Kid Friendly Hotels in Liverpool: Meet Bill The Bear at The Shankly

At The Shankly Hotel, we appreciate how important it is to spend quality time with your family that’s why we believe The Shankly Hotel is one of the most amazing kid friendly hotels in Liverpool.

Keeping your little ones entertained during your visit to Liverpool is easy when they’re out and about exploring the city, but what about when it’s time to sit down to a family meal or at night when it’s time to settle down?

Enter Bill the Bear.

Who Is Bill the Bear?

Bill the Bear is an explorer and adventurer who simply loves taking a look around Liverpool and learning new things. He was named after Bill Shankly, the legendary Liverpool football manager who The Shankly Hotel is also named after and who the people of Liverpool adored.

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Bill the Bear wants everyone to love the city as much as he does and as much as Bill Shankly did. He looks forward to meeting young people who come to stay at his house, The Shankly Hotel, and can’t wait for them to become his newest friend.

It’s important that grown-ups to know The Shankly Hotel is one of the best kid-friendly hotels in Liverpool and Bill the Bear knows all the most fun things to do in Liverpool and in our luxury family hotel rooms.

Let Bill the Bear show you all his favourite things to do in Liverpool and what he enjoys most about living in The Shankly Hotel.

Help Bill the Bear with the luggage . . .

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Or keep him up to date with world affairs . . .

Bill the Bear reading the news - kid friendly hotels in Liverpool

Join him relaxing in the huge, comfy, cosy beds . . .

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Or help him order some tasty lunch . . .

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Best of all Bill the Bear enjoys visiting all the popular Liverpool landmarks nearby and loves it when young people take him with them on their adventures around the city.

Exploring the waterfront looking at the boats . . .

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Learning to play the piano in Liverpool One . . .

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Or visiting Albert Dock to see all the museums . . .

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are just some of the nearby things Bill and his friends enjoy doing in Liverpool.

And after all that fun there is nothing more Bill the Bear loves than snuggling down for a good night’s sleep with his new friend . . .

Bill knows that its super fun to stay in kid friendly hotels especially when you have a friend like him to share it all with.

An Amazing Offer in Kid Friendly Hotels from The Shankly

It’s not just Bill the Bear that makes The Shankly Hotel one of the greatest kid friendly hotels in Liverpool, we also have a superb hotel offer that is perfect for family get-togethers.

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The Cinema & Stay offer invites a family of three to enjoy an overnight stay in one of our luxurious family hotel suites, a two-course meal in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant and tickets to see the latest releases at the ODEON. Just £149 per family of two adults and one child, then £20 per additional child.

We happen to know that Bill the Bear loves going to the pictures too so you can always take him along for the night. He likes eating lots of Popcorn, just make sure he doesn’t eat it all though.

When it comes to the search for the best kid friendly hotels in Liverpool, The Shankly Hotel has certainly got things covered.

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We’re super easy to find, with secure parking directly under the hotel and are close to all the best bits of the city including great restaurants, shops and all the exciting museums, galleries and landmarks.

Why not book your next family break away in one of the best and most unique kid friendly hotels in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel?

Bill the Bear can’t wait to meet you and begin his next adventure with a new friend. Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

A Fabulous FAME Fan Package Hotel Deal at The Shankly

Were you a FAME superfan who’d always dreamed of donning your leg warmers, moving to New York and becoming a performing arts student? Well now’s your chance to live out those dreams with the FAME Fan Package hotel deal created especially for FAME fans everywhere.

The FAME Fan Package Hotel Deal

We’ve put together an unbelievable offer that invites you to come and meet the stars of the show including eight of the original cast members.

For four or more guests our offer includes;

  • A two-night luxury stay in The Shankly Hotel
  • Breakfast both mornings of your stay
  • An exclusive meet and greet with the FAME cast members

This superb offer has been created to help FAME super fans realise their dream of meeting the main cast members of the hit TV show that dominated TV screens through the 80’s.

For just £120 per person, you could enjoy spending a luxury break in Liverpool and get a chance to meet the TV icons of your past.

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Whilst the FAME UK Reunion show is in town, get your tickets for our FAME Fan Package hotel deal and enjoy meeting the cast of FAME up close and personal whilst enjoying some time in the city.

FAME the TV Show

Set in New York City, but filmed mainly in California, the TV show FAME was based on the hit movie of the same name.

