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
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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!
Voted as the best Liverpool F.C match day pub, The Sandon is a must-see on any tour of Liverpool’s most important footballing sights.
Located just a short walk from Anfield Stadium, this famous venue has been an institution for football fans since both Liverpool and Everton were founded and is famously the ‘birthplace of Liverpool Football Club’.
That’s why The Shankly Hotel are thrilled to announce they will be teaming up with this legendary pub as part of the new Shankly Experience Tour route. Guests will now be visiting the friendly team at The Sandon to uncover the history behind one of the most iconic footballing establishments in Liverpool.
A staple on match days and the perfect place to grab a pint before the game, we are really proud to be working with them to promote their remarkable history and legacy.
The History of The Sandon
The Sandon was originally built in 1870 as an outlet for selling beers by a local brewer named John Houlding.
John Houlding was a self-made English businessman with an education from Liverpool college and a keen interest in football.
However, back then there was only one main football team in Liverpool, St Domingo’s who were formed in 1878 and had no fixed football ground.
Houlding Calls A Meeting at The Sandon
Houlding’s interest in football led him to become more and more involved with St Domingo’s and when a ruling was passed that forced the team to play their games at an enclosed ground, a meeting was held at The Sandon.
Having previously played at the public Stanley Park, St Domingo’s needed to find a field they could rent, Houlding suggested a field off Priory Road which was just up the road from Houlding’s brewery.
In 1879 St Domingo’s, now playing at Priory Road, officially changed their name to Everton Football Club and Houlding became their first president.
Everton Move To Anfield Road
The arrangement with the owner of the field off Priory Road didn’t last long and the team were eventually asked to leave.
As the club’s president, Houlding secured a new pitch at Anfield Road, paying a small rent to John Orrell, a fellow brewer and friend of Houlding.
“As many reds and blues know, in the early 1880’s Everton Football Club used to play their games at Anfield.”
The first football match at Anfield Road was played on 28 September 1884, when Everton beat Earlstown 5-0.
Houlding led many Everton Football Club meetings from his brewery, The Sandon. The pub became the headquarters for the team and was used as a dressing room by the players for many years.
The Sandon continued to be used as a hub for Everton Football Club and for over 10 years the team were transformed from amateur enthusiasts into League champions.
Stands were erected at the Anfield Road ground and attendance figures reached 8,000 per game.
In 1888 Everton became a professional football club and played their first Football League fixture against Accrington Stanley on 8 September 1888.
The club continued to grow and in the 1890-91 season, Everton won their first championship, playing in front of crowds of up to 20,000.
Success Soon Brings Trouble
As Everton began to gain more popularity, complications started to arise regarding the ground rent and ownership.
In 1885 the owner, Orrell, wanted to use the land for redevelopment, which would have left Everton Football Club homeless and threatened their existence as a team.
The football committee went to Houlding for help and subsequently, he purchased the land at Anfield Road from Orrell for a sum he couldn’t really afford.
Houlding understood Everton could not offer any promises financially and were only in a position to pay a rent of £100 each year. However, he accepted the terms hoping that with Everton’s growing popularity the team would be able to afford the going rate of £240 a year and the payments would increase.
The Sandon, Oakfield Road, Anfield. 1902
This arrangement continued until three years later when Everton won the Football League title for the first time.
Houlding saw this was the beginning of something big for Everton, becoming champions was a golden opportunity to take the club to the next level.
He proposed Everton should buy his land, plus a plot adjoining it and develop the facilities to cater for cycling and athletics.
It was a visionary idea, as it would mean the club could secure year-round revenue, but the committee rejected it.
They felt the price Houlding was asking for his land was too high at a time when land prices were generally falling.
Many of the club’s members accused Houlding of trying to make a profit at the club’s expense as the rent they were paying was increasing and Houlding wanted only his sparkling ales to be sold at the ground, which would be a considerable profit for him.
So, in January 1892 the club’s 279 members met at The Sandon to discuss the matter.
Oakfield Road Then And Now – Facebook.com/TheSandonAnfield
Everton F.C Leave Anfield
Trouble had been brewing for some time and Houlding clashed with the committee led by George Mahon over the direction the club was heading in.
On 25 January 1892, George Mahon, who had grown tired of Houlding, told members of the club that he had an option to buy Mere Green Field, situated on the north side of Stanley Park.
A second committee meeting took place on 12 March 1892, in the upstairs room of The Sandon that changed everything.
