Join Us for Summer Rooftop Cocktails in Liverpool

This summer, why not join us for our new rooftop cocktails? One of the best rooftop bars in Liverpool, Garden of Eden is truly something special.

Our latest concoctions will be served upon our sun-kissed rooftop terrace, now open to the public for fabulous drinks and breathtaking views.

Part of The Shankly Hotel, join us with family, friends or for a special occasion as we make the most of sunny days in Liverpool.

So, if you’re not already tempted, here’s a glimpse of what you can look forward to!

Dirty Duncan

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Those with a sweet tooth will be in their element with this tasty new cocktail.

The Dirty Duncan is a delicious mix of bourbon and whiskey, topped with a mouthwatering doughnut perfect for dunking!

Garden of Eden Sharer

rooftop bar liverpool

Our Garden of Eden Sharer tastes just as perfect as it looks! This ethereal treat is served in an adorable watering can.

The instagram-worthy cocktail is a beautiful blend of prosecco, earl grey tea gin, midori, pineapple juice and edible flowers.

Big Appletini

rooftop bar liverpool

Say ‘cheers’ this summer with our stylish Big Appletini cocktail. Perfect for a scenic evening, catch the warm sunset of Liverpool as you take a sip.

Our Big Appletini is a gorgeous fusion of fresh apple and lime mixed with voda, apple sours and apple juice. Yum!

Eden Rooftop Bar in Liverpool

Our Garden of Eden Rooftop bar is without a doubt one of the best rooftop bars in Liverpool. A hidden gem of the city centre, escape the hustle and bustle this summer and take a moment to relax.

rooftop bar liverpool

Treat yourself to our refreshing range of summer cocktails in Liverpool as you take in dazzling views across the city.

Impressively spacious, our rooftop bar is a fantastic way to spend a sunny lunch or end the week with after work drinks.

At the weekend, Eden is favourite for starting your night out in style or simply joining us for a sophisticated night of cocktails.

The Shankly Hotel Liverpool

The Shankly Hotel is a luxury hotel venue in Liverpool, celebrating the life and legacy of football icon Bill Shankly.

One of the highest-rated hotels in the city, you can expect only the very best from start to finish.

Shankly room

The Shankly is also home to Signature Living’s stylish party suites. Recently featured in OK! Magazine, The Shankly is the ultimate venue for a summer stay.

Our glowing review from Ok! said:

“The rooms are huge- more than double the size of the average hotel room! Ok! loved our luxury studio and enjoyed pumping our tunes through the Bluetooth speaker system as we sipped some fizz. The suites are perfect for getting the party started ahead of a night out, and with multiple beds, a 50in TV screen a Jacuzzi, they’re also the perfect slumber party set-up.”

 

Rooms and suites are complete with fantastic facilities, from large whirlpool baths to TV screens and Bluetooth.

We always have an array of unmissable offers to choose from, making your experience all the more convenient.

From overnight stays to delicious dining in our Bastion Bar & Restaurant, our jam-packed offers are the best way to make the most of your visit.

To find out more about booking a stay with us or for more information on our rooftop bar, you can reach our friendly team on 0151 601 8801. 

The Shankly Hotel Reviewed in OK! Magazine

This month, we’re delighted to be featured in Ok! Magazine. The best-selling publication have written a glowing review, and we’re so pleased that they enjoyed their visit, we thought we’d share some of the highlights.

The Shankly Hotel Review by OK!

Ok! praised our fantastic location, noting that we’re a five-minute walk from famous Mathew Street – home of the world famous Cavern Club.

The Shankly Hotel is also within walking distance of Liverpool ONE high-street shops and designer brands, as well as the city’s top theatres and bars and restaurants.

The Shankly Hotel

The Ok! team also raved about the unique style of our fabulous rooms and suites, adding:

“The rooms are huge- more than double the size of the average hotel room! Ok! loved our luxury studio and enjoyed pumping our tunes through the Bluetooth speaker system as we sipped some fizz. The suites are perfect for getting the party started ahead of a night out, and with multiple beds, a 50in TV screen a Jacuzzi, they’re also the perfect slumber party set-up.”

