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

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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

Our Guide to What’s On in March 2018

If you’re visiting Liverpool this month, check out our guide to what’s on in March 2018 and really make the most of your stay with us.

With Mother’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and many more celebrations coming up, it couldn’t be a better time to visit our city.

Take a look at some of our top picks, from disco themed nights out to award winning theatre productions and afternoon tea with a twist, it’s all here.

Fiesta Bombarda with Gilles Peterson and Mungo’s Hifi

When: 2nd March

Where: Constellations

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First in our guide to what’s on in March is a colourful carnival at Constellations.

Fiesta Bombarda are returning after a sellout New Year’s Eve extravaganza, to transform Constellations into an extra-terrestrial, tropical paradise.

With special guest, BBC 6 music presenter and Worldwide FM founder Gilles Peterson, alongside reggae royalty Mungo’s HiFi, KOG, Banana Hill and many more, this event is sure to be a sell out.

Expect to be immersed in a colourful carnival with Fiesta face painting available, electropical performers and all things vibrant.

Liverpool Disco Festival Warm Up

When: 2nd March

Where: Alma de Cuba

Alma de Cuba - Liverpool disco festival

For one night only, Liverpool’s famous Disco Festival will be taking over the iconic Alma de Cuba for a night of Latin and Afro fused Disco, Classic Disco, Boogie, Soul, Funk and Soulful House Classics.

A warm up for the Disco Festival taking place later in the month, this evening will feature sets by Natasha Kitty Katt, James Morgan and Darryl Marsden. As well as the usual performances from the spectacular Samba girls, glitter stations, confetti showers, delicious cocktails and a disco photo booth.

A converted church built in 1788, Alma de Cuba was recently voted the best bar and restaurant in Liverpool and this night promises to be the highlight of the month.


When: 8th March – onwards

Where: Empire Theatre

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One of the UK’s favourite productions and the most hotly anticipated events in our guide to what’s on in March, Wicked transports audiences to the stunningly re-imagined world of Oz in a breathtaking magical spectacle.

Winning numerous major international awards, including 10 theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards and two Olivier Audience Awards, Wicked tells the untold story of an unlikely, but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students.

Their extraordinary adventures on Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

This multi record-breaking production of the West End and Broadway musical sensation is returning the Liverpool Empire this March and tickets are expected to sell out very fast.

An Evening with Tyson Fury

When: 10th March

Where: Garden of Eden, The Shankly

An Evening with Tyson Fury

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 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.

Swing Afternoon Tea Mother’s Day

When: 11th March

Where: Garden of Eden, The Shankly

Swing Afternoon Tea Mother's Day

This Mother’s Day why not treat the number one woman in your life to an unforgettable Swing Afternoon Tea.

Located in the stunning Garden of Eden, on the rooftop of our beautiful hotel, take in the magnificent views of Liverpool’s skyline as you enjoy a delicious traditional afternoon tea.

Indulge in delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats, freshly baked scones and cakes, served with a choice of tea or coffee.

Whilst you’re tucking in to your afternoon tea, you’ll be serenaded by a swing singer, who is sure to get you on your feet and singing along.

Liverpool St Patrick’s Day Festival

When: 15th March

Where: Baltic Market

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Bringing a little bit of Dublin to the Baltic Triangle, this year the Baltic Market are hosting a massive St Patrick’s Day you won’t want to miss.

Celebrating all things Irish, expect to be treated to lashings of Guinness, lager, whiskey and a few Irish gins.

It wouldn’t be a party without food and at the Baltic Market they are blessed with some of the best food in the city. From wood fired pizzas to halloumi fries – there’s something for everyone.

If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a wealth of local live music to jig to, a Jonny Bongo DJ set, Irish dancing, the rugby and the Loose Moose String Band.

Russell Brand RE: Birth

When: 19th March

Where: Liverpool Echo Arena

Russell Brand Live Tour

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After having some time out to become a parent and get serious, Russell Brand is returning to Liverpool for his Re:Birth stand up tour.

Asking questions like “How can you be a dangerous, edgy, rebel with a tiny, little daughter?” and “What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me? Or, worse, to date a man like me?”

He will perform his stand-up comedy show at the ECHO arena’s Auditorium on March 19. It marks his second appearance here in Merseyside in a year with the hugely popular show.

