The Art of Football Liverpool: See Vintage Bill Shankly Shirt

Set to celebrate the creative culture and social fabric of The Beautiful Game, don’t miss The Art of Football in Liverpool.

Coinciding with the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the season will run throughout June and come to a close on 15th July 2018.

The Art of the Football Shirt

When: 14 June – 28 June (Shankly shirt displayed over 2 selected dates)

Where: Camp & Furnace

We’re delighted to announce that The Shankly Family Experience will be contributing to The Art of the Football Shirt in Liverpool.  Hosted at Camp & Furnace, we’ll be showcasing an extremely rare football shirt worn by the one and only Bill Shankly.

The shirt we have chosen to feature in this spectacular free exhibition dates back to Bill’s early days of football at Preston North End Football Club. The vintage jersey will only be displayed for a limited number of set days.

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So, make sure you’re there on Wednesday 27th June or Thursday 28st June to see for yourself. The special shirt will be revealed from 4:30pm and available to see until 7pm.

Bill Shankly slipped on the famous jersey during the 1938 FA Cup Final. The victorious match saw Preston come out on tops over Huddersfield with a 1-0 win. The game was the pinnacle of Bill’s playing career.

The Art of Football Liverpool – What’s On

Brought to you by fashion historian Neal Heard of Bido Lito! Magazine and Culture Liverpool, this summer will see the city play host to major exhibitions.

Late June and early July will be filled with things to see and do. This is just some of what you can look forward to:

Disco Socrates

When: 30 June 2018

Where: Constellations

Hosted in one of Liverpool’s best-loved music venues, this insightful event will showcase live performances from artists drawn from the World Cup nations. The selection is set to reflect the power of musical movements for making a positive change.

I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Has Never Loved Me

When: 29 June – 15 July 2018

Where: Camp & Furnace

This special event will showcase football culture through the lens of graphic design and illustration. The artwork is taken from an international selection of talented graphic artists.

Soccerama Symposium

When: 12 – 13 July 2018

Where: Liverpool Central Library

Soccerama is a symposium exploring football in a whole new way. A mixture of clever conversations and debates will see football explored from a variety of angles; women’s rights, naturalist populism, LGBTQ, consumer culture, race and class politics will all be touched upon.

Shankly Experience Liverpool

To get your fix of Shankly memorabilia, look no further than The Shankly Family Experience. A fantastic treat for LFC fans, Shankly Tours offer unrivalled insight into the life of a football genius.

Brought to you by the Shankly family, our bespoke tour packages offer something special for everyone. From exclusive family anecdotes to fascinating memorabilia, why not take a browse of our tour packages?

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The Memorabilia Tour is a popular favourite amongst our lovely customers. You’ll be greeted by a member of the Shankly family at the start of the tour and treated to a personal, guided tour of the memorabilia by those who knew Bill best. We also provide a free drink and the day comes to a close with our Virtual Reality Shankly Experience.

To get in touch for more information or to book your experience, please contact Ashley Bromilow on 0151 242 1522 or email info@shanklyexperience.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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.

What’s On at the Theatre this Year in Liverpool

Discover the best of what’s on in Liverpool theatres this year with our jam-packed guide.

The Shankly Hotel is a prime spot for enjoying a pre-theatre meal in Liverpool or making the experience extra special with an overnight stay.

We’re in a prime location for visiting theatres in Liverpool. Situated on dynamic Victoria Street, we’re only a short distance from the city’s most exquisite theatre venues.

This year in Liverpool, the city’s range of historic and stylish theatre venues have plenty on offer for you to see in action.

From modern classics brought to life to family fun, we’ve compiled the most unmissable productions of the year.

A Clockwork Orange

Dates: 17 April – 21 April 2018

Theatre: The Everyman Theatre

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This April, catch the Anthony Burgess cult classic in action at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.

Burgess’ stage adaption brings amoral Alex dangerously to life. Find yourself immersed in the dark side of teen culture with this thrilling tale of free will and transgression.

