This week at Signature Living, we announced our plans for the world’s first ‘Football Quarter’ based in none other than our home city, Liverpool.
Set to become neighbours, the Dixie Dean Hotel will open its doors across from The Shankly Hotel in celebration of Liverpool’s unique footballing culture.
The new luxury hotel will commemorate iconic Everton footballer William Ralph “Dixie Dean”.
An Everton fan as a child, Dean memorably scored a record 60 league goals during the 1927-28 season and was the first Everton player to wear the number-9 shirt.
Famously, when Dean died in 1980 at Everton’s home ground, Bill Shankly commented:
He belongs to the company of the supremely great, like Beethoven, Shakespeare and Rembrandt.
Fans visiting Liverpool or locals looking for an overnight stay in the city will be able to visit the quarter and choose between a stay at the Shankly or the Dixie Dean.
The two teams are very much ingrained in Liverpool’s history and culture. If you grew up in Liverpool, you’ll have spent many years in the school yard answering the age old question of whether you were “a red or blue”.
And whichever side you’re on, it’s the buzzing, friendly rivalry and passion that makes the city so great.
With plans well underway, work on the Dixie Dean will begin in September. And there’s plenty in store for you.
Football fans can look forward to seeing Liverpool’s gothic Jerome and Carlisle Buildings transformed into a luxury 100-bedroom hotel, echoing elements of the Shankly which have proven successful with guests.
Fans can expect a similarly atmospheric feel to the Dixie Dean with history and character radiating from the striking venue. The hotel will be fitted with spacious, unique rooms and of course, memorabilia donated from the Dean family themselves.
Creating a huge variety of new jobs in Liverpool, the hotel will similarly include a bar and restaurant along with a wedding and events venue, expected to attract fans, locals and tourists from all around the world.
Signature Living founder Lawrence Kenwright said:
“This project will help further regenerate what was, until recently, a forgotten corner of the city centre. It’s now thriving, with top hotels, restaurants and bars.
In fact, Lawrence Kenwright has emphasised that The Shankly Hotel attracts far more than just Liverpool FC fans throughout the year. And the same can be expected for the Dixie Dean.
Ian Snodin, Melanie Prentice, Melanie’s daughter Scarlet, Ian St John
On Friday 28th July, we were delighted to welcome members of the Dean family to the launch and to hear their excitement surrounding the hotel.
Daughter of the Everton legend, Barbara expressed:
Dixie was great friends with Bill Shankly. They had an enduring friendship despite representing rival teams, so it’s good to see them commemorated side by side. It means their legends will live on.”
Granddaughter Melanie Prentice added:
The Dixie Dean hotel cements my grandfather’s status as a footballing icon, I couldn’t be prouder of the amazing plans for this hotel.
The Shankly Hotel has paved the way for a fresh take on hotels in Liverpool, giving generation after generation the chance to discover Liverpool’s history.
After growing such a fantastic venue in commemoration of Bill Shankly, it’s time to even the score in true red and blue style!
If you’re looking for a perfect summer activity for you and your friends or family, check out the Shankly’s brand new walking tours that showcase the very best of Liverpool.
From the picturesque, idyllic waterfront, to the famous red gates of the Strawberry Field, or the historic cathedrals and the iconic football teams, this city has some of the best cultural sights and landmarks in the world.
Take the stress out of sight seeing and book one of our amazing brand new walking tours and experience Liverpool the best way possible.
The Albert Dock
The Best of Liverpool Walking Tours
How much: £20pp
Where: Meet outsideThe Shankly Hotel
When: Every Friday at 10am (starting from Friday 25th August)
Hannah in front of the Fab Four
Bring Liverpool to life as you discover the history of our great city and uncover some hidden gems along the way.
This fantastic tour will last around an hour and a half, starting from the Shankly Hotel and working its way around the must-see city sights.
Expect to be impressed by the Chinatown arch, mesmerised by the Bombed Out Church and entertained in the Cavern Quarter.
Working in collaboration with Daytripper Liverpool, your tour will be directed by our friendly tour guide Hannah (pictured above), who will ensure you don’t miss a thing!
The tour also includes an exciting surprise experience that will be revealed on the day. This secret experience could be anything from a thrilling ride on The Liverpool Wheel, a trip around Cathedral Tower, a boat ride over the Mersey, a traditional Scouse lunch, drinks in the Cavern Club, a spectacular visit to the Radio City Tower or the Empire theatre tour.
As well as the brand new Liverpool Walking Tours, the Shankly is proud to bring you an experience tour that has been designed for especially for students and the option to tailor your own tour that is personal to you.
Shankly Student Experience
The Shankly Experience will also be launching an exciting day trip designed exclusively for students from language schools and universities.
