The Story of Liverpool’s History Through the Ages

Liverpool Football Club are one of the most decorated sporting institutions in the world having amassed 18 League Titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups and 5 European Cups in their 126 year history. They are often accused of living in the past, but what a past to live in.

Liverpool celebrate their history with enormous pride; but they never stand idle as one of the most successful stories in English Football continues to be written.

So, in order to look forward to what could be a monumental and prosperous year for the club, we’ve decided to look back at some of the most memorable moments in Liverpool’s history.

1892 – Liverpool Football Club are Born

Liverpool history

On March 15, 1892, John Houlding famously broke away from the board of Everton to form a new club and thus, Liverpool were born. And, from that day forward Liverpool played like the team they are today, beating Higher Walton 8-0 on September 3. In the wake of this tremendous trouncing Liverpool – following a match with Bury – unveiled an emblem that would become synonymous with the team forever: the Liver Bird.

Two years later Liverpool won promotion to the First Division and, just eight years later, were crowned champions; a triumph that would set the standard for future generations.

The ensuing decade would bring with it unprecedented success as Liverpool would go on to be crowned champions three more times, break the world transfer record when purchasing George Kay from Newcastle for £12,500, and yet, they were unable to win the FA Cup.

That was until Shankly arrived and changed the course of Liverpool’s history forever.

A Bastion of Invincibility

1959. A date that is forever etched in the annals of Liverpool history – on December 1, Shankly was announced as the new Liverpool manager. What would follow was nothing short of unimaginable for a team that were once mediocre at best.

Shankly would win 3 League Titles, 2 FA Cups and 1 Uefa Cup. However, it was how he went about his business that adhered him to the people who sung his name.

It is often said that those who manger Everton must get them, if that is the case, Shankly got Liverpool. Speaking to the hordes of supporters who waited to welcome the team in St George’s Square, Shankly exclaimed: “I’ve drummed it into our players time and time again that they are privileged to play for you.”

However, eras must end, and leaders must leave and, in 1974, Shankly resigned as Liverpool manager.

He would never be forgotten.

The Impossible Job

Liverpool's history

Source: Wikipedia Commons

What seemed like the impossible job, the next Liverpool icon would make it look easy. On July 26, Bob Paisley was named Liverpool manager.

Paisley built arguably the best side in Liverpool’s history winning 6 League Titles, 3 League Cups, a Uefa Cup and 3 European Cups.

It is Liverpool’s win versus Borussia Monchengladbach in Rome that is mainly remembered the fondest while Alan Kennedy’s winner against Real Madrid is remembered for just that. However, in 1978, in the midst of these two triumphs, Paisley’s Liverpool team retained the European Cup at Wembley.

Like Shankly, Paisley abdicated the Liverpool throne victorious – paving the way for one of his players to take the reins.

Arise King Kenny.

Arise Sir Kenny

Under the guidance of player-manager Kenny Dalglish Liverpool Football Club would complete a League and Cup double in 1986. He would go on to win another 8 trophy’s.

However, it is how he handled himself in the aftermath of the Hillsborough tragedy that adhered him to a city no longer divided by football but brought together in grief.

The 96 Liverpool supporters who sadly passed away on that day in 1989 will never be forgotten, nor will Sir Kenny Dalglish’s compassion, courage and support in the wake of such a tragic event.

In 1991, Dalglish would leave Liverpool a hero only to return in 2011 as a legend.

The Miracle of Istanbul

Liverpool's history

Source: Wikipedia Commons

The most incredible might in Liverpool’s history saw Rafael Benitez’s team add a fifth European Cup to their now bursting trophy cabinet.

3-0 down to AC Milan at half-time, Gerrard and Co fought back to win 3-2 on penalties.

The team were given a heroes welcome when they returned to Liverpool, sparking stunning scenes not seen since Shankly’s day.

A New Era

And so, what now?