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Dates: 17 April – 21 April 2018

Theatre: Playhouse Theatre

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Perfect for the whole family, don’t miss one of Roald Dahl’s most treasured tales on stage at Liverpool’s Playhouse Theatre.

This April, find yourself lost in a hilarious world of imagination with George’s Marvellous Medicine. A thrilling mixture of growing grannies, feathery farm animals and family fun makes this production one not to miss!

An Officer and a Gentleman

Dates: 21 May – 26 May 2018

Theatre: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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Sweeping you off your feet this April, don’t miss An Officer and a Gentleman at Liverpool Empire Theatre.

This breathtaking new musical will recreate the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Plus, the feel-good soundtrack of movie hit Up Where We Belong and iconic 80s anthems ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun. 

Assassins

Dates: 6 June – 9 June 2018

Theatre: Unity Theatre Liverpool

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A fascinating exploration of history, Assassins delves into the lives of nine people who have attempted to assassinate the President of the United States.

A captivating look at the darker side of the American Dream, this memorable show is enhanced with a complex score from Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods).

Titanic The Musical

Dates: 30 July – 4 August 2018

Theatre: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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Coming to Liverpool Empire Theatre this summer, Titanic The Musical is set to take you on a journey like no other. With a glowing 5 star review from The Times, this stunning production has been hailed a triumph.

Based upon the hopes, dreams and aspirations of Titanic’s passengers, this dazzling musical will leave you blown away with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston.

Love From a Stranger

Dates: 24 April – 28 April 2018

Theatre: Playhouse Theatre

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Agatha Christe’s alluring Love From a Stranger will be keeping audiences on the edge of their seats this April at Liverpool Playhouse Theatre.

Find yourself swept up by the whirlwind romance, electric suspense and shocking twists! This rarely seen thriller written by the UK’s most timeless crime writer is one you won’t forget.

Paint Your Wagon

Dates: 3 March – 14 July 2018

Theatre: Everyman Theatre

what's on in liverpool theatres

Take a journey through time to America’s gold rush as Paint Your Wagon tells the tale of one small town and the boom times.

Brought to you by the same creative team as last year’s magnificent Fiddler on the Roof production, expect laugh-out-loud laughter, deeply moving moments and infectious song and dance.

The Lovely Bones

Dates: 25 September – 6 October 2018

Theatre: Everyman Theatre

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Making a world premiere at the Everyman Theatre, Alice Sebold’s  The Lovely Bones will be illuminating the stage in Liverpool.

Bringing one of the bestselling novels of the 21st century to life, this unique and uplifting coming-of-age story will take you on a journey about life after loss.

Awful Auntie

Dates: 29 August – 2 September 2018

Theatre: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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Set to bring Liverpool Empire Theatre non-stop family fun, Awful Auntie is brought to you by the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny.

The world premiere of David Walliams’ story of frights, fights and friendship is a magnificent stage production that you certainly won’t forget!

Nativity The Musical

Dates: 31 October – 4 November 2018

Theatre: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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Make this Christmas a magical one with a visit to Liverpool Empire Theatre. Bringing one of the most feel-good and festive films of recent years to life, don’t miss the heartwarming story of St Bernadette’s School.

A jam-packed show for the whole family, you can look forward to plenty of sing-a-long hits from the Nativity films including Sparkle and Shine, One Night One Moment and She’s the Brightest Star.

To enquire further about staying at The Shankly Hotel, you can get in touch on 0151 601 8801.

In the meantime, why not take a browse of our unmissable Shankly Hotel offers? We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Best of What’s On in Liverpool April 2018

This April, don’t miss the best of what’s on in Liverpool. From dazzling theatre productions and laugh-out-loud comedy to the perfect day out with the little ones, we’ve got it covered.

So if you’ll be staying at The Shankly this month, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Liverpool.