Following this meeting Everton F.C moved to Mere Green Field in 1892, which was to become Everton’s new home, Goodison Park.
The Formation of a New Team
After Everton had moved on, Houlding and Orrell were left with an empty football ground and were in desperate need of a new team.
Houlding decided to form a brand-new club, which he initially called Everton Athletic. The team had an identical crest, colours and league position as Everton F.C.
The Football Association refused to countenance two Everton teams, so Houlding was forced to rethink his strategy.
At the end of March 1892, from The Sandon, Houlding decided to rename the club Liverpool Football Club and it gained official recognition three months later.
John Houlding and Liverpool F.C first ever team 2nd September 1893, photographed in The Sandon Car Park Facebook.com/TheSandonAnfield
The Birth of Liverpool F.C
Liverpool Football Club prospered and became financially sound with astute guidance from their President John Houlding, their first ever game was a friendly match with Rotherham Town, then of the Midland League, on 1 September 1892.
The team won the Lancashire League in its début season and joined the Football League Second Division at the start of the 1893–94 season.
After finishing in first place the club was promoted to the First Division.
Within nine seasons Liverpool Football Club were appointed League champions.
What Happened To John Houlding?
John Houlding was an active Tory councillor, he was later elected to the Liverpool City Council as a Conservative representing the Everton ward, before being appointed Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1897.
Houlding eventually saw his team win the Football League championship in 1901 but his health was by then giving cause for concern. He took a trip to the South of France which he hoped would restore his strength.
However, during the second week of March 1902, his condition became serious and he died on the morning of March the 18th in Nice at the age of 70.
Tributes were paid to him in all the local newspapers when the sad news of his death reached Liverpool the next day.
At his funeral, players of both Liverpool and Everton carried his coffin as a mark of respect for all he had done for football in the city.
Anfield Stadium 1912
The Sandon Pub
In the early 1980`s The Sandon was re-branded as a fun pub and renamed “The Picture House”. The pub was a huge success until the decline in this sector and was closed in 1990.
After numerous fires, a demolition order was placed on the pub due to it being in a state of dereliction.
In 1994, George Hindley who owned Sam Dodd’s on the other corner of the block, bought the property from the brewery and began the long restoration process to what The Sandon is today.
Over the years other properties were bought in between Sam Dodd’s and The Sandon and the site now has 2 public bars and 6 function rooms.
The Sandon holds a special place in the hearts of Liverpool football fans and was the first official LFC partner to provide corporate hospitality outside of the stadium in 2008.
It offers excellent matchday hospitality in its newly refurbished function suites, one of which is called the Houlding suite.
Guests can enjoy great food and a friendly service, as well as experiencing the famous pre-match atmosphere.
Shankly Experience Tours
The Shankly Hotel are proud to be working with this historic venue to enhance our famous Shankly Experience Tours. We hope you agree, The Sandon really is where it all began for football in Liverpool.
The Tours provide a unique insight into the City that Shanks loved. Brought to you exclusively by the Shankly Family with The Shankly Hotel, our range of tour options provide something for everyone ensuring you get to take in the best of what the wonderful city of Liverpool has to offer.
A man of the people, the tours take you on a day out to remember and visit all of Shankly’s favourite places around the city.
“Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool.”
If you want to learn about and experience the real history of Liverpool Football Club, Bill Shankly and The Sandon, the Shankly Experience Tours are the only way to really see Liverpool.
These amazing tours feature entrance into the official LFC stadium and Museum Tour, the home of Bill Shankly in West Derby, a visit to the iconic Sandon pub and off course a tour around the magnificent Shankly Hotel.
If you’d like to delve into the history of both Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs and visit the place where it all began, book one of our unique football themed tours and become an expert in Liverpool’s footballing legacy.
Click here to book or create your own Shankly Experience Tour of Liverpool.
To keep up-to-date with all things Shankly follow us on Twitter @ShanklyTours and Facebook – The Shankly Family Experience.
Or to arrange a stay at the Shankly Hotel please call 0151 601 8801 or email email@example.com.
A gorgeous luxury room for the bride and bridesmaids the night before the wedding – upgrades to the Presidential Suite optional (subject to availability)
Master of Ceremonies
Designated Wedding Coordinator
Our amazing terraces available for 90 minutes for your arrival drinks after the ceremony
Cake stand, cake knife, easel and table name/number stands
Mini Buffet (includes mini burgers, mini hot dogs and mini fish & chips) for up to and including 100 guests (additional evening guests charged at £13.95 per head)
Why choose us?