Working in collaboration with Daytripper Liverpool, this tour will include a Beatles themed tour of the city, a British themed lunch at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, set within the Shankly Hotel and an amazing Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tour.
Maybe you’ve got a long list of sights and landmarks that you’re eager to see, why not let us take care of the planning with our customised tours of Liverpool?
You can tell us what you’re looking for from your tour of Liverpool and we’ll do our best to create a personalised package that is tailored to you.
We can showcase the best of Liverpool by incorporating scenic suburban spots, famous homes and the most striking landmarks of Liverpool.
The Liver Building
To book your ‘Best of Liverpool Walking Tour’ or to enquire about dates simply click here or drop our friendly team an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com to make sure you don’t miss out on an amazing stay at The Shankly Hotel this August.
Not sure how to spend the summer? Whether you’re a Liverpool local or simply plan on visiting soon, look no further than our bespoke tours of Liverpool.
Perfect for sunny family days out in Liverpool, our Shankly Tours invite you to embark on a range of jam-packed adventures.
Brought to you by the Shankly family in collaboration with The Shankly Hotel, you’ll discover the city that Bill Shankly loved and the Beatles called home.
Experience the very best of Liverpool, from the picturesque waterfront to the leafy suburbs of John Lennon’s childhood.
Following your busy day out, you may be in need of a well earned pint or two! And you’ll be able to enjoy 20% off at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant back at The Shankly Hotel.
Football Themed Tour of Liverpool
Bill Shankly famously said, “Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool.” And with our ‘Liverpool was Made for Me’ tour, you’ll discover why the footballing legend held Liverpool so close to his heart.
This bespoke football themed tour of Liverpool will take you on an unforgettable journey around the city. On this tour, famous landmarks are interwoven with footballing history and remarkable stories, making it perfect for local football fans as well as tourists.
This tour includes the chance to embark on the new Liverpool FC Stadium and Museum Tour and see sights that shaped two of the biggest clubs in football, Liverpool FC and Everton FC.
Combining the best of the city’s landmarks and football history, this is a fantastic opportunity for groups of friends, family and couples to come along and explore this captivating city.
Bill Shankly/Beatles Themed Tour in Liverpool
For a bespoke Beatles tour of Liverpool, this is just the ticket to ride that you’ve been dreaming of.
With Shankly Tours, you’ll discover how Beatlemania ran parallel to the rise of Liverpool FC with this nostalgic tour of Liverpool.
Perfect for couples and groups with a wider variety of interests, our Fab Four and Shanks Tour incorporates unmissable Beatles landmarks and Bill Shankly/LFC themed sights.
We’ll take you on a journey through time as you find yourself transported to the 1960s – the atmospheric era that saw choruses of “She Loves You” fill the Liverpool Kop.
Catch some tunes at the Cavern Club or snap a shot by Strawberry Field with fantastic Bill Shankly sights and stories along the way.
So for those hoping to avoid a squabble over the map, we’ve got you covered with something fantastic for everyone.
Match Day Tour in Liverpool
Not forgetting, we also offer the fantastic Match Day Tour, designed specifically for Liverpool FC match days.
We’ll take you on a special detour before the match as you visit an array of football themed destinations, followed by the new LFC Stadium Tour before the big kick off!
Customised Tours of Liverpool
If you’re visiting Liverpool for the first time or with a larger group, you may have a lengthy list of sights and landmarks you’re hoping to squeeze in.
Why not let us take care of the planning with our customised tours of Liverpool?
You can tell us what you’re looking for from your experience of Liverpool and we’ll do our best to create a personalised tour package tailored to you.
We can showcase the best of Liverpool by incorporating scenic suburban spots, famous homes and the most striking landmarks of Liverpool.
We hope to see you soon for an unforgettable summer day out. With our bespoke tours of Liverpool, you can see Liverpool through a whole new light.
Liverpool’s International Music Festival is nearly upon us, so it’s time to start looking for some luxury accommodation for you and your friends.
Set in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, The Shankly Hotel is the ideal place for your group to rest their heads after a long day of musical fun.
With Sefton Park just a short train ride, bus journey or taxi ride out of the city centre, our hotel is perfectly located for everyone attending this summer’s LIMF.
Liverpool’s International Music Festival
When: Thursday 20th July – Sunday 23rd July
Where: Sefton Park
Back for its fifth year, Liverpool International Music Festival will be kicking off on Thursday 20th July for a four-day celebration of new musical talent, well-known names and music heritage.
Set in the beautiful Sefton Park, with stages at the Palm House and surrounding areas, LIMF prides itself on being culturally diverse and featuring an eclectic line-up.
This year’s festival includes a mixture of home-grown talent, up and coming acts and household names; you’ll be treated to sets from Gorgon City, Corinne Bailey Rae, So Solid Crew, Katy B, Kate Nash and many more.