Superhero Afternoon Tea

When: 7th April 2018

Where: Garden of Eden, The Shankly Hotel

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This April we have some very special guests flying over to our Garden of Eden venue at The Shankly Hotel. Saving the day this half term, we’ll be keeping the kids entertained with Superhero Afternoon Tea!

For just £14.95 per child the little ones can tuck in to tasty sweet treats and delicious finger sandwiches as they enjoy an action-packed afternoon with their favourite superheroes.

And if you fancy some indulgence yourself, worry not! We’ll also be offering our luxury afternoon tea for adults for £29.95.

Grand National 2018

When: 12th – 14th April 2018

Where: The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

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Hats at the ready! Make this Grand National one to remember with our unmissable Grand National packages.  This year, we have a range of fabulous deals to choose from, ensuring that you celebrate in style from start to finish.

Our jam-packed Ultimate National Weekender is available for £360 per person and includes a luxury 3-night stay, indulgent champagne breakfast with race card and a meal in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, situated within the hotel.

Alternatively, our And They’re Off and National All-Dayer deals are perfect for a race day experience with plenty of perks. Our Grand National deals prove hugely popular every year, so make sure you don’t miss out on the action!

 

Hairspray

When: 16th – 21st April 2018

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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You Can’t Stop The Beat this April at the Liverpool Empire Theatre! That’s right, smash hit musical comedy Hairspray will be bringing you the best of the 60s.

So get ready to find yourself transported back to Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad will take you on a journey of following her dreams.

This hilarious feel-good production will have you dancing the night away as you catch this spectacular soundtrack live on stage.

Roy Orbison

When: 17th April 2018

Where: Echo Arena Liverpool

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Set to bring you an unforgettable music experience, don’t miss this holographic show featuring the best of Roy Orbison.

In a first-of-its-kind event, you can catch Roy Orbison’s biggest hits complemented by the atmospheric sounds of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Alex Orbison, President of Roy Orbison Music said: “My dad was one of the first people to combine rock and roll with orchestral sound so to see the full meal deal of having the big orchestra with my dad is really a dream set up.”

Michael McIntyre

When: 27th – 28th April 2018

Where: Echo Arena Liverpool

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Michael McIntyre is back and ready to ignite laugh-out-loud laughter with his brand new comedy show. Michael has performed three best-selling arena tours, selling out arenas in everywhere from Australia to Dubai.

Due to such overwhelming demand for tickets, Michael will be performing on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April. So, don’t miss out on the fun!

Big Luv Weekender

When: 28th April 2018

Where: The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

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Taking over The Shankly Hotel for a full weekend experience, Big Luv Weekender is set to bring you an unmissable experience of house classics and disco.

Hosted across the bar area, main room and scenic rooftop garden, you can look forward to legendary DJs from around the globe!

Reserving 800 beds throughout the hotel, you can take full advantage of the Stay and Play package, including a luxury room for 2 nights, weekend event pass, late check out and a welcome drink – perfect!

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, many of our guests stay with us for special events and to enjoy what’s on around the city. Our luxury facilities, unrivalled features and central location makes The Shankly one of a kind.

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While staying with us, you can enjoy the immersive Bastion Bar & Restaurant, featuring a captivating Bill Shankly museum celebrating the life and legacy of a football legend.

To enquire further about events at The Shankly or to book an unforgettable stay with us, we’d love to hear from you on 0151 601 8801. 

Fun Family Things to do in Liverpool this Easter with the Kids

Easter weekend is here already it’s stocked to the brim with fabulous fun family-friendly things to do in Liverpool from start to finish.

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re all about family and making sure you all have a great time on your visit to the city together.

Make sure you make the most of a long Easter weekend with our guide to the best things to do in Liverpool during Easter weekend.

Easter Crafts

Where: Merseyside Maritime Museum

When: 27th – 28th

Time: 13:00-16:00

Easter crafts at Merseyside Maritime Museum - fun things to do in Liverpool

Down on the docks in one of Liverpool’s many museums, there will be a chance for families to get hands on this Easter weekend.