Since his 2003 breakthrough the controversial comedian has become one of the most recognisable across the globe, hosting the MTV Video Music Awards, releasing his own book and playing acclaimed tours in both the UK and US.

Paloma Faith

When: 20th March

Where: Echo Arena

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Paloma Faith is coming to Liverpool’s Echo Arena to tour her long-awaited fourth album, ‘The Architect’.

One of only two British female artists this decade to have their last three albums go double platinum in the UK, she is renowned for her amazing live performances and this tour promises to be more of the same.

On her new album, Paloma explores both personal and political themes and features an array of acclaimed co-writers, producers and collaborators including, Sia, John Legend, Jesse Shatkin, Rag’n’Bone Man, actor Samuel L. Jackson and journalist and activist Owen Jones.

One of our favourites in our guide to what’s on in March, this show promises to be a sell-out.

Madhatter’s Afternoon Tea

When: 24th March

Where: Garden of Eden, The Shankly

Madhatter afternoon tea

Next in our guide to what’s on in March is an afternoon tea event with a wacky twist.

This magical tea with a difference will transport you to the crazy world of the Mad Hatter, featuring much-loved favourites from the literary world and some magical live music.

Sip on prosecco as you enjoy unique interactions with Mad Hatter characters, all whilst enjoying an afternoon tea with a difference.

This Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea is sure to be unforgettable.

Liverpool Disco Festival

When: 31st March

Where: Camp and Furnace

Liverpool Disco Festival

Last in our guide to what’s on in March is a firm favourite for the clubbers in Liverpool.

Liverpool Disco Festival is returning to Camp and Furnace for an event jam packed full of disco classic, funky flares and buckets of glitter.

This month sees Kerri Chandler headline the Saturday night, with a live PA from Jocelyn Brown, as well as sets from Jeremy Underground and Derrick Carter.

Get your tickets soon as this event is selling out fast already!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to what’s on in March 2018. If you’re thinking of visiting Liverpool this month, book a stay at The Shankly Hotel and have the ultimate getaway. 

Get in touch with our friendly team today and make the most of your trip to this beautiful city. 

10 Reasons Why Everyone Falls in Love with Liverpool

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And we thought we’d celebrate the special occasion with some love for Liverpool.

The Maritime Mercantile City is bursting with things to see and do, perfect for a short and sweet break or romantic adventure.

From world famous landmarks to unique hidden gems, join us as we take a look at why everyone falls in love with Liverpool…

The Picturesque Pier Head

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It wouldn’t be a visit to Liverpool without taking in the city’s most breathtaking architecture. The world famous Three Graces define Liverpool’s picturesque skyline.

The most famous of the 3 is the Royal Liver Building. A Grade I listed venue, the building is a symbol of the city, adorned by the iconic Liver Birds.

Neighbouring buildings the Cunard and Port of Liverpool Building are both Grade II* listed, filled with enthralling histories and character.

Only a short stroll away, you’ll find Liverpool Museum, offering a fantastic view looking out towards the Three Graces.

The World Famous Albert Dock

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At the heart of Liverpool’s waterfront, you’ll find the famous Albert Dock in all its glory! And it’s simply one of a kind.

Bustling with everything from quirky souvenir shops to the  Tate art gallery, it’s well worth spending an afternoon exploring the sights.

Take a wander along the cobbled waterfront and you’ll also find romantic rows of love locks. And if you’re lucky, you may just catch a clear and calm golden red sunset.

The Charming Georgian Quarter

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The elegant Georgian Quarter means you don’t have to walk far to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. While you’re here, why not take a stroll and admire the opulence of Liverpool’s Georgian town houses?

Transporting you back to times gone by, you’ll soon fall head over heels for the beautiful terraced houses, leafy streets and cosy independent bistros.

Not forgetting, at the heart of it all is enchanting Hope Street, the winner of the Academy of Urbanism Awards for ‘Best Street’.

Liverpool’s Amazing Theatres

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Liverpool is also home to an array of charming theatres and the grand Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. You’ll find the Liverpool Playhouse, Everyman Theatre and Royal Court only a short distance from The Shankly Hotel.

The Liverpool Playhouse dates all the way back to 1866 with exquisite interior details taking inspiration from Greek Revival style. Alternatively, the Everyman offers a more contemporary and bohemian feel, showcasing productions with a political edge.

