Liverpool Graduation Offer: Stay & Dine at The Shankly Hotel

If your Liverpool graduation is just around the corner, don’t miss out on our best graduation offer yet…

Join us at The Shankly Hotel and get ready to say ‘cheers’ to all your hard work paying off.

Graduation Meal and Hotel Offer

Our unmissable graduation deal includes everything from a luxury stay and your graduation meal to celebratory touches.

£179 per couple or £55 per person based on min 4 sharing includes:

  • Overnight stay
  • Prosecco in room on arrival
  • Congratulations balloons and banners
  • 3 course dinner in restaurant

*T&Cs apply.

Shankly room

Rooms at The Shankly Hotel offer a stylish fusion of contemporary and classic style. Amenities include a double whirlpool Jacuzzi bath, 50″ TV screen, Bluetooth and free WiFi.

Shankly Hotel jacuzzi - Graduation offer

Signature Suites at The Shankly Hotel

Our fabulous graduation deal can also be applied to Signature Suites at The Shankly Hotel. One of the latest of our rooms and suites is the stunning LMAO suite.Sleeping up to 6 guests, this stylish spot is one of the most colourful and creative rooms within The Shankly Hotel.

Perfect for hosting graduation parties with your uni girls, the ethereal suite is designed in a blend of of lilacs, pinks and greens and finished with our signature gold detailing.

Plus, you can make the most of your graduation celebrations with amazing amenities. This room includes three opulent double beds, twin copper baths, an en suite bathroom, TV, Bluetooth audio and WiFi.

Graduation Meal Offers in Liverpool

We know your graduation meal is one of the best bits of the day, especially after sitting through the long ceremony! It’s always a good idea to organise your graduation meal in advance to avoid disappointment.

Our graduation deal incorporates a delicious 3 course meal, making your experience all the more smooth sailing.

new summer menu - The Bastion

At The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, we serve everything from hearty, high quality meals to lighter bites, perfect for sharing with friends and family. Our new summer menu offers a range of refreshing dishes and indulgent treats for one of the most special occasions of your life.

Not forgetting, our menu intertwines flavoursome vegetarian dishes certain to hit the spot!

A Very Special Theme

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is in keeping with the unique theme of The Shankly Hotel. You’ll discover exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia, stories and photographs celebrating the life of the football legend. Overnight guests can also enjoy hidden gems around the hotel.

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 Shankly Hotel is a wonderful chance to showcase the best of Liverpool.

Capture Some Memories

While celebrating your graduation with us, you can also make the most of the best rooftop bar in Liverpool. A hidden gem above The Shankly Hotel, Eden rooftop terrace offers the ultimate backdrop for your graduation photos.

Showcasing panoramic views across Liverpool city centre, soak up the sun as you enjoy a summer cocktail. Perfect!

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

Fabulous Family Friendly Days Out During Liverpool Biennial

Bring the family together this summer as Liverpool looks forward to another Liverpool Biennial. An event that gets the public, local businesses, artists and communities together to celebrate and appreciate art in all its forms.

This year we’ve hand-picked some of the best family friendly days out in Liverpool that will help younger people get hands on and make a difference in the city and perhaps even brighten their artistic and creative futures.

Family Workshop and Victory Gallery and Museum

Where: Victoria Art Gallery and Museum

When: 2nd July – 2nd August and 16th August

Victoria Gallery and Museum - family friendly days out

A wonderful free event will be hosted throughout July and August at the Victoria Gallery and Museum that will help the younger generation appreciate art both old and new.

Led by a group of experienced artists, each session will encourage kids and grown-ups to explore their creative sides.

Families will be invited to be inspired by the existing work on display in the museum and then create their own masterpieces together.

Take the entire family along to discover one of Liverpool’s most interesting museums and art galleries with a new and exciting hands-on approach during Liverpool Biennial.

FACT Prototype Summer Camp

Where: FACT

When: 31st July – 2nd August and 7th – 9th August

FACT VR Rcade - family friendly days out

In a digital age, we adults may feel like we’re falling behind as our young families plough forward enjoying and experiencing new technology before we even know it exists.

FACT want to make sure these young people are given the tools to navigate the online and digital world safely by teaching them to become masters of what they are producing and posting.

The VR (virtual reality) summer camp session promises to help families understand what goes into VR filmmaking and also gives lessons as to how to stay safe whilst having a positive online presence.

Leaping into the future another summer camp session at FACT will invite young people to design, code and create their own AI. They will learn how to programme their creation as well as design the environment it lives in.

Both of these events offer further chances for attendees to gain Bronze and Silver Art Awards with extra participation after the camp dates.

Please see here for further details.

Granby Gardening

Where: 75-77 Granby Street

When: 7th and 14th July

Granby Gardens - family friendly days out

Art certainly makes the world a beautiful place and it doesn’t get much more beautiful than the art of the natural world.

For Liverpool Biennial artist Mohamed Bourouissa will be working with local Liverpool communities to help build and grow a communal garden in the heart of Toxteth.

Families can pop along to lend a hand and learn more about the healing power of plants. The project was inspired by a garden Bourouissa encountered whilst travelling that was created by a patient who was undergoing therapy.

The garden became a representation of the patient’s mind as he was able to organise his plants like his thoughts.

On the 7th and 14th, July go and get muddy with the kids and help give the communities of Liverpool a piece of natural art that will grow and change with the seasons.