The festival is free but VIP experience tickets and Palm House tickets are available from £13.20 per day or £33 for three days.
The new luxury VIP area is new for 2017 and will feature a private bar area, great views and not to mention deluxe toilets.
This year’s festival theme ‘Remember The Times’ will explore and showcase pivotal music moments throughout the decades, which were the springboard for genres such as hip hop, house and pop.
From the main stage to silent discos, DJ sets and even an orchestra, the Liverpool International Music Festival is for everyone.
If you need to find somewhere to stay for the weekend, don’t worry, The Shankly have got you covered.
Plan a Perfect Weekend
At The Shankly Hotel we do group accommodation a little differently.
Our luxury rooms are fantastically spacious, ensuring that our group hotel rooms never compromise on quality.
You can expect deluxe beds complemented with stylish decor and high-quality facilities to use at your leisure.
Designed with luxury interior decor, our rooms feature 50″ TV screens and whirlpool baths to sit back, relax and prep for a big weekend of music.
Choose from luxurious suites, to opulent hotel rooms, interconnected apartments and elegant suites that sleep large groups of friends; the Shankly Hotel is the only place to stay for LIMF 2017.
The Garden of Eden Suites
If you have a soft spot for florals, our Garden of Eden Suites are the perfect choice for you.
These stunning rooms can sleep between two and eight guests and are defiantly the most glamourous hotel rooms in the city.
Keeping to the ancient theme taken from the bible, we have created affluent accommodation like you’ve never seen before.
Complete with beautiful botanic features, crushed velvet furniture and vivid neon signs that are perfect for any eye-catching selfie, your friends are sure to be impressed.
Sitting below our famous rooftop event space, the Garden of Eden, these new suites make up most of the top floor of the Shankly Hotel and are sure to make your jaw drop the moment you open the door.
Gaze up at the artistic feature ceiling decorated with 2,500 flowers designed by Joseph Massie, one of Europe’s top botanical artists. Or delight in the golden furnishing and designer wallpaper by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix.
The suites range from the Adam and Eve themed rooms, to the blossoming Nature suite and of course The Garden of Eden.
Each suite has been stunningly decorated to give guests an experience worthy of royalty.
Designed with luxury and comfort in mind, our Garden of Eden Suites are the perfect hub for your musical weekend, with whirlpool baths that you can relax in after a long day of dancing.
If you prefer something a little more simplistic and chic, check out the Signature Suites on the second floor the Shankly Hotel.
Each room on this floor is stunningly decorated with smoky greys, shimmering silvers and a dash of opulent crushed velvet and each beautiful suite is complete with a luxury whirlpool bath and comfy double beds.
The walls have been beautifully adorned with stylish wallpaper depicting subtle tones of grey animal prints or glittering faux brickwork and each room features unique furnishing that complement the theme.
So, if you and your friends are looking for a stylish retreat once the LIMF festivities have finished, book a stay at the Shankly’s Signature Suites and delve into a world of silver hues.
The Shankly Hotel rooms
But if you like to stick to tradition, The Shankly Hotel rooms offer an understated elegance that you won’t find anywhere else.
Each room is unique and decorated with Shankly memorabilia, trinkets and quotes that celebrate the great man, Bill Shankly.
Choose from luxury hotels rooms, apartments that feature kitchenettes or for a group of friends, there are interconnected suites which give plenty of space for getting ready each day and privacy for when you’re all danced out.
Book to stay in the most beautiful and unique hotel in Liverpool and really make the most of your musical weekend at LIMF 2017.
Call 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see which of our stylish suites will suit you this weekend during Liverpool’s International Music Festival.
At the Shankly Hotel it’s obvious that we are big sports fans, so we’re starting to get excited about the prospect of hosting the 2022 games.
Liverpool is the perfect stage to showcase an amazing event like the Commonwealth Games and here’s why we think our city should win the bid.
The organisers have gone big and bold with their plans for Liverpool, and we’re not surprised.
Everyone knows, hosting a huge sporting event like the Commonwealth Games means transformations will need to happen to accommodate for new venues and the influx of tourists and fans.
Central to Liverpool’s ambitious plans is to accelerate the transformation of the city’s world-famous waterfront and the regeneration of Bramley Moore Dock, which will be home to Everton FC’s new stadium after the event.
This would also promise to be a catalyst for regenerating and transformation of areas like Kirkdale and Vauxhall.
Anfield has also been included in Liverpool’s plans, the club’s stadium is part of a proposal that would see the competition’s opening ceremony and the rugby sevens tournament held in front of the Kop. While Goodison Park will be the venue for the boxing events.
Plus a 5,000-seat swimming arena will be built near the Albert Dock, complete with a floating 50m swimming pool.
A number of other iconic venues will also be utilised, including St George’s Hall, Stanley Park, Goodison Park and the Arena and Convention Centre.
