6! Times Liverpool Have Been Absolutely Unbearable

It’s been 66 days – now, isn’t that weird – since Liverpool won the Champions League for the sixth time but the jubilation looks set to continue; despite Liverpool’s Premier League campaign about to get underway.

Unbearable, we know?

So, with celebrations ongoing, hangovers subsiding and banners still up we thought, with Liverpool’s Premier League campaign just days away, we’d take a look at six – oh look, there’s that number again – times Liverpool were absolutely unbearable.

1. Monthiversary

Liverpool’s Premier League campaign was just 38 days away when Mo Salah decided to celebrate his monthiversary – how unbearable. That’s right, the Egyptian King and Champions League winner was too busy celebrating this monumental achievement rather than preparing for Liverpool’s Premier League campaign – what an amateur.

I mean, we get it, you scored the second-quickest goal in Champions League Final history and 27 goals in total, but do you really need to go on about it.

With operation unbearable in full swing, we can only dread the sixmonthiversary.

2. Operation Unbearable – Glastonbury

When not lording it over Gary Neville on Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher made an appearance at Glastonbury this summer. Rather than preparing to praise and comment on Liverpool’s Premier League campaign – which gets underway on Friday night – Virgil Van Dijk’s predecessor was too busy celebrating still.

We think Carragher was just keen to remind us all that he’s won a Champions League medal as well – but we mean, who hasn’t these days.

Get back to work Jamie, lad!

3. Rhian Brewster – 0 Goals and 0 Appearances

 

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Making 0 appearances and scoring 0 goals, Rhian Brewster has more Champions League winners’ medals than Michael Owen, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Brazilian Ronaldo – and for good reason, he’s obviously better than all of them.

The 19-year-old – ay, when you turn the number 9 upside down it looks like a 6; how good’s that – even wore his winners medal while getting his hair cut. Now, how’s that for modest.

We bet the barber found him absolutely unbearable.

4. Let’s Talk About 6 Baby

Who did it best? Salt-n-Pepa or Jurgen Klopp.

Quick to make it all about him – we mean, how selfish; it’s not like you’ve just won the biggest prize in club football or anything – Jurgen Klopp, rather than telling us how he was going to deploy Naby Keita in a more attacking 4-3-3 next season, (with Liverpool’s Premier League Campaign just 66 days away) decided to sing!

Tell us who you’re signing Jurgen, never mind singing Salt-n-Peppa songs. Put that beer down, and will you stop counting!

5. Allez Allez Allez ©

“We’ve conquered all of Europe and copyrighted all our songs,” goes the new chant as the unbearable Reds strike again.

 

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How intolerable is it that this song has been sung all across Europe – including 2 Champions League Finals and a Europa League Final – and now it looks set to stay with Liverpool’s Premier League Campaign just days away.

Fans singing about and celebrating their team achieving success? The very idea! The absolute cheek! Even Mel Brooks, with his 11 fingers, is a massive red. Get him in the away end!

Oh, you know what: “We’ve conquered all of Europe, we’re never gonna stop!”

6! We’ve Won it Six Times

Us Reds haven’t just been unbearable on one, two or even three occasions; no, we’ve been absolutely unbearable on six occasions – each one more unbearable than the last.

The stunning surroundings made for alright images – especially this one, we mean it’s not the best is it:

 

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We just hope they stop going on about this Champions League business the moment Liverpool’s Premier League season gets underway.

And please, let’s hope they don’t win the Premier League as well – because I don’t think we could take it.

The Shankly Hotel

Liverpool’s Premier League season gets underway on Friday, so make sure to join us at The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, inside The Shankly Hotel, for the match – so we can all be unbearable together.

Book a Match Day Experience Package here – and watch the Reds take on Norwich in style.

Contact our helpful team on 0151 236 0166 or email reservations@shanklyhotel.com to book your stay with us – and we promise we won’t be unbearable!

What’s on The Shankly: The Best Liverpool Events in June

Whether it’s popping into the city for a day out, or staying over for a short city break with the family, use our what’s on guide to Liverpool’s best events to make the most of your visit.

There’s plenty of fun free things to get involved in, with three major festivals coming to the city in June as well as some exciting movie moments to look forward to.

Bring everyone to Liverpool and enjoy all the city has to offer during this jam-packed month of super exciting events.

See the World at the Gaia Viewing

When: until 23RD

Where: Liverpool Cathedral

If you’ve always dreamed of seeing the world, now’s your chance in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.

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An artist’s representation of our own magnificent planet is currently hanging in the huge interior of the Cathedral, and it’s free to view throughout June.

The stunning 3D earth rotates 360 times faster than our actual planet, giving a wonderful view of the earth’s surface as captured by NASA technology.

Check out the timetable before planning your visit.

The River Festival and Bordeaux Wine Festival Come to the City

When 1ST – 2ND

Where: World Heritage Waterfront and Albert Dock

One of the most exciting Liverpool events is fast approaching this month; the River Festival and the Bordeaux Wine Festival.

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An exciting weekend-long celebration will descend upon the River Mersey, for two days of family-friendly activities, food, drink, art and music.

Expect to see all sorts of maritime madness, including giant sea urchins made from fishing nets, 3D whales popping out of the water and a superb performance portraying Liverpool’s links with the Big Apple.

The entire festival is free and always draws in the crowds, so check out what’s on during this weekend-long festival here.

Where Will You Watch the Champions League Final

When: 2ND

Where: All of Liverpool

The whole world will be watching the Champs League final this Sunday, and no other city will rival the atmosphere of Liverpool.

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On the busiest weekend of the year, the crowds of the River Festival will be joined by a huge number of football fans, gathering in the city to support their team.

Bars, clubs and restaurants all over the city will be hosting some amazing Champs League parties including The Shankly Hotel’s own special event.

Get ready for a sensational evening full of football, fabulous food and fantastic drinks offers only at The Shankly Hotel.

Check Out the Life Changing “Chasing Coral”

When: 8TH

Where: World Museum

Helping to wake up the world one screening at a time, Chasing Coral is an exposing documentary highlighting the decline of huge coral reefs all over the world.

Taking viewers beneath the waves, filmmakers have captured imagery of a dying world, in the hopes that people will take action to help prevent the loss of so many natural wonders.

Showcasing at The World Museum, less than 5-minutes’ walk from The Shankly Hotel, between 13:00 – 15:00 on 8TH June, this eye-opening movie is one to watch.

