Discover the Best of Liverpool With Our Brand New Walking Tours

If you’re looking for a perfect summer activity for you and your friends or family, check out the Shankly’s brand new walking tours that showcase the very best of Liverpool.

From the picturesque, idyllic waterfront, to the famous red gates of the Strawberry Field, or the historic cathedrals and the iconic football teams, this city has some of the best cultural sights and landmarks in the world.

Take the stress out of sight seeing and book one of our amazing brand new walking tours and experience Liverpool the best way possible.

The Best of Liverpool Walking Tours

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The Best of Liverpool Walking Tours

How much: £20pp

Where: Meet outside The Shankly Hotel

When: Every Friday at 10am (starting from Friday 25th August)

The Best of Liverpool Walking Tours

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Bring Liverpool to life as you discover the history of our great city and uncover some hidden gems along the way.

This fantastic tour will last around an hour and a half, starting from the Shankly Hotel and working its way around the must-see city sights.

Expect to be impressed by the Chinatown arch, mesmerised by the Bombed Out Church and entertained in the Cavern Quarter.

Working in collaboration with Daytripper Liverpool, your tour will be directed by our friendly tour guide Hannah (pictured above), who will ensure you don’t miss a thing!

The tour also includes an exciting surprise experience that will be revealed on the day. This secret experience could be anything from a thrilling ride on The Liverpool Wheel, a trip around Cathedral Tower, a boat ride over the Mersey, a traditional Scouse lunch, drinks in the Cavern Club, a spectacular visit to the Radio City Tower or the Empire theatre tour.

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Chinatown

The tour ends with a coffee stop in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant in the famous Shankly Hotel.

Relax with a delicious slice of cake and cup of tea or coffee, as you take in the beautiful surroundings.

This fabulous tour also entitles you to 20% off at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, so you can enjoy some of the delicious food and drink they have on offer for an excellent price.

Explore all of the places you’ve always wanted to with the Shankly’s Best of Liverpool Walking Tours.

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The Bastion

More Tours!

As well as the brand new Liverpool Walking Tours, the Shankly is proud to bring you an experience tour that has been designed for especially for students and the option to tailor your own tour that is personal to you.

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The Shankly Experience will also be launching an exciting day trip designed exclusively for students from language schools and universities.

Working in collaboration with Daytripper Liverpool, this tour will include a Beatles themed tour of the city, a British themed lunch at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, set within the Shankly Hotel and an amazing Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tour.

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Anfield Stadium

Bespoke Experiences

Maybe you’ve got a long list of sights and landmarks that you’re eager to see, why not let us take care of the planning with our customised tours of Liverpool?

You can tell us what you’re looking for from your tour of Liverpool and we’ll do our best to create a personalised package that is tailored to you.

We can showcase the best of Liverpool by incorporating scenic suburban spots, famous homes and the most striking landmarks of Liverpool.

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The Liver Building

To book your ‘Best of Liverpool Walking Tour’ or to enquire about dates simply click here or drop our friendly team an email – info@shanklyexperience.com

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

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

The Biggest Fattest Football Quiz

When: 2nd August

Where: Camp and Furnace

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

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

Hope and Glory Festival

When: 5th – 6th August

Where: St George’s Quarter

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

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

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

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

Summer Football on the Dock

When: Until 11th August

Where: Albert Dock

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

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

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

Premier League Returns to Liverpool

When: 19th August & 27th August

Where: Anfield Stadium

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

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

When: 12th August

Where: Goodison Park

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

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

Liverpool Prosecco Festival

When: 27th August

Where: Camp and Furnace

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Magical Summer Wedding at The Garden of Eden

Plan a spectacular summer wedding at the Garden of Eden, set within the famous Shankly Hotel.

What could be better than celebrating the sun by hosting the biggest celebration of your life, at one of the most stunning wedding venues in Liverpool.

The Garden of Eden is a truly unique venue that is sure to make your wedding unforgettable, from beautiful interiors, to a stunning rooftop terrace area, your summer wedding will be unforgettable.

Your wedding day is the most precious day of all so it’s important the venue is the perfect match.

An Amazing Backdrop

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The Garden of Eden is a spectacular venue and a perfect host to your big day.

Located in the heart of Liverpool city centre, enjoy this unique rooftop venue surrounded by your closest friends and family for a celebration you will never forget.

Unlike any other wedding venue, it boasts breath-taking views of Liverpool’s spectacular skyline, an outdoor terrace, two private bars and luxury on-site accommodation for the happy couple and the wedding party.

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Housed in a glass box, you’ll have unrestricted views of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks, including the Three Graces, Pier Head and, of course, the Liver Building.