Liverpool are on the cusp of greatness. No longer finding comfort in their past achievements, they are blindly looking to the future; a future teeming with silverware,

Jurgen Klopp, no matter how much he denies it, knows that he has a chance to etch his name in the annals of Liverpool folklore alongside Shankly, Paisley, Fagan, Dalglish et al.

By looking back on how previous icons secured silverware, Liverpool could win yet another title and thus, said history could repeat itself.

The Shankly Hotel

Liverpool history

Understand even more of Liverpool’s history by staying in the spectacular Shankly Hotel while also basking in the memorabilia covered walls of the unique Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

The astonishing hotel is perfect for overnight stays or just watching the Liverpool match. You could be here to watch Liverpool lift the Premier League Title.

Sound exciting? Get in touch with our friendly team today by calling 0151 236 0166 or email reservations@shanklyhotel.com

Keep up to date with everything going on at the hotel by following The Shankly Hotel Facebook or test your knowledge of everything Liverpool by attempting our Liverpool quiz.

Why You Should Plan the Next Family Holiday at The Shankly Hotel

Its that time of year again, now that Christmas is over, the rush to get the big family holiday booked begins.

Instead of spending all your time searching for exotic places to go on a family holiday why not simply book to stay in the heart of the UK’s most exciting and accessible city; Liverpool.

The Shankly Hotel is known for being family friendly and has everything you need for the perfect break away. So, sit back and let us show you exactly why you should plan your next family holiday at The Shankly Hotel.

One Room for One Family

Our exceptional accommodation has been designed to host large groups of guests in the heart of the city. At The Shankly Hotel, we want you to be able to stay and play together in the comfort of one luxurious hotel room.

The fabulous family rooms have multiple double beds for you and your family to cosy up together in and a huge flat screen TV for all the family’s favourite shows and movies.

Shankly Hotel room - family holiday

And let’s not forget the excellent ensuite bathroom facilities that are out of this world. Fun for the kids and indulgent for parents, the double whirlpool baths turn into a private swimming pool for little ones and for adults a late-night dip with a glass of bubbly when the kids are asleep is essential.

Plenty of space ensures you won’t trip up over each other as all our hotel rooms are more than double the size of your average city centre accommodation. At The Shankly Hotel, our rooms are nothing short of perfection when it comes to accommodating you and your family in style.

Culture and Adventure at Your Fingertips

As a city known for hosting exciting events and having an excess of amazing cultural venues, Liverpool is the perfect place to visit for a fun and family holiday.

Loads of Liverpool Museums

Expand the minds of your little ones at the interactive talks, workshops and exhibitions hosted in museums dotted all over the city.

The World Museum, less than two minutes’ walk from The Shankly Hotel, has permanent exhibitions portraying the natural and historic wonders of earth as well as pop up interactive classes and studies. Take the kids to learn about everything from Astronomy to Ancient Egypt and all that’s inbetween.

Astronomy - family holiday Liverpool - World Museum

And why not take the opportunity to learn more about the amazing history of the city in the Museum of Liverpool which helps visitors explore and understand the city’s interesting past and showcases current and up and coming events.

Awesome Adventures at Every Turn

If the kids are craving something a little more energetic there are amazing annual pop-ups that occur in the heart of the city every year.

When the weather gets a little warmer, we can look forward to the return of Albert Dock’s floating obstacle course Adventure Dock, where you and the family can race each other round huge inflatable slides and bounce on wobbly trampolines.

Adventure Dock - family holiday

For those more inevitable rainy days, take things indoors to Mattel on Albert Dock where younger children can play in the worlds of all their favourite TV characters.

Got a few big kids on your hands? Look no further than the Ultimate Indoor Paintball experience or the amazing Nerf Centre close by. Here the older ones can take pleasure in shooting both you and each other.

Up and Coming Events

Not only does The Shankly Hotel provide the perfect family accommodation in Liverpool, but we also host exceptional events that are ideal for families.