If you’re simply after a local favourite, the Georgian Quarter’s Unity Theatre is a cosy hidden gem, located along Hope Place.

Two Cathedrals to Explore

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Liverpool is home to two stunning cathedrals, situated at opposing ends of scenic Hope Street. As the song goes, if you want a cathedral, we’ve got one to spare!

Grade I listed Liverpool Cathedral is noted as the fifth-largest cathedral around the world. Visitors can take in spectacular views across the city on The Tower Experience tour.

And if that’s not enough to sweep you off your feet, simply take a wander down towards Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral for another dose of dazzling architecture.

The Footsteps of The Fab Four

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It goes without saying that many visit Liverpool to fall even more ion love with The Fab Four. And once you’re here, you won’t be disappointed!

When in Liverpool, you can walk in the footsteps of John, Paul, George and Ringo as you relive everything from their childhood memories to rise to fame.

From the suburban streets that they called home to the one and only Cavern Club, it’s easy to see why Beatles fans never forget their visit to the city.

Views from Rooftop Bars in Liverpool

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Perfect for warmer months relaxing in Liverpool,  you could spend a sunny day out soaking up the views from the best rooftop bars in Liverpool.

Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant is home to one of the very best in the city, serving up tasty tapas dishes and stylish cocktails as you take in the sights.

Meanwhile, waterfront Pan Asian restaurant Matou is perfect for late night celebrations and spectacular views before hitting the town.

Discovering Cosy Hidden Gems

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One of the many charms of Liverpool is its magical hidden gems. Tucked neatly away, it takes a thorough stroll around the city to discover their character and charm.

But if you’re in the know before you visit, you can definitely save yourself some time! Only a stone’s throw from the Shankly and from the Pier Head, you’ll find Ma Boyle’s Alehouse.

Best loved for lively jazz nights, local ales and fabulous cocktails, this historic gem dates all the way back to 1870. And it’s certainly worth a visit.

The City’s Unique Football History

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Liverpool Football Club fans will find themselves right at home at The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, celebrating the life and legacy of a football icon.

Whether you’re an overnight guest or simply wining and dining, you can enjoy a range of exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia in our Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Our guests can look forward to admiring everything from Bill Shankly’s prized typewriter, fan letters, telegram from Neil Armstrong and original LFC contract.

The Ferry Cross the Mersey

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A trip to Liverpool isn’t complete without taking a ride on our Ferry Cross the Mersey. Made famous by Gerry & The Pacemakers, the Mersey Ferry is still one of the top attractions in the city. And it’s easy to see why.

A fantastic way to see the stunning waterfront, taking a cruise will certainly leave you with some special memories. The cruise includes a full commentary so that you can enjoy learning more about the city and take plenty away with you.

Offers at The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, we always have an unmissable range of offers to choose from. Whether you join us for a tasty Afternoon Tea or romantic break, we’ve got it covered!

If you’d like to enquire further or book your stay with us, you can get in touch on 0151 601 8801.

The Shankly Hotel Guide to What’s On February 2018

If you’ll be joining us at The Shankly this February, you’ll find plenty to see and do throughout your stay.

Situated in the heart of Liverpool’s cultural centre, guests can enjoy an array of nearby theatres and special events.

So whether you’re looking for the best Valentine’s Day events in Liverpool or a family night out, we’ve got it covered.

The Band: Take That’s New Musical

When: 1st – 3rd February 2018

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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Escape the hustle and bustle with a visit to Liverpool Empire this February. Feel-good musical The Band will transport you back to the 90s as you’re taken on a journey of female friendship and boyband nostalgia.

An uplifting fusion of Take That’s greatest hits, this spectacular production is truly unmissable for any musical theatre fan. Playwright Stephen M Hornby gave the musical a five star review, adding: “The show is funny and bursting with music, but it also a clever and subtle take on grief, loss and the bittersweet pleasure of nostalgia.”

A Passage to India

When: 6th – 10th February 2018

Where: Playhouse Theatre Liverpool

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Only moments from The Shankly Hotel, the charming Liverpool Playhouse awaits. And this February, find yourself swept away to Imperial India. From the elephants and temples to exquisite original music, audiences can sit back, relax and escape.