The Garden of Eden offers a diversity of space which can be individually adapted to your needs. Accommodating a minimum of 80 guests in the day and 120 guests in the evening, the Garden of Eden is the perfect venue for large summer wedding celebrations.

The Perfect Place to Rest Your Head

The Shankly Hotel is one of the most iconic hotels in Liverpool and the most magical venue to host your dream wedding.

Located on Victoria Street in the heart of Liverpool city centre, wedding guests are within close proximity of the amazing nightlife, shopping and cultural districts.

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Each suite within our beautiful hotel has been designed and decorated with luxury and comfort in mind, from the unique furnishings to the exquisite amenities, we are dedicated to giving our guests a stay they’ll never forget.

The spectacular Bridal Suite is the perfect place to rest your head after the excitement of your wedding day. Designed with newlyweds in mind, this amazing rooms offers lucky couples an opulent king sized bed with luxurious furnishings, a large in-room Jacuzzi bath, a private snug and a double shower.

Enjoy an indulgent in-room bath overlooking St George’s Hall and a hidden hideaway for the most romantic start to married life.

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Wedding guests are also not forgotten as you can receive discounts on rooms booked during your magical celebration. With suites sleeping 2 to 24 guests, the party never has to stop.

It is sure to be the most spectacular summer wedding imaginable.

Why Choose Eden?

Take the stress out of your wedding day by letting our dedicated team at The Shankly Hotel lend a helping hand.

Drawing on years of experience, our devoted and passionate wedding planners will be there every step of the way to help you create the summer wedding of your dreams.

Every couple is different which is why our dedicated and highly experienced wedding planners will be there to help you plan the most incredible wedding, personalised to you.

They will ensure that your big day is nothing short of amazing, offering services such as wedding transportation, evening entertainment, catering, wedding cakes, flowers and much more.

We pride ourselves on being at the very top when it comes to wedding planning; you’ll always get the best advice from us.

So, to book a consultation, view the venue or start planning your big day, choose a summer that suites you and let’s get to work!

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our wedding coordinators who will be happy to ensure your dreams come true.

The Shankly Host a Reunion Dinner for the 1992 Liverpool FA Cup Winners

To celebrate 25 years since Liverpool beat Sunderland 2-0 in the 1992 Fa Cup Final, the Shankly Hotel proudly hosted a glorious reunion dinner to honour the winners.

This wonderful evening saw Liverpool captain of the day, Mark Wright, reunite with fellow players Dean Saunders who partnered Rush as a striker, midfielder Jan Molby and physio Phil Boersma, for a night of reminiscence and celebration.

A Fun Filled Evening of Football

Set within the stunning Eden venue in The Shankly Hotel, the evening included a delicious 3 course meal and a host of treats for the guests.

Highlights were shown of the historic match and a Q+A was held with the famous players, along with football themed quizzes and games.

Fans who attended were treated to photographs with the footballing legends, as well as speeches from the players.

During the night exclusive memorabilia including shirts and photographs from the day were put on auction and a raffle was held featuring brilliant prizes.

The event was attended by a range of football enthusiasts, including the next generation of Reds fans and the heroes of the club’s history.

A roaring success, the night was thoroughly enjoyed by all and was a chance for younger fans of the game to learn about the brilliant history of Liverpool FC.

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On the 9th May 1992, Liverpool faced Sunderland in the Fa Cup Final at Wembley stadium.  Sunderland were the first second division team to appear in an FA Cup final since West Ham did so in 1980 and they had a better start to the game than Liverpool.

However, things quickly turned around when Michael Thomas chipped in a half volley in the 47th minute, with an assist from Steve McManaman.

Not long after, Dean Saunders unfortunately hit the crossbar with a header as the Reds pushed for a second goal to cement their lead.

And 20 minutes later the win was sealed when Ian Rush completed the scoring to put the team 2-0 up and became the leading goalscorer in FA Cup Finals with five.

Graeme Souness’s men emphatically lifted the trophy and it returned to Merseyside after a 73 year draught for Liverpool FC.

It was Liverpool’s fifth triumph in the competition, and would be their only major trophy under the management of Graeme Souness

Liverpool didn’t win the trophy again until nine years later.

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The Shankly were proud to be the hosts of this brilliant evening that celebrated Liverpool Football Club’s history and the event couldn’t have been held in a more appropriate venue.

A self-confessed mini museum to the great player and manager, Bill Shankly, the hotel offers its guests an incomparable insight into his fascinating career and life.

Bill Shankly successfully transformed Liverpool football club into the fighting force we’ve known and loved.

The admiration for Bill Shankly is shared between all true football fans and taking a walk around the Bill Shankly museum in The Shankly is the stuff that dreams are made of.