It followed the lives of students and teachers who attended the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. The show captured the students lives both in and out of school as well as the hearts and minds of UK audiences.

The cast of talented individuals learned to sing, dance and act throughout the six series that aired between 1982 – 1987, after which man of the actors disappeared into obscurity only to resurface later on in Bring Back . . . FAME in 2008.

Audiences loved everything about FAME, from the funky fashion to the daring dance moves and sensational storylines that explored real-life issues. From the TV show, 5 soundtracks were sold giving people the chance to dance and sing to all the hit songs from the show at their leisure.

This was an American TV teen drama that would be today’s equivalent to Gossip Girl or Scream Queen’s, taking a look at the inner workings of education in America, something which is still a present-day interest for young people everywhere.

FAME the UK Reunion

Over three decades since the TV series ended eight of the popular cast members will come together for an amazing concert in Liverpool. Dedicated FAME Superfans have organised a superb show that will let people relive the days when FAME was the height of TV fashion.

For Mayday weekend in 2019, there will be two excellent concerts taking place at the ECHO Arena that will celebrate the success of FAME.

Erica Gimpel (Coco), Valerie Landsburg (Doris), Lee Curreri (Bruno), Carlo Imperato (Danny), P.R. Paul (Montgomery), Cynthia Gibb (Holly), Nia Peeples (Nicole) and Jesse Borrego (Jesse) will all take to the stage at the ECHO Arena and bring to life the songs from the hit series.

Other performances have been added to spice up the lineup and LMA performers will be joining the cast on stage to keep the feeling of FAME’s young and hip past in the present.

Proceeds from the FAME UK Reunion concert will be donated to Claire House Children’s Hospice.

Don’t hesitate and book our amazing FAME Fan Package and hotel deal soon on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more details.

Family Fun; August Bank Holiday in Liverpool

This coming weekend of the 24th-27th August is the last bank holiday of the year and the perfect opportunity to squeeze in a little family time before the school holidays end.

There has been so much to do in Liverpool over the course of the summer for all of the family and this weekend is no exception.

Take a look at some of the best events and things to do this August bank holiday weekend in Liverpool when staying at The Shankly Hotel.

Folk Festival on the Dock

Kick off the August Bank Holiday weekend with a trip to the beautiful Albert Dock where you can enjoy a bit of culture, plenty of music and loads of entertainment.

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The Albert Dock’s annual Folk Festival will welcome over 200 performers for a weekend full to the brim of activities for all of the family.

Take the opportunity to explore a truly interesting and historic landmark of Liverpool where you can enjoy a bite to eat, drink an a walk around the picturesque surroundings.

The Great Brick Adventure

If you and your family simply love Lego then paying a visit to the Echo Arena’s Great Brick Adventure is a must this August Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool.

Check out some of the biggest and best Lego models in the world in one of several interactive displays. Everything from larger than life Lego Lions to massive man-made mythical monsters will be on show and ready to amaze you and the family on your visit.

Brick Pits will encourage everyone to dive in and get creative, building a masterpiece of their very own taking inspiration for the brilliant brick structures all around them.

From the 25th – 27th of August everyone can spend some time marvelling at massive masterpieces each made with millions of tiny Lego bricks.

International Beatles Week

The Beatles are arguably the most famous band in the world and they’re proudly from Liverpool which means there is no better city to enjoy International Beatles Week.

International Beatles Week

Celebrate the Fab Four in their hometown with a week and weekend full of Beatles fun.

Live music will be the focus of the week with 70 bands from over 20 countries coming together to celebrate The Beatles and their greatest hits.

Bring the kids along for a fantastic bank holiday weekend in Liverpool with a distinctive Beatles twist.

Explore a Museum

Liverpool is home to some of the most fascinating museums in the country which offer a wealth of fun, entertainment and education for those of all ages.

Museum of Liverpool

From the International Slavery Museum which is located on the Albert Dock to the World, Museum is St George’s Quarter, there is bound to be a museum experience perfect for your bank holiday weekend in Liverpool.

Each of these award-winning museums has been designed with kids in mind meaning they’re fully interactive with workshops, talks and tours taking place all weekend.

Ferry Across the Mersey

If the weather is good then there is nothing better than enjoying a ferry ride across the Mersey.