At The Shankly, we certainly aren’t afraid to do things differently. While our original rooms are in keeping with the hotel’s classically stylish theme, our party rooms are given a sprinkle of eccentricity with dazzling interior details and stylish contemporary features.

Ok! wrote:

“It’s the perfect base for a girlie weekend away and boasts an eccentric but stylish interior.”

The vibrant party rooms and suites within The Shankly have been a hit with our celebrity guests. Peaky Blinders star Tom Hardy is one of the most famous faces to have enjoyed a visit to The Shankly.

Plus, Love Island stars Cara De La Hoyde and Chris Hughes are some of our most recent hotel guests. Cara joined us for a girlie hen party celebration, while Chris chose to stay for Aintree races weekend.

Dine at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

The review also noted that TOWIE filmed their Christmas special in Liverpool, with cast members enjoying a stay in our suites and dining at the hotel’s Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

The OK! team also had the chance to try some of our delicious dishes, writing:

“OK! tucked into the goats’ cheese crotin and the spinach and ricotta tortellini. The hotel’s in-house mixologist is always on hand to create cocktails, including their signature gin and tonis. The restaurant also offers afternoon tea and a freshly prepared buffet breakfast.”

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a family meal, drinks with friends or special celebration, whether it’s a romantic anniversary, graduation gathering or birthday.

Guests at The Bastion can admire an exclusive collection of Bill Shankly memorabilia items, including his original LFC contract, personal typewriter and letters. Memorabilia is provided by the Shankly family, who work with us to provide guests with the best possible experience.

Pool Parties in Liverpool at The Shankly

Ok! finished their review with a reference to our award-winning Laurent Perrier pool room, writing:

“Live the high life in the hotel’s Laurent Perrier pool room. The champagne-inspired room sleeps up to 24 guests in 12 lavish wooden curtained cabins surrounding a mosaic swimming pool. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate!”

Shankly Hotel Liverpool Offers

At The Shankly, we always have a range of unmissable offers to choose from. We want you to make the most of your stay with us, which is why we have such jam-packed deals.

Deals can include everything from a luxury overnight stay and fizz on arrival to elegant afternoon tea, pamper hampers and breakfast.

So, why not come and see for yourself? To find out more or to book an unforgettable stay at The Shankly, you can reach our team on 0151 602 8801 or drop us a message on Facebook.

Spoil Yourselves with Exclusive Midweek Hotel Offers at The Shankly Hotel

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

A Romantic Getaway for Two

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

Bubbles and Breakfast

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

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

Bubbles and Breakfast - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

 

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

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

Stay and Dine

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

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

Stay and Dine - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

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

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

Stay And Spa

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

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

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

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

Date Night

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

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

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

Date Night - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

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

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

Girls and Boys Night Outs

Calling all groups of guys and girls.

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

Ultimate Boys Midweek Break

Ultimate Boys Midweek Break - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

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

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

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

Ultimate Girls Midweek Break

Ultimate Girls Midweek Break - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

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

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

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

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

Family Fun Offers

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

Cinema and Stay

 

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

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

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

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

Special Cinema Offer

Cinema Special - midweek hotel offers at The Shankly

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

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

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

Shankly Hotel Midweek Hotel Offers

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

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

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

Bill Returns to Preston with The Shankly Hotel Preston

The Shankly Hotel on Victoria Street, Liverpool, is one of the best hotels in the city. Offering guests and visitors a chance to admire the life and times of Bill Shankly while surrounded by luxury furnishings and impeccable service, every time. Now, the Shankly reach is extending further with the announcement of The Shankly Hotel Preston.

Following the huge success of The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, we have now announced plans to transform the Old Post Office in Preston into a new luxury hotel dedicated to the great Bill Shankly. Formerly intended to be named The Harris Hotel after Preston’s greatest benefactor, Edmund Robert Harris, the new direction for the hotel will honour the special relationship Shankly built with Preston and its people during his career at Preston North End.