We hope to host many more football themed evenings that celebrate the beautiful game.

Summer Days Out: Bespoke Tours of Liverpool

Not sure how to spend the summer? Whether you’re a Liverpool local or simply plan on visiting soon, look no further than our bespoke tours of Liverpool.

Perfect for sunny family days out in Liverpool, our Shankly Tours invite you to embark on a range of jam-packed adventures.

Brought to you by the Shankly family in collaboration with The Shankly Hotel, you’ll discover the city that Bill Shankly loved and the Beatles called home.

Experience the very best of Liverpool, from the picturesque waterfront to the leafy suburbs of John Lennon’s childhood.

Following your busy day out, you may be in need of a well earned pint or two! And you’ll be able to enjoy 20% off at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant back at The Shankly Hotel.

Football Themed Tour of Liverpool

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Bill Shankly famously said, “Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool.” And with our ‘Liverpool was Made for Me’ tour, you’ll discover why the footballing legend held Liverpool so close to his heart.

This bespoke football themed tour of Liverpool will take you on an unforgettable journey around the city. On this tour, famous landmarks are interwoven with footballing history and remarkable stories, making it perfect for local football fans as well as tourists.

This tour includes the chance to embark on the new Liverpool FC Stadium and Museum Tour and see sights that shaped two of the biggest clubs in football, Liverpool FC and Everton FC.

Combining the best of the city’s landmarks and football history, this is a fantastic opportunity for groups of friends, family and couples to come along and explore this captivating city.

Bill Shankly/Beatles Themed Tour in Liverpool

For a bespoke Beatles tour of Liverpool, this is just the ticket to ride that you’ve been dreaming of.

With Shankly Tours, you’ll discover how Beatlemania ran parallel to the rise of Liverpool FC with this nostalgic tour of Liverpool.

Perfect for couples and groups with a wider variety of interests, our Fab Four and Shanks Tour incorporates unmissable Beatles landmarks and Bill Shankly/LFC themed sights.

We’ll take you on a journey through time as you find yourself transported to the 1960s – the atmospheric era that saw choruses of “She Loves You” fill the Liverpool Kop.

Catch some tunes at the Cavern Club or snap a shot by Strawberry Field with fantastic Bill Shankly sights and stories along the way.

So for those hoping to avoid a squabble over the map, we’ve got you covered with something fantastic for everyone.

Match Day Tour in Liverpool

Not forgetting, we also offer the fantastic Match Day Tour, designed specifically for Liverpool FC match days.

We’ll take you on a special detour before the match as you visit an array of football themed destinations, followed by the new LFC Stadium Tour before the big kick off!

Customised  Tours of Liverpool

If you’re visiting Liverpool for the first time or with a larger group, you may have a lengthy list of sights and landmarks you’re hoping to squeeze in.

Why not let us take care of the planning with our customised tours of Liverpool?

You can tell us what you’re looking for from your experience of Liverpool and we’ll do our best to create a personalised tour package tailored to you.

We can showcase the best of Liverpool by incorporating scenic suburban spots, famous homes and the most striking landmarks of Liverpool.

We hope to see you soon for an unforgettable summer day out. With our bespoke tours of Liverpool, you can see Liverpool through a whole new light. 

Stay at The Shankly Hotel for LIMF 2017

Liverpool’s International Music Festival is nearly upon us, so it’s time to start looking for some luxury accommodation for you and your friends.

Set in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, The Shankly Hotel is the ideal place for your group to rest their heads after a long day of musical fun.

With Sefton Park just a short train ride, bus journey or taxi ride out of the city centre, our hotel is perfectly located for everyone attending this summer’s LIMF.

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Liverpool’s International Music Festival

When: Thursday 20th July – Sunday 23rd July

Where: Sefton Park

Back for its fifth year, Liverpool International Music Festival will be kicking off on Thursday 20th July for a four-day celebration of new musical talent, well-known names and music heritage.

Set in the beautiful Sefton Park, with stages at the Palm House and surrounding areas, LIMF prides itself on being culturally diverse and featuring an eclectic line-up.

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This year’s festival includes a mixture of home-grown talent, up and coming acts and household names; you’ll be treated to sets from Gorgon City, Corinne Bailey Rae, So Solid Crew, Katy B, Kate Nash and many more.

The festival is free but VIP experience tickets and Palm House tickets are available from £13.20 per day or £33 for three days.

The new luxury VIP area is new for 2017 and will feature a private bar area, great views and not to mention deluxe toilets.

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This year’s festival theme ‘Remember The Times’ will explore and showcase pivotal music moments throughout the decades, which were the springboard for genres such as hip hop, house and pop.