Mersey Ferry

See Liverpool and the Wirral from a new angle as you board the Razzle Dazzle Ferry, a bright and fun ferry which was specially commissioned by Liverpool Biennial. Perfect for the big and little ones, a Ferry across the Mersey is a great way to see Liverpool’s magnificent skyline.

Luxury Overnight Stay

Liverpool is the perfect city for a little bank holiday getaway so bring the kids for one last summer blow out before the school year starts again.

Here at The Shankly Hotel, we have a whole host of special dining and overnight stay offers to help you have a bank holiday weekend to remember.

From afternoon tea in the beautiful Bastion Bar & Restaurant to taking a look around the city on one of our Shankly Experience Tours.

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Situated on Victoria Street in the heart of the city centre, there really is nowhere else to enjoy a relaxing family break whilst enjoying the best Liverpool has to offer.

For more information on our special offers, please click here or call our reservations team on 0515 601 8801.

Our Pre-Season Offer: Grab Some Extra Time With Your Other Half

The friendlies are nearly over and the new season is looming large. In just a few weeks, you’ll probably be seeing a lot less of your other half than you’d like!

No more help with DIY jobs around the house and you can guarantee the fridge won’t be stocked until next May – once the football hits, they’ll be glued to the screen and unable to hold a conversation that doesn’t mention how the new transfers are settling in.

And whether you’re both footie fanatics, or just one of you cares about how Oxlade-Chamberlain’s knee is holding up, our exclusive new offer will ensure that you both get some time-out from the build-up to work on improving team relations at home.

Enjoy the last few football-free weeks with your partner by indulging in a short-stay at one of Liverpool’s premium hotels with our Extra Time deal and make sure you don’t get relegated to the bottom of the couple’s league.

Our Extra Time Offer at The Shankly Hotel

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Designed for couples who feel that Mo Salah is the third person in their relationship once the season gets going, the Extra Time offer includes a luxurious overnight stay in one of our decadent Shankly suites.

Chose between dining in style with a delicious three-course meal at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, or indulge in an afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches, sweet treats and glass of bubbly.

Plus, this spectacular offer includes breakfast the next morning for you and the Boss, and a special couples gift set (But don’t let them get their hopes up to much – it’s not quite a ticket to Anfield).

Available between Monday 6 August and Saturday 11 August, this luxurious Shankly experience could be yours for only £169 per couple*.

The Shankly Hotel

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Located in the heart of the city, The Shankly Hotel provides luxurious accommodation celebrating the legacy of Liverpool FC’s legendary manager Bill Shankly.

Full of never-seen-before memorabilia, including fan letters, his MBE award and the original LFC contract that the legend signed, the hotel preserves the memory of the famous manager and his renowned footballing career.

Each Shankly suite is luxuriously equipped with comfortable double beds, whirlpool Jacuzzi baths, 50-inch plasma TVs, free WiFi and air conditioning.

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We like to say that a night at The Shankly is an experience, not a stay, with each room inspired by iconic quotes and stories about the legendary manager and his treasured role in Liverpool’s history.

The hotel is located on Victoria Street in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre. We’re only a 5 minute walk from Lime Street train station and Moorfields train station. Plus, most of Liverpool’s best landmarks and attractions are just a stone’s throw away.

We can’t wait to welcome you to The Shankly Hotel for a night of relaxation and rest with your other half. And we promise we won’t mention the footie when you check in!

To book this exclusive offer today, call our team on 0151 909 4805 or email reservations@shanklyhotel.com. For more information, visit the offer page here.

*£169 per couple Sunday – Thursday. £219 per couple for Friday stays.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Shankly Hotel’s Guide to What’s On in Liverpool in May

We’re well into the throws of spring now and with two bank holidays to look forward to in Liverpool in May, there’s no excuse for not taking advantage of everything the city has to offer.

Here at The Shankly Hotel, we pride ourselves on being at the very epicentre of all the exciting things that happen in Liverpool and our staff are always on hand to make sure you make the most of your stay with us by experiencing the plethora of events and activities that take place in the city every day.

If you’re staying with us next month, take a look at what’s on offer in Liverpool in May.

Champions League Semi-Final

When: 2nd May

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After an electric and unparalleled atmosphere at Anfield last week, Liverpool head to Italy for the second leg of the Champions League Semi-Final. With a three goal advantage already in the bag, Liverpool just need to continue with their determination to pull through to the final.