This mesmerising production of A Passage to India offers a rich blend of humour, humanity and philosophical thought. So don’t miss out on this must-see adaptation of one of the great novels of the Twentieth Century.

Fifty Shades Dinner Party

When: 9th February and 17th February 2018

Where: The Garden of Eden at The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

50 Shades Dinner

This month, you can celebrate the release of the final Fifty Shades instalment within our exquisite Garden of Eden venue. The perfect girls’ night out, join us in our rooftop space for a dazzling night out.

Our 50 Shades Dinner Party is set to be an immersive experience from start to finish. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of bubbly before an indulgent 2-course meal and entertainment from Mr Grey. And to top it all off, the night will finish with a premier screening of Fifty Shades Freed at Liverpool One ODEON.

The Script in Concert

When: 12th February 2018

Where: Echo Arena, Liverpool

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If you’ll be catching The Script on tour this February, why not stay with us at The Shankly Hotel? We’re located within 20 minute walking distance from the Echo Arena. Coinciding with their new album Freedom Child, The Script’s upcoming tour will see the Irish three-piece take to the stage with their new songs and fan favourites.

The soft rock favourites have sold over 29 million records and over 1.4 million tickets across 203 headline shows. And they remain one of the world’s most successful bands. Renowned for putting on a great show, fans can look forward to an electrifying atmosphere.

The Jungle Book

When: 13th February – 18th February 2018

Where: Playhouse

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One of the most memorable stories of all time, The Jungle Book will be lighting up the Playhouse theatre with fun for all the family. This brand new production has been filled with colourful characters and uplifting songs to get your toes tapping.

This spectacular adventure was created by some of the best in the business. Directed by Max Webster and adapted by Olivier Award-winning Jessica Swale, you can look forward to a truly magical show.

Valentine’s Classics

When: 14th February 2018

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

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Add a sprinkle of romance to your February with a spectacular Valentine’s Day in Liverpool. What better venue to spend the evening than Liverpool Philharmonic Hall? The opulent concert hall is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking buildings in Liverpool.

So escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre and allow yourself to be charmed by the sounds of classical music. Make sure you bring along someone special for a night of decadence as you’re swept off your feet by the sounds of romance. The evening will include a stunning rendition of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, performed by incredible pianist Zhang Zuo.

Valentine’s Day Offers at The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel is the perfect spot to spend a special Valentine’s Day in Liverpool. We have an array of fabulous offers to choose from.

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To enquire further or to book your stay at The Shankly Hotel, you can get in touch with our team on 0151 601 8801. 

The Shankly Hotel: Unmissable Valentine’s Day Deals

At The Shankly Hotel, we know a thing or two about luxury stays with a touch of romance. One of the most romantic hotels in Liverpool, look no further for a Valentine’s treat.

We pride ourselves on offering luxury accommodation. Each of our rooms and suites offers a spacious yet cosy haven to spend quality time with your significant other.

Situated in the heart of Liverpool city centre, you’ll find yourself surrounded by top Liverpool landmarks with the city’s most scenic spots only a short stroll away.

Valentine’s Hotel Offers

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Love Is All You Need

Price: £159 per couple

Availability: 14th February

Love Is All You Need this Valentine’s Day at The Shankly Hotel. Take a well earned break and enjoy a night style in style.

This romantic package includes a luxury overnight stay, delicious breakfast and our Love Sweet Love deal including balloons, prosecco and rose petals.

Love Me Do

Price: £199 per couple

Availability: 14th February

Our Love Me Do package is calling your name this Valentine’s Day. And what better way to treat that special someone?

This dazzling deal includes an overnight stay, 2-course meal in The Bastion, cocktail with your meal and tasty breakfast. Perfect!

Ultimate Valentine’s

Price: £179 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

The Ultimate Valentine’s package could be just what you’re after. One of our best February offers in Liverpool, don’t miss this fabulous deal.

Including an overnight stay, breakfast and the Love Sweet Love package perks, say goodbye to winter with a sprinkle of romance!

Love & Dine

Price: £149 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

February is the month of romance, so why not treat someone special to a stay that they’ll never forget?

Our Love & Dine deal includes an overnight stay with breakfast and the chance to wine and dine in one of the most romantic restaurants in Liverpool, our Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Plus, we’re throwing in a special treat for the ladies!

Love Suite Love

Price: £129 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

Ready for romance this February? Our Love Suite Love package is one of the best Valentines Day deals in the city.