The £15 million project will once again be a collaboration between the Shankly family and Signature Living to highlight and commemorate Bill Shankly’s iconic footballing career. The Shankly Hotel Preston will stand as a beacon for football fans, Preston natives and tourists, bringing together the historic building and a Preston legend into one incredible, luxury hotel.

Bill Shankly’s History in Preston

The Shankly Hotel Preston

Bill Shankly began his relationship with Preston in the July of 1933 when he signed for Preston North End. After a season playing professionally at Carlisle United, with 16 appearances for the Northern team, Shankly was approached by Preston North End who had offered a transfer fee of £500.

Although he began his career at Preston in the reserves, they were still placed in a league of a higher standard than his former club, Carlisle United. It wasn’t long until he made his first team debut though, taking to the pitch on 9th December 1933, just three months after the Glenbuck lad turned 20. Preston North End dominated this game, winning 5-0 after Shankly created an early goal.

While at Preston, Shankly helped the team gain promotion to the First Division from Second and was present for some of Preston North End’s greatest achievements. Reaching the FA Cup Final in 1937 and 1938 and winning the latter against Huddersfield Town with a 1-0 penalty in the final minute of extra time. That same year, the team also finished third in the league marking the most successful season of Shankly’s playing career.

The Shankly Hotel Preston

Despite joining the RAF during the Second World War, Shankly continued to play the game he loved so much. Participating in seven wartime internationals and appearing for other teams, namely Liverpool and Arsenal, while times were hard.

When the war was over, Shankly returned to Preston, but he was 33 years old and coming to the end of his playing career. He remained at Preston until he retired from playing in 1949. While he immediately took up the position of Carlisle United’s manager, he never turned his back on the team where he spent most of his professional playing career.

Family Support for The Shankly Hotel Preston

Just like the iconic Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, The Shankly Hotel Preston will be developed in partnership with Shankly’s Grandson. Chris Carline is co owner, curator and director of the Liverpool site and he’s excited to take the Shankly concept to a whole new city.

“Preston was a natural fit, it is the next place that resonates greatly with Bill Shankly and the family. He played for Preston for 16 years and in that respect spent a large part of his life there.

He loved the club and the people, and they loved him. There are so many tributes to him at Deepdale, like The Bill Shankly Kop.

Preston is a great city with some amazing buildings and none more so than the future Shankly Hotel in Preston.”

Chris Carline

Both Chris Carline and Lawrence Kenwright knew that, if there was going to be a second Shankly Hotel, the first choice would be Preston. The Shankly Hotel Preston development is the first stage in rolling The Shankly out nationally and hopefully internationally.

Read more from our interview with Chris Carline here.

The Shankly Hotel Preston’s Future

The Shankly Hotel Preston

The Liverpool site is all about the atmosphere and guest experience, giving incredible service, amazing accommodation, unforgettable events and an unparalleled drinking and dining experience and these high standards are set to be mirrored at The Shankly Hotel Preston.

Despite the similarities in name and theme, the hotel will have its own unique look and feel and will elaborate further on the varied and exciting life that Shankly led.

In Liverpool, Bill Shankly is known for helping transform the floundering Liverpool Football Club into the ambitious and successful force it is today. In Preston, he was known as a star player who helped North End on their way to greatness and The Shankly Hotel Preston will help to tell this story.

The former post office building in Preston is 114 years old and a Grade II listed building and will soon be transformed into a luxurious 65 room boutique hotel, following the same brand and format of the original hotel in Liverpool with luxurious rooms, an opulent bar and restaurant, a Shankly museum and a wedding and events venue.

The Shankly Hotel Preston is due to open to the public in September and we couldn’t be more excited. Stay up to date with progress and construction on our dedicated The Shankly Hotel Preston page and our Twitter.

The Shankly Hotel’s Enchanting Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea Returns

After the huge success of previous events, The Shankly Hotel’s amazing Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea is returning to the Garden of Eden for an enchanting, fairy tale afternoon.

This tea party themed Afternoon Tea is set to take place on Saturday 24th March, where lucky visitors can expect to meet a mad mob of crazy characters, taken from your favourite literary worlds.