The proposals are predicted to accelerate £1bn of investment and create 12,000 jobs.
This plan is both compelling and deliverable and will be amazing for the athletes, the spectators and the Commonwealth.
Crucially it is designed to leave Liverpool transformed.
Our Track Record of Delivering
Liverpool has hosted numerous large sporting, cultural, musical and artistic events over the years.
Nobody will ever forget the exciting treasure hunt for the Superlambanana statues which captured the city’s imagination.
Or think back to when the Giants took over he city’s streets and pulled in thousands of visitors to witness a remarkable piece of street theatre in action.
There are also the numerous music festivals such as Sound City, LIMF and many more that are planned to perfection each year.
It’s clear Liverpool has a track record of delivering world-class showpiece events and everyone in Liverpool is confident they can deliver a world-class Commonwealth Games too.
We Love Sport!
Liverpool is a city that loves sport. With a passion for football that runs deep and a host of other brilliant sporting events, without a doubt the people of Liverpool are all sports fans.
When you have two Premier League football clubs with a rich history of success, one of the world’s most renowned racecourses and a pair of golf courses on The Open hosting roster, it’s clear major sporting events have a natural home on Merseyside.
The Shankly Hotel, dedicated to one of the greatest football managers of our time, is just one example of how much the city loves its sports stars.
With a special museum dedicated to footballing memorabilia and various football themed tours that continue to be extremely popular, our Hotel is a brilliant example of the passion Liverpudlians have for great sport.
Bringing Two Great Cities Together
If Liverpool win the Commonwealth Games Bid, events won’t just be held in Merseyside.
Manchester have stepped up to the mark and offered their services and venues to help strengthen Liverpool’s bid.
Through a creative partnership, they will host T20 cricket at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground, plus track cycling in world class velodrome.
Merging two cities that usually have a bitter rivalry, all in the name of sport, what more could you ask for.
A Stunning Backdrop
The architecture in Liverpool is internationally renowned as being some of the most beautiful in the world, with the River Mersey skyline topping any poles in the most spectacular city spaces.
Recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this backdrop would provide the classiest of settings for any sporting event. Imagine sweeping shots of the Three Graces with all the spectacle of the medal-contention action going on before them.
Not only that, it provides some fantastic selfie backgrounds for the athletes and spectators to take home with them.
There’s no doubt that it would be an amazing display of everything that makes Liverpool great.
The Creation of a Legacy
One of the key requirements of any bid is to provide evidence of the legacy that can be created for future generations by the hosting of the event.
There has already been talk of expanding the local rail network to serve the new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock, something that will surely be required for the thousands of blues fans heading there every week when it becomes Everton’s home.
The organisers have also put forward an innovative new way of presenting the jumping events by moving them to spectacular locations along the docks.
If Liverpool host the Commonwealth Games it would trigger a huge regeneration of major areas of Liverpool that are in need of an injection of funds and the new stadiums are sure to have a legacy of sporting achievements long after the games have been and gone.
Liverpool will set the bar for how major games leave a real and tangible legacy.
Home Grown Talent Will Shine
There’s nothing like home advantage when it comes to an event of this magnitude.
By the time 2022 rolls along, we’ll have Merseyside athletes in their prime and poised to go for gold.
We already have the hugely talented Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Tony Bellew and Michael Rimmer to name but a few.
Imagine the Soundtrack
We all know Liverpool is famous for its music, so just imagine how amazing the music would be for the parade of athletes.
From The Beatles to Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Cast, The Wombats, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Zutons, The Farm, Elvis Costello or even Atomic Kitten, it would be an opening to remember.
While Birmingham is playing it safe, Liverpool are dreaming big and in our opinion that’s the only way to do it.
There is no other UK city with global relevance and profile that better embodies the core Commonwealth principles of consensus and common action, mutual respect, inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, legitimacy, and responsiveness.
The Shankly Hotel are proud to support the bid to host the Commonwealth Games, let’s hope we win and make this city even greater than it already is.
Spoil the number one man in your life on this special day and make this a spectacular Father’s Day he’ll never forget.
A Breakfast of Champions
Starting in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, Dad can tuck into a huge buffet breakfast with all his favourites.
Fresh pastries and fruit, bread and preserves or a good old full English will be on the table as well as unlimited tea, coffee and fruit juice.
Start the day the right way in the Bastion as you and dad look forward to what’s still to come.
Take a look around the rare Bill Shankly memorabilia on display in our very own Shankly Museum before commencing onto the next portion of your special Father’s day out in Liverpool from The Shankly Hotel.
Liverpool Was Made For Me
The next portion of a truly memorable Father’s Day out in Liverpool’s comes in the form of a Shankly Experience Tour.
This amazing all encompassing tour will introduce you and dad to the city of Liverpool as seen through the eyes of Bill Shankly whilst he lived and worked in Liverpool.