A Month of Mega Movies

When: June

Where: Liverpool ONE Odeon

This month, so many amazing movies have made their way to the big screens. The film adaption of Disney’s Aladdin, Secret Life of Pets 2 and later this month Toy Story 4 will premiere in cinemas everywhere.

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Why not book yourselves a family movie night using our Cinema and Stay offer or our wonderful Watch and Dine offer?

Both include cinema tickets and the chance to see the latest and greatest movies whilst enjoying a meal or staying in pure luxury at the heart of the city.

Take Part in Children’s Art Week

When: 15TH

Where: Victoria Gallery and Museum

Bringing the art world out from behind closed doors, to the attention of a younger audience, Children’s Art Week is a scheme that helps encourage families into local art venues and museums.

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Pop along to the Victoria Art Gallery and Museum to see what’s on in Liverpool in honour of Children’s Art Week 2019.

There’ll be guided tours of the exhibits displayed here, a chance to explore art and discuss the work on show, as well as have a go at creating your own masterpieces to take home.

Entry is free and no booking is required.

Sail Away with Moana

When: 15TH

Where: Camp and Furnace

If you are sailing into Liverpool this June, there’s only one place you’ll want to be and that’s Camp and Furnace’s Moana movie night.

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This amazing movie screening will be more than magical for Moana fans, including all the usual Camp and Furnace flash such as props, snacks and drinks, as well as some very familiar faces.

Sing-along to your favourite tracks and watch as Moana and Maui sail the open seas, on an epic on-screen adventure, like it’s never been seen before

Attend the 27th Africa Oyé

When: 22ND

Where: Sefton Park

Another fabulous free Liverpool festival to look forward to in June is Africa Oyé.

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One of the most exciting Liverpool events, now in its 27th year, is known as the largest celebration of African music in the UK.

This year, an exciting line-up of artists from all over the world includes acts from Jamaica, Haiti and Malawi. every artist brings their own unique sound to the stages of Sefton Park covering everything from Reggae Revival to roots music.

Admission is free and entertainment, workshops and performances begin at 12:30 Saturday 22ND.

You Must Do a Disney Sunday Brunch

When: 23RD

Where: Mulholland Singing Diner

An amazing way to spend a truly magical Sunday, Mulholland Singing Diner will play host to a superb Sunday Brunch with a fabulous Disney theme.

Take the family along for a feast of American style grub, and watch the Mulholland Singing Diner cast bring the best Disney soundtracks to life.

There’ll even be the chance to meet and greet some of your favourite Disney characters.

Book your tickets to Mulholland’s Disney Brunch here and have a magical family meal with a difference this June.

Celebrate Liverpool Armed Forces Day

When: 29TH

Where: Royal Albert Dock

Watch as three branches of the services come together in recognition of the amazing work the armed forces do for our city.

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A formal service in St Nicholas’ Church will be followed by a precision parade along the World Heritage Waterfront making it’s way to Albert Dock.

Here a host of military demonstrations and performances will take place alongside recruitment stalls and street food and drink stands.

Celebrations will take place from 10:00 – 17:00, join in and honour the wonderful work of the Armed Forces during your visit to Liverpool in June.

Go on a Bear Hunt

When: 30TH

Where: Epstein Theatre

This popular 1989 children’s novel has seen a recent resurgence in popularity after Channel 4 aired a TV adaption on Christmas Eve 2016.

Since then, children all over the UK have been off on bear hunts of their very own and now, in Liverpool theatres, the novel will be brought to life on stage.

The whole family adventure is played out with a wonderful score and sound effects to accompany each one of the scary obstacles.

Get your tickets to go on a bear hunt this June at The Epstein, don’t be scared.

Come on a Crazy Caligula Trail

When: 30TH

Where: The Romans

Give the kids a real Roman education at The Romans free family event this June.

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When you are looking for what’s on in Liverpool for the whole family, The Romans will deliver on their Crazy Caligula Trail.

In the build-up to their exciting line-up of summer events, the Crazy Caligula Trail will invite your family to explore the Roman park, looking for clues and artefacts along the way.

There will be live music, a big BBQ, plenty of fun games to play and performances from the team.

Tickets are free and selling fast so book yours quick to avoid missing out on the marvellous mini Roman adventure.

Time for Big Fish Little Fish

When: 30TH

Where: Constellations

Back by popular demand, Big Fish Little Fish returns to Constellations, bringing families together for a smashing summer rave sensation.

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The team are ready to take over the colourful courtyard and warehouse, bringing with them lights, lasers, glitter cannons, huge balloons and plenty of dance music of course.

There’ll be face painting stations, play dough and crafting tables as well as space for little ones to tumble about and have a blast.

Families of all ages are welcome to come and rave the day away at Big Fish Little Fish. Tickets start at just £9.36 per person.

That wraps up our what’s on Liverpool guide to the best events in June. Get involved in any of the fascinating festivals and fun, free family events taking place throughout the month, all over the city.

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Why not book to stay at The Shankly Hotel and make the most of your time in the city using any of our amazing accommodation offers?

You can call to book your stay on 0151 236 0166 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information about our own events and available accommodation.

Liverpool Graduation Offer: Dining Packages at The Bastion

If your Liverpool graduation is just around the corner, don’t miss out on our best graduation offer yet… join us at The Shankly Hotel and get ready to say ‘cheers’ to all your hard work paying off.

The Graduation Package

Dine in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant with our exclusive graduation meal package, perfect for bringing family and friends together.

Shankly Graduation Package – £32.95pp

  • Cupcakes
  • Balloons
  • 2 Course Set Menu
  • Glass of Prosecco each
  • Table decoration

Book your table at The Bastion today by calling us on 0151 541 9092. We look forward to celebrating with you soon!

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

We know your graduation meal is one of the best bits of the day, especially after sitting through the long ceremony! It’s always a good idea to organise your graduation meal in advance to avoid disappointment.

At The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, we serve everything from hearty, high quality meals to lighter bites, perfect for sharing with friends and family. Our menu offers a range of refreshing dishes and indulgent treats for one of the most special occasions of your life. Not forgetting, our menu incorporates flavoursome vegetarian dishes.

Our Themed Bar and Restaurant

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is in keeping with the unique theme of The Shankly Hotel. You’ll discover exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia, stories and photographs celebrating the life of the football legend. Overnight guests can also enjoy hidden gems around the hotel.

The special theme fills the stunning building with character and charm that simply can’t be found elsewhere. For football fans and those simply looking to delve into Liverpool’s history, this is the perfect venue for an atmospheric experience.