Our Madhatters Afternoon Tea, hosted on the roof The Shankly Hotel in The Garden of Edden, welcomes all the fantasy characters of Wonderland to Liverpool for an afternoon of fun, food and games.

Madhatter Afternoon Tea - family holiday

You and the family can enjoy interreacting with the White Rabbit, Madhatter and Alice herself as well as other whimsical favourites we’ve asked along. Book tickets to this extraordinary event on your family holiday in Liverpool and enjoy tasty food and fantastic entertainment for all the family at The Shankly Hotel.

There’s no end of adventure to be had all over the city and all of it is easy to reach from the central location of The Shankly Hotel.

Fab Family Food Sorted at The Bastion Bar and Restaurant

Forget cooking for picky eaters or struggling to find somewhere to eat that everyone likes in the city, The Bastion Bar and Restaurant has a wonderful mouth-watering menu of hearty dishes with something for everyone.

Bastion Meal family holiday

The Shanky Burger

Enjoy succulent steaks from the grill, the belly-bursting Shankly Burger or the perfect pasta dish all freshly prepared in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant located inside The Shankly Hotel.

You and the family can sit down to an enjoyable meal together at the end of a fun-filled day out in Liverpool then head up to your room with full bellies and tired eyes.

For mum and dad, the well-stocked bar has everything including fine wines, craft beers and creative cocktails, so you too can unwind after a long and exciting day exploring Liverpool with the little ones.

What more could you need from a family holiday this year than fun, food and fabulous accommodation all at the heart of the UK’s most exciting city?

Call and book to stay now on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

The Ultimate Liverpool Quiz of 2018

2018 included numerous new signings and departures, incident, frustration, the good, bad and everything in between and therefore, a wealth of material for a Liverpool quiz.

We’ve compiled 15 questions to test your memory and knowledge of everything Liverpool from the previous 12 months.

The Ultimate Liverpool Quiz of 2018

There are questions on Klopp, goals, opponents, quotations and plenty of other conundrums that are sure to cast doubt on how much you were really paying attention to Liverpool in 2018. Enjoy!

The Shankly Hotel

The Liver Birds

One way in which you can improve upon your score in our Liverpool quiz is by staying in the spectacular Shankly Hotel and basking in the memorabilia covered walls of the unique Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

The astonishing hotel is perfect for overnight stays or just watching the Liverpool match.

Sound exciting? Get in touch with our friendly team today by calling 0151 236 0166 or email reservations@shanklyhotel.com

Keep up to date with everything going on at the hotel by following The Shankly Hotel Facebook.

New Year’s Eve in Liverpool | Hogmanay Party at The Bastion

Have an alternative New Year’s Eve in Liverpool and join us in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant for a dazzling Hogmanay celebration you’ll never forget.

We’ll be bringing in the New Year, Scottish style, paying homage to Bill Shankly’s highland roots. Enjoy a ‘right good knees up’ in our luxurious bar and restaurant, set within the famous Shankly Hotel.

Sound good? Well, here’s what else you can look forward to on the night!

Hogmanay NYE Celebration in Liverpool

The Scottish word for the last day of the year, Hogmanay is the celebration of the coming New Year and is sometimes considered more important that Christmas in Scotland!

It’s a celebration for everyone to enjoy, from your best pals, to the wee ones, your ma, your granny and your bonnie lass. When you arrive, you’ll receive a wee welcome drink, alongside a delicious buffet, stacked high with tasty food that is sure to get you in the party mood.

New Year's Eve in Liverpool

Sip on tots or drams of whisky as you enjoy one of the biggest parties of the year, surrounded by all your loved ones.

During the evening there will be some ‘pure barry’ live entertainment and when the clock strikes midnight, you and your clan can toast to 2019 with a complimentary glass of fizz!

There will also be amazing tiered drinks packages available all night, for those Braveheart’s who want to go the whole ‘HOG!’

The party will begin at 7.30 sharp, so get your kilt on and prepare to do a highland jig into 2019.