The Merseyside Maritime Museum will be hosting a fun-filled craft day where little ones can create their very own Easter Bunny Puppet as part of the Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered exhibit.

Or why not get your kids to craft an Easter Basket ready to collect all those delicious chocolate goodies left by the Easter bunny himself.

Funny Looking Kids: Comedy Club

Where: Bluecoat

When: 24th March

Time: 14:30 – 16:00

Bluecoat Funny Looking Kids: Comedy Club - fun things to do in Liverpool

Liverpool is a city known for its amazing sense of humour and we believe its best to start them young.

At The Bluecoat this Easter weekend why not treat the kids, and yourselves to a comedy club specifically aimed at little ones.

Enjoy belly busting, side-splitting hilarity from some of Liverpool’s top comedians and join in the fun this Easter in Liverpool.

Feast of Fire

Where: St John’s Gardens

When: 24th March – 2nd April

Time: 18:00pm – 19:30pm family sessions

Feast of Fire - fun things to do in Liverpool

A North West European tradition of lighting fires over Easter is coming to Liverpool and promises to be a hot performance not to be missed.

For 10 days St John’s Gardens will light up the night as blazing art installations and sculptures burn brightly for the Feast of Fire.

As well as a fiery feast for the eyes, flame-inspired food and drink will also be served as well as a selection of musical and artistic live performances.

Looking for some fun and different things to do in Liverpool this Easter? You may have just found it.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Where: The Epstein Theatre

When: 29th – 8th April

Jack and the Beanstalk at the Epstein - fun things to do in Liverpool

Are you and your family ready to go on a giant adventure together this Easter?

Jack and the Beanstalk will be showing at the Epstein Theatre and bringing to life all the magic of Jack, the Giant and the golden goose for family audiences to enjoy.

Fi-fi-fo-fum, this Easter will be filled with panto fun at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool.

Cadburys Easter Egg hunt

Where: Speke Hall

When: 30th March – 2nd April

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Speke Hall - fun things to do in Liverpool

That crazy Cadbury’s Easter Bunny will be making his rounds all over the UK again in 2018 so make your way to the stunning Victorian Speke Hall to join in all the egg-citing family Easter fun.

Solve some riddles and follow the clues as you and the kids explore one of Liverpool’s oldest, grandest buildings and pick up an egg-xtra special chocolatey prize at the end.

Dog Mania

Where: Exhibition centre Liverpool

When: 31st March

Dog mania - fun things to do in Liverpool

If you and your family are doggy mad then this is one of the best things to do in Liverpool during Easter weekend.

Dog Mania invites dog lovers, and dog enthusiasts to come and enjoy a day of doggy madness including top dog shows, competitions and professional performances.

Learn more about your K9 companion from vets and diet specialists or meet and greet real-life heroes from the police force and fire and rescue teams.

A delightful doggy day out for the entire family in Liverpool this Easter.

Easter Rummage

Where: Merseyside Maritime Museum

When: 30th March

Easter Rummage - Merseyside Maritime Museum - things to do in Liverpool

Hop on board for some Easter rummaging fun at Merseyside Maritime Museum this Easter as you and the family are invited to become a pretend customs officer for the day.

Kids can search the ship for signs of smuggling and perhaps find a sweet treat or two along the way.

Let the little ones learn a something this Easter whilst enjoying the best part of the season at the same time . . . hidden choccies.

Easter Stays at The Shankly Hotel

Shankly Hotel rooms - things to do in Liverpool

For the perfect family hotel stays in Liverpool this Easter, look no further than The Shankly Hotel.

Our huge and luxurious family suites are nothing short of egg-xcellent and boast all the luxuries needed for a perfect family stay.

Everything from double whirlpool baths and huge flat screen TV’s to massive breakfasts and an amazing city centre location.