Catch all of the action live at The Shankly Hotel in our Bastion Bar & Restaurant for an atmosphere like no other. With in-game drinks deals and Reds flocking from all over the city to watch the all-important game in style, there’s nowhere quite like The Bastion to watch the Mighty Reds dominate the pitch.

Take advantage of our match day deals and enjoy food, drink and entertainment for just £12.95 per person. You’ll even have the chance to win some amazing prizes from AAA Sports Memorabilia.

Book your place today with our friendly reservations team by calling 0151 541 9999.

Sound City

When: 5th May – 6th May

Where: Baltic Triangle

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Sound City is back and bigger than ever in the city this year, with some big local and national names taking to various stages in the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool in May. Kicking off the festival calendar in style with 20 venues playing host to more than 100 artists and acts, you’re not going to want to miss this.

From intimate venues to mind-blowing sets, there’s something for everyone when Sound City comes to town.

Don’t worry if you’ve dropped the ball with getting your early bird tickets, there are a few tickets still left for a spontaneous yet fabulous weekend at Sound City.

Absolutely All White Gin Festival

When: 11th May – 12th May

Where: Riversdale Police Club, Aigburth

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Gin festivals are all the rage right now and we couldn’t be happier about it! In Liverpool in May, Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival will return to Riversdale Police Club in Aigburth for a two day extravaganza in early May.

Featuring some of the best gins in the world right now and plenty of perfectly paired Fever Tree tonics, there’s no gin festival quite like this one. There’s even live soul and Motown entertainment in the marquee and amazing views across the water.

The theme of the festival is ‘All White’, so make sure you dress for the occasion!

LightNight Liverpool

When: 18th May

Where: Various

The incredible LightNight returns to Liverpool once more this May, celebrating the city’s art scene and bringing all the best of Liverpool’s culture and heritage to life, late into the night.

Family friendly and perfect for all ages, LightNight takes you on an adventure through events around the city, showcasing why Liverpool is one of the most well-loved cultural hubs in the country.

There are more than 100 events and exhibitions happening across Liverpool in May for the very special festival, including concerts, art displays, workshops, street performances and theatre. It’s an experience like no other and you shouldn’t miss it!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & Half Marathon

When: 19th May – 20th May

Where: Albert Dock

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Marathons don’t have to be a long slog of pain and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is the best way to keep your spirits up while you walk, jog or run your way round the route.

There’s music at every mile and brilliant medals to be won and let’s not forget all the miles to be run! You’ll take a route through some of the city’s most iconic landmarks along the waterfront when you take on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

If you don’t fancy getting your trainers on, you can still cheer on all the amazing runner on their journey and dance the day away while you wait to show them your support.

The Bordeaux Wine Festival

When: 25th May – 28th May

Where: Pier Head

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One of the most famous wine festivals in the world is making its debut in Liverpool in May this year. The Bordeaux Wine Festival is the leading European wine event and is now in its eleventh year as a biennial festival.

Every year, thousands of wine lovers flock to Bordeaux’s riverfront, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, much like Liverpool’s equally famous waterfront.

Treat yourself to some of Bordeaux’s most famous and delicious wines and enjoy up to six tastings while learning all about the history and diversity of wines from the region.

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. Preston is a fantastic location with so much to do and see and we are looking forward to making our mark on the city.

Bill Shankly’s History in 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.

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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 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.

Bill Shankly and Dixie Dean: Friends Until the End

Bill Shankly and Dixie Dean: Friends Until the End

On March 1st 1980, the football world lost one of its greatest sons, and Dixie Dean’s death ended a long-standing friendship with Liverpool Football Club’s Bill Shankly. Despite their friendship being one of the more unusual football friendships, with the two having allegiances to the city’s rival clubs, Bill Shankly and Dixie Dean remained friends following their careers in opposing clubs.

The Day of Dixie Dean’s Death

Dixie had cemented himself as an Everton legend when he became a record goalscorer during his time with the club and became firm friends with Bill Shankly when Shanks retired from Liverpool Football Club in 1974.

It’s famously reported that Shankly was more warmly welcomed at Goodison Park than at Anfield in the years following his retirement and the legendary Reds managed frequently attended Everton games in his twilight years.

On the morning of Dixie Dean’s death, on March 1st 1980, the two enjoyed lunch together in the run-up to the 1980 Goodison derby match. They chatted and laughed at Liverpool’s Moat House Hotel on Paradise street and Dixie was given high praise from the man that changed Liverpool football club.