From the main stage to silent discos, DJ sets and even an orchestra, the Liverpool International Music Festival is for everyone.

If you need to find somewhere to stay for the weekend, don’t worry, The Shankly have got you covered.

Plan a Perfect Weekend

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At The Shankly Hotel we do group accommodation a little differently.

Our luxury rooms are fantastically spacious, ensuring that our group hotel rooms never compromise on quality.

You can expect deluxe beds complemented with stylish decor and high-quality facilities to use at your leisure.

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Designed with luxury interior decor, our rooms feature 50″ TV screens and whirlpool baths to sit back, relax and prep for a big weekend of music.

Choose from luxurious suites, to opulent hotel rooms, interconnected apartments and elegant suites that sleep large groups of friends; the Shankly Hotel is the only place to stay for LIMF 2017.

The Garden of Eden Suites

If you have a soft spot for florals, our Garden of Eden Suites are the perfect choice for you.

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

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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, your friends are sure to be impressed.

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.

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.

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

Each suite has been stunningly decorated to give guests an experience worthy of royalty.

Designed with luxury and comfort in mind, our Garden of Eden Suites are the perfect hub for your musical weekend, with whirlpool baths that you can relax in after a long day of dancing.

Signature Suites

If you prefer something a little more simplistic and chic, check out the Signature Suites on the second floor the Shankly Hotel.

Each room on this floor is stunningly decorated with smoky greys, shimmering silvers and a dash of opulent crushed velvet and each beautiful suite is complete with a luxury whirlpool bath and comfy double beds.

The walls have been beautifully adorned with stylish wallpaper depicting subtle tones of grey animal prints or glittering faux brickwork and each room features unique furnishing that complement the theme.

So, if you and your friends are looking for a stylish retreat once the LIMF festivities have finished, book a stay at the Shankly’s Signature Suites and delve into a world of silver hues.

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But if you like to stick to tradition, The Shankly Hotel rooms offer an understated elegance that you won’t find anywhere else.

Each room is unique and decorated with Shankly memorabilia, trinkets and quotes that celebrate the great man, Bill Shankly.

Choose from luxury hotels rooms, apartments that feature kitchenettes or 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 danced out.

Book to stay in the most beautiful and unique hotel in Liverpool and really make the most of your musical weekend at LIMF 2017.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to see which of our stylish suites will suit you this weekend during Liverpool’s International Music Festival.

Why Liverpool Should Win the Commonwealth Games Bid

There’s no doubt about it, Liverpool is a city in love with sport.

From football to horse racing, we are lucky enough to have some of the best sporting atmosphere, teams, performers, stadiums, tributes and of course the best fans in the world.

With Liverpool’s Commonwealth Games Bid well underway and Birmingham the only other city that could stand in the way, things are looking promising.

At the Shankly Hotel it’s obvious that we are big sports fans, so we’re starting to get excited about the prospect of hosting the 2022 games.

Liverpool is the perfect stage to showcase an amazing event like the Commonwealth Games and here’s why we think our city should win the bid.

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The Transformation

The organisers have gone big and bold with their plans for Liverpool, and we’re not surprised.

Everyone knows, hosting a huge sporting event like the Commonwealth Games means transformations will need to happen to accommodate for new venues and the influx of tourists and fans.

Central to Liverpool’s ambitious plans is to accelerate the transformation of the city’s world-famous waterfront and the regeneration of Bramley Moore Dock, which will be home to Everton FC’s new stadium after the event.

This would also promise to be a catalyst for regenerating and transformation of areas like Kirkdale and Vauxhall.

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Anfield has also been included in Liverpool’s plans, the club’s stadium is part of a proposal that would see the competition’s opening ceremony and the rugby sevens tournament held in front of the Kop. While Goodison Park will be the venue for the boxing events.

Plus a 5,000-seat swimming arena will be built near the Albert Dock, complete with a floating 50m swimming pool.

A number of other iconic venues will also be utilised, including St George’s Hall, Stanley Park, Goodison Park and the Arena and Convention Centre.

The proposals are predicted to accelerate £1bn of investment and create 12,000 jobs.

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This plan is both compelling and deliverable and will be amazing for the athletes, the spectators and the Commonwealth.

Crucially it is designed to leave Liverpool transformed.

Our Track Record of Delivering

Liverpool has hosted numerous large sporting, cultural, musical and artistic events over the years.

Nobody will ever forget the exciting treasure hunt for the Superlambanana statues which captured the city’s imagination.

Or think back to when the Giants took over he city’s streets and pulled in thousands of visitors to witness a remarkable piece of street theatre in action.

There are also the numerous music festivals such as Sound City, LIMF and many more that are planned to perfection each year.