Call and book your Easter weekend in Liverpool with the family at The Shankly Hotel on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk

Everything You Need to Know About Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel is proud to be the best sport-themed hotel in Liverpool, with a football-focused interior and a tribute to one of the greatest managers the beautiful game has ever seen, it’s the only place to go to get your fill of all things sport in Liverpool. In March, we’ll be welcoming a different kind of sports star through our doors and we want you to join us. Are you ready for Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel?

We’re excited to announce that legendary boxer Tyson Fury will join us for a one of a kind evening.  The heavyweight champion will be treating boxing fans to a personal appearance and an experience like no other.

Find out everything you need to know about Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel right here.

Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel

tyson fury at the shankly hotel

In association with IWA Events, the incredible organisation behind White Collar Boxing, Tyson Fury will be spending an evening at The Shankly Hotel to give an honest and intimate conversation with his fans and boxing enthusiasts.

The event will take place on Saturday 10th March, starting at 7 pm. We open our doors at 6.30 pm, so make sure you’re there early!

The controversial champion will host a candid discussion on his career, his past and his plans for his comeback in the very near future. Get up close and personal with one of the legends of the boxing world with this one of a kind event.

The ticket includes a three-course meal of mouth-watering food to get you ready for an exciting night. There’s even entertainment from a top comedian to keep the fun going and you’ll be treated to a complimentary photograph with Tyson Fury himself.

It’s the perfect night for boxing lovers and sports fans, with corporate packages available and drinks packages on request. Contact ged.janssen@signatureliving.co.uk to enquire about corporate packages.

How to Book

Tickets went on sale on Friday 26th January and the interest so far has been phenomenal. We’re sure this is going to be a sell out event, so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Call 0151 305 5101 to book your tickets today and secure a place at the hottest table in town this March. Our helpful and friendly staff can help you organise everything for the night and are on hand to make sure you’re getting the very best experience when you attend an Evening with Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel.

The Man Behind the Gloves

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Although Fury was born in the outskirts of Manchester, his family all hail from Ireland and Northern Ireland. With Irish Traveller heritage, he has been dubbed The Gypsy King in the ring, a nickname he styled himself in homage to the ‘self-style King of the Gypsies”, Bartley Gorman, whom Fury is a distant relative.

His family has deep roots in the boxing community, with his father competing as a bare-knuckle fighter and unlicensed boxer and then as a professional boxer in the 1980’s and his cousins being frequent champions on the boxing circuit.

His boxing career began in the amateur ring, where he represented both Ireland and England and showed outstanding promise for a future career. He was crowned number three in the world in 2007 but still narrowly missed out on joining the 2008 Olympic Team, a knockback that spurred Fury on to turn professional.

His professional career boasts an unbeaten record of 25 wins to 0 losses against some of the world’s leading sportsmen, with many significant matches being fought around the world. His last fight, and arguably the most notable, was against Wladimir Klitschko, a two-time world heavyweight champion.

Hear all about Tyson Fury’s exciting career at The Shankly Hotel on Saturday 30th March and gain an insight into the man that paved the way for a new era of boxing. With the promise of a truthful and raw account of life in the ring, the best way to hear about the man behind the gloves is a ticket to An Evening with Tyson fury.

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Win Tickets to The Event

We want to make sure that everyone has the chance to enjoy this very special evening with one of the world’s most talked about boxers, so we’re giving you the chance to win two tickets for the event!

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is retweet our competition tweet and follow @ShanklyHotel and @iwaboxing. It’s a competition like no other and you have to be in it to win it!

The winner of the competition will be announced 26th February 2018, which gives you more than a week to get ready for an unforgettable evening!

Liverpool Theatres Top Panto’s, Plays & Performances for the Kids in for December

Bring the kids to The Shankly this December and check out any of these amazing plays, pantos and performances taking place in top Liverpool theatres throughout the festive season.

There’s something for all age ranges, from everybody’s favourite classic a Christmas Carol to a rock n roll spectacular at the Everyman. A visit to any of these spectacular Liverpool theatres will make any festive visit to the city unforgettable.