Take the stress out of your wedding day by letting our dedicated team at The Shankly Hotel lend a helping hand.
Drawing on years of experience, our devoted and passionate wedding planners will be there every step of the way to help you create the wedding of your dreams.
We pride ourselves on being at the very top when it comes to wedding planning, you’ll always get the best advice from us.
You can also benefit from additional wedding services, including transportation, entertainment, live music, spa treatments and much more.
The Ultimate Venue: The Garden of Eden
The Garden of Eden is one of the most beautiful venues to host a wedding in the centre of Liverpool.
Set within a unique glass box, you’ll have unrestricted views of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks, including the Three Graces, Pier Head and, of course, the Liver Building.
Our rooftop venue will take your breath away, with seating for up to 250-day guests and 350 evening guests you’re sure to have a memorable day here at the Garden of Eden.
Located on the top floor of our stunning Shankly Hotel, this magical setting features luxurious interiors, opulent fixtures, a unique outdoor terrace area with outdoor seating and a luscious tropical garden.
The Shankly Hotel
If you choose to host your wedding at the beautiful Garden of Eden, you will have access to the famous Shankly Hotel.
Themed around the footballing legend, Bill Shankly, our hotel is a beautiful tribute to a man that stole the hearts of Liverpudlians.
Our football-inspired hotel not only caters to sporting fans, but provides our guests with a sophisticated, comfortable and flexible experience in Liverpool city centre.
We pride ourselves on providing the best service to our guests, from our dedicated staff to the luxurious design and features of our rooms, we hope to create a memorable experience for all of our visitors.
If you would like to book your magical winter wedding with us, or enquire further call us on 07557352963 – option 4
When people visit Liverpool they often come one of four things, football, nightlife, music or culture. Liverpool is a city famed for producing legendary musical talents such as The Beatles, it’s two premier league football teams, Everton FC and Liverpool FC and oodles of culture from past and present. Sometimes it’s hard to fit everything in that you wish to see, but not when you book a Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool direct from the Shankly Hotel.
Choose from one of these amazing tailored tours of Liverpool that are designed to cover all the best sights of the city you want to see.
Liverpool Was Made For Me
If you’ve seen and heard all about The Beatles before, and want to learn a little more about the city beyond the Fab Four then this is a tour of Liverpool perfect for you.
Taking tourists on a journey into Liverpool’s interesting footballing past and exploring some of the key historical and cultural locations along the way, this tour combines all the best bits in Liverpool for one affordable price.
You will learn all there is to know about the cities amazing sights and the best bits of our amazing footballing heritage.
What’s more, tourists will even get to see where the legend that is Bill Shankly lived and trained during his time in Liverpool. His family home and the surrounding local areas which he frequented are all covered under this amazing all-encompassing tour of the city.
The Fab Four and Shanks Tour
Two of the things that attract many a tourist to Liverpool are music and football.
In the early sixties, Merseybeat swept across the nation as did LFC under their new management, Bill Shankly.
Together these two phenomena became synonymous with Liverpool and transformed the into the globally recognised tourist location it is today.
During this superb tour of Liverpool, you will be whisked away on a voyage of discovery. Check out all four of The Beatles Liverpool homes, visit the iconic Strawberry fields then it’s on to the revered footballing stadium, Anfield, topped off with a call to the West Derby home of Bill Shankly.
See parts of Liverpool like you’ve never seen them before, venture outside of the city centre and pass through streets of legend. Imagine The Beatles strolling down these very streets, passing by the home where Shankly and his family lived.
Culminating the tour at The Shankly Hotel, tourists can see a final piece of precious memorabilia. A telegram sent to Shanks ahead of his 1965 FA Cup Final wishing him good luck signed by the Fab Four themselves.
This inclusive tour of Liverpool will give patrons the opportunity to immerse themselves in the parts of Liverpool’s past that ultimately shaped the present. Who knows you could even see a famous face along the way?
The Match Day Tour
If you’ve come to Liverpool to attend one of the amazing home matches at Anfield, let us make the experience even more memorable by taking you on a tour of Liverpool tailored to delivering the perfect match day experience.
This particular Shankly Experience tour will take visitors to Liverpool on a grand tour of the city. Patrons can soak up plenty of Liverpool’s interesting culture, taking a tour around the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and vibrant cultural hotspots.
Once the city tour is complete, fans will be taken to Anfield before kick-off to embark on a bespoke expedition around the hallowed ground that is Anfield stadium.