The adult-only event transports you to Wonderland during an unforgettable afternoon featuring delicious food, live music and performances that will spark your imagination.

A Wonderful Tea Party Experience

Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea The Shankly Hotel

Invited attendees can feast on an assortment of delectable sandwiches and delicious cakes, topped off with that all-important glass of fizz.

Featuring a whole host of colourful characters, exquisitely made up to add the perfect finishing touch to the amazing afternoon, this Afternoon Tea is like no other.

On Saturday 24th March, the stunning Garden of Eden will be bursting with creative decorations and a DJ will be providing an eclectic soundtrack for most of the event.

During the event, you will be treated to an array of fun activities, immersive role play and of course, plenty of time to get up and have a dance.

The Mad Hatter entourage will bring a selection of themed props which are perfect for posing for pictures with. From giant clocks and hats to tea party tables filled with weird and wonderful model animals and curiosities, the props provide the perfect pose to take a memorable snapshot of the experience.

The Perfect Setting

mad hatters afternoon tea at shankly hotel

Situated in the beautiful Shankly Hotel, the Garden of Eden treats you to a stunning backdrop of Liverpool’s iconic city views. while dining on elegant finger sandwiches and delectable mini cakes and muffins.

Decorated to fit the bonkers Mad Hatter theme, this luxurious venue is the ideal setting to enjoy a fairy tale themed Afternoon Tea with your loved ones.

The Garden of Eden plays host to many of our special Afternoon Teas, with unique themed events being hosted throughout the year. From a Prince and Princess fairy tale to live swing singers, there’s an Afternoon Tea for everyone with each one specially tailored to suit.

Fall Down the Rabbit Hole

Wonderland at The Shankly Hotel

Why not continue the madness with an overnight stay in one of our Wonderland suites? The magically themed rooms will transport you to another world, with unusual décor and a luxury finish, the Wonderland suites will bring an element of fantasy to your Liverpool stay.

These unique rooms sleep from 3-9 guests and feature fairy tale elements you won’t find anywhere else. Why not explore the delightful Wardrobe Suite and see if you can find your way to Narnia?

At The Shankly Hotel, we pride ourselves on offering the most unusual and magical accommodation in Liverpool. From luxurious suites to serviced apartments and stunning rooms that are perfect for group stays, we are number one when it comes to unforgettable experiences.

If you’d like to experience the madness of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and indulge in an array of sweet treats and delicate savoury pieces, get your tickets today! Call 0151 305 5101, email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

For more information about the Afternoon Teas we have on offer, follow our Facebook and be the first to know about new events.

Unmissable Offers for Grand National Weekend at The Shankly

Expected to book up fast, there’s a race for our fantastic Grand National weekend offers this year at the Shankly Hotel Liverpool!

The Grand National at Aintree Racecourse is one of the biggest and boldest events of the year, and we certainly don’t take it lightly.

To make sure no glamorous curly blows go to waste, we’ve designed and perfected our Grand National weekend offers to ensure that your experience is the one you were hoping for. From champagne breakfast to an overnight stay in one of our luxury Shankly rooms, there’s plenty on offer for you to choose from.

Champagne and Breakfast Packages

Grand national open day Champagne Breakfast (£19.95 per person)

The Shankly’s very own Bastion Bar & Restaurant invites you to start the races in style where you and your party can indulge in a delicious champagne breakfast before heading to Aintree Racecourse. The perfect start to Grand National weekend at The Shankly Hotel.

Ladies day and Grand National day Champagne Breakfast including travel to and from the races (£39.95 per person)

For these two spectacular race days, The Shankly Hotel will be providing transport to and from Aintree as well as a delicious breakfast brunch in The Bastion. With a glass of champagne in hand, our guests start a hassle-free trip to the races and back like true VIP’s.

Overnight packages

 

And They’re Off…(£240 per person)

At the Shankly Hotel, we offer luxury accommodation right in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Our Bill Shankly-themed hotel is undoubtedly one of the best in the city, with high qualities facilities and spectacular customer service.

Book your two-night stay for Grand National weekend and enjoy a champagne breakfast each morning to get you ready for a first class day ahead.