What’s included;

  • Glass of fizz on arrival
  • A delicious buffet
  • Amazing entertainment
  • A glass of fizz to toast to the New Year

Tickets cost £40 per person plus a booking fee. Book your tickets today to avoid disappointment!

An Unforgettable New Year’s Eve at The Shankly

If you’re planning to spend New Year’s Eve at The Bastion’s Hogmanay Celebration, why not book a room in The Shankly Hotel and really make the most of your night?

What better way to begin a brand-new year in Liverpool than by waking up in a luxurious Shankly Hotel room after a wonderful night of Scottish themed celebrations?

From the classic Shankly hotel rooms, to the vibrant Signature Suites, we offer our guests a range of choice when it comes to luxury accommodation.

Shankly Hotel room - bank holiday weekend in Liverpool

Perfect for groups of friends or family, we specialise in providing unrivalled experiences to our guests, catering for their every want and need.

No need to keep checking your watch or the train times, stay as long as you want and look forward to resting your head in one of our plush double beds.

The next morning, you can also enjoy a delicious, freshly made full English breakfast in our restaurant, the ideal cure to your hangover!

Perfectly located in the heart of Liverpool city centre, just a short walk from both Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central, it is the best place to spend New Year’s Eve in Liverpool.

To book your tickets for the Hogmanay Celebration follow this link and have a New Year’s Eve in Liverpool, you’ll cherish forever. If you’d like to book a stay with us over the festive period, give our team a call on 0151 236 0166.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Spend Liverpool Boxing Day & Night at The Shankly Hotel

After so many successful events hosted in The Garden of Eden, organisers at Big Luv Festival will be bringing another of their exciting parties to The Shankly for a Liverpool Boxing Day Night party you don’t want to miss.

Book a Night at The Shankly Hotel

Make the most of your Liverpool Boxing Day and book a stay in one of the exquisitely styled Shankly Hotel rooms.

Each room comes complete with its very own indulgent double jacuzzi bath and enough space to sleep a group of guests in utter comfort.

Liverpool Boxing day at The Shankly

Our awesome in rooms packages include welcome drinks, party packages and evening meals meaning you can choose to tailor your stay any way you please.

Check out our amazing accommodation offers here and book your Liverpool Boxing day stay today.

This way you and the gang can enjoy a fun day exploring the city pop up to your room and get ready for the night ahead.

The Boxing Day Ball at The Shankly Hotel

A legendary Liverpool DJ line up from all over the city will be on hand to entertain the crowds during the Big Luv Boxing Night Ball at The Shankly Hotel.

The line-up includes the old skool anthems of Robbie Edwards, Garlands superstar Les Calvert, the touring talent of Mick Willow and many more names you are sure to have heard of from the Liverpool dance scene.

Big Luv Liverpool Boxing Day Ball

Taking over the stunning rooftop venue, The Garden of Eden, Liverpool best DJ’s will provide a soundtrack of all the latest and greatest dance tunes and a long list of classic tracks to take you through the night and into the wee hours of the next morning.

So, step into dance music heaven and ascend to the dizzying heights of the Garden of Eden to enjoy unparalleled views of the city you love whilst partying the night away.

Get your tickets here to the Big Luv Boxing Day Ball here.

What better way to spend a Liverpool Boxing day exploring the culture and post-Christmas sales with all your best mates then going to a rooftop party provided by the city’s best DJ’s? The perfect way to bounce back from the cosy food-induced slumber you slipped into on Christmas day.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@siganureliving.co.uk to book your stay or to discuss our offers.

Signature Live Sessions: Space and Satin Beige

The most visually spectacular concert in Liverpool, Signature Live Sessions presents an evening of awesome music on The Garden of Eden rooftop at The Shankly Hotel.

With the fabulous Liverpool landscape as a backdrop, December’s gig will see Space perform their neo-psychedelia repertoire, together with Satin Beige who will be supporting the Liverpool band.