If your family don’t live in Liverpool, celebrating your graduation at The Shankly Hotel is a wonderful chance to showcase the best of Liverpool.

Capture Some Memories on the Terrace

While celebrating your graduation with us, you can also make the most of the best rooftop bar in Liverpool. A hidden gem above The Shankly Hotel, Garden of Eden rooftop terrace offers the ultimate backdrop for your graduation photos.

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Showcasing panoramic views across Liverpool city centre, soak up the sun as you enjoy a summer cocktail. What more could you wish for?

 

Stay at The Shankly Hotel for Graduation

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Rooms at The Shankly Hotel offer a stylish fusion of contemporary and classic style. Amenities include a double whirlpool Jacuzzi bath, 50″ TV screen, Bluetooth and free WiFi.

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Signature Suites at The Shankly Hotel

Why not celebrate graduation with a stay in one of our Signature Suites at The Shankly Hotel? One of the latest of our rooms and suites is the stunning LMAO suite.Sleeping up to 6 guests, this stylish space is one of the most colourful and creative rooms within The Shankly Hotel.

Perfect for hosting graduation parties with your uni girls, the ethereal suite is designed in a blend of of lilacs, pinks and greens and finished with our signature gold detailing.

Plus, you can make the most of your graduation celebrations with amazing amenities. This room includes three opulent double beds, twin copper baths, an en suite bathroom, TV, Bluetooth audio and WiFi.

To book one of our graduation offers or find out more, simply give our team a call on 0151 601 8801 or complete our online enquiry form. 

Are These the Most Instagram-Worthy Hotel Rooms in Liverpool?

In a world where social media and selfies are king, it’s never been more exciting to stay in a truly Instagram-worthy hotel room that you know will impress your followers.

From breathtaking flower walls, to neon lighting, copper bath tubs and glittery golden features, The Shankly Hotel offers a hotel experience like no other.

We offer such a huge range of suites, rooms and apartments that can sleep from 2 up to 24 people, making them perfect for group stays.

Pack your bags, charge your phone, attach the selfie stick and get snapping, because these stunning rooms are the perfect backdrop to any profile pic.

Instagram-Worthy Hotel Rooms Liverpool

BOOK A STAY IN A SIGNATURE SUITE TODAY!

The Garden of Eden

On our spectacular Garden of Eden floor, we were inspired by the concept of heaven and ethereal imagery taken from the Bible.  This affluent accommodation is like nothing you’ve seen before, complete with beautiful botanic features, crushed velvet furniture and vivid neon signs that are perfect for any eye-catching selfie.

Sitting below our famous rooftop event space, the Garden of Eden, these dazzling suites make up most of the top floor of the Shankly Hotel and are sure to make your jaw drop the moment you open the door.

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The Garden of Eden

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The Garden of Eden

From the Adam and Eve themed rooms, to the blossoming Nature suite, Lust, Seduction and of course The Garden of Eden, each room and suite is filled with dreamy botanicals, florals and glittery metallic features. Gaze up at the artistic feature ceiling decorated with 2,500 flowers designed by Joseph Massie, one of Europe’s top botanical artists. Or, delight in the designer wallpaper by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix.

Each suite has been stunningly decorated to give guests an experience worthy of royalty, sleeping between three and eight guests with en-suite bathrooms, Jacuzzi bathtubs, dressing tables and ultra-comfortable beds.

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Nature

Lust

These Instagram-worthy hotel rooms are the perfect place to stage your very own heavenly photoshoot. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful room for two, or a group stay for 8, our Garden of Eden suites are ideal for any party.

The Jungle Rooms

Welcome to the jungle! Start an expedition into the unknown and enjoy a taste of the exotic with plush palm trees, floral canopies and flamboyant furnishings as far as the eye can see.

From animal print, to luxurious hidden facilities, the Jungle Rooms take group accommodation to the next level. Follow the fish along the walls of your suite to discover a secret room where a world of wonderous indulgence awaits.

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the jungle rooms

Secret bathrooms with multiple claw foot tubs, double Jacuzzis, waterfall taps and monkey butlers are just the tip of the surprises hidden within the Jungle rooms, you’ve just got to find them.

You and your tribe will love all the animalistic touches dotted all around the stunning new suites including feathery fixtures above the beds and luscious lions flanking the city view windows.

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Each room can sleep a number of guests and has everything you need to make your visit to Liverpool unforgettable. You and your guests can monkey around in style in your very own exotic wonderland.

Set within The Shankly Hotel in the heart of Liverpool city centre, they are the perfect destination for groups looking to celebrate and explore the amazing nightlife.

WTF, OMG and LMAO

If you’re looking for a hotel room with the wow factor, check out our OMG, WTF and LMAO suites. Colourful, unique and luxurious, these bright and quirky rooms are the perfect backdrop to any Instagram photoshoot.

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From the beautiful underwater fantasy of OMG, to the explosive hot pink of WTF and the tropical paradise of LMAO, these hotel rooms are truly breathtaking. Sleeping between four and six people with luxury facilities, comfortable beds and fun neon signs.

Some of these stunning rooms also feature secret bathrooms, but you’ll have to crack the code before you can make the most of them!  And being only a stone’s throw away from Liverpool city centre, you won’t have to walk far to discover the very best of the city.

Ready for your close up? Book your stay today! 

The Flamingo Room

Last but certainly not least, explore our Flamingo room and delve into an exotic world full of surprises. Bringing a taste of Miami heat to Liverpool, the Flamingo Room really stands out among the crowd of boring hotel rooms.

The tropical decor and flamboyant features perfectly reflect the party spirit of Signature Living and combines the fun of 80s nostalgia with glamour. Sleeping up to 12 guests, the Flamingo suite is perfect for a group of friends who love to party and take amazing pictures!

Flamingo Flamgingo

Other fantastic features of the Flamingo suite include a 10 berth roman bath, swinging egg chairs and flamingos on the roof, this room was built for unforgettable party stays in Liverpool.

Whether you’re planning a party, relaxing break, romantic stay or family celebration, these suites offer a range of different interiors and are close to all of the best nightlife. The Shankly hotel is the best destination to really experience Liverpool.

Coming Soon…

Want to get the best Instagram snaps before anyone else? Signature Living will soon be launching a brand new themed suite which is sure to hit the headlines.