Bill Shankly said: “Dixie was the greatest centre-forward there will ever be. His record of goal scoring is the most amazing thing under the sun.He belongs in the company of the supremely great, like Beethoven, Shakespeare and Remembrandt.”

Little did Shankly know, these were the last words he’d speak of Dixie in public while the Everton legend was still with us.

At the Place He Cherished Most

Dixie Dean had not been in good health for a while in his final years, having had a leg removed due to an unfortunate condition and he hadn’t been to watch his team play for several years.

The Liverpool Derby was his first time being back at Goodison for a while but decided to attend to support his team against their friendly rivals.

He suffered a heart attack before the final whistle and breathed his last breath at the stadium that he loved so much and in front of the team that helped shape him into who he was.

A Fitting Tribute

Dixie’s daughter, Barbara, later scattered her father’s ashes on the halfway line at Goodison so he would always be with the team he loved.

His funeral was attended by all the people who loved him and respected him, the day of mourning took place at St James’ Church on Laird Street, a fitting circle as the street was the place where he was born. At his funeral, Shankly light-heartedly remarked: “I know this is a sad occasion but I think that Dixie would be amazed to know that even in death, he could draw a bigger crowd than Everton can on a Saturday afternoon.”

Bill Shankly and Dixie Dean Together Again

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The Shankly Hotel is already the most exciting football-themed hotel in Liverpool, but, just like the mighty Reds, it’s set to get a worthy competitor in The Dixie Dean Hotel.

The success of The Shankly Hotel has paved the way for Everton to get a hotel dedicated to one of their legends too. Bill Shankly and Dixie Dean will stand side by side once more once the development has been completed in the coming months. Victoria Street will become a mecca for football fans as it creates the world’s first Football Quarter, join us as we celebrate our city’s friendly rivalry and connect over the thing that brings us together: football.

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.

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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

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.

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!

7 Highlights from Our Shankly Tours

At its heart, Liverpool is a football city. With two great teams representing the real heart of Liverpool, taking a football-themed tour of the city is the best way to see the history that shaped the sport that our city holds so dear. Our Shankly Tours are built with you in mind, taking you to see iconic landmarks across the city.

For an LFC super fan and Bill Shankly admirer, our Match Day and Memorabilia Tours are the perfect way to get a glimpse into Shankly’s Liverpool.

Take a look at just some of the highlights of both these incredible tours and get excited to begin your journey around the city that made for Shankly.

Pre-Game Hospitality at the legendary Sandon Pub

The Sandon is one of the most famous red pubs in Anfield and is well-known as the ‘birthplace of Liverpool Football Club’. The first brewer in The Sandon was once president of Everton FC in their early days before he started his own football club when the relationship turned sour.

The football club he started would go on to become Liverpool FC as we know them today. Fans flood through the doors of The Sandon every match day to experience the authentic and unique atmosphere that can only come from a pub with deep ties to the Reds.

Our Match Day Tour offers you the option to enjoy pre-match hospitality at the iconic Liverpool drinking hole. If you purchase the entire Match Day Package, you’ll enjoy a free drink on arrival, a delicious, home-cooked meal and unlimited hot drinks before you head to the stadium to watch Klopp’s eleven do their thing.

Match Day Stadium Tour

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When you book onto a Match Day Tour, not only will you get to see all of Bill Shankly’s favourite haunts, you’ll also get a behind the scenes look at Anfield itself.

While the fans are preparing for a thrilling 90 minutes, you’ll get to see the areas that only players and VIP guests can visit. Touch the infamous This Is Anfield sign, walk down the players’ tunnel and stop by the press area and see where many a post-match reflection has taken place.

You’ll even be able to get a photo in Klopp’s seat and see what it’s like to be the man in charge!

Visit the Ground Where LFC Players Train

Melwood, in West Derby, has been the training ground for Liverpool FC players for decades. After years of use as a school football training ground, the area was in a state of disrepair. Shankly noted in his autobiography that ‘it was a sorry wilderness’ and pledged to improve the training conditions.

Shankly helped to transform and revolutionise Melwood into a top-class training facility. One that his incredible team deserved.

Shankly spent many hours here, making sure his team were up to standard and perfecting his ‘pass and move, keep it simple’ philosophy.