Taking Liverpool football club fans behind the scenes of this iconic football ground, educating them on the history of the club and the legacy that Bill Shankly left behind following his work with the club.
For any football fan staying in the city on match day, this is the ultimate tour of Liverpool that covers the most sought after city attractions as well as a unique look into the Liverpool’s most legendary football club.
Bespoke Tour Packages
Whilst each Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool has been designed to encompass a variety of interesting sights around the city, there may be something that you think we’ve missed.
If there are parts of Liverpool that you want to visit or if you would like to cover a particular part of our existing tours in more detail then our Bespoke Tour Packages can be adapted to suit your interests.
We are open to suggestions and will always work in partnership with our friends and associates around the city to deliver the most personal tour that’s suited to you. Simply let us know what it is you want to do or see and we will do what we can to make it happen.
After all, Bill Shankly was a man of the people, and we like to operate with the great man always in mind.
The Shankly Hotel
Each tour of Liverpool includes a visit to the Shankly Hotel where visitors are treated to a tour of the Shankly Museum and given VIP access to memorabilia not out for display.
There will be opportunities to enjoy the amazing Shankly Virtual Experience where fans can have their picture taken standing next to a virtual representation of Bill Shankly to take home.
Dining in Liverpool doesn’t get much more fabulous than in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant and as part of the tour package guests can enjoy a whopping 20% off the menu including food and drinks.
During any Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool visitors are given a one of a kind excursion across the UK’s most vibrant city. Visiting iconic landmarks of music, heritage, culture and football all in one day.
Each tour is guided by an expert of Liverpool, armed and ready to answer all your questions about Liverpool’s exciting history and today’s vibrant culture.
Why not book the entire Shankly package with a stay in the stunning Shankly Hotel for your visit to Liverpool?
There is always amazing accommodation offers on for groups, families and couples staying in Liverpool so make the most of your time in the city with a Shankly Experience tour and an unforgettable overnight stay in an award winning hotel.
Click here to book or create your own Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool you’ll be glad you did.
At the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, we offered a variety of amazing Grand National packages this year. And it’s no surprise that one of our most popular deals was the fabulous VIP Rooftop Races package!
Grand National weekend 2017 saw a dazzling few days at our stunning Eden venue.
Guests were able to catch all the action over Friday and Saturday, enjoying live coverage on our big screens and making the most of our wonderful outdoor terrace.
Soaking Up the Sun
Overlooking the most famous landmarks in Liverpool, our Garden of Eden terrace proved the perfect spot for a sunny Grand National weekend.
Guests enjoyed catching the rays while sipping away on glasses of bubbly and beers.
We captured some of the best moments from the day and thought you’d like to see!
Our lovely guests made the most of the sun!
The perfect backdrop on a sunny day…
Watching the Races in Action
We brought the atmosphere of the Grand National to the Shankly this year. Guests showcased the best of their wardrobe to see the races brought to life on our large screens.
Attendees were also able to use our interactive tablets to place bets throughout the day, making it all the more fun and building excitement.
The lovely ladies attending the weekend certainly dressed to impress from head to toe. We saw an array of stunning dresses and gorgeous make up showcasing true Liverpool style.
Ladies who lunched at Eden dressed to impress!
Hire the Garden of Eden
Our Garden of Eden space is available to hire, making your special occasions all the more magical.
Offering the most breathtaking views of Liverpool, you’ll have the ultimate photo backdrop, helping you to capture the most memorable moments in style.
Stay at the Shankly Hotel
The Shankly Hotel is a luxury hotel in Liverpool city centre. Located within the heart of Liverpool’s shopping and nightlife scene, guests will find everything they could wish for right on their doorstep.
From Liverpool’s leading high street brands to the best night clubs in Liverpool, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice! Our Bill Shankly-themed hotel offers guests a unique experience of staying in the city. Guests can make the most of our Bill Shankly memorabilia featured within individual rooms and throughout the rest of the hotel.
The Bastion Bar & Restaurant offers a diverse menu of heavenly dishes and handcrafted cocktails poured to perfection.
A favourite for birthday and anniversary meals in Liverpool, the Bastion serves a wide range of hearty dishes, thoughtfully created by our talented team of chefs. The Bastion is the ultimate Liverpool restaurant to indulge in fantastic meals with family and friends.
Make sure you look out for our unmissable offers throughout the rest of the year! We hope to see you soon at the Shankly Hotel.