Already being compared to the Big Brother House, this brand new party suite is bringing a fun take on everyone favourite reality TV shows, with a Signature twist.

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The one-of-a-kind suite fits perfectly with the already amazing range of Instagram-worthy hotel suites. It sleeps a large group of friends complete with whirlpool Jacuzzi bath, plasma TV screens and even a room where you can give out all the gossip from the night before! You can even request to have your stay caught on camera like the real thing and take the footage home with you.

Book your Stay at The Shankly – The Best Instagram-worthy hotel

Specialising in group accommodation, the Shankly’s Instagram-worthy hotel suites offer guests a sociable stay in the heart of Liverpool city centre that are perfect for celebrity-style parties.

Ideal for a weekend getaway or special celebration, the Shankly Hotel is a favourite for groups of friends and family looking for a special stay in the city.

If you’re interested in booking a stay at the Shankly’s Signature suites, simply contact our friendly reservations team for the best possible price and a stay in Liverpool that you won’t forget! Call us on 0151 601 8977 or book direct online. 

To keep up to date with new rooms, offers, press and events, follow us on Facebook. We look forward to booking you in soon!

Why Bill Shankly Was a True Man of the People

On an unremarkable day back in September 2016, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stood on the banks of the River Mersey, arms held above his head attempting to imitate the man he was about to draw upon, and quoted not Marx or Locke, but Shankly – A man of the people.

“Let’s do it in the spirit of Shankly, who said: ‘The socialism I believe in, is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards,” roared Corbyn to rapturous applause.

The decision to quote Shankly in Liverpool was hardly surprising, however, it showed that his words continue to resonate even today.

So, with this in mind, we thought we’d take a closer look at some of Shankly’s best quotes and his relationship with socialism.

A Man of the People

Described by his grandson Chris Carline as a “social whirlwind who loved being around people,” Shankly was known for his liberal views. “He made the people happy” says his statue, and that he did. In a city underfunded and undervalued, Shankly truly was a man of the people.

Ray Clemence remembered of times when Liverpool fans would be on on the same train as the team who were returning from away matches. Several of the fans had not bought tickets but, when the inspector came up the walkway, Shankly would put his hand in his pocket and pay for the fans’ tickets because he knew just how important they were to the club.

Stories of Shankly showing up at events and mingling with fans are legendary in a city, nonetheless, that makes legends out of mortals. That said, Shankly needed the fans as much as they needed him – and both were entwined and inextricably linked to politics.

There are so many examples of Shankly being kind and helpful. He would reply to letters from fans on a regular basis, give out tickets to matches – he was even seen carrying shopping for the elderly around West Derby. These genuine acts of kindness epitomise his belief in socialism.

A True Socialistman of the people

One moment that cements Shankly’s status as a man of the people is the 1971 FA Cup Final in which Liverpool lost 2-1 to Arsenal.

Liverpool returned home defeated, yet Shankly managed to hold over 100,000 fans in the palm of his hand on the steps of St. George’s Hall. On a sun-drenched afternoon in May, Shankly stood in front of the crowd with his arms wide and gave a speech of epic proportion:

“Since I came here to Liverpool, and to Anfield, I have drummed it into our players time and time again that they are privileged to play for you. And if they didn’t believe me, they believe me now.”

Here, Shankly makes important use of the words “you” and “our” in service of the socialist imagine he sought to represent. As a man of the people, Shankly had the power to summarise moments of mass elation and to entertain a crowd with his words.

Shankly himself once professed that he was a man of the people, exclaiming: “I’m a people’s man. Only the people matter,” in reply to the familiar chant: “Shankly is our king” – however, if there was one man never to be king, it was Shankly: a stark socialist.

Returning to that day in 2016 when Jeremy Corbyn gave his speech, a banner that adorns the Kop at most home matches can be seen in the crowd; it reads: “UNITY IS STRENGTH.”

This message shows that Shankly truly understood Liverpool and for that, he truly was, a man of the people.

The Shankly Hotel

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Rejoice in some of Shankly’s best ever speeches in the stunning Shankly Hotel. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the hotel while also making the most of the delicious Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Plus, in the spirt of Liverpool’s iconic leader, Lawrence Kenwright who, like Shankly, is also a man of the people, is offering anyone who joins the labour party a complimentary three course dinner at The Shankly Hotel.

The opulent hotel is perfect for overnight stays or just watching the Liverpool match surrounded by precious memorabilia. Sound exciting? Get in touch with our friendly and helpful team today on 0151 236 0166 or email reservations@shankly.com

Keep up to date with everything going on at the hotel by following The Shankly Hotel Facebook Page as we gear up to star in our very own BBC documentary.

Join Us this Spring and Summer for Cocktails on the Roof

Sunny days are finally upon us! So, why not join us for our spring and summer cocktails? A rooftop beer garden in the heart of Liverpool, Garden of Eden is a hidden gem of The Shankly Hotel.

Our tasty cocktails will be served upon our sun-kissed rooftop terrace, open to the public on sunny days for fabulous drinks and scenic views!

Summer Cocktails Liverpool

The Garden of Eden rooftop terrace is the place to be for skyline views across the city and stylish cocktails.

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Choose from our fabulous cocktail menu and our talented mixologists will work their magic!

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To double check if the terrace is open, just give us a call on 0151 541 9999. Garden of Eden is occasionally closed during the sunny months if we’re hosting a wedding or special event.

Garden of Eden Rooftop Bar in Liverpool

Our Garden of Eden rooftop terrace is without a doubt one of the best spots for summer cocktails in Liverpool. A hidden gem of the city centre, escape the hustle and bustle this summer and take a moment to relax!

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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 one of the best beer gardens in Liverpool, fantastic for ending the week with after work drinks.

At the weekend, Garden of Eden is a favourite for starting a night out in style or enjoying a sophisticated summer evening of cocktails. What better location to catch the sunset in Liverpool?

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.

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Book your stay with us in a Shankly room for the best price available online today.

The Shankly is also home to some of Signature Living’s stylish party suites. 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. During your stay, you may also want to pay a visit to Carpathia rooftop restaurant, located just a stone’s throw from Liverpool waterfront.

To book a stay in one of our Signature Suites, head over to our booking page and find the best available rate.

If you have any questions about booking a stay with us or for more information on our rooftop bar, you can reach our friendly team on 0151 236 0166.

 

Fun Days Out in Liverpool During the Week

There’s plenty of ways to spend fun days out in Liverpool even if you are visiting the city midweek. Whether you are planning a trip to Liverpool with the family, friends or someone special, The Shankly Hotel has some magnificent offers to help you on your way.