The Shankly Hotel is located near to public transport making your journey to and from Aintree much simpler, plus you’ll be able to enjoy all the post races fun in Liverpool’s best nightlife venues near the hotel too.

The Ultimate Grand National Weekender (£360 per person)

Go all in for Grand National weekend 2018 with our amazing all-inclusive package.

Enjoy a three-night stay in luxurious city centre accommodation, champagne breakfast each day of your stay and an evening meal in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant after all the racing action.

We’ll even help you get a head start in planning our your betting with a complimentary race card included as part of your booking.

Experience all the excitement of Grand National weekend at The Shankly Hotel with our Ultimate Grand National Weekender offer.

Not going to Aintree?

If you haven’t planned on visiting Aintree this Grand National weekend, why not consider the alternatives and watch the action live from the comfort of The Shankly Hotel.

There’s nothing like basking in the atmosphere of Grand National weekend in the heart of the city centre and our race day packages will help you do just that.

Grand National Races Lunch (£39.95 per person)

Get your tables booked for the best races lunch in Liverpool at The Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

You and your party can watch all the live action in the heart of the city from any one of the 10 large screen TV’s and enjoy a welcoming tray of delicious cocktails.

Lunch will also be provided and you can even book drinks packages for your table to save you trips to the bar.

National All-Dayer 13th & 14th (£69 per person)

Get yourself all dolled up for a day at the races, but instead of taking on the crowds at Aintree enjoy the Grand National weekend in sophisticated style from the stunning rooftop events venue the Garden of Eden.

Sit down to enjoy a magnificent afternoon tea and fizz on arrival, plus the chance to bet face to face with our TOTES on site. When all the racing is over and before you make your way out into town to spend your winnings, enjoy a delicious evening meal, the perfect end to our fabulous National All-Dayer.

Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy the most exciting event of the year and book your group a table in the Garden of Eden for Grand National weekend at The Shankly Hotel.

To book Grand National weekend accommodation or one of our Grand National weekend offers simply call our team on 0151 601 8801 or  email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Here’s How & Why We Celebrate National Pie Week at The Shankly

There aren’t many sports that have their own designated food group. Think Wimbledon’s strawberries and cream or the US Superbowl and chicken wings. For British football, the dish of choice is the humble pie and during national pie week 2018 from the 5th of March, The Shankly Hotel will be putting on a great offer.

Why do pies and football go so well together?

Perhaps no surprise that the oldest sport in the country has adopted one of the oldest snacks in the country as its symbolic dish.

Pie and football - national pie week

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The history of pies and football can be traced back over a century with various recorded incidents surrounding the humble pie appearing at some of the earliest matches.

The notorious chant “who ate all the pies?” is said to have been inspired by William Foulke, a 20 stone Sheffield goalie whose own fans used to sing the tune him due to his enormous size.

Others will tell the tale of Micky Quinn, the famous eighties striker who, after having a pie thrown at him by a fan, picked it up and devoured it.

Micky Quinn - national pie week

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So strong is the connection between pies and football that only ten years ago a man travelled the country vowing to eat a pie in every UK football stadium. He succeeded by eating a whopping 92 pies and even penned a book about his experiences entitled . . . wait for it . . . “92 Pies”.

As with football it only seems proper to rate all the pies in the league and place them in their very own league chart.

Thanks to pie experts PIERATEERS such a thing already exists and low and behold the top team pie can be found at Morecambe and is a classic steak and ale wonder.

Liverpool, however, cannot be found on the league table at all! The shock of it.

Hombaked Anfield

Turns out the history of the humble pie is strong at Anfield. Some even say that the current cooperative bakery that supplies Liverpool and away fans with their staple match snack was inspired by the kindness of Shankly himself.

Homebaked Anfield -National Pie week

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Homebaked was once Mitchell’s, the bakery that supplied the community and countless match goers with their staple football snack for nearly a century. After closing in 2010 it was sorely missed, which prompted locals to reopen the bakery and run it themselves.