It’s clear Liverpool has a track record of delivering world-class showpiece events and everyone in Liverpool is confident they can deliver a world-class Commonwealth Games too.

We Love Sport!

Liverpool is a city that loves sport. With a passion for football that runs deep and a host of other brilliant sporting events, without a doubt the people of Liverpool are all sports fans.

When you have two Premier League football clubs with a rich history of success, one of the world’s most renowned racecourses and a pair of golf courses on The Open hosting roster, it’s clear major sporting events have a natural home on Merseyside.

The Shankly Hotel, dedicated to one of the greatest football managers of our time, is just one example of how much the city loves its sports stars.

With a special museum dedicated to footballing memorabilia and various football themed tours that continue to be extremely popular, our Hotel is a brilliant example of the passion Liverpudlians have for great sport.

Bringing Two Great Cities Together

If Liverpool win the Commonwealth Games Bid, events won’t just be held in Merseyside.

Manchester have stepped up to the mark and offered their services and venues to help strengthen Liverpool’s bid.

Through a creative partnership, they will host T20 cricket at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground, plus track cycling in world class velodrome.

Merging two cities that usually have a bitter rivalry, all in the name of sport, what more could you ask for.

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A Stunning Backdrop

The architecture in Liverpool is internationally renowned as being some of the most beautiful in the world, with the River Mersey skyline topping any poles in the most spectacular city spaces.

Recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this backdrop would provide the classiest of settings for any sporting event. Imagine sweeping shots of the Three Graces with all the spectacle of the medal-contention action going on before them.

Not only that, it provides some fantastic selfie backgrounds for the athletes and spectators to take home with them.

There’s no doubt that it would be an amazing display of everything that makes Liverpool great.

The Creation of a Legacy

One of the key requirements of any bid is to provide evidence of the legacy that can be created for future generations by the hosting of the event.

There has already been talk of expanding the local rail network to serve the new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock, something that will surely be required for the thousands of blues fans heading there every week when it becomes Everton’s home.

The organisers have also put forward an innovative new way of presenting the jumping events by moving them to spectacular locations along the docks.

If Liverpool host the Commonwealth Games it would trigger a huge regeneration of major areas of Liverpool that are in need of an injection of funds and the new stadiums are sure to have a legacy of sporting achievements long after the games have been and gone.

Liverpool will set the bar for how major games leave a real and tangible legacy.

Home Grown Talent Will Shine

There’s nothing like home advantage when it comes to an event of this magnitude.

By the time 2022 rolls along, we’ll have Merseyside athletes in their prime and poised to go for gold.

We already have the hugely talented Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Tony Bellew and Michael Rimmer to name but a few.

Imagine the Soundtrack

We all know Liverpool is famous for its music, so just imagine how amazing the music would be for the parade of athletes.

From The Beatles to Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Cast, The Wombats, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Zutons, The Farm, Elvis Costello or even Atomic Kitten, it would be an opening to remember.

While Birmingham is playing it safe, Liverpool are dreaming big and in our opinion that’s the only way to do it.

There is no other UK city with global relevance and profile that better embodies the core Commonwealth principles of consensus and common action, mutual respect, inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, legitimacy, and responsiveness.

The Shankly Hotel are proud to support the bid to host the Commonwealth Games, let’s hope we win and make this city even greater than it already is.

Romantic Date Night Deals from the Shankly Hotel

Looking for ways to spoil your other half? The Shankly Hotel have some amazingly romantic date night deals in Liverpool that are sure to impress your loved one.

Splash out on an evening of luxury and decadence as you wine and dine the special person in your life.

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Wonderful Wednesday Date Night Deal

How much: £29 per couple

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This amazing deal features a delicious meal for two at the beautiful Bastion Bar & Restaurant, within The Shankly Hotel.

Indulge in a two-course meal and a glass of prosecco with your loved one and say ‘cheers’ to a lovely evening.

This offer is only valid on Wednesdays in July, so get booking before it’s too late.

To book call: 0151 601 8801 and quote “Date Night”.

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Not free on a Wednesday? The Shankly have plenty more amazing date night deals for you and your partner.

So, take a look and plan an unforgettable evening.

Bubbles and Breakfast

How much: £99 per couple

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Make the most of your evening together by booking a romantic stay at the Shankly Hotel.

This amazing offer includes an overnight stay in one of our luxurious double rooms that feature stunning double Jacuzzi baths.

You’ll receive a glass of prosecco upon arrival and will be treated to a delicious breakfast in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant the following morning.

Love Sweet Love Package

How much: £50 room upgrade

Why not upgrade your stay with our wonderfully romantic Love Sweet Love package.