So, here are some of the fun ways to spend days out in Liverpool during the week.

Catch Up On Culture

During the weekend, Liverpool’s museums and galleries can be jam-packed with people making it difficult or less enjoyable to take a leisurely visit. Instead, plan your trip to Liverpool midweek and take your time strolling around the exhibitions at the TATE or check out some fabulous photography at the Open Eye Gallery.

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From The Shankly, guests are within a stone’s throw of the Walker Art Gallery and World Museum on William Brown Street. Here you can enjoy discovering oodles of world culture from ancient civilisations to the world of dinosaurs and more amazing artwork collections!

Come rain or shine, there are plenty of museums in Liverpool all of which are worth a visit midweek. Pop into the Merseyside Maritime Museum to see a vast collection of seafaring memorabilia, exhibitions and demonstrations linked to Liverpool’s maritime heritage – or why not hop on over the Mersey to see the stunning Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight?

A monument in itself, the Lady Lever Art Gallery houses an impressive collection of sculptures and ancient furniture, weaponry and artwork that was once collected by Lord Lever himself.

All these fun days out in Liverpool are easy to reach from the comfort of The Shankly Hotel and better still – they’re all free!

Indulge In Some Retail Therapy

Liverpool is a city known for its unique style; the lads and lasses here move to the beat of their own drum when it comes to dressing themselves and because of this, there’s a wide selection of places to indulge in a little retail therapy. For those whose idea of a fun day out in Liverpool involve combing through rails and rails of fabulous clothing, make your way over to Liverpool One.

Liverpool’s largest shopping experience has streets filled with the top high-street fashion and apparel stores, as well as places to stop and have a cocktail break or grab a bite to eat.

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If you prefer to purchase your clothing from finer quality outlets, make your way to Peter’s Lane where you’ll find the likes of Whistles, Harvey Nichols, The White Company and Michael Kors. There are plenty of places to spend those hard-earned pennies on the perfect fashion purchase!

Others who might have a quirkier sense of style and enjoy trawling through handfuls of vintage garb can take a walk up and down Bold Street where the streets are lined with boutique and vintage clothing stores that have everything from fashion and accessories to books, art and music.

Shop ‘til you drop in Liverpool when staying at The Shankly Hotel, where you can drop in and out as you please thanks to its superbly central location.

Find Some Delicious Food

It’s little wonder that Liverpool is well known as the foodie capital of the UK! Our amazing global street food culture has swept the city and now you can enjoy culinary delights from across the land inside a wide selection of Liverpool restaurants.

Better still, if you simply wish to spend some time relaxing in your hotel, The Bastion Bar and Restaurant has a fine selection of quality cuisine inspired by Bill Shankly and his Scottish roots.

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The Bastion

Take the deliciously tempting Baltic Market where stalls are frequently changed to allow new and exciting businesses the chance to wow diners with their wares, or the Georgian Quarter where a mishmash of culinary cultures line the streets. In the centre of town, you can taste the delicious Cuban delicacies of Alma de Cuba or the marvellous first-class dishes at Carpathia.

Let your nose and appetites guide you towards enjoying fun days out in Liverpool sampling some of the finest foods from all around the world.

Try Being a Tourist

For people visiting the city for the first time or others that live in and around the city centre, Liverpool has some amazing attractions that are easy to forget about, especially when you see them every day.

So don’t be afraid to be a tourist and experience some brilliant days out in Liverpool by visiting some of the top tourist attractions at any time of the week. See if you can brave the climb to the top of the Radio City Tower and check out the breath-taking panoramic views, or hop on the Liverpool Wheel and enjoy seeing the city centre from a different perspective.

Liverpool Waterfront

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There are plenty of Beatles Tours to take, but none come close to the spectacular Shankly Experience where you can book to see all the best Beatles sights around the city and some of the famous footballing and cultural landmarks, too.

Why not explore the wonder of both of Liverpool’s Cathedrals in all their splendour? Check out the cavernous interior of the Anglican Cathedral or the opulent exterior of the Metropolitan Cathedral, both of which will take your breath away.

Liverpool Cathedral

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A new and exciting addition to fun days out in Liverpool is the amazing film locations tour for the hit TV series Peaky Blinders. Taking visitors to all the top film locations in and around the city, fans of the show can enjoy seeing where all the magic happened.

Spend a Midweek Break at The Shankly Hotel

There’s so much fun to be had on days out in Liverpool during the week, no matter if you are visiting the city for the first time or you are a resident looking for something different to do.

Our amazing hotel offers can include overnight stays, meals and even a tasty breakfast in the morning. We have the ideal break packages for families, groups of friends or couples on romantic getaways.

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Give us a call and have a chat with our friendly reservations staff on 0151 601 8801 and let them help to arrange your midweek stay at The Shankly Hotel. Take a peek here at what’s on offer during the week and make your booking!

Make your reservation to stay in the Shankly Hotel today. 

The Bastion Launches a New Spring Menu

The clocks have gone forward, the days are getting longer and the evenings getting lighter. It’s clear to see that Spring has officially sprung in Liverpool! To celebrate the arrival of the new season, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is excited to announce the launch of our new Spring menu.

Featuring carefully crafted seasonal dishes created by our skilled in-house chefs, our new spring menu can be enjoyed in the beautifully unique restaurant situated in The Shankly Hotel.

Starters

Start your evening off right with one of our delectable starters, treat yourself to a Pressing of Ham Hock with Shorrock’s Lancashire Cheddar & leek croquettes, smoked sweetcorn and roasted pistachio. Alternatively, go for the Crispy Tempura King Prawns served with a delicious Romesco sauce, avocado, lime and coriander.

A selection of dishes from the new Spring menu at The Bastion

A selection of dishes from the new Spring menu at The Bastion

If they don’t take your fancy, then be tempted by one of our many other starter options including Bury Black Pudding Scotch Egg, Ashlynne Goats’ Cheese & Black Truffle Panna Cotta or the Rosemary Focaccia served with tomato & bean cassoulet, creamed garlic, warmed chorizo and Pecorino.

The Bastion Spring Menu

Tomato Focaccia

These tantalisingly moreish dishes will be sure to tempt you into getting another plate, but make sure to save room for one of our stand-out main courses!

Main Courses

Indulge in a unique take on a classic Duck Breast, served with a confit leg fritter. The Seared Goosnargh Duck is accompanied by celeriac and a helping of barbequed corn and finished off with a marget and blackberry reduction.