Rock n Roll Panto The Little Mermaid

Where: Everyman

When: 25th November – 20th January

Bringing live music and panto fun to Disney’s magical tale The Little Mermaid, the genius at Everyman have put together a stage spectacular for the festive season.

The Everyman is one of the Liverpool theatres to do things a little differently and the Rock n Roll Panto The Little Mermaid is no exception to this rule.

There promises to be interaction with the audiences from seasoned panto dame Francis Tucker, getting the kids and adult up on their feet to sing along or dance to avoid a soaking.

Expect a whole new world of pantomime in Liverpool at Everyman this December.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Live Orchestra

Where: Echo

When: 1st December

Fans of J.K Rowling’s masterpiece, the Harry Potter saga will adore this performance taking place at the Echo Arena.

If you have a little witch or wizard in your family or are a wannabe Hogwarts student yourself, this is a one-off screening of the second instalment of the Harry Potter movies; The Chamber of Secrets.

The twist, the entire film will be backed by the sounds of orchestra bringing the musical magic to life and transporting audiences into the bewitching world where cars fly, snakes talk, and spiders are as big as houses.

The Jungle Book

Where: Unity Theatre

When: 1st December – January 6th

From classic novel to Disney animation to the latest Disney film The Jungle Book is a story that has captured hearts and minds all over the world and across generations.

This festive season Unity Theatre has adapted the much-loved Jungle Book to a superb stage spectacular fit for ages five and up.

Unity theatre has captured all the magic of Rudyard Kipling’s original novel transforming it into an engaging performance for the whole family to enjoy.

Get ready to sing along to Baloo’s ‘Bear Necessities’ and King Louis’s ‘I wanna be like you-oo-oo’ at Unity Theatre this Christmas.

Cinderella

Where: Empire

When: 16th December – 7th January

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo your way to the Empire this December for a classic portrayal of the magical Cinderella.

This amazing princess fairy-tale has been adapted to create a hilarious pantomime with all the necessary ingredients to make audiences laugh.

Get the kids involved as they hiss and boo at the ugly sisters and enjoy clever performances from the celebrity cast members like the handsome Prince Charming, played by Duncan James.

Everyone can go to the ball this festive season and enjoy a truly magical Cinderella performance at the Empire.

Peter Pan

Where: Epstein

When: 8th December – 1st January

Follow the second star to the right as it takes you and the kids to the Epstein theatre where Never-neverland awaits.

The most frightening villain of all time, Captain Hook will be taking on Peter Pan, The Lost Boys, Tinker-bell and The Darling Family Cook in this swashbuckling adventure of magic and wonder.

If you and the little ones still believe in fairy’s, love going on adventures across the high seas meeting Indians and mermaids along the way then this is the perfect Liverpool Panto for you.

Aladdin

Where: Echo

When: 15th – 24th December

Taking panto back to its roots the Echo Arena is putting on a traditional pantomime performance of Aladdin.

Competing with other Liverpool theatres the Echo Arena have chosen a classic play to mesmerise audiences with. Join the cast as they take on the evil magician Abanazar as he tries to take over the world and stop Aladdin from winning the heart of Princess Jasmine.

There’ll be plenty of audience participation required as well as a little magic from the Genie of the Lamp and the Slave of the Ring.

See if your little ones can help make sure Aladdin gets his happily ever after at the Echo Arena this festive season.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Where: Grand Central Hall Liverpool

When: 16th – 23rd December

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Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum to Grand Central Hall you and the family will come, for the perfect Christmas panto experience.

In one of the grandest and oldest Liverpool theatres, an all-star cast will be re-enacting the classic fable Jack and the Beanstalk.

Join in as Jack climbs the magical beanstalk to a world beyond the clouds, meet the super scary giant who lives there.

The whole family will love a visit to Grand Central Hall this festive season to watch a timeless story played out with unexpected modern twists.

A Christmas Carol

Where: St George’s Hall

When: 21st – 23rd December

Dickens’ timeless novel that has inspired countless Christmas movies is being respectfully brought to the audience from the grandest of all Liverpool theatres, St George’s Hall.