Treat you and your partner to the ultimate romantic getaway and really show them how much they mean to you.

This special package includes a stay in one of our luxury suites with a double whirlpool bath.

Your room will be decorated with rose petals and delicious personalised cupcakes to make your stay even sweeter.

When you arrive, there will be chilled prosecco waiting for you in your room, enjoy!

Wine and Dine

How much: £138 per couple

If you’re feeling sophisticated, our Wine and Dine offer is the perfect deal for you.

Book an overnight stay in our beautiful rooms that feature double Jacuzzi baths and luxurious fittings.

You will be treated to a two course meal in The Bastion Restaurant and a complimentary glass of the house wine.

The next morning you’ll rise to a delicious breakfast, the ideal way to end a romantic stay.

Summer Stay and Dine

How much: £138 per couple

With summer in Liverpool in full swing, it’s time to celebrate with a special summery deal.

Stay in one of our luxurious rooms in the Shankly Hotel where you’ll be greeted with a bottle of chilled prosecco.

Tuck into a divine two course meal from our new menu at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant and peruse exclusive Shankly memorabilia.

After a fabulous evening, wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the beautiful Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Summer Stay and Spa

How much: £159 per couple

If you and your partner are in need of a relaxing evening, book our perfect summer stay and spa package and enjoy a tranquil getaway.

This offer includes a luxurious overnight stay in The Shankly Hotel and chilled prosecco in upon your arrival.

Get a glorious night’s sleep as you prepare for the next day of pampering.

The following morning head to The Bastion and tuck into a delicious freshly prepared breakfast whilst you take in the beautiful surrounding dedicated to Bill Shankly.

After your breakfast, head over to the opulent Morgan’s Spa within 30 James Street Hotel and relax with a 25 minute spa treatment each and 2 hours access to the luxury facilities.

Special Cinema offer

How much: £30pp

Are you and your other half film fanatics? Treat yourself to our brilliant special cinema offer and have a movie filled evening you’ll always remember.

This fantastic offer includes a two course meal in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, a glass of prosecco or a beer and your choice of film at the Liverpool One Odeon.

To book any of these romantic date night deals, get in touch with our friendly team today.

We look forward to seeing you!

Rooftop Slide from The Shankly Hotel to Raise Money for Homeless

This week, we announced our plans to go ahead with one of our most exciting projects: building a rooftop slide to raise money for the homeless.

At Signature Living, our charity partner is Liverpool’s leading homeless charity The Whitechapel Centre. And we’re aiming to raise £500,000 a year for the organisation.

Liverpool locals and tourists can look forward to an exhilarating tubular slide for public use, with money going to Whitechapel.

The exciting slide is expected to spiral down from The Shankly Hotel’s fantastic rooftop terrace, which regularly plays host to vibrant events in the city.

We’re planning for the tube to feature a clear roof to offer riders amazing views of Liverpool as they whoosh towards the ground.

The terrace itself showcases a sensational view across Liverpool, so we can only imagine the thrill of sliding down the city from the top.

This unique addition to the hotel is expected to be of a revised design, following our original plans for the project back in 2015.

The new design wraps three times around the pole, creating a more relaxed experience for riders as they take in an incredible view of Liverpool.

With a vast range of visitors to the Shankly and its Bastion Bar & Restaurant, we’re sure the slide will attract countless Liverpool locals as well as tourists.

There simply isn’t anything like this in Liverpool, so we have no doubt that it will prove a huge hit with both big kids and the little ones!

The Whitechapel Centre in Liverpool

We’re hugely proud to become more involved with The Whitechapel Centre, Liverpool’s leading homeless and housing charity.

Whitechapel does an array of amazing work for the city – the team offer a helping hand to rough sleepers, those who live in hostels and people struggling to manage accommodation.

Their mission is to offer routes out of homelessness and back into the community, taking a practical approach that can takes individual stories into consideration.

The charity operates an Open Access drop-in for rough sleepers to get breakfast, a shower and make full use of laundry facilities.

Open 365 days a year, the work this incredible charity does is priceless to the city, so we couldn’t be more dedicated to playing our part.

The Shankly Hotel

Liverpool’s luxury Shankly Hotel offers guests an unique and memorable stay in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

The Bill Shanky themed venue brings visitors a real taste of the city and fresh insight into its infamous footballing history.

Our deluxe rooms are equipped with facilities including rejuvenating whirlpool baths, making a stay at the Shankly truly something special.

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Only moments from the Shankly Hotel, you’ll find the best of nightlife in Liverpool, along with high-street brands and a variation of dynamic bars and restaurants.

We’ll make sure to keep you in the loop with upcoming plans and further confirmations regarding our latest venture. 