Now on any given match day the cues at Homebaked stretch out the door and around the block as it has become custom to purchase a pie too:

  1. a) keep your hands warm during the game
  2. b) support the local community.

Many believe that Homebaked was inspired by Shankly and that could be why their signature pie is aptly named, The Shankly Pie made with steak, bacon, mushroom and onion and a touch of gravy.

Shankly Pie - Homebaked - national pie week

source: Homebaked

Today Homebaked use their massive match day profits and any other profit to help educate and train their bakers and hold classes and courses and any food left over goes towards help in the local area such as food banks and homeless shelters.

Why not pop in and support them on your next visit to a match day at Anfield?

National Pie Week 2018

So, to celebrate national pie week The Shankly Hotel’s Bastion is offering an amazing two for one of their delicious lunchtime pies from Monday – Friday.

Bastion Pie - national pie week

The tasty fillings change daily so you never know what you might be in for. Everything from the classic chicken and veg to Shankly’s favourite the simple steak is on the cards.

All our pies are made from scratch on site and baked fresh each day so make sure you are in the right place to celebrate national pie week next week and get your hands on a superb piece of Shankly pastry with our amazing two for one offer.

Why not make a night of it, after all your likely to be full up and ready for a lie down after one of these delicious delicacies.

Check out some of our amazing hotels offers including overnight stays and family breaks.

Or what could be more romantic than pie-themed date night to celebrate national pie week at The Shankly?

Call for further info on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

10 Reasons Why Everyone Falls in Love with Liverpool

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

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

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

The Picturesque Pier Head

places to visit in liverpool

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

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

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

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

The World Famous Albert Dock

places to visit in liverpool

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

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

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

The Charming Georgian Quarter

places to visit in liverpool

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

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

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

Liverpool’s Amazing Theatres

places to visit in liverpool

The Guide Liverpool

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

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

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

Two Cathedrals to Explore

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

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

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

The Footsteps of The Fab Four

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

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

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

Views from Rooftop Bars in Liverpool

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

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

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

Discovering Cosy Hidden Gems

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

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

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

The City’s Unique Football History

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

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

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

The Ferry Cross the Mersey

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

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

Offers at The Shankly Hotel

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

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

Feel the Love this Feb with Football at The Shankly Hotel

February is the best month of the year to feel the love. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s still time to organise the best Valentine’s Day in Liverpool! And you don’t even need to miss your regular dose of football at The Shankly Hotel, there’s something for everyone this February to help celebrate your love in the most beautiful hotel in Liverpool.

Don’t Miss Your Football Fix

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While many people will be excited about celebrating the love for their partner, plenty of others will be excited to indulge in their other love: football.

On February 14th Liverpool FC take on Porto in the Champions League for leg one of two to decide if the mighty Reds will go through to the quarter finals. Many fans have high hopes for a win in this first match, with the team having a point to prove after falling short in the FA Cup and League Cup.

For this high-stakes match, we’re continuing our football offer to watch the Reds in action in the ultimate football-themed surroundings. With food included and exclusive drinks offers available throughout the evening, it’s the best way to watch Liverpool’s greats take to the pitch.

In Play Drinks Offers are this season’s favourite football treat. Let the events on the pitch create unique and limited edition offers during the action. There’s even the chance to win exclusive prizes from AAA Memorabilia, purchase a raffle ticket and cross your fingers for your number!

There’s no need to miss out on the beautiful game, get your fix with football at The Shankly Hotel. Bill Shankly himself always had time for football, regardless of any other occasion that may come into play. The legendary football manager took his true love, Nessie, to a Rochdale reserves match as a special treat for her birthday. Who says football isn’t romantic?

Bill famously remarked on the subject; “Of course I didn’t take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present. It was her birthday. Would I have got married in the football season? Anyway, it was Rochdale reserves.”

An Unmissable Valentine’s Day Menu

For those of you not brave enough to take your other half to a football-themed Valentines treat, why not wine and dine the special person in your life with a mouth-watering three-course meal in the incredible Bastion restaurant. In the beautiful and elegant eatery, choose from a plethora of specially crafted dishes, all designed to get straight to the heart of your lucky partner. And don’t worry; you’ll still be close enough to the live action for those of you not wanting to completely miss out on the going’s on in the big game!