Exhibition Tour: Environments of a Beautiful World

Where: RIBA North – National Architecture Centre

When: 29th July 3pm-4pm

Mae-ling Lokko - family friendly days out

Inspired by the behaviour of how things grow, Mae-ling Lokko’s art installation Hack The Root will form part of the tour Environments of a Beautiful World.

The artist has created a structure made from mushroom panels to promote the study of an alternative life cycle for living things. Instead of using material grown from a root-like lifeform that needs to use, move or drain other resources in order to survive, Lokko’s work shows how beautiful things can also be created without having destroyed first.

Although an important message is at the focus of the work shown here, won’t it be fun to tell the kids that this sculpture is made from entirley from man made fungus!

Bluecoat Family Day

Where: Bluecoat

When: 14th August 1pm-4pm

Bluecoat - family friendly days out

For fun and educational family days out in Liverpool during Biennial why not visit one of the city’s oldest buildings; The Bluecoat.

Here visitors will be able to take part in a project guided by one of the participating artists of the Liverpool Biennial programme Ryan Gander.

Your little ones will be given the chance to try their hand at sculpting, large-scale drawing and the fine art of den building which we know every kid enjoys (and most adults too).

Bluecoat caters to families all year round and their unique Children’s Corner has a number of independent activities that everyone can have fun with on their visit.

This and the stunning Bluecoat Gardens plus delicious food from Blue Coat Café makes for one of those perfect family friendly days out in the city.

Artist Talk: Ryan Gander

Where: Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

When: 4th August 11am-12pm

Ryan Gander project Liverpool Biennial - family friendly days out

Working directly with children from a local Liverpool Primary School Ryan Gander has been involved with a project that explores the benefits of hands-on education.

During the project Gander explored the Montessori methods of early schooling, carrying out a number of workshops involving collaborative play and independent activity.

His presentation at The Bluecoat will show his findings from his time with the children as well as some of their work and what the kids and Ryan created together which will become a new permanent public art installation behind the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Family Stays at The Shankly Hotel

During this summer and throughout Liverpool Biennial The Shankly Hotel has superb accommodation for everyone to stay together in the heart of the city.

 

Our family suites and interconnecting rooms give our family guests the chance to stay in one suite together with enough space to be comfortable.

This combined with tasty family meals from the Bastion Bar and Restaurant’s eclectic menu and delicious breakfasts in the morning and there’s really no better place to stay when planning fun family friendly days out during this year’s Liverpool Biennial.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information on our family-friendly accommodation.

How to Make Fathers Day Special at The Shankly Hotel

Fathers day comes but once a year, make this day a special one for the number one man in your life. Here at the Shankly Hotel, we can offer you plenty of father’s day ideas and the perfect way to spend a full day with your dear old dad.

Start The Day in the Best Way

Enjoy a hearty breakfast in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, which doubles as a modern-day museum dedicated to Bill Shankly. There’s simply no better way to begin father’s day celebrations, than with a delicious full English breakfast.

Full English breakfast - fathers day ideas

Then after you’ve had your fill take a walk around the displays of memorabilia detailing the life and career of one of football’s most legendary managers.

Read letters to and from the man himself and check out how his tactical mind worked by looking over hand-penned notes of plays and match reports, all after enjoying your morning brew.

Take A One of Kind Tour of the City

No matter if its dads first time visit to Liverpool or if you are both local, there’s plenty of things to see in and around the city and The Shankly Hotel can provide the best way to do it.

Anfield stadium - Shankly Experience - fathers day ideas

Hop on a Shankly Experience Tour and tailor your adventure around the city to dads particular interests.

Whether he’s a big Beatles fan, fanatic about football or simply can’t get enough culture, all our Shankly Experience Tours cover the best bits of each or we can help you tailor your own personal tour by giving you some fun fathers day ideas to try out whilst in Liverpool.

Man Up at the Spa

Following all that fun, dad may benefit from a visit to Morgan’s Spa.

Male treatments Morgan's Spa - fathers day ideas

Morgan’s Spa is perfectly equipped to help you and dad spend an afternoon of relaxation together.

Choose from a list of fathers day ideas like tempting treatments, deep tissues massages, energising deep cleanses all perfect for relaxing those manly muscles and the ideal way to make up for all those shoulder rides you had as a child.

Feet Up

Before you and your dad go and check out some of Liverpool’s famed nightlife together, put your feet up and slip on your slippers in the comfort of your luxury Shankly themed hotel room.

Shankly Room - fathers day ideas

You and dad can share a suite, or spring for an interconnected one to give him a little peace and quiet. Enjoy reclining on the comfy sofa watching a bit of TV on huge 50″ screens or freshen up in the double jacuzzi bath.

Shankly Room - jacuzzi - fathers day ideas

What better way to treat your dad than with complete relaxation, and some time off from being your hero?

Dinner Time

Give dad a night off from the dishes and treat him to a good scran in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Sit down to a delicious meal and choose from an extensive menu of dishes inspired by local ingredients and Shankly’s Scottish roots.

Bastion Bar and Restaurant Menu - fathers day ideas

There’s a dish for everyone’s tastes including vegetarian options and, at the opposite end of the scale, an entire selection of meats fresh from the grill.

Let dad know how much he means to you via the best way to his heart, his stomach.

Attend a Free Festival

Coinciding nicely with fathers day in 2018 is Africa Oyé. A fabulous free festival that is a vibrant celebration of multiculturalism.

This is one of the best fathers day ideas and comes complete with food, music, art, fashion and interactive workshops inspired by Latin and African lifestyles and culture.