For just £129 per couple you can enjoy a luxury overnight stay, our Love Sweet Love package including prosecco, petals and balloons, all topped off with a delicious breakfast.

Luxury Rooms & Suites

The Shankly boasts luxury rooms and suites guaranteed to take your breath away. With stylish interior and fantastic amenities, you’ll feel right at home in no time.

Rooms at The Shankly are equipped with comfortable bedding and beautiful interior. Not forgetting, facilities include our whirlpool baths and free WiFi.

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If you choose to have a cosy night in, our Midnight Munchies menu has got you covered. Choose from a range of tasty treats which can be brought straight to your door.

But of course, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant awaits you on our ground floor. One of the most romantic restaurants in Liverpool, you could join us for a dining experience like no other.

Offering a special bonus for football fans, guests can also browse our exclusive museum of Bill Shankly memorabilia, situated within The Bastion.

A City Centre Location

The Shankly Hotel couldn’t be situated in a better location for enjoying the city. A short walk from the waterfront, why not enjoy a romantic stroll as you take in the sights?

We also have a range of cultural attractions only moments away. You could spend a day exploring the Walker Art Gallery or World Museum, bursting with things to see and do.

Not forgetting, Liverpool’s extensive range of high street names and designer brands are awaiting. It’s well worth taking a walk into Liverpool ONE to pick up some Valentine’s treats.

So this February, make Valentine’s Day extra special with a visit to The Shankly. We hope to see you soon.

To enquire further or to book your stay,  get in touch today on 0151 601 8801 and our team will be able to help. 

Plan the Perfect Liverpool Wedding at The Shankly

Have the Liverpool wedding of your dreams at the iconic Shankly Hotel.

Liverpool is an incredible location for weddings. With its stunning waterfront and iconic architecture, there are few cities that compare when it comes to scenery, culture and history.

The luxurious Shankly Hotel is the most magical venue to host your special day, providing one of the most unique backdrops in the city.

With two separate wedding venues to choose from inside the hotel, you’re sure to find a space that is right for you and your partner.

The Garden of Eden

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

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

The breathtaking venue is housed inside fabulous glass windows offering a mesmerising, unrestricted views of iconic Liverpool landmarks including the Three Graces, the Pier Head and the Liver Building.

The Garden of Eden offers a diversity of space which can be individually adapted to your needs. Accommodating a minimum of 80 guests in the day and 120 guests in the evening, this magical venue is the most idyllic city centre escape.

Baby Eden

For more intimate, personal weddings, Baby Eden is the ideal venue for you.

Our stunning Baby Eden venue can cater for smaller gatherings of up to 100 people, making it the perfect spot for a cosy wedding with your nearest and dearest.

This unique space is flexible to your needs, allowing a number of different room layouts to be used.

Whatever the needs of your intimate wedding in Baby Eden, our talented wedding coordinators will be there to help you every step of the way.

For the ultimate wedding experience, you may want to book some of your wedding party into the Shankly Hotel situated above, which offers luxury rooms and suites equipped with whirlpool baths.

A Liverpool Wedding at The Shankly

Located on Victoria Street in the heart of Liverpool city centre, The Shankly Hotel is one of the most iconic hotels to host a Liverpool wedding.

As well as our two luxurious venues, The Shankly Hotel also features some of the most opulent rooms and suites in the city.

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

Wedding guests will also be in close proximity of the amazing nightlife, shopping and cultural districts, making it the perfect venue.

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

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

Planning Your Special Day

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

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

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

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

We pride ourselves on being at the very top when it comes to wedding planning.

So, to book a consultation, view the venue or start planning your big day!

We understand that your wedding day is one of the most important events of your life. And we’re dedicated to making sure it’s perfect.

To book your unforgettable Liverpool wedding at The Shankly Hotel, get in touch with our friendly team today. Or, take a look at our wedding packages to get a feel for what you may want on your special day.

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.


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. 

Spend New Year With Your Family at The Shankly

Get together at The Shankly Hotel and have a relaxing New Year with your family.

There are plenty of fun activities and treats to keep the little ones amused, whilst you toast to the beginning of a New Year in Liverpool.

Book a stay at our luxurious hotel, plan some fun things to do, indulge in a delicious meal and celebrate the festive period in style.