You can now cast your own eye over the place where Liverpool players spend hours upon hours perfecting their techniques and training to be the best in the world.

The Shankly Playing Fields

During his time as Liverpool FC manager, Shankly took up residence in Sandforth Road in West Derby, just a few minutes walk from Melwood training ground.

Sitting at the top end of Sandforth Road are the Shankly Playing Fields, a recreational public area where children, teenagers and adults alike can come together for a bit of football fun.

When he wasn’t leading to Reds to victory, kids of the time reported that he used to come and referee for their friendly matches.

Keith Duckworth, a Liverpool native, once had the privilege of using Shankly’s toilet when nature called one day on Shankly Playing Field’s grass. He said: “Couldn’t believe I was sat on his loo. He told me that if I wanted to play for Liverpool, I should play for a team instead of watching them.”

On the Match Day Tour, you can catch a glimpse of the playing fields and imagine a time when Shankly used to grace the grass and inspire aspiring footballers of West Derby.

Shankly’s West Derby Home

When you visit the Shankly Playing Fields, you’ll also get the chance to see where Bill Shankly lived with Nessie.

Everyone in the area knew Bill and everyone developed a strong respect for the Liverpool manager. He was always friendly, always kind and would stop and sign autographs and speak to anyone that took the time to say hello.

The house is modest for such an icon and hero, but what more would you expect from such a down to earth man?

Guided Tour of our Shankly Memorabilia

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The Shankly Hotel is not only one of the highest rated hotels in Liverpool, it also serves as a lasting monument to the man that changed Liverpool FC forever.

With iconic items from Shankly’s life such as his original contract, trophies and personal artefacts, there’s no place like the Shankly Museum to get your fill of everyone’s favourite football manager.

The guided tour of all this memorabilia is a great way to hear all about the items on display, including anecdotes and explanations that can only be heard from someone who knows them inside out.

A Photo with Bill Shankly Himself

In 2016, we launched the Shankly Virtual Experience in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, offering a unique experience for Shankly fans.

The virtual reality hologram will place Bill at your table, enjoying your food with you as you soak in all the memorabilia that the restaurant has to offer.

When you embark on a Memorabilia Tour at The Shankly Hotel, you’ll get your very own photo with the man himself. It truly has to be seen to be believed!

Book One of Our Shankly Tours

All of our Shankly Tours are an incredible way to see Liverpool with a difference, whether you’re visiting Shankly’s favourite spots or gazing upon the memorabilia that was generously donated by his family, they’re the perfect way to spend an afternoon doing something different in Liverpool.

Match Day Tours are available when Liverpool are playing at home in Anfield and the Guided Memorabilia Tour can be experienced every day at 12pm in the Shankly Museum. Make sure you book in advance so you aren’t disappointed!

Email us at info@shanklyexperience.com to secure your place on an unforgettable Shankly Tour in Liverpool.

Take A Look at the Newest Additions to our Bill Shankly Memorabilia

The Shankly Hotel is the best place to visit to see the most amazing Bill Shankly memorabilia in the world. The Shankly Hotel is a lasting tribute to the man that changed Liverpool Football Club forever and this month, we welcomed new memorabilia to the museum.

The newest additions to the collection of Bill Shankly memorabilia are a selection of telegrams sent to the great man himself, an Agreement for Hire of a Player book, handwritten training schedules and an academic book.

A Protégé Sends His Well Wishes

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Denis Law, Manchester United

Denis Law was a Scottish footballer who began his career at Second Division Huddersfield Town in 1956 when Bill Shankly was managing the team. Shankly gave Law his first-team debut when Law was only 16 years old.

When Shankly moved teams to take on the task of transforming Liverpool, he wanted to take Denis Law with him, but the reds were unable to afford the rising star at the time. The young footballer eventually moved to Manchester United and it was from here that he sent a telegram with fellow United player, Paddy Crerand, the telegram is on display now at The Shankly Hotel.

There is also another telegram from Law and his family that was sent when Bill Shankly received his OBE award. As well as congratulating the legend on the honour, he stated that Shankly should be receiving a Knighthood next.

From One Liverpool Legend to Another

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Reds legend Jimmy Melia signed to Liverpool straight from school and was a favourite of Shankly’s in his early campaign to make Liverpool a bastion of invincibility.