Africa Oye - fathers day ideas

Take dad along to Sefton Park on the outskirts of the city and enjoy the exciting celebrations. See if you can get him dancing to the sounds of African Fusion music, or sample some of the culinary delights on offer.

Take away memories from his special fathers day to last a lifetime.

Bedtime

After a day of fabulous food and memorable moments, it’s your turn to tuck dad in for the night.

Shankly Stories in Room - fathers day ideas
Wish him sweet dreams and assure him no monsters are in his closet, maybe read him a bedtime story from the ceiling of your room all about the legend that is Bill Shankly.

No doubt your father will be satisfied that his special day with you was the best it could be and you can sleep sound in the knowledge that your fathers day ideas created an amazing day celebrating your own personal legend; your dad.

Call our friendly team soon on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk, to book and stay with us and get some more fathers day ideas and make this the best fathers day ever.

Spoil Yourselves with Exclusive Midweek Hotel Offers at The Shankly Hotel

Whether its an excuse to get the family out of the house, a romantic break for two or a wild night out on the town, The Shankly Hotel have some exclusive midweek hotel offers made just for you.

A Romantic Getaway for Two

Make the most of your quality time together and book a stay at The Shankly Hotel using one of our exclusive couples midweek hotel offers and enjoy the romantic extras included.

Bubbles and Breakfast

When date nights are few and far between this offer is ideal for couples wishing to enjoy each other’s company in style and luxury.

Book to stay in one of our spectacular Shankly Hotel rooms and share an indulgent dip in the double jacuzzi bath whilst you toast to your love with a glass of bubbly on arrival.

Bubbles and Breakfast - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

 

Spend a long lazy lie in the next morning before heading down to enjoy a delicious full English breakfast or continental buffet in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

The evening is yours to do as you please, spend a cosy night in watching movies together, enjoy a show at the nearby theatre or explore the city nightlife together hand in hand. The Bubbles and Breakfast offer is yours for just £99 per couple.

Stay and Dine

If you’ve got the time together don’t waste it walking around looking for restaurants, instead, why not book to stay at The Shankly Hotel with our exclusive midweek Stay and Dine offer?

Enjoy a relaxing evening in where we will take care of preparing you and your special someone a delicious two-course meal in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant. Following your meal take a stroll around the nearby St John’s Gardens or enjoy a nightcap at the bar before making yourselves comfortable in one of our stunning Shankly suites.

Stay and Dine - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

When you wake, a full Shankly breakfast will be waiting for you in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant before you head off to explore the city, do some sightseeing or perhaps indulge in some retail therapy.

The Shankly Hotel is perfect for discovering the best bits of Liverpool and better still this entire offer is just £138 per couple.

Stay And Spa

Escape together on a relaxing mini city break that’s indulgent and affordable by booking our Stay and Spa offer for two.

Join us in Morgan’s Spa, one of Liverpool’s top city centre spas where you and your partner can enjoy a 30-minute treatment of your choice as well as two hours access to the rest of the facilities.

Return to The Shankly Hotel and stay the night in a luxury suite where you can enjoy winding down for the evening or getting ready for a visit to any of Liverpool’s top bars and restaurants.

After you wake the following day you and your loved one can enjoy a leisurely breakfast in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant and all for just £158 per couple.

Date Night

Do you struggle to organise the perfect date night? Or perhaps you have someone special to spoil for a birthday or anniversary?

Then let us provide the ultimate date night treat by making sure everything is perfect for you and your special someone at The Shankly Hotel.

Using our Date Night offer you and another will be treated to a delicious two-course meal in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, followed by a luxury overnight stay in one of the exquisite Shankly Hotel suites.

Date Night - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

The best part is we will even arrange a special surprise to greet you on arrival. Our Love Suite Love package includes artistically scattered rose petals, two delicious cupcakes and a bottle of chilled bubbly, all waiting in your room.

We go to the extra effort so you don’t have to on your date night and for just £169 per couple, you can arrange an unforgettable evening for just the two of you.

Girls and Boys Night Outs

Calling all groups of guys and girls.

If you have a special get together that needs celebrating in style why not book to stay in the centre of Liverpool and enjoy a wild night out in the town, from the comfort of The Shankly Hotel.

Ultimate Boys Midweek Break

Ultimate Boys Midweek Break - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

Guys, we’ve got you covered with a superb city centre break. Get the lads together to enjoy an overnight stay in one of our super stylish Shankly Suites.

Before you head out for a long night of partying make your way to The Bastion Bar and Restaurant to enjoy a round of beers and burgers and chose a Signature Experience to kick start the evening.

From whiskey and rum tastings to gentleman’s club access and a selection of sporting options, we will make your stay memorable with the Ultimate Boys Midweek Break offer, just £79 per person.

Ultimate Girls Midweek Break

Ultimate Girls Midweek Break - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

Her come the girls and they are ready to party with our Ultimate Girls Midweek Break. Stay in one of the chic and elegant Shankly Suites with all your nearest and dearest in one room.

Enjoy getting dolled up in the stunning ensuite bathrooms before sitting down to a delicious two-course meal followed by a private cocktail masterclass to start your girls night out in Liverpool with a bang.

Thanks to the central location of The Shankly Hotel, no matter where you chose to spend your girls night out you are never more than a short walking distance from your hotel room.

This means no sore feet and longer to spend dancing the night away and for just £89 per person, it’s a no-brainer really.

Family Fun Offers

Break the boredom of the usual family weekday cycle and join us at The Shankly Hotel where we have crafted two midweek hotel offers especially for families.