Inside the grand space, audiences can enjoy this Christmas classic brought to life including ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come.

Introduce the family to some historic literary culture visiting the world of that of the greatest English writers of all time created for us at Christmas. All taking place inside one of Liverpool’s most amazing landmarks no more than five minutes’ walk from The Shankly Hotel.

Seasonal Stays at The Shankly Hotel

We welcome families all year round at The Shankly Hotel but on the lead, up to Christmas there are some superb family accommodation offers available that will help you have a great stay at an affordable price.

Check out these amazing offers here and start planning your Christmas day out with the kids to any of these Liverpool theatres. Book your stay or ask any questions by calling our team on 0151 601 8801 or email info@sigantureliving.co.uk.

Enjoy a Boxing Day Party at The Shankly Hotel

Once the glitter and sparkle of Christmas has settled, all the mince pies have been eaten and you’re feeling well and truly stuffed, it’s time to start looking towards the next big event of the season: the Boxing Day party.

This year, The Garden of Eden is pleased to be the host of Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza, a glamorous disco and house event that will be a much-needed pick me up for the post-Christmas blues.

Star-Studded Boxing Day Party Line Up

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What’s a Boxing Day part without a star-studded line up of the best DJs around? Stardust have gone all out this year, with exciting DJs and house music specialists to ensure your feet never stop moving in The Garden of Eden.

Headliner Joey Negro (AKA David Lee, AKA Jakatta, AKA Doug Willis), will be there to bring you his signature style of disco-influenced House music to help your Boxing Day party be one to remember. With a talent for mixing and creating, his style is influential and iconic and Stardust have struck gold acquiring him for the event.

Also making a special appearance is legendary DJ Danny Krivit, a familiar face on the New York City club scene. Regularly appearing to crowds of thousands, his visit to The Shankly is sure to go down in history as one of the best sets Liverpool has ever seen.

‘Prolific remixers’ Full Intention will be treating you to some of their top hits and mixes, after achieving staggering success in the 90s, they emerged again in the early noughties to a sigh of relief for dedicated fans and newbies to the Dance scene.

Capping off the star-studded line up for the Boxing Day party are Derek Kaye and Thomas Tuft, each with their own amazing and unique styles to keep the party going and get you ready for the twilight days of 2017.

The Most Stunning Venue

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To top off the incredible lineup, the Boxing Day party is hosted in the stunning Garden of Eden rooftop venue.

With unparalleled views across the city, The Garden of Eden is a venue like no other. Dreamy vibes and luxury touches make it THE place to be for a Boxing Day party.

Enjoy some of the most decadent furnishings in Liverpool while you enjoy some of the best music from world-class DJs from around the globe.

Get Your Boxing Day Party Tickets Now!

Stardust Liverpool are offering a limited availability Early Bird ticket for just £25, so you’ll have to act fast to get the best price for this incredible Boxing Day party! Head to Skiddle to buy your tickets before November 15th to take advantage of this incredible price (unless they sell out before then!).

Stay the Night at The Shankly Hotel

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Don’t worry about fighting to get a taxi home on Boxing Day, the prices are increased, everyone wants one and, let’s face it, it’s just not fun having to climb into the back of a car after a glamorous night of House music and fun.

So why not stay the night? The Garden of Eden is the rooftop venue of The Shankly Hotel, the best Liverpool hotel in the city.

Choose from a range of luxury rooms, including our Eden suites, flamingo room or our special Shankly Stories rooms, featuring anecdotes about the great man himself.

Call us today on 0151 541 9999 to make sure you get a room after your Boxing Day party before it’s too late!

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

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

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

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

A Once in a Lifetime Package

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Premiere at The Philharmonic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Autumn Escape Offer

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

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

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

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

The Best of Liverpool in Autumn

Stunning Parks

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

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

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

Adventurous Indoor Activities

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

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

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

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

Exciting Events

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

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

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

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

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.