Take a journey through the rich footballing heritage of Liverpool whilst enjoying tales about the legendary football manager as told by his family and friends.
After seeing and learning all about Shankly’s Liverpool your next stop will take you around the newly refurbished Anfield Stadium.
A New Anfield
Setting foot in Anfield for any football fan is a special experience, whether you are a Reds fan or not. The stadium holds so much history with regards to great footballing moments and sporting icons.
On this special Father’s Day out in Liverpool, you and Dad can take a tour around Anfield and check out the progress of works underway.
A brand-new pitch is being laid as we speak and there are another 40 jobs being carried out to improve the look and accessibility of Liverpool football clubs most hallowed grounds.
Dad will get to go behind the scenes and stand where legends have stood before him. A fabulous footballing experience for any true fan of the sport.
Back at The Shankly
With a new perspective on the life of Shankly in Liverpool, you can return to the Shankly Hotel and learn a little more about how the legend lived and worked.
Enjoy a complimentary drink as you hear all about the items on display in the Shankly museum.
Learn how each piece relates to the footballing icon and in doing so understand the effect Shankly had on all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Next, sit down to a superb three course Sunday lunch prepared by the talented hands of the Bastion Bar and Restaurant chefs who’ve made it their mission to provide a mouth-watering menu for dads who deserve treating this Father’s Day.
The special set menu includes;
Vine Ripened Tomato and Feta Bruschetta with Pine nuts and Ripped Basil
Roast Striploin of Beef, Tenderstem Broccoli, Chantenay Carrots, Mange Tout and Rich Beef Gravy, Served with a Yorkshire Pudding
Wild Mushroom and Truffle Macaroni Bake with a Garlic Ciabatta Crumb and House Salad (V)
Baked Chocolate Fondant, Salted Caramel Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
What more could you want?
If all this isn’t enough why not top your Father’s Day out in Liverpool off with a luxurious overnight stay in the stunning Shankly Hotel.
Make dad’s day with a luxury hotel suite in the heart of Liverpool city centre complete with large flat screen TV that he can hog all night and an indulgent whirlpool bath (because we all know dad secretly loves a bubble bath).
Organise the perfect Father’s Day out in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel by calling 0151 601 8801 or email email@example.com.
At The Shankly Hotel, we like to make sure our guests enjoy the very best of what’s on in the Liverpool during their stay. Here we’ve rounded up the best Liverpool events in June for our guests to enjoy whilst visiting the city including live music and comedy, fun outdoor activities and fabulous afternoon tea’s for everybody.
There’s always plenty to do in Liverpool at the start of the summer but we’ve hand selected a month’s worth of fun city events not to be missed for you, our guests.
The Wedding Singer Musical
Where: Epstein Theatre
When: 3rd June
source: www.Buck-ing Trends.me
If you were a fan of the 1998 film The Wedding Singer then a trip to the theatre to see the amazing musical version is a must.
Take a journey back to the 80s when hair was huge and fashion was questionable and meet Robbie Hart as he goes from number one wedding singer to heartbroken wedding wrecker.
This is a love story with all the usual obstacles brought to you through the mediums of song and dance.
Even if you haven’t seen the movie this stage show spectacular will get you out of your seat and bopping away to tonnes of 80s tune and new hits performed by a cast including Ray Quinn and the X Factor’s Cassie Compton.
This hit show is taking the UK by storm so make sure you get your tickets during a visit to Liverpool this June.
Where: Laughter House
When: 3rd June
source: Laughter House Comedy FaceBook
If musicals aren’t your thing but laughter is then head to the Laughter House where funnily enough you’re guaranteed a side-splitting good time.
Originating from Stockport, Mike Newall has been on the comedy scene since 2002 making appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival over the years.
His humour is story telling at it’s driest, delivered from real life experiences his audiences can relate too.
Alongside other comedic talents such as the decidedly dark humour of Andy Askins and the Canada’s own Allyson June, this is one night out that guarantees to bring the laughter.
Fun Themed Afternoon Tea’s
Where: Garden of Eden
A craze that swept the nation, brought back from the days of old when the only form of entertainment was gossip and a well-brewed cup of tea. Afternoon Tea is a classy way to enjoy a light bite of pretty cakes and sandwiches at any time of the day.
To make these events more interesting The Shankly Hotel have added a dash of excitement into their version of the classic afternoon tea with a variety of themed services.
Swing Afternoon Tea 4th June
During the Swing Afternoon Tea in The Shankly Hotel’s rooftop paradise events venue, the Garden of Eden, guests can delight in exquisite food, with views and entertainment to match.
MadHatter Afternoon Tea 10th and 17th
Bringing a little eccentricity to and otherwise elegant affair, the MadHatter Afternoon Tea Party invites adults into a wonderful world of make belief and magic filled with whimsical characters.