Cinema and Stay

 

If you and the kids are aching to see the latest cinema releases then why not make a break of it and book a Cinema and Stay offer at The Shankly Hotel.Cinema and stay - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

Bring the gang together for an evening in Liverpool and stay in the cities only football-themed hotel. Whilst you’re with us take a trip to the flicks to watch your move of choice at Liverpool One ODEON, just a short walk away from The Shankly Hotel.

We’ll organise two adults and one child a trip to the cinema and an overnight stay for just £149 per family.

And don’t worry if your family is a little larger as extra children’s spaces are just £20 more and we have plenty of spacious family suites with enough beds for everyone at The Shankly Hotel.

Special Cinema Offer

Cinema Special - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

Worried about school the next day then instead of staying over why not just treat the kids to a meal and give mum and dad a break from the dishes and cooking?

Enjoy our superb Special Cinema offer for just £30 per person and receive a tasty two-course meal in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, a glass of Prosecco or a beer for mum and dad and mocktails or soft drinks for the little ones.

All this plus tickets to see the blockbuster of the moment at Liverpool One ODEON.

Shankly Hotel Midweek Hotel Offers

There’s nothing we can’t do at The Shankly Hotel and when it comes to providing unforgettable stays in the city our unique Shankly themed hotel is a winner every time.

Join us no matter what your occasion using any of our tailormade midweek hotel offers and we’ll make sure that you, your family, your friends and your special someone will all have a great stay at The Shankly Hotel.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information or to book your stay. Or you can simply arrange your booking here by finding our exclusive midweek hotel offers and stays.

Liverpool Game: Champions League Match Day Offers at The Shankly Hotel

The Reds have made it to the semi-finals and are up against old foes Roma, a team they haven’t played against in 34 years. To celebrate this momentous Liverpool game The Shankly Hotel have some excellent match day offers for the fans to enjoy.

The excitement in the city is almost as hot as the weather and to help our football fans really get into the Champions League spirit we’re inviting them to join the Champions League Club for the last few games of the season.

The Champions League Club Offer

Join us at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant and watch the Liverpool game this Tuesday in style, after all it is the Champions League semi-finals.

Make your way to The Shankly Hotel on the 26th of April and enjoy food and drink on arrival, in the form of a juicy burger and beer, then take a seat in the buzzing atmosphere of The Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Here the Liverpool game will be shown on huge screen TV’s all around the bar for all to see and live entertainment will be provided before and in between the game.

Bring the family along as the little ones can eat for free, and this is a Liverpool game every football fan should get to enjoy, no matter how big or small.

There will also be exclusive match day offers including giant 4-pint pitchers for just £10, 5 bottles of larger for £12 and the option to double up on house spirits for just £1 more.

This is just one of the ways we like to spoil our customers at The Shankly Hotel giving the people of Liverpool what they want, the best place to watch the Liverpool game in the heart of the city.

Liverpool Game Matchday in-play offers

Only in town for one Liverpool game and it’s the semi-finals?

If so chose the Bastion Bar and Restaurant and bag yourself a great seat to watch all the action.

Not only does the Bastion provide a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for each and every football fan, there are some terrific in play offers to take advantage of at the bar.

Of course, it’s always a great thing when Liverpool are in a winning position, but that gets even better when you’re watching a Liverpool game in the Bastion.

 

If the Reds are up at halftime, the prices of the drinks go down as selected drinks become buy one get one free. Should Liverpool be skilled enough to score the first goal then its time to celebrate with buy one get one free on any shots at the bar?

At the end of the game, when the final whistle blows and Liverpool are victorious by one get one free will continue on for an hour more to help toast the Reds success.

Better still, all customers who are watching the Liverpool game in the Bastion Bar will be given a special 50% discount off the Bastion Restaurant menu to use on a meal anytime during the following week.

Football at The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel has become the go-to place to watch the football in Liverpool and it’s little wonder why.

The entire hotel is dedicated to preserving the legacy of footballs greatest player/manager Bill Shankly. From the moment you step into The Shankly Hotel guests are greeted by endless displays of Shankly memorabilia relating to the great man and his career.

People are invited to look over a rare and extensive collection of Shankly archives and keepsakes that was kindly donated by the Shankly family. Everything from Bill’s training tracksuit to his handwritten tactics notes and personal correspondence with colleagues, friends, there’s even a telegraph from the FabFour.

Why not make a break of the Champions League semi-finals with the family and bring everyone along for an overnight stay in any of our Shankly themed rooms?

Every Shankly Hotel room is luxurious and spacious with comfortable double beds, extravagant ensuite bathrooms and facilities that will make any guests stay enjoyable. Explore the city after staying from the amazing central location of the hotel and check out the superb culture of Liverpool during your stay.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk today.

A Brief History of Liverpool and the Champions League

It’s been 34 years since these two teams last faced off against each other at finals level, in the last match of the 1984 Champions League in Rome. Liverpool, of course, came out on top and to keep the club in with a chance at the finals they need a repeat of the success they saw in the early eighties.

We’ve taken a quick look back at Liverpool’s history with the Champions League, and if the past is anything to go by the future looks rosy for The Red’s as they come up against old foes from over the water.

1977 – Liverpool vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

Final Score: 3-1

Ground: Stadio Olimpico

Liverpool vs Borussia Mönchengladbach - Champions League 1977

source: The Anfield Wrap

When these two finalists came together their journeys couldn’t have been more different. Liverpool’s wins had come to the team fairly easily, with one or two close calls, Borussia Mönchengladbach, on the other hand, had just scraped through. The ’77  final game took place in Rome only four days after Liverpool had lost the FA Cup to Manchester United at Wembley.