Why not try one of our vegetarian offers? We have the brand new Aubergine & Paneer Polpettes: a dish that is both elegant and filling. With Orzo pasta, Romesco, baby gem lettuce and a perfectly crispy poached egg, this is not one to miss.

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Stuffed Courgettes

Bastion Bar & Restaurant also have a range of steaks hot off the grill, cooked to your standard with a choice of sauces and sides. Other new main dishes include Herb Crusted Hake Supreme, Baked Courgettes and Slow Braised Lamb Shoulder.

The Bastion Spring Menu

Hake Supreme

Treat yourself to a delectable selection of side dishes from the new menu, including Creamed Potatoes, Buttered Green Vegetables and Honey Vegetable Caponata. Take a look at our unbelievably tasty main menus that our chefs have perfected to ensure every taste is catered for.

If you’re in need of some relaxation and ‘me’ time then book yourself the Stay & Dine package with The Shankly Hotel.

Get away for one night and relax within the luxurious surroundings of The Shankly Hotel and The Bastion Bar & Restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious 2-course meal from the new Spring menu amongst the intriguing displays of Bill Shankly memorabilia!

Make your reservation to stay in the Shankly Hotel today. 

Fun Family Things to do in Liverpool this Easter with the Kids

Easter weekend will soon be here and there are plenty of fabulous family-friendly Easter activities in Liverpool city centre and the surrounding area for everyone to get involved in.

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re all about family, making sure you all have a great time on your visit to the city together. Let us help you make the most of a long Easter weekend with our guide to the best Easter activities in Liverpool for 2019.

Story Time & Easter Activities in Liverpool

Where: Waterstones

When: 8th – 12th April 14:00 – 15:00

Taking place before official Easter weekend in Liverpool ONE there will be a series of special storytime sessions for family’s to get involved in.

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Pop into Waterstones for a sit-down story and get stuck into hand making Easter baskets and cards, plus you can also take part in an Easter egg hunt.

Spend some time enjoying some creative Easter activities in Liverpool ONE with the kids this April at Waterstones.

We’re Off to See The Wizard

Where: The Epstein Theatre

When: 11th – 22nd April varying show times

Are you and your family ready to go on a wonderful whimsical adventure together this Easter weekend in Liverpool?

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Join Dorothy and all her friends along the way as she makes her way down the yellow brick road to meet The Wizard of Oz showing at the Epstein Theatre.

The age-old story of munchkins and witches, scarecrows and lions will be brought to life on stage for audiences to enjoy this Easter.

So, take the family to explore somewhere over the rainbow and enjoy the wonderful world of Oz at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool.

A Lorra Laughs at Liverpool’s Indoor Funfair

Where: Exhibition Centre Liverpool 

When: 15th – 22nd April 3 hour sessions from 10:00 – 18:00

We know the great British weather can often turn out to be not so great, especially during the holidays.


Should this be the case, leave the wellies and raincoats at home and make your way to Liverpool’s Indoor Funfair found inside the Liverpool Exhibition Centre.

There’ll be huge inflatable obstacle courses to tackle, mini roller coasters without so much roll, fun houses and ghost trains just to name a few.

It’s the perfect weekday event full of Easter activities in Liverpool and tucked so the weather doesn’t dampen your holidays.

Crafty Easter Activities in Liverpool

Where: Merseyside Maritime Museum

When: 18th April 

Time: 13:00-16:00

Down in one of Albert Dock’s many museums, there will be a chance for families to get hands-on and crafty with some fun Easter activities in Liverpool this Easter weekend.

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The Merseyside Maritime Museum will be hosting a fun-filled crafting day where little ones can create their very own Easter Bunny Puppet as part of the Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered exhibit.

Or, why not get your kids to craft an Easter Basket ready to collect all those delicious chocolate goodies left by the beloved bunny himself.

The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice

Where: M&S Bank Arena

When: 18th – 21st April 10:30 & 18:30 showings

If your little one loves Disney as much as you, this is the place to spend Easter weekend in Liverpool.


Book yourselves tickets to join Minnie and Mickey as they go on an adventure and meet all your favourite Disney characters along the way.

See Dory and Nemo, the Seven Dwarves and every Disney character you know and love in an all-singing, all-dancing Disney world on ice this Easter weekend.

Find a Few Easter Dragon Eggs 

Where: Rainhill Forest School

When: 19th April 10:00

Another jaunt out into the suburbs of Liverpool will take and the kids to a land of fairy tales and make-believe, hidden deep within the forest.

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Join the hunt as a search party looking for their lost dragon, Scarlet and her newly laid unhatched dragon eggs. Once found and comfortably nested, the whole party can return to a warm campfire and tuck into some well-deserved smores, hot dogs and bacon butties.

A fun and family-friendly alternative to chocolate egg hunting this Easter weekend in Liverpool can be found at Rainhill Forest School.

Easter Workshops: Mega Models

Where:  Tate Liverpool

When: 19th April  13:00

You can’t really miss the monolithic neon structure based on Albert Dock, but if you have perhaps pay it a visit before making your way to More Mega Models workshops taking place in TATE Liverpool this Easter.

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One of the most fun Easter activities in Liverpool we’ve come across yet, the TATE are inviting families along to build their own Mega Models using neon bricks, not unlike the ones stationed at Albert Dock.

Artist Ugo Rondinone enjoys working with large scale sculptures and TATE Liverpool has opened the doors to see what else can be created using the playful artists as inspiration.

Fabulous Family Day Out at Haydock

Where: Haydock Park 

When: 20th April 12:00 – 18:00

Take the kids out of town this Easter Weekend to enjoy the greatest show around, including tonnes of the most fun Easter activities in Liverpool.

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Everything from face painting to fun fairs, circus workshops to pony trails and plenty of live entertainment will be available throughout the day.

And best of all, all kids go free! This is one of the best ways to spend Easter weekend in Liverpool with the whole family.

Fantastic Easter Sunday Over the Water

Where: Marine Street Social 

When: 21st April 12:00 – 17:00

Hop across the Mersey for a fun family day out on the Wirral as the Marine Street social in New Brighton host an Easter extravaganza.

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The wonderful waterfront venue will be filled with a selection of EGG-citing Easter activities including a kids disco, Egg decorating and an Easter bonnet competition.