In the meantime, you can donate to Whitechapel here.

During the summer months, why not head over to Shankly to check out the view? Our sizzling summer rooftop BBQ in Liverpool is coming up in July and we’d love to see you there.

An Enchanting Afternoon at The Shankly Hotel’s Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea

Visitors to Eden at The Shankly Hotel were transported to Wonderland this weekend as a mad mob of crazy characters descended on the luxury venue. The unforgettable Afternoon Tea featured much-loved favourites from the literary world mingling amongst the crowd to the tune of a live violin.

The adult-only event invited attendees to feast on an assortment of delectable sandwiches and delicious cakes, topped off with that all-important glass of fizz.

The tea party themed Afternoon Tea featured a whole host of colourful characters, exquisitely made up to add the perfect finishing touch to the amazing afternoon. With the venue full to bursting and a DJ providing an eclectic soundtrack for most of the event, the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea proved itself to be truly unmissable.

People of all ages were treated to an array of activities and immersive role play, hen parties, bridal showers and grown up families all joined in to make the most of one of The Shankly Hotel’s most successful afternoon teas ever.

mad hatters afternoon tea at shankly hotel

The Mad Hatter entourage brought a selection of themed props which guests wasted no time in posing for pictures with. From giant clocks and hats to tea party tables filled with weird and wonderful model animals and curiosities, the props provided the perfect pose to take a memorable snapshot of the experience.

After an exciting afternoon of prosecco, dancing and immersive theatre the guests hopped to their feet for an impromptu love train conga line. Marking the end of a great day of delicious food and bonkers celebrations.

mad hatters afternoon tea at shankly hotel

The Perfect Setting

The Garden of Eden plays host to many of our special Afternoon Teas, with unique themed events being hosted throughout the year. From a Prince and Princess fairy-tale to live swing singers, there’s an afternoon tea for everyone with each one specially tailored to suit.

Situated in the beautiful Shankly Hotel, the Garden of Eden treats you to a stunning backdrop of Liverpool’s iconic city views while dining on elegant finger sandwiches and delectable mini cakes and muffins.

Why not continue the madness with an overnight stay in one of our Wonderland suites? The magically themed rooms will transport you to another world, with unusual décor and a luxury finish the Wonderland suites will bring an element of fantasy to your Liverpool stay.

The Mad Hatter Returns

Don’t fret if you missed out on the last Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea, the special event returns Saturday 17th June at The Shankly Hotel’s Garden of Eden. You’ve heard all about it now experience it for yourself and be whisked away to Wonderland with our band of eccentric icons. Experience the madness of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and indulge in an array of sweet treats and delicate savoury pieces.

With a seat at the best tea party in town costing just £29.95, be sure to book your place to avoid missing out on this unmissable Afternoon Tea. Call 0151 601 8801, email info@signatureliving.co.uk or follow this link to book.

For more information about the Afternoon Teas we have on offer, follow our Facebook and be the first to know about new events.

Celebrate Prom in Style at The Shankly Hotel

With the prom season just around the corner, it’s time to start planning where you’ll be raising a glass to the end of an era. Why not celebrate prom night in style with a stay to remember at the amazing Shankly Hotel in Liverpool.

Spend an evening in luxury with your favourite girls or best boys as you toast to the end of exams and gear up for a long summer of relaxation.

Perfect for group celebrations, at the Shankly we accommodate for small or large groups of friends, so you won’t need to worry about splitting off from your party.

A Stylish Prom at The Shankly

If you’re a football fan, or just enjoy the finer things in life, The Shankly Hotel is the perfect place to stay for your prom.

A tribute to the life and career of one of football’s finest managers, our rooms and suites are as unique as Bill Shankly himself. Offering comfortable, stylish and spacious accommodation for our guests, we’ll treat you like princes and princesses on your special prom night.

The Shankly Hotel

What sets us apart form other hotels across the city is our luxury rooms and studios, equipped with high-quality and unique features.

Designed with elegance and comfort in mind, the suites at the Shankly include comfortable double beds, unique wooden fixtures, whirlpool Jacuzzi baths and of course, free WiFi to enjoy at your leisure.

The décor and design is opulent and traditional but with modern twists, capturing the story of footballing legend Bill Shankly’s life with a sleek and stylish finish.

Make it an evening to remember by booking a stay at The Shankly; the number one place to celebrate prom.

Perfect Pre-Prom Drinks

Before you set off to your special event, head to our beautiful Bastion Bar and Restaurant for some pre-prom cocktails or beers.

Choose from a huge selection of premium spirits, specially brewed ales and fine wines. Or perhaps a cocktail or two from a list of classic concoctions from the Bastion Bar’s extensive drinks menu.