Liverpool’s win against Borussia Mönchengladbach was the first time the club became European Champions and gave them the chance to play for the Super Cup which they also won this year.

Had it not been for Manchester United, Liverpool would have been the first team to win a Treble, a feat that United achieved themselves 22 years later.

1978 – Liverpool vs Club Brugge

Final Score: 1-0

Ground: Wembley

Returning to the competition as reigning champions, Liverpool faced off against first-timers Club Brugge, a team they had defeated in the UEFA Cup Final in ’76.

The final match at Wembley was goalless for the first half and Liverpool’s Kenny Dalglish scored the one and only goal of the game in the second half. A goal that became known as one of the greatest in the history of football.

Liverpool won the game 1-0 and became the first team in history to retain the European champs title but sadly lost the Super Cup this year to another Belgian team Anderlecht.

1981 – Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Final Score: 1-0

Ground: Parc des Prince

Liverpool vs Real Madrid - Champions League 1981

source: The Independent

Liverpool faced off in their third final against previous six-time winners, Real Madrid. With both teams most prominent players facing injury time, the results could not be predicted.

A goalless game was changed in the 81st minute when Alan Kennedy found the back of the net, the lead was held until the final whistle and Liverpool won their third European Cup and became the very first British club to do so.

Manager Bob Paisley also became the first manager to win three consecutive European cups with one team.

One goal secured Liverpool and manager Paisley’s third European Cup.

1984 – Liverpool vs Roma

Final Score: 5-1

Grounds: Stadio Olimpico

The fourth European cup final match for Liverpool and only the first for Roma, Liverpool were seasoned European Champions by this point.

Both teams had faced off other teams for the chance to appear in the final and even though Liverpool’s journey was comfortable there were struggles for Roma and a rumour that the team bribed the referee in the semi-finals against Dundee United.

Despite Liverpool’s past performances, Roma were the favourites to win and they put up a good fight holding 1-1 score from the first half through to full and extra time.

The finals of ’84 ended in a penalty shoot-out which Liverpool won 4-2, earning them their first Treble for the season and the match that Bruce Grobbelaar perfected the famous “Grobbelaar Legs”.

2005 – Liverpool vs Milan

Final Score: 6-5 (penalties)

Ground: Atatürk Stadium

Liverpool vs Milan Champions League 2005

source: Wikicommons

Off to a rocky start in 2005 Liverpool barely scraped through into the knock out rounds of the 2004/5 Champions League.

After seeing off European competition in the knock out stages, Liverpool faced Chelsea in the semi-finals and scored what was dubbed as a “ghost goal” by Chelsea manager José Mourinho, a goal which gave Liverpool the 1-0 lead which they held to take them through to their sixth finals match.

They would be facing six-time European Cup Champions Milan, who were favourites to win and were quickly leading the match at 3-0 before halftime.

Liverpool pulled off one of their extraordinary comebacks in this all-important match-up and went onto score 3 goals in under six minutes.

The three all tie took the teams to penalties where Liverpool triumphed thanks to a save from goalkeeper Dudek against talented striker Shevchenko.

Liverpool vs Milan Champions League 2005

Dudek winning save Shevchenko penalty

The game was nicknamed “The Miracle of Istanbul” and stays strong in the memory of many Reds fans to date as one of the best matches they’ve ever witnessed and because this was the 5th time Liverpool had won the Champions League, Liverpool can now keep the trophy.

We Were the Champions

After all this success Liverpool scraped into the Champions League in 2005 and was defeated in the knockout rounds. They went on to face Milan again in 2006/7 finals but lost.

Old opponents Chelsea took Liverpool out of the running in both 2008 and 2009 and then in 2010 Liverpool failed to qualify for European competition in for the first time since 1999.

It wasn’t until 2015/16 that the team managed to get back on top and reached the semi-finals against Villarreal. The match was another amazing comeback game that saw Liverpool fight back from 1-0 down to a win of 3-1 on aggregate. After this win, Liverpool had once again made it into the final and went up against Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park in Basel and but lost 3-1.

Back in the Semi-finals 2018

Facing off against an old foe can Liverpool overcome Roma like they did in ’84?

It seems the fans of Roma have not forgotten the past and are itching to face The Reds on the 24th of April in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The first leg takes place in Anfield with the second following up eight days later at Stadio Olimpico where Roma faced defeat in the finals of the 1984 European Cup match over 30 years ago.

Fingers crossed for a victory against the Italian side and predictions are already in that Liverpool will be coming up against Real Madrid in the finals.

Let’s hope things go Liverpool’s way against Roma to be in with a chance of reliving the same success as they did in the eighties.

Keep your eyes peeled for all of The Shankly Hotel’s Champion League offers and make sure you’ve got great seats in the Bastion Bar & Restaurant for all the up and coming Champions League matches.

The Very Best January Hotel Offers at
The Shankly Hotel

With the dawn of a new year upon us, it’s not unusual to feel a little down in the dumps now that the festive cheer has faded and the reality of a long slog to brighter skies and lighter nights sets in. At The Shankly Hotel, we want to treat you to some very special January hotel offers to help you banish the January blues and start your year off right.

The Shankly Hotel is one of the highest rated hotels in Liverpool, the highly coveted hotel rooms and stunning suites are the best place to go to cheer yourself up this January. Not to mention the incredible Bastion Bar & Restaurant which serves some of the tastiest food in the city.