And what party would be complete without a little live music to finish the day off? There’s no need to splash out on Easter fun with the family either as this egg-cellent event is free to attend for all.

Mini Romans Easter Kids Special

Where: The Romans, Aintree

When: 21st April 12:00 – 17:00

The Romans are gathering a mini legion to face off against the Crazy Caligula who has banished them all to Liverpool.

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They must tackle 8 mini challenges together and they can do all this whilst adults enjoy the newly installed BBQ, beer and Gin garden ( a necessity for any ancient Roman outpost).

A Roman adventure park and the chance to come face to face with Gladiators and goddesses makes this one of the most amazing Easter activities in Liverpool for 2019.

Get them to Become a Goonie

Where: Picture House FACT 

When: 21st & 22nd April 18:00 & 15:00 

Share the best kids film of a generation with the next one and bring your brood along for a day at the movies to watch this must-see classic.

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Follow the intrepid kids from Astoria, Oregon as they follow a map to discover the treasure of One-Eyed Willie the Pirate.

The movie is rated 12A, meaning as long as you feel it’s fit for your little one’s eyes and ears, you can bring them along for the ride of a lifetime this Easter weekend in Liverpool.

Spend Easter Monday at Baltic Market

Where: Baltic Market

When:  22nd April 11:00 – 21:00

Get filled up on fabulous food and plenty of sweet treats this Easter Weekend at Baltic Market.

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You and the family can make your way to one of Liverpool’s favourite places to sample some of the city’s finest street food, and enjoy a kids craft day with mini-Madams.

They’ve organised a fun workshop of Easter activities in Liverpool with everything from making slime to the most glamorous Easter bunny ears in town.

The perfect place to spend Easter bank holiday with the whole family is at Baltic Market.

Embark on a Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Speke Hall

When: 19th – 22nd April 10:00 – 16:00

That crazy Cadbury’s Easter Bunny will be making his rounds all over the UK again in 2019 and he’s even making a stop at the stunning Victorian Speke Hall.

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Join in with one of the most popular Easter activities in Liverpool this year and enjoy a basket load of egg-citing family Easter fun.

Solve some riddles and follow the clues as you and the kids explore one of Liverpool’s oldest, grandest buildings and pick up an egg-xtra special chocolatey prize at the end.

Book Easter Breaks & Weekend Stays at The Shankly Hotel

For the perfect family hotel stays in Liverpool this Easter weekend, look no further than The Shankly Hotel.

Our huge and luxurious family suites are nothing short of egg-cellent and boast all the luxuries needed for a perfect family stay.

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Everything from double whirlpool baths and huge flat screen TVs, to massive breakfasts and an amazing city centre location.

Enjoy all the very best Easter activities in Liverpool and the surrounding areas from the comfort and luxury of a family break at The Shankly Hotel.

Call and book your stay with the whole family at The Shankly Hotel on 0151 236 0166 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk

The Best Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Liverpool

Come rain or shine, Liverpool is bursting with cultural attractions and entertainment. From family fun and exhibitions, to delicious afternoon tea, we’ve compiled an array of activities to tick off during your visit.

So while you’re staying with us at The Shankly, you’ll never find yourself stuck for things to do in Liverpool on a rainy day!

Rainy Day Liverpool

Discover the British Music Experience

Where: Cunard Building, Liverpool

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Take a step back in time to discover the best of British music at The Cunard Building. Whether you’re a fan of the Beatles, Bowie or The Spice Girls,  the British Music Experience has something for everyone!

You’ll be taken on an interactive journey through the decades as you admire costumes, memorabilia and instruments sure to capture your attention.

The Cunard is one of Liverpool’s stunning Three Graces, located along the scenic Pier Head. So while you’re there, you’ll have the chance to admire some of Liverpool’s most breathtaking landmarks.

Indulge in Afternoon Tea

Where: The Bastion Bar & Restaurant – The Shankly Hotel

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Make your stay at The Shankly Hotel all the more special with our delicious Afternoon Tea. The perfect way to spend a rainy day in Liverpool, why not join us for a selection of sweet and savoury treats served in style?

The Bastion is home to exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia, so in between dining, you’ll have the chance to soak up some football history.

Our fabulous afternoon tea deal means you can enjoy this for just £19.95pp by booking with us on 0151 236 0166. 

Experience the Playhouse Theatre

Where: Williamson Square, Liverpool

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The Playhouse is just a stone’s throw from The Shankly Hotel, and a perfect choice for keeping cosy when you don’t fancy a night in but don’t want to be out-out!

The Grade II* listed building boasts an old 19th century auditorium and a traditional proscenium arch, bringing back the magic of traditional theatre.

You can catch a wide range of productions on stage, from Jane Austen classics to mysteries that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Explore the World Museum Liverpool

Where: William Brown Street, Liverpool

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Perfect for a family day out on a rainy day in Liverpool, the World Museum showcases extensive collections and exhibitions. Take a 5,000 year journey through time and discover Ancient Egypt, stargaze at the Planetarium or dive deep into the sea at the aquarium.

Not forgetting, the museum features interactive games and technology to keep the little ones entertained all day long. The World Museum is also home to a brand new cafe with striking architectural features and tasty bites to eat after a busy day of exploring.

Freshen up at Morgan’s Spa

Where: 30 James Street Hotel – Home of the Titanic

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Why not treat yourself to some TLC over at Morgan’s Spa in Liverpool? Allow your worries to float away as you sink into the rejuvenating hydrotherapy pool and admire the intricate details of 30 James Street’s beautiful spa.

You may also want to try one of the relaxing treatments, which can be tailored to suit your individual needs. From the Deeper than Deep Hot Stones Massage to a nourishing body wrap, Morgan’s Spa is the place to be on a rainy day in Liverpool. Following your spa day, you could also head upstairs to 30 James Street’s stunning rooftop restaurant for a cocktail or bite to eat!

Take Shelter at Alma de Cuba

Where: Seel Street, Liverpool

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Once St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Alma de Cuba is a dazzling bar and restaurant with a fascinating history. Following a Latin American theme, diners can enjoy a colourful array of dishes, tapas bites and stylish cocktails poured to perfection.

Alma is also known for hosting afternoon tea with a Samba twist! Those in search of something different can book Samba Afternoon Tea on 0151 305 3744.

Get Lost in Central Library

Where: William Brown Street, Liverpool

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Hogwarts? Liverpool? It’s hard to tell the difference at Liverpool Central Library. Explore the famous collections of rare books in the beautiful Oak room and stunning Hornby Library.