Visit the Ice Festival

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If you’re looking for some fun family-friendly things to do this New Year’s Eve, why not visit Liverpool’s amazing Ice Festival.

Set on the beautiful waterfront, take the kids for a spin on the ice rink then marvel at the crystal clear sculptures in the ice bar, where there are soft drinks available for the children and warm ponchos provided to keep you all toasty.

There’s also the UK’s largest ever real ice slide for the bravest of your little ones.

The perfect place to kick off New Year with your family, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.

Go on the Big Wheel

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Celebrate the New Year in style by taking a ride on Liverpool’s big wheel.

The famous big wheel is open until 1am, so it’s one of the best places to get a last look at the city’s pretty Christmas lights before the year ends and you might even see a few fireworks in the distance.

You and your family can delight in breathtaking views over the city we all love and count down the New Year from the top of the world!

Watch a Panto

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Why not treat your family to a panto to celebrate New Year?

With a range of brilliant shows on over this festive period, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

You can enjoy the ever popular Beauty and the Beast at the Black-E Liverpool for a heartwarming and hilarious family evening.

Or, you can visit The Epstein Theatre and check out the family favourite, Peter Pan. There are also some magical panto’s including The Little Mermaid and Cinderella.

The ideal activity to enjoy during a New Year with your family.

A Meal in the Bastion

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Carry on the New Year festivities with a delicious meal in the famous Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Join us for New Year with your family for a truly unique dining experience.

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Bill Shankly as you sip on beautifully mastered cocktails and tuck into spectacular food all within this striking restaurant. With amazing offers and something for everyone, The Bastion is the perfect place to experience memorable moments with your loved ones.

Our stunning restaurant offers lucky diners a tasty selection of dishes, as well as a children’s menu, to ensure everyone eats well!

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Choose from starters such as pulled ham hock served with Stornaway black pudding bon bons, house piccalilli and pistachio. Or, our famous homemade scotch egg with crispy Serrano ham and house brown sauce.

For the main event we offer delicious pan seared seabass fillet served with samphire lemon orzo and chorizo and a brown shrimp butter. For the meat eaters, check out the grill section of the menu and enjoy sirlion steaks, ribeye or pork cutlets all served with a Portobello mushroom, slow roasted confit tomato, fries and watercress.

And for the little ones, our children’s menu features loads of tasty treats and healthy meals that are sure to satisfy them.

They can choose from super tomato soup served with a bread roll, or gorgeous garlic bread as a starter. And, for the main course we offer a classic roast chicken dinner, terrific tomato pasta and many more.

New Year with your Family at The Shankly

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So, what are you waiting for?

Celebrate the New Year with your family at The Shankly Hotel and enjoy an unforgettable evening.

Rooms at The Shankly offer the ultimate blend of contemporary and classic style with fabulous features.

Ideal for family overnight stays in Liverpool, our spacious rooms are perfect for spending a night with your loved ones in style.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, you’ll find the city’s best attractions, theatres and restaurants right on your doorstep.

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To book your stay at the Shankly Hotel and spend New Year with your family, get in touch with our friendly team today on 0151 601 8801 or email

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

The Perfect Family Christmas Break in Liverpool

This December, why not treat yourself to an enchanting Christmas break in Liverpool?

Whether it’s festive fun, cultural attractions, cosy pubs or endless shopping, Liverpool is bursting with things to do!

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re right in the heart of it all, within walking distance of the best Christmas attractions.

So join us for a magical festive break and make lasting memories with your nearest and dearest.

A Stay at The Shankly

Rooms at The Shankly are ideal for family stays, offering a spacious alternative to sleeping in separate rooms.

Our rooms are designed for spending quality time with your loved ones in the most stylish and comfortable setting.

A blend of classic and contemporary style, rooms have a luxury feel without compromising on cosiness.

You can also look forward to a 50″ TV screen and free WiFi access within the comfort of your room.

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Our fantastic facilities include double whirlpool baths, perfect for winding down after a day of exploring.

Guests at The Shankly can also look forward to enjoying a range of exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia around the hotel and The Bastion restaurant.

Choose from an unmissable range of Christmas offers guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!

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During your stay, don’t miss out on joining us for our Festive Afternoon Tea.

Escape the cold and take some time to indulge in our scrumptious selection of Christmas themed sandwiches and cakes.