Curated and presented by The Farm’s Keith Mullin, we’re bringing together Liverpool’s most influential musicians alongside our brightest musical talent on Monday 10th December.

Take a look at our video below, featuring all the highlights from the first ever Signature Live Sessions.

Space

On Monday we welcome Space to grace our Shankly stage.

Formed in 1993, Space are a much-loved Liverpool group that came to prominence during the 1990s as their unique electronica tone resonated with an enormous listenership.

Space grew in popularity and in 1996 Jamie Murphy, Franny Griffiths, Tommy Scott and Andy Parle released their debut album Spiders, which reached number 5 in the UK Album Charts.

The Space band would go on to release their second studio album: Tin Planet in 1998. The melodic compilation reached number 3 in the UK Album Charts, abolishing the myth of the difficult second album.

Space also became celebrated for their intentionally jocular lyrics which frequently dealt with sensitive topics, including failed relationships and social outcasts.

After a brief hiatus, the Space band reformed in November 2011 for a Christmas concert at the O2 Academy here in Liverpool. Also, Space recently announced that they were working on a new album entitled Give Me Your Future.

Satin Beige

Described as having “a flowering special talent,” Satin Beige’s regal performance at The Shankly Hotel is not to be missed.

The soul diva will sing on The Garden of Eden rooftop, a venue befitting of her heavenly voice.

Memories of New York swirl when Beige performs her song Goodnight Manhattan, whilst Losing It and Addicted are played on her polished cello.

The soulfulness of these tunes is captured by the routine plucking of this angelic instrument.

A LIPA graduate, Beige has crept up on Liverpool’s music elite and now, by way of her cello – who she has lovingly named Kije – the multi-instrumentalist is beginning to make a sizeable impact.

In 2016 Beige, together with our headliners Space, featured on Ocean Waves & The Mersey Sounds, an album dedicated to Liverpool musicians.

In November 2018, Satin Beige released her cello-infused RnB single Being Me, which she’ll perform on Monday.

The Garden of Eden Rooftop

Space band

Signature Live Sessions will be taking place every month on the stunning Garden of Eden rooftop at The Shankly Hotel.

So, take the opportunity to revel in this spectacular setting and arrive early, have a drink and meet the musicians. The bar will be open from 7pm and there will be delicious food available.

What’s better than watching some of your beloved musicians perform in front of the stunning backdrop of the Liverpool skyline at Christmas.

Stay updated for revealing interviews in lavish hotel suites, extravagant Rockstar behavior and all sorts of hot tub high jinks.

If you’d wish to attend the next Signature Live Session with Satin Beige and Space, get your FREE tickets via EventBrite and don’t forget to click attending on our Facebook event.

We’ll see you in The Garden of Eden!

Join Us for Festive Christmas Afternoon Tea in Liverpool

This year, why not join us for Christmas afternoon tea in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel? Our festive afternoon tea is the perfect way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas Afternoon Tea Liverpool

So take time to indulge this Christmas period or treat someone special to our Christmas afternoon tea at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

You won’t want to miss experiencing our famous afternoon tea with a festive twist. Serving a variety of sweet and savoury treats in style, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice!

christmas afternoon tea

christmas afternoon tea

Our delicious afternoon tea treats follow a seasonal theme throughout the Christmas period, and they taste just as good as they look! Our Festive Afternoon Tea deal is available for £19.95 per person with tea or you can upgrade to afternoon tea with bubbles for £24.95.

So, why not join us for an afternoon out with the family, festive catch up with friends, or simply stop off after some Christmas shopping? The Shankly Hotel is in a prime location in Liverpool, only moments from Liverpool ONE shops and the Christmas markets.

We’re also only a short walk from the Pier Head and key cultural landmarks. If you’re visiting the city for the first time, why not check out Signature’s Liverpool? Our blog covers everything from the cosiest pubs in  Liverpool for winter drinks to magical winter walks in Liverpool and