Get cosy and snug in the magnificent Picton Reading Room, an ideal spot to spend a lazy afternoon alone or with friends. The library also features the Deli Marche Cafe, the perfect spot for a cuppa.

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Shankly’s First Love: The Blue of Carlisle United

Before Shankly was a red he was a blue. Now before everyone gets annoyed and angry, Shank’s was never a proper blue, he was never an Evertonian – although he did come extremely close to managing Everton in 1977. No, the blue in question is that of Carlisle United.

Had the iconic Scotsman never donned the electric blue strip of Carlisle United in 1932 or managed the club in 1949, he may never had joined his beloved Liverpool. But what of his first Love? – and we don’t mean Nessie.

From his first forays into management to his resignation, here’s how the world’s most famous red was once a staunch blue.

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It was with a certain initial reluctance that Shankly moved into management for he was convinced that he had more to offer as a player. Nevertheless, the 35-year-old masseur took the Carlisle United job in 1949 and thus, Shankly the manager was born.

Carlisle United were a destitute, Third Division North side who found it almost impossible to attract players due to their sheer remoteness; never mind their low league position. Nevertheless Shankly, ever the optimist, immediately turned the club’s remote location into an advantage and transformed Brunton Park into a fortress – as he did with Anfield years later.

Shankly would remind his players of how far the opposition had travelled for the match and how they would be extremely tired from the journey in order to inspire them. He also established a relationship with the fans in his own unique way, urging them to support the team: “I used to on the tannoy system at a quarter to three speak to the fans every other week before the game. Instead of putting something in the programme, I spoke to them, explaining if we’d change the team, how we had played in the last game – everything. The supporters loved it, they lapped it up.”

Shankly not only stabilised what was a sinking ship that season, but he also showed glimpses of the manager he would later become.

The Greatest Feat in History

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Shankly would transform Carlisle United into a more professional outfit, a feat he would repeat years later when managing Liverpool in the Second Division. In his maiden season in charge, the Cumbrians finished 9th; a vast improvement on their 15th place finish a year earlier. Indeed, the next season saw ticket sales sky rocket as fans flocked to watch Shank’s team.

The 1950-51 campaign saw Carlisle push for promotion, while a 0-0 draw with Arsenal in the FA Cup only stoked the fans’ excitement.

However, a final placing of 3rd wasn’t enough for promotion and after a Brian Clough-esc squabble with the board, who had refused to pay out on bonuses promised should the team finish in the top three, Shankly resigned.

The future Liverpool boss won 42 of his 95 matches in charge of Carlisle United and furthermore, some would claim that his stint in blue shaped his career in red. So much so that, in 1974 when Carlisle United won promotion to the first division, Shankly began his press conference at Melwood by describing his old club’s elevation as: “The greatest feat in the history of the game.”

The iconic Scotsman would go on to manage Grimsby Town, Workington and Huddersfield Town before arriving at Liverpool. That said, the lessons Shankly learned in Cumbria certainly shaped his career on Merseyside.

The Shankly Hotel

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Celebrate every Liverpool win at the stunning Shankly Hotel. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the hotel while also making the most of the delicious Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

The beautiful hotel is ideal for overnight stays or just watching the Liverpool match surrounded by precious memorabilia. Sound exciting? Get in touch with our friendly and helpful team today on 0151 236 0166 or email reservations@Shankly.com

Keep up to date with everything going on at the hotel by following The Shankly Hotel Facebook as we gear up to star in our very own BBC documentary.

Enjoy Grand National Weekend 2019 at The Shankly Hotel

The most exciting weekend in Liverpool’s sporting calendar will be here soon, and we couldn’t be more excited to join in the fun and get our bets in for Grand National Weekend.

We’ve got a whole weekend full of exciting events set up for those of you that are partial to watching the biggest horse race of the year.

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If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Aintree, there’s still time to take advantage of some of our incredible Grand National accommodation offers at 30 James Street including breakfast and transport to Aintree.

For those of us who won’t be heading to the Grand National Festival, don’t settle for watching it all in your living room or the local pub!

Instead, join us for any of our amazing Grand National Weekend celebrations at The Shankly Hotel where we’ve put together some incredible experiences you won’t want to miss.

Grand National Weekend Events at The Shankly

No matter if you are in town for Ladies Day or the Grand National itself, The Shankly Hotel is hosting two exciting events in the Garden of Eden rooftop events venue.

Grand National weekend at The Shankly

From here you’ll be able to watch all the racing action live as it happens from the racecourse. There’ll be big screens to catch every last jump and jockey, plus ways to place your bets without leaving your table.

Not only is The Garden of Eden the most stunning events venue in Liverpool, it’s also the perfect place to enjoy Grand National Weekend by booking your ticket to any of our extraordinary race day events.

Every ticket includes;

  • A two-course meal (three courses for Grand National tickets)
  • Race day themed cupcakes
  • Welcome glasses of fizz on arrival
  • Live screening of all the day’s races
  • Competitions for the best-dressed males and females
  • Fantastic prizes up for grabs

So, avoid the crowds and the hustle and bustle to enjoy all the best bits of Grand National Weekend, from the comfort of Liverpool’s most luxurious hotel, The Shankly.

Better Still . . .

You ‘ll have the chance to go straight from our race day events and bag the best seats in any of the amazing after parties taking place all over Liverpool.

Check out the nearby nightlife just moments from the doorstep of The Shankly Hotel, and enjoy early access to all the busiest bars and clubs in town.

You can walk around the corner to Mathew Street, across town to Concert Square and the Ropewalks or take a leisurely stroll to the waterfront, safe in the knowledge that you’ll have beaten the crowds rushing in from Aintree.

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If you’ve had your fill of race day action and want to call it a night, book one of our luxurious group hotel rooms purpose-built for fantastic nights in with friends and loved ones.

You and the girls from Ladies Day can slip off those high heels and slip on your comfys to enjoy a relaxing girls night in with cocktails and a little pampering. Or, for couples, our deluxe rooms have everything you need to enjoy a romantic break including double Jacuzzi baths and the option to add a little love sweet love to the night with our romantic add on packages.

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No matter what kind of race day experience you are looking for, The Shankly Hotel’s amazing Grand National Weekend events can provide, come along with the girls for Ladies Day or get together for the Grand National and enjoy a race day unlike any other in 2019.

Call 0151 236 0166 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to book your stay or to ask any questions about our Grand National Weekend race days events.