 of the Best Liverpool Hotel Offers from the Shankly Hotel

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

The Shankly’s Summer Stay and Spa

Summer stay and spa- Liverpool hotel offers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bubbles and Breakfast for Two

Bubbles and Breakfast - Liverpool hotel offer

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Perfect Place to Watch the Premier League

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dream Lunch Dinner Party

Lunch with Shanks - Liverpool hotel offer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fun Family Fridays

Family Fridays - Liverpool hotel offer

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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