Escape the Cold with this January Hotel Offer

Our Winter Escape offer is the very best of the best when it comes to January hotel offers in Liverpool.

Stay in one of our spacious rooms or suites for an incredible, relaxing stay in the heart of Liverpool and learn about Bill Shankly, The Shankly Hotel’s namesake and a man well-loved in the city.

The unmissable deal also includes a delicious meal at The Bastion where you can choose from plenty of tasty dishes prepared by our talented chefs. Pair this with a bottle of fizz and it’s the perfect evening.

Leaving your luxurious bed in the morning may be hard, but knowing you have a home-cooked breakfast waiting for you in The Bastion may make it a little easier. Your morning meal is included in the price of £119 per couple, what could be better?

The Ultimate Date Night at The Shankly Hotel

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It’s no secret that while Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, it can also be one of the most stressful. Use the January lull to reconnect with a loved one and indulge in the ultimate date night with our Winter Warmer offer.

Dine in style at The Bastion with a delicious three-course meal featuring home-cooked, mouth-watering dishes fresh from the kitchen and wash it all down with a bottle of specially selected wine.

If you’re a lover of Liverpool Football Club or Bill Shankly, The Bastion is the place to be. With Shankly memorabilia donning the walls and showcased throughout the restaurant, you’ll be able to learn more about the man who changed Liverpool Football Club forever.

Even if football isn’t your thing, you’ll be delighted at the plush furnishings and stunning design, as well as the outstanding service that our guests have come to expect.

Afternoon Tea for the After-Christmas Slump

January hotel offers

At The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, we’ve mastered the art of impeccable Afternoon Tea and for January 2018, we’re offering two-for-one afternoon tea for a decadent treat.

The delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats and scones are perfect for celebrating a special occasion or just as a New Year boost.

The Shankly Hotel’s in-house restaurant offers a spectacular dining experience unlike anything else available in Liverpool. It’s a moment not to be missed and our Tea for Two offer presents the perfect opportunity to treat yourself this January.

Get in Touch to Secure Your January Hotel Offers at The Shankly Hotel

Don’t miss out on The Shankly Hotel’s limited availability, January hotel offers, call us on 0151 541 9999 to speak to our friendly and helpful staff and make the most of the start of a new year in Liverpool.

The Shankly Hotel: What’s On in January Liverpool 2018

Leave the January blues behind and let the fun continue with a winter visit to Liverpool.

With so much to see and do, why not start the New Year in style at The Shankly Hotel?

Find yourself within walking distance of Liverpool’s world famous attractions and top theatres and shops.

So if you’re looking for the best of what’s on in Liverpool this January, take a browse of our recommendations…

Gerry and the Pacemakers

When: Until 7th January 2018

Where: Museum of Liverpool

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This January, don’t miss the last few days of the Gerry and the Pacemakers at Museum of Liverpool.

This spectacular exhibition captures the Merseybeat group at their very best.

Find yourself swept away by sentimental 60s nostalgia as you explore captivating images taken by Graham Spencer and Peter Kaye.

You can look forward to seeing Gary Marsden’s infectious charisma captured inside Liverpool’s world famous Cavern Club.

Baskerville

When: Saturday 9th December

Where: The Playhouse Liverpool

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Prepare to sit on the very edge of your seat this January in Liverpool.

Liverpool’s charming Playhouse theatre will be filled with the twists and turns of Baskerville, the Sherlock Holmes mystery.

Cosy up with a misty and mysterious moors tale as you laugh along to genius wit and gasp with suspense!

Fast and Furious Live

When: 11th – 12th January 2018

Where: Echo Arena Liverpool

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Get ready for a night of non-stop thrills at Fast & Furious Live this January in Liverpool.

The atmospheric Echo Arena is set to play host to two action-packed preview performances that you won’t want to miss!

This adrenaline-fuelled show is sure to keep you hooked from start to finish with showstopping stunts and precision performance driving.

You can also expect to feel transported straight into the Fast & Furious movies with the help of immersive 3D projection mapping.

The Late Wake Club: David Bowie

When: Saturday 13th January 2018

Where: Camp and Furnace

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Celebrate the life and legacy of the one and only David Bowie this January in Liverpool.

The Late Wake Club will be returning on Saturday 13th January for a night of dazzling music brought to you by Camp and Furnace’s resident DJ.

Get ready to hear every iconic Bowie hit as Liverpool’s leading warehouse venue is filled with electric atmosphere.

Not forgetting, you’ll have the chance to get Bowied over at the makeover station!

Celebrating Sgt Pepper: Live

When: 13th January 2018

Where: Liverpool Echo Arena

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Beatlemania is back this January at Echo Arena Liverpool. And it’s certain to be an evening of singing, dancing and non-stop entertainment.

The Bootleg Beatles and award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be teaming up for an unmissable fusion of live music.

This spectacular night is set to celebrate 10 years of the arena and a half century of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Hear the iconic album in its entirety, as well as timeless favourites including ‘Strawberry Fields’, ‘Penny Lane’ and ‘All You Need is Love’.

The Band: Take That’s New Musical

When: 23rd January – 3rd February 2018

Where: Liverpool Empire

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The ultimate musical for anyone who grew up with a favourite boyband, get ready for a nostalgic coming-of-age journey with The Band.

Award winning writer Tim Firth tells the story of five friends in 1992 and 25 years later as they set out to meet their favourite band.

Hear the infectious sounds of Britain’s most successful boyband of all time with hits including ‘Never Forget’, ‘Back for Food’ and ‘A Million Love Songs’.