Perfect for family and children of all ages this amazing afternoon tea has a fairytale theme encouraging fancy dress and providing an enchanting experience for all involved.
During your stay see which of these amazing themed afternoon tea’s will be taking place and enjoy something extraordinary during your visit to Liverpool in June.
Liverpool Acoustic Extra
Where: View Two Gallery
When: 9th June
source: Liverpool Acoustic FaceBook
The musical talent pool in Liverpool runs deep and for that reason, the city is often filled with great places to catch a glimpse of the next rising star.
Take yourself to the View Two Gallery on Friday the 9th of June for an acoustic music special performance of three extremely talented local acts.
Liverpool Acoustic organisation take it upon themselves to arrange for local and national artists to perform their skills to live audiences, bringing an eclectic selection of shows to Liverpool year round.
As well as amazing music View Two Gallery also have a stunning collection of other mediums of artwork including painting and sculptures from local artists.
For a night immersed in the artistic talents of Liverpool, head to View Two Gallery during your stay at The Shankly Hotel.
Where: Garden of Eden
When: 17th June
We’re feeling nostalgic at The Shankly Hotel this June and will be bringing our guests and the public a chance to relive some of the best parts of our favourite decade; the 80s at CLUB TROPICANA night in the Garden of Eden.
Get your hair styled high and your shoulder pads even higher for a night of retro music, classic 80s style cocktails and a fun fancy dress competition in Liverpool’s most stunning rooftop garden venue.
“Get into the Groove” on the dance floor and show off those signature moves from back in the day as our surprise tribute act takes to the stage and transports you back to the fun and happening years of the 80s.
We’re looking forward to welcoming the wild side of the greatest decade yet at the Shankly Hotel this June in Liverpool.
Where: Croxteth Park
When: 18th June
Organised by Radio City and Extreme Adventure Ltd, Bubble Rush is a unique way to enjoy charitable and outdoor family time together with a colourful twist.
Join the crowds at Croxteth Park on the 18th June as they run or walk to raise money for two Liverpool-based charities. Radio City’s Cahs for Kids and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice will benefit from the proceeds of this fun family day.
The full 5k course begins in a cloud of coloured bubbles, and families of all ages are encouraged to dress in white so throughout the run they change colour running through each bubble station along the way.
The Bubble Rush is entertaining, messy and for a great cause. The perfect excuse to get dressed up stay healthy with the whole family whilst playing with tonnes of bubbles.
Where: Central Library
When: 24th June
Time to get creative this June in Liverpool as Central Library invites the public to Makefest.
At this gathering of creative projects from all mediums including science, technology, craft and artwork guests are encouraged to come and learn more.
This amazing event is organised to inspire and educate the public to get involved and make things happen using their own creative minds and hands.
Spend a day with the family learning more about an existing hobby or pick up entirely new ones as you explore the many wonders of what the human mind is capable of.
Book to stay at The Shankly Hotel
The Shankly Hotel is a family friendly Liverpool hotel that welcomes people of all ages to come and enjoy the city of Liverpool together. The amazing and spacious accommodation is ideal for groups to spend some quality time away from their day to day routines in luxurious surroundings.
There are plenty of great accommodation offers for our guests to come and enjoy the best Liverpool events in June together. We look forward to seeing you soon for your next short break away. Call 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to see what’s going on in Liverpool during your stay at The Shankly Hotel.
If you’ve booked a stay at The Shankly Hotel this bank holiday weekend, you’ll need to start planning which bars and restaurants to visit.
You lucky people have struck gold with this stunning hotel, not only will you be sleeping in the utmost luxury, you are also at the heart of the cities favourite nightlife district.
Here’s our guide on where to go around Victoria Street and Mathew Street over this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool.
A perfect venue for brunch, afternoon tea, an evening meal or a few cocktails, Jam Restaurant is a pretty little independent eatery and bar that fuses casual dining and gourmet classics served in contemporary surroundings.
It specialises in tea and offers lucky diners a choice of over 25 different varieties.
Their delicious brunch menu is served all the way until 6pm when a sumptuous a la carte evening menu takes centre stage; they also offer gluten free options.
This wonderfully charming restaurant is a brilliant place to relax with a cup of tea and cake.
The Bastion Bar and Restaurant
Guests at The Shankly Hotel are treated to the amazing Bastion Bar & Restaurant, it’s one of the best places to visit during the bank holiday weekend.
Inspired by the life and legacy of Bill Shankly, this unique bar offers delicious dishes created by a team of talented chefs, using only fresh, seasonal produce and an amazing private collection of unseen Bill Shankly memorabilia, kindly donated from the Shankly family.