Available for £19.55pp or £24.95pp with bubbles, this delightful package is the ultimate Christmas treat.

Pier Head Festivities

The Pier Head is bursting with things to do and see this Christmas in Liverpool.

Embrace the best of the festive season and visit Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival for a truly magical day out.

Only a short walk down from The Shankly, the Ice Festival features a wide range of family activities and attractions.

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Explore Christmas market stalls serving up sweet and savoury treats with plenty of festive twists. You can even try a Yorkshire Pudding Wrap!

You’ll also find thrilling fairground rides for the whole family to enjoy. Brave this year’s newest ride The Ice Jet or take in spectacular views from the Ferris Wheel.

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This year has also seen a new Christmas attraction at the Cunard Building, also situated along the Pier Head.

Santa’s Christmas Party has been a hit with families so far. The jam-packed event offers much more than simply a grotto.

The enchanting party features real reindeer, Christmas movies and singing and dancing with Santa and the elves!

Festive Family-Friendly Bars

You won’t find yourself short of things to do later on in the evening!

Why not a pay a festive visit to Liverpool’s very own Home Alone Themed Bar, nestled away in Cains Brewery.

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Step inside the home of Kevin McCallister as you’re transformed into one of the most magical Christmas films of all time.

The pop up bar features cosy Christmas living rooms, twinkling giant trees and tasty festive treats.

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Also within Cains Brewery, Baltic Market is serving up a delicious range of food and drink from Liverpool’s top traders this Christmas season.

Since opening earlier this year, Baltic Market has quickly become one of the most popular spots in the city.

Treat yourself to a hot Gin and Tonic, warming mulled wine and tuck in to their famous halloumi fries…yum!

It’s well worth leaving some time to take a wander around the gift and craft stalls too for the perfect stocking filler.

So give your Christmas an extra sprinkle of magic this year and join us at The Shankly Hotel. 

We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope to see you very soon.

To enquire further, you can reach our friendly team on 0151 601 8801.

The Perfect Festive Day Out with The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re right in the heart of the top Christmas attractions in Liverpool.

So whether you’re joining us for a short weekend break or longer winter stay, you’ll find plenty to see and do.

And to make your Christmas break all the more relaxing, why not take a browse at our helpful guide?

A Spot of Christmas Shopping

Liverpool ONE

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Only a short walk from The Shankly Hotel, discover designer brands and high-street favourites at Liverpool ONE.

Adorned with twinkling lights and decorations, find the ultimate Christmas gift or special stocking filler.

Liverpool Independents

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Take a wander along charming Bold Street for a real feel of Liverpool’s independent shopping scene.

Stock up on unique Christmas gifts and hidden gems, perfect for those in search of some sentimental treasures.

Family Fun & Entertainment

Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival

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A Christmas day out in Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without the Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival!

Take a scenic stroll down towards the waterfront and find an array of entertainment along the Pier Head.

Get your skate on as you take to the rink, brave this year’s new Ice Jet ride or take in breathtaking views from the Ferris Wheel.

Santa’s Christmas Party

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This Christmas, prepare to be dazzled by Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard Building.

Embrace the best of the festive season with the whole family as you enjoy everything from real reindeer to meeting Santa and the Elves.

Not forgetting, you’ll have plenty of magical photo opportunities to make lasting festive memories.

Christmas Treats

Festive Afternoon Tea

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Escape the cold and join us back at The Shankly for our truly tasty Festive Afternoon Tea.

The perfect break from exploring Liverpool, enjoy a cosy afternoon with the family as you choose from sweet and savoury delights.

Giving our Bastion Bar & Restaurant a sprinkle of Christmas magic, this decadent treat is sure to impress!

Liverpool Christmas Market

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Later on, why not head up towards St George’s Plateau and indulge in some classic festive treats?

Choose from sweet and sugary crepes and waffles to the hearty Yorkshire Pudding Wrap.

You’ll also find an array of stalls to pick up some last minute gifts, perfect for foodies!

Catch a Festive Theatre Show

Liverpool Everyman Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

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What better way to celebrate the Christmas season than a visit to the Everyman’s famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto?

Prepare for non-stop laughs and family entertainment from this hugely talented cast, starring comedy duo Adam Keast and Francis Tucker.