So don’t miss this breathtaking production at Liverpool Empire Theatre before it takes to the stage at London’s West End!

A Luxury Stay at The Shankly Hotel

Christmas doesn’t have to be the end of relaxation. Why not start January off in utter luxury at The Shankly Hotel?

Our stylish rooms and suites are perfect for enjoying an overnight stay in the heart of the city.

Rooms feature fantastic facilities including everything from double whirlpool baths to 50″ TV screens, Bluetooth and free WiFi.

As Liverpool’s unique Bill Shanky-themed venue, you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of exclusive memorabilia.

See Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract, personal typewriter and lots more within our hotel and stunning Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

To book your stay with us or to enquire further about what to expect, simply get in touch with our helpful team today on 0151 601 8801. 

30 Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza at The Shankly Hotel

Spend a brilliant day watching boxing day football in Liverpool with the whole family at The Shankly Hotel. We’ve tailormade a special boxing day football event for families of footy fans to come together and enjoy the match in an amazing atmosphere.

Pop your new team shirt on and make your way to our 30 Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza this boxing day in Liverpool.

The best place to watch boxing day football 2017

Where else could you gather together with the whole family, enjoy a menu of delicious food, superb drinks offers and get a guaranteed seat to watch boxing day football in Liverpool?

At The Shankly Hotel, there’s nothing more important than family (but football comes close). Bill Shankly himself was a man who wholeheartedly dedicated himself to the game of football but still made time for his loving family.

Our Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza celebrates Shankly’s love of the game and his devoted family by giving people a safe and welcoming place to enjoy boxing day football in Liverpool.

The match will be screened on 10 TV’s dotted all around The Bastion Bar and Restaurant giving every fan unobstructed views of the action.

For just £19.95 per adult, a choice of meal from The Bastion Restaurant’s favourite dishes and a free drink is yours and better still your little footy fans eat for free.

Wait there’s more . . .

Throughout the game, a gifted local musician will be keeping the match day atmosphere alive playing a superb song list of LFC and other football-themed tunes.

To keep the whole family entertained we will also be giving you the chance to get your hands on some unbelievable prizes that include food, drink and accommodation in The Shankly Hotel.

Those in town to watch boxing day football in Liverpool will also have access to The Bastion Bar’s legendary drinks offers and enjoy the “In Play Drink” promotions where the prices are dictated what happening on the pitch.

 

On top of all this visitors will be able to peruse the wonderful collection of rare Shankly memorabilia including family photos telegrams and coveted LFC treasures.

The Shankly Hotel is Liverpool’s only football-themed hotel, that has family fun at its core so come enjoy the boxing day football in Liverpool as Shankly would have, surrounded by family.

Why Bellefield?

When Shankly came to Liverpool he and his loving family settled down in West Derby in a house that is now a footballing landmark.

This family home is situated in the leafy suburbs of Liverpool on Bellefield Ave, within an easy walking distance of Walker Playing Fields, Melwood Training Ground and what is now known as the Bill Shankly Recreation Ground.

It was common practice for the large Shankly family to come together in the Bellefield family home where Shank’s would have the footy on and Nanny Ness would whip up a delicious family meal for everyone to tuck into.

 

Why not book your family a Shankly Tour including a trip to the hallowed ground which is the Shankly family home?

This, as well as a guided trip around the city’s most iconic cultural and footballing landmarks, ensures the whole family enjoy a fun, family day together before sitting down to watch the boxing day football in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel.

Book today to watch boxing day football in Liverpool

The Liverpool vs Swansea match kicks off at 17:30 pm giving you and the family plenty of time to enjoy a scrumptious evening meal, some “In Play Drinks” and toe-tapping music.

At The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, the homely atmosphere is perfect for bringing families together and for true football fans, a chance to learn a little more about the sports greatest player-manager.

Thanks to the Shankly family there’s plenty of fascinating Shankly stories associated with his time at Liverpool Football Club and hilarious anecdotes detailing Shankly as a family man can be found among the memorabilia.

Our Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza is the perfect combination of footballing family fun and the best way to enjoy the boxing day football in Liverpool this year.

Also is you are hanging around in town consider the amazing Stardust Boxing Night Disco taking place in Eden our fabulous rooftop events venue click here for more details.

Call to book your table on 0151 541 9999 and check out some of our amazing seasonal accommodation offers here built for families of football.

Gifts for the Ultimate Shankly Fan this Christmas

If you have a dedicated Shankly fan in the family, then look no further for the perfect Christmas gift!

Forget the ordinary and treat someone special to a truly unforgettable Christmas.

Choose from a range of spectacular presents, including Shankly Tours and gift vouchers.

Shankly Experience Tours

Shankly Experience Tours offer bespoke tours of Liverpool.

Choose from an array of fantastic packages for the perfect personalised gift.

Some of our most popular tours include the Liverpool Was Made for Me tour and the Memorabilia Tour.

Liverpool Was Made for Me Tour

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Liverpool FC fans will find themselves in heaven with our Liverpool Was Made for Me package.

This football themed tour is a unique fusion of Liverpool’s world famous landmarks and footballing history.

Take a captivating journey through the remarkable past of two of football’s biggest clubs.

We’ll take a look back at Everton FC and its impact on LFC.

This tour also incorporates the unmissable Liverpool Football Club Tour of the stadium and Museum tour.

Memorabilia Tour

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The Memorabilia tour is another fan favourite at The Shankly.