Gain a unique insight into the legendary football manager’s life, viewing his personal typewriter, reading letters to and from his fans and take a look at his OBE, whilst you tuck into to some tasty food and cocktails.
The Bastion also screens the football from various TV’s situated around the bar and is renowned for its electric match day atmosphere.
If you love Caribbean food, Turtle Bay is one of the best places to sample this tasty cuisine.
This vibrant restaurant is famous for its brilliant cocktail choice and happy hour prices, exotic hearty food and rum shack style party atmosphere.
The menu features cuisine that really brings out the soul of Caribbean culture with an eclectic choice influenced by a rich tapestry of ethnicities, from Creole to South Asian.
The signature aromatic dish of jerk chicken has become a firm favourite with diners. The meat is marinated for 24 hours and slowly grilled over the jerk pit with sour orange chutney and coconut shavings.
It’s a great place to go with a large group, but it might be best to book ahead.
The Hatch is a basement bar situated in the Cavern Quarter and is a popular live music venue and sports bar.
They screen all SKY and BT Live football matches and it’s a great place to chill out with a couple of beers over a game of pool.
Drinks at the Hatch include draft beers, wine and a wide selection of cocktails.
Bar Signature is a stylish and contemporary bar set in a key location, it is the go-to bar in Liverpool for visitors and locals alike who are looking for an amazing night out.
With an exciting and ever-changing cocktail menu, the finest champagnes and spirits accompanied by music from award winning DJs and world-class live entertainment, Bar Signature is the heart of nightlife in the Mathew Street area.
Situated within The Signature Living Hotel, Bar Signature is a social hub for people all over the UK. From acrobatics to a live saxophonist, the entertainment in Bar Signature is unrivalled, providing a theatrical and unique sanctuary for the party people of Liverpool.
The Sugar Hut
The first Sugar Hut to open outside of Brentwood, Essex, where the original venue shot to fame after appearing in The Only Way Is Essex, the bar is a popular destination for celebrities on a night out in the city.
The venue features a luxurious bar and restaurant with a cocktail lounge and two clubs.
There are 34 booth tables, make-up and powder rooms for the selfie lovers and even phone charging facilities. The restaurant offers something for everyone with dishes such as steak, lobster and burgers.
Stylish inside with golden lights, flower-filled dark wooden tables and elegant navy and red chairs, the Sugar Hut is a favourite with local celebrities and footballers. It’s the place to be seen and is sure to be buzzing this weekend.
The Lisbon is a basement bar, set in a stunning Grade II listed building, that serves tasty pub style food every day.
Famed for its beautifully ornate ceiling and swinging chandeliers, The Lisbon offers a relaxed atmosphere throughout the day or the perfect place for a late night tipple.
With regular DJs and cabaret nights, the bar has a lively variety of events. There is also a kitchen serving a whole range of hearty dishes, including a belly-busting breakfast until 5pm.
The Lisbon’s friendly staff and weekend DJs alaways make sure that everyone has a night to remember.
Built all the way back in 1800s, the Grapes is an institution that has truly stood the test of time.
Though night clubs and shops now surround the historic pub, the Grapes certainly hasn’t been forgotten.
It was the only pub on Mathew Street during the 1960s and has a very important claim to fame in that it was frequented by the Beatles.
For Beatles fans and those looking for a taste of nightlife history in Liverpool, a visit to the Grapes is one to add to the top of your Liverpool pub crawl.
Wall of Fame Bar and Kitchen
A strong contender for the best burger in Liverpool, Wall of Fame is a trendy music-themed bar and restaurant located in front of the Cavern Club.
A tribute to all of the bands that played at the original Cavern, this bar is a fun and fresh take on the legends who have passed through Liverpool.
The restaurant serves classic American food such as burgers, bacon fries, waffles and pizzas and is open till late.
Guitars, pianos and even a drum kit are dotted around inside, plus plenty of pictures and paintings of The Beatles and other stars from the 60’s and beyond.
The Cavern Club
Perhaps one of the most iconic venues on Mathew Street, the world famous Cavern Club is the crowning jewel of the nightlife in this area.
Fridays and Saturdays at the Cavern bring back Beatle mania with their very own resident Beatles band to entertain you.
So if you’re a Beatles fanatic and love a good sing a long to some of the fab four’s classic tunes, this is the number one destination for you.
Another fantastic spot on Mathew Street for Beatles fans, Lennon’s Bar is a must if you’re in search of live music in Liverpool, a refreshing pint (that won’t break the bank) and a lively atmosphere.
In the midst of a Beatles mad street, Lennon’s is a fantastic little tribute bar.
Whether you’re in a small group of friends or celebrating a stag do or hen do in Liverpool, Lennon’s Bar has got you covered.
With quality Guinness, live music every night and three floors of fun, you can expect nothing less than a craicing time at Flanagan’s.