Miles ahead from your usual pantomime, this annual show is set to give The Little Mermaid a hilarious festive twist.

Christmas with Katherine Jenkins

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And if pantomime isn’t calling your name, why not enjoy an enchanting evening at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall?

Start Christmas in style with seasonal music and songs performed by the magnificent Katherine Jenkins.

This spectacular venue is certain to ignite some festive cheer and leave you feeling merry and bright!

A Festive Stay at The Shankly Hotel

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Treat yourself or someone special this Christmas to a special stay at The Shankly Hotel.

With our fantastically festive offers, you can enjoy a night of luxury for a great price.

Rooms at The Shankly offer the ultimate blend of contemporary and classic style with fabulous features.

Ideal for Christmas party nights out in Liverpool, our spacious rooms are perfect for spending a night with your group of friends in style.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, you’ll find the city’s leading clubs and restaurants right on your doorstep.

To enquire further or to book your overnight stay with us, you can get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.

What’s On in Liverpool This December

It’s finally the most magical time of year and The Shankly Hotel couldn’t be more excited! To help celebrate the festive season, we’ve organised some of the best events in Liverpool to help you get merry and stay bright.

If you’re staying with us in December and making the most of your Christmas, take a look at what’s on this December in Liverpool.

Santa’s Christmas Party

When: Throughout all December!

Where: Cunard Building

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Come and join Santa at the most exciting Grotto in Liverpool this year at one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

The Cunard Building is hosting a family Christmas party like no other with real reindeer, a Jingle Bell Ball, all of Santa’s elves and a selection of festive food!

Treat the kids to the best of the Christmas season with a special visit to the REAL Santa and take part in his magical festive disco.

It’s the only place to take the kids to see their faces light up with Christmas joy and put that festive sparkle in their eyes ready for the big day.

Leanne & Dave’s Retro Quiz Night

When: 7th December

Where: Mulholland

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Mulholland’s wildly successful Retro Quiz Night with Radio City’s very own Leanne and Dave are back for another round of roaring fun in the trendy bar.

With a festive twist on the hilarious quiz, it’s the perfect warm up to get in the Christmas mood. Mullholland’s amazing range of cocktails and beers are ideal for really getting the party started.

Put your knowledge to the test and have a merry time with a competitive edge!

Festive Swing Afternoon Tea

When: 10th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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Festive Afternoon Tea returns with an incredible soundtrack this Christmas. Join The Shankly Hotel in The Bastion for a magical meeting of food and amazing music.

With a carefully selected range of festive finger sandwiches and delightful sweet treats and even a glass of fizz to wash it all down, there’s no Afternoon Tea like The Shankly Hotel’s Festive Afternoon Tea.

Christmas Day Dinner

When: 25th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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You’ll have to act fast if you want to have your 2017 Christmas Dinner in the beautiful Garden of Eden! Demand for a seat at the table has been higher than ever before and there are only a few of the golden tickets left!

Enjoy a three-course meal with all the trimmings, lovingly crafted by our immensely talented in-house kitchen team and wash everything down with a glass of fizz once you toast to the end of another successful year.

There will also be exclusive entertainment on the day to provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable Christmas Day dinner.

Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza

When: 26th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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Once the warm and fuzzy feeling of Christmas is over, it’s time to get your glad rags on and party until the New Year. The Shankly Hotel has got everything you need to dance the year away with a one of a kind event in the stunning Garden of Eden.

The Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza will feature some of the most legendary names in House to treat you to a night you’ll never forget. Joey Negro, DJ Danny Krivit and Full Intention will be on hand to dish out only the best records.

The stunning venue will transform into a glistening heaven for all your luxury wants and needs. There really is no other place like the Garden of Eden to celebrate Boxing Day

New Year’s Eve Party at The Shankly Hotel

When: 31st December

Where: Baby Eden

It’s the night that everyone waits for throughout December. New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year and what better place to celebrate than The Shankly Hotel?

Our intimate and beautiful private dining room, Baby Eden will become the place to be on New Year’s Eve.

There’ll be delicious food and one-of-a-kind entertainment on offer throughout the night, gather all your friends and make sure get the hottest tickets in Liverpool this New Year’s Eve.

Book Your Place Today!

To make sure you don’t miss out on the best Liverpool events this December, call us on 0151 541 9999 or get in touch with us online.

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.


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.


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