Our talented chefs have crafted some of the best Valentine’s Day food in Liverpool for the exclusive menu. Start your meal off with one of our delectable starters, decide between sweet red pepper soup, cured salmon or a pressing of confit duck leg before moving on to the enticing main event.

There’s something for everyone to choose from, whether you’re into surf or turf, veggies or chicken, these stand out dishes are sure to get you in the mood for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.

Of course, what’s a special dinner out without something sweet to top it off? Our choice of sugary treats are the perfect end to a Valentine’s Dinner in Liverpool like no other.

The quickest way to a Scouser’s heart is with food and footy so enjoy a memorable evening of delicious food while enjoying the incredible memorabilia, there’s no need to cast your favourite past time aside when you can still enjoy football at The Shankly Hotel.

Go the Extra Mile for The Gift of Love

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If you want to go a little further to show your partner just how much they mean to you, why not indulge a little and treat them to an overnight stay at The Shankly Hotel?

We’ve got Valentine’s Day hotel deals for every budget and every need. Go all out with the Ultimate Valentine’s package and enjoy an overnight stay, breakfast in the morning and our coveted Love Sweet Love hotel package which includes cupcakes, prosecco and rose petals. You’ll even get a two-course meal in The Bastion and a surprise, in-room treat.

Or celebrate in style with Love Me Do for an overnight stay, a delicious breakfast and a romantic meal for two with a cocktail in The Bastion.

There are plenty more customised Valentine’s Day packages to choose from this February at The Shankly Hotel. Find out more about what’s on offer and book your unforgettable Valentine’s Night stay today with our friendly and helpful reservations team.

The Most Romantic City in the World

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Liverpool has come a long way in recent years and now stand proudly as one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in the UK. It’s not hard to see why, with incredible listed buildings, stunning parks and green spaces and a reputation for some of the most creative artists and art collections in the world.

When you stay at The Shankly Hotel, you’ll be in the heart of the action. Head to the docks to take a sunset walk along the waterfront or take the relaxing ferry across the Mersey. If you’re more interested in the culture that Liverpool has to offer, visit one of the city’s free museums to soak up hundreds of years of history.

Whatever you decide to do this Valentine’s Day, do it in style with one of The Shankly Hotel’s incredible offers and packages. Whether you’re dining in decadence in The Bastion or doing Valentine’s Day with a difference with football at The Shankly Hotel, we’re sure you’ll have the time of your life with us.

Book Your Shankly Valentine’s Experience Today

To secure your place on one of our amazing packages, call our friendly and helpful team on 0151 541 9999. Don’t forget to let us know whether you’ll be cheering on the Reds with The Bastion Match Day Experience or dining in style with our three-course Valentine’s Day menu.

Our Match Day Experience package can be reserved for just £12.95 per person and our mouth-watering menu starts at £34 per person for all three courses. We can’t wait to have you join us this Valentine’s Day at The Shankly Hotel.

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

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

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

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

Tyson Fury at The Shankly Hotel

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

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

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

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

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

How to Book

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

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

The Man Behind the Gloves

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

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

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

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

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

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Win Tickets to The Event

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

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

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

The Shankly Hotel: Unmissable Valentine’s Day Deals

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

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

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

Valentine’s Hotel Offers

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Love Is All You Need

Price: £159 per couple

Availability: 14th February

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

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

Love Me Do

Price: £199 per couple

Availability: 14th February

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

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

Ultimate Valentine’s

Price: £179 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

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

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

Love & Dine

Price: £149 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

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

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

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

Love Suite Love

Price: £129 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

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

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

Luxury Rooms & Suites

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

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

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

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

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

A City Centre Location

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

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

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

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

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

Plan the Perfect Liverpool Wedding at The Shankly

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

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

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

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

The Garden of Eden

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

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

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

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

Baby Eden

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

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

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

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

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

A Liverpool Wedding at The Shankly

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

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

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

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

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

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

Planning Your Special Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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