Live music and handpicked craft beers make this spot a must-try for your list of bars in Liverpool.
And the next morning, we suspect you may be in need of a hearty Flanagan’s Apple breakfast!
One of the most unique nightclubs in Liverpool, Heaven is an after-hours venue with a vibrant drag alumni. The club has hosted international drag stars, including American icon RuPaul’s UK ambassador, The Vivienne.
You’ll definitely want to end the night at Heaven and with their doors not closing until the early hours of the morning, you can party until the sun comes up.
Expect a mix of LGBTQ and straight, and mingle with the varied crowd, there are loads of drinks on offer including a big selection of shooters, cocktails and beers.
If you’re looking for something a bit more private why not try out L1KTV, for an exclusive karaoke night.
The club has nine VIP karaoke rooms, that come with a private bathroom and have full waitress/waiter service at the touch of a button.
Fitted with the latest high end technology and equipment from Asia, and a server constantly uploading new songs 24hrs a day, L1KTV can cater to everyone’s taste with thousands of songs to choose from.
And there you have it, all the best places to have an unforgettable bank holiday weekend in Liverpool and all of them near Victoria and Mathew Street.
We hope you have a great bank holiday weekend in Liverpool. See you soon.
For corporate team building in Liverpool with a special twist, look no further than The Shankly Family Experience.
Give standard team building exercises a miss and join us on a Shankly Tour for an unforgettable day in our wonderful city.
Bond with your co-workers over the course of the day as you learn more about Liverpool and most importantly, have plenty of fun!
Our tours of Liverpool offer the chance to see the city in a whole new light, so if you”re lucky enough to have some Scousers on your team, the day will be just as great for them.
Team Building Day in Liverpool
Far from bland and boring, our Shankly tours showcase the best of Liverpool with the flexibility to meet your company’s requirements.
Our tours can be tailored to your group on a personal level, so it’s well-worth letting us know exactly what you’re looking for from your experience with us.
And while our tours can be personalised, we also offer fantastic packages designed with the perfect blend of sightseeing and socialising.
Liverpool Tour Package: Liverpool Was Made For Me
Explore the wonders of Liverpool’s football heritage with our unmissable Liverpool Was Made For Me tour.
You’ll be taken on a tour of the city’s key historical and cultural locations in style, including Bill Shankly’s West Derby home and related locations.
Take a trip to the new stadium and discover a wealth of history upon the Museum Tour at Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield home.
What better way to spend a day out the office and celebrate the history of Liverpool?
The tour will finish at The Shankly Hotel where you’ll have access to our enthralling collection of unseen memorabilia and have a photograph taken with the legend himself via our Virtual Reality Shankly Experience.
Not forgetting, you’ll be able to finish the day off how it should be spent with 20% off at our Bastion Bar & Restaurant. Treat yourself to some delicious dishes and a drink or two after a busy day of exploring!
Liverpool Tour Package: The Fab 4 and Shanks Tour
For a little more variety, why not delve into Liverpool’s iconic music and footballing history with our Fab Four and Shanks Tour?
Renowned for the legendary success of four local lads, this package combines the best of Liverpool’s Beatles sights, thoughtfully interwoven with the city’s famous footballing landmarks.
This ultimate Ticket to Ride will take you on an unforgettable Liverpool journey, featuring the houses of the Fab Four and Bill Shankly, a visit to Strawberry Fields and a trip to Anfield.
Fantastic for a team building day in Liverpool, this varied tour is perfect for groups with a variety of interests.
Upon heading back to The Shankly, you’ll be given the once in a lifetime chance to view unseen memorabilia that you won’t forget.
This spectacular day out also finishes at the Bastion Bar & Restaurant where you can enjoy 20% off food and drink.
The Bastion Bar & Restaurant
The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is a go-to spot in Liverpool for wining and dining in style. There’s truly something for everyone on our diverse and vibrant menus.
A fantastic space for gathering as a group, The Bastion is perfect for a sociable sit down meal or some tasty drinks served in a lively atmosphere.
Our menu features hearty dishes guaranteed to hit the spot after a busy day. Choose from dishes including our famous Shankly Burger to Chargrilled Lamb Rump and Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini.
We also have a scrumptious dessert menu featuring everything from Baked Chocolate Fondant and Golden Treacle Tart to our Selection of Local Cheeses.
The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool
At Liverpool’s luxury Shankly Hotel we commemorate and celebrate the legendary legacy of Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly.
The great Scotsman played an integral role in the city’s history, proclaiming “Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool”.
We offer guests the chance to stay in the heart of the city, surrounded by plush decor and captivating stories about the man himself.
Hugely popular for group accommodation, you may want to book a stay with us as a final finish to your team building experience.
If you like to play just as hard as you work, The Shankly Hotel is the perfect spot for accommodation in Liverpool on a big night out!