Under Shankly’s careful eye, Liverpool and Melia rocketed to the First Division and even went on to win the championship.

Melia went on to play for Wolves and Southampton and now coaches youth teams for Liverpool FC in America.

The Shankly Hotel now has a telegram from one Liverpool legend to another, wishing Shankly luck ahead of the FA Cup Final and European Cup quest.

Congratulations from a Firm Friend and Fierce Competitor

Friendly competitiveness between managers is commonplace in football, it drives teams to be better and try harder and is all good natured.

Don Revie was the manager of Leeds United from 1961 to 1974, around the same period Bill Shankly was at the reigns of Liverpool.

Despite the professional competition, the two were firm friends, with reports that they spoke on the phone every Sunday to discuss their teams’ efforts of that week.

When Liverpool beat Newcastle United in 1974 to win the FA Cup Final, Don and his wife Elsie sent their congratulations directly to Bill via telegram.

Sportsmanship from a Blue

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You don’t have to be from Liverpool to be aware of the fierce competition between Everton and Liverpool. Derby Day is an exciting day that brings everyone together in the name of football and despite the perceived rivalry.

Former Everton player and Northern Ireland native Billy Bingham was quick to congratulate Shankly on his retirement in 1974. After winning the FA Cup in that year, Shankly decided that it was time for him to finally call it a day.

For nearly 15 years, Liverpool Football Club had been his entire life, but he noted that when he returned to the dressing room after winning the FA Cup, he ‘felt tired from all the years’. He had transformed Liverpool and cemented himself in the hearts of everyone in the city and it was time for him to enjoy his life away from the pitch.

Liverpool Actor Offers Congratulations

When Liverpool reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 1965, there were many congratulations that were sent to Shankly. One such message came in the form of a telegram from Anthony Booth, a Liverpool actor who was Cherie Blair’s father.

Gerry Marsden Wishes Shanks Well

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Famed for his iconic Liverpool songs Ferry Across the Mersey and for his vocals on Liverpool anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone, Gerry Marsden sent a telegram with his well wishes to Shankly upon his retirement.

The two met on the Ed Sullivan show in the USA when the team came to watch Gerry perform while on tour. The team came onto the stage to perform a special rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone and as the footballers walked off set, Shankly said to Gerry: “Gerry my son, I’ve given you a football team and you’ve given us a song.”

Inspiring the Beatles’ First Manager

Sam Leach, while known more for being a Liverpool promoter and the first manager of The Beatles, was a massive football fan and a keen supporter of Liverpool.

When the club experienced their first ever European Cup Triumph, he sent a telegram to Shankly to express his feelings that the success was partly down to Shankly, despite Shankly having retired three years earlier.

While Sam was friends with John Lennon and Paul McCartney, he always said that Bill Shankly was the most inspirational man he’d ever met.

A Letter Nearly Lost

One of the most fascinating pieces of Bill Shankly memorabilia on display at The Shankly Hotel is the letter from Clementine Churchill, wife of Winston Churchill. The letter was written to thank Bill for the role he played in making a charity game at Wembley for the Red Cross and St John’s War Organisation a success.

The letter was nearly discarded as trash by Bill’s daughter Jeanette and was tore into three pieces before she realised the importance of the paper. Luckily, it was able to be pieced back together and can still be read.

Handwritten Notebooks and Football Documents

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Also on display are several handwritten notebooks that once belonged to the great man. There are two training schedules for his first team at Melwood whilst the other is an academic book from his school days.

There is also an Agreement for Hire of a Player book, which shows the agreements between Shankly and Preston for his remaining playing years at the club. After Shankly returned from his WWII service, his best playing years were behind him, but he wanted to continue his playing career before he embarked on his journey as a manager.

Get the Full Shankly Experience at The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re always acquiring new Bill Shankly memorabilia and it’s the premier destination to get your fill of all things Bill Shankly.

From fan letters to Shankly to his MBE and his original LFC contract, feast your eyes on mementoes from Shankly’s life that have been generously donated by his family.

You can even go the extra mile and enjoy the full Shankly experience with an overnight stay, where you can get a glimpse of some of the stories about Shankly from the people of Liverpool, his colleagues and his family.

Why not embark on a Shankly Tour of Liverpool and experience the city that he loved. Visit destinations that meant a lot to Liverpool’s greatest manager and enjoy a bespoke tour that can be personalised to your interests.