Giving you an up close and personal experience, you’ll be greeted by a member of the Shankly family.

From there you’ll be swept away on a personal guided tour of The Shankly Hotel’s exclusive memorabilia.

Our collection includes Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract and personal typewriter.

You’ll also have the chance to experience our Virtual Reality Shankly experience.

For just £20pp this is an incomparable treat for Bill Shankly fans.

A Delicious Meal & Memorabilia

This winter, wine and dine in style at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Treat your other half, friends or family to an exquisite meal in the heart of Liverpool.

The Bastion is a go-to spot for delicious meals prepared to perfection by our talented chefs.

Choose from warming winter dishes and hearty meals guaranteed to hit the spot.

Main Courses include everything from Slow Braised Ox Cheek to Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini.

Our tempting desserts range from mouthwatering Sticky Toffee Pudding to Strawberry Cheesecake.

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The Bastion is one of a kind. Ideal for Shankly fans, guests can dine surrounded by our museum of memorabilia.

Admire our archives of rare memorabilia showcasing the life and legacy of Bill Shankly.

One of our most fantastically festive why not join us for Festive Afternoon Tea?

Our famous selection of sweet and savoury treats has been given a special Christmas twist.

Food is without a doubt one of the best ways to the heart. And we’re certain this one will go down a treat!

Come in from the cold and tuck in to tasty scones, sandwiches and delicious cakes from just £19.95pp.

A Luxury Overnight Stay

Treat someone special to a luxury overnight stay at The Shankly.

Perfect for a cosy stay during the winter months, rooms at The Shankly blend classic and contemporary style.

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Enjoy a night of utter relaxation with our deluxe beds and rejuvenating whirlpool baths.

Located on bustling Victoria Street, you’ll find plenty to do surrounding the hotel.

We have a range of wonderful hotel offers to make your Christmas all the more magical.

Take a wander of Liverpool’s enchanting Christmas markets or explore the city’s top bars and restaurants.

Shankly Hotel Gift Vouchers

If you’re feeling a little spoilt for choice, our Signature Group gift vouchers could be the answer.

You can purchase and personalise a gift voucher by adding a message and sending it via email, text or 1st class post.

Upon receiving their gift voucher, Shankly fans will be able to choose the ultimate Christmas gift.

To enquire further or to book your visit to The Shankly or Bastion, you can contact us on 0151 601 8801.

An Epic £99 Offer for a Boys Weekend in Liverpool

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

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

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

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

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

Item One: Accommodation that won’t break the bank

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

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

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

Item Two: Two out of three square meals a day

Bastion Burger and Beer

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

Bastion Breakfast

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

Item Three: Access to all the fun

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

Steins all round for the boys

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

When the last petal has fallen and it’s time to call it a night The Shankly Hotel is less than a few minutes’ walk away.

Bonus Items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man City vs Liverpool: Watch & Stay at The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel offers Liverpool FC fans the ultimate stay in the city. Filled with the stories that shaped the life of Bill Shankly, the truly unique hotel also offers guests in-depth insight into the life of the footballing legend.

The upcoming Premier League game on Saturday 9th September 2017 is an unmissable one. If you won’t heading to Manchestser, don’t worry! The game will be awaiting you at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

A hidden gem within the hotel, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is a go-to spot to catch Liverpool matches in action. See the highly anticipated game unfold in fantastically atmospheric surroundings.

At the Bastion, you’ll find yourself surrounded by fans just as passionate as you are. You’ll also have the chance to spend some time discovering memorabilia including Bill Shankly’s personal typewriter and original LFC contract.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

Serving up a variety of hearty dishes, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you sit back, relax and let the game begin.

The Bastion menu includes everything from grilled Sirloin Steak to Corn Fed Chicken Breast and an array of delicious sides. Wash it all down with a good old fashioned pint or one of our tasty cocktails.

Perfect for groups of family and friends, the Bastion offers an unrivalled atmosphere with a special buzz on match days.

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

Situated in the heart of Liverpool city centre, The Shankly Hotel offers guests the chance to stay only moments from Liverpool’s famous nightlife scene.

A favourite for group accommodation in Liverpool, stay in luxury room or suite for a sociable, stylish stay in the city.

Why not enjoy the match and treat yourself to a stay overnight at The Shankly? Fitted with stylish decor and bedding, sink into a comfortably plush bed at the end of the night.

Rooms also include a relaxing whirlpool bath, perfect for washing off the night before! You’ll leave us feeling restored and rejuvenated.

Serving a scrumptious breakfast the following morning, head down to the Bastion to fuel the day ahead.

With Liverpool landmarks and the city’s vibrant shopping district just around the corner, you’ll find plenty to do and see right on your doorstep.

The Shankly Tours

However, you may fancy embarking on one of our fascinating Shankly Tours, offering bespoke, guided tours of Liverpool.

Shankly Tours offer a brilliant way to see the best of Liverpool in a whole new light, whether you’re a local Scouser or paying a visit to the city.

The Liverpool Was Made for Me tour is a favourite amongst our guests. The captivating tour covers the city’s famous landmarks in Liverpool’s footballing history and includes the brand new Liverpool FC Stadium and Museum Tour.

And if you’re in search of a little variety, look no further than the Fab Four and Shanks Tour, transporting you back through the iconic era that saw The Beatles and Liverpool Football Club rise to success.

So, make this weekend a memorable one and treat yourself or someone special to the ultimate footballing weekend.

Whether you join us at The Bastion for the atmospheric match or you embark on a Shankly Tour, we hope to see you soon!