With our talented mixologists, our drinks are poured to perfection and beautifully presented, the perfect treat to start your evening.

Celebrate Prom With Your Friends

When prom comes to an end, there’s no need to end the night there and then. Head back to your hotel room and keep the party going by listening to some tunes, dancing with your friends or sitting back and relaxing with a glass of bubbly in the plush whirlpool bath.

You can stay up all night reminiscing with your best friends from school and get some Midnight Munchies from our tasty menu which includes pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs and 2 for £10 cocktails.

We suspect it’ll be a night you won’t forget.

A Delicious Bastion Breakfast

If you’re feeling a bit delicate the next day, you’ll need a relaxing breakfast to start the day.

At the Bastion Bar and Restaurant we’ll treat you to a hearty full English breakfast served with jugs of ice cold fresh orange juice and bucks fizz if you fancy a bit of the hair of the dog, plus a choice of tea and coffee.

Served until 12pm daily, the Bastion is the best place to reflect on your amazing prom evening whilst you tuck into your tasty breakfast and take in the unique Shankly memorabilia.

Celebrate prom at The Shankly

Book Your Stay

If you want to truly celebrate prom in style, The Shankly Hotel is a great place to do it.

Guests at our luxury hotel can take advantage of the exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia interwoven thoughtfully around the hotel and restaurant area.

Received from the Shankly family themselves, our memorabilia displays feature Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract, beloved typewriter and even letters from fans.

But even if you’re not a football fan, you can take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and opulent accommodation that are sure to make your stay unforgettable.

To enquire further or to book your stay to celebrate prom, simply give our team a call on 0151 601 8801.

Book An Unforgettable Graduation Meal in Liverpool

We would love to bring you an unforgettably special graduation meal in Liverpool. After all, what better venue to celebrate the end of an era than The Bastion Bar & Restaurant?

With a complimentary glass of fizz for everyone dining with you on your special day, you can say “cheers” to your years of hard work within a dynamic atmosphere in the heart of Liverpool.

You’ll find the stylish spot located within Liverpool’s luxury Shankly Hotel, only a short journey from Liverpool John Moores University and University of Liverpool.

Graduation Meal Deal in Liverpool

It’s always a good idea to organise your graduation meal in advance as tables in Liverpool tend to get booked up quickly.

This year, we’ll be serving all graduate meals with complementary Prosecco, so don’t miss out on this fantastic deal.

We’re expecting to play host to a number of graduation meals this year, so we’d love to help organise your day and ensure than it runs smoothly!

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

Double Steak Fillet Sharer

At The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, we serve everything from hearty, high quality meals to less formal, lighter bites for sharing and socialising.

Whether you fancy a full meal with your nearest and dearest or just to share a couple of dishes and tasty cocktails, our extensive menus provide plenty of flexibility.

When you book with us everyone dining with you will receive a complimentary glass of fizz to celebrate all your hard work.

A Very Special Theme

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is in keeping with the unique theme of The Shankly Hotel.

Bill Shankly memorabilia, stories and photographs celebrating the life of the football legend can be found around the restaurant and reception to all visitors, with more hidden gems tucked away around the hotel for overnight guests.

The special theme fills the stunning building with character and charm that simply can’t be found elsewhere. For football fans and those simply looking to delve into Liverpool’s history, this is the perfect venue for an atmospheric experience.

If your family don’t live in Liverpool, celebrating your graduation at The Bastion is a wonderful chance to showcase the best of Liverpool with a taste of what our fantastic city has to offer.

The Shankly Hotel

If you have family and friends coming to stay in Liverpool for your graduation, you may want to book your graduation accommodation in Liverpool this month.

With graduation season just around the corner, it’s a great opportunity to book the best accommodation in Liverpool before it’s too late.

And at The Shankly Hotel, our striking rooms and suites are the perfect spaces for a group stay in Liverpool with family or friends.

 

Whether you’ll be heading out to enjoy Liverpool’s nightlife scene or you’ll be having a celebratory night in, we’re the perfect place to do so.

Our rooms feature double whirlpool baths to enjoy the ultimate night of pampering! You’re sure to feel relaxed and rejuvenated after your big day.

We’re only a short walk from the best bars and clubs in Liverpool, whilst our Midnight Munchies menu means you can order tasty treats to your room until 5:00 am.

Our Midnight Munchies menu includes pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs and 2 for £10 cocktails.

So, why not stay up all night reminiscing with your best friends from university? We suspect it’ll be a night you won’t forget.

To enquire further or to book your graduation meal in Liverpool, simply give our team a call on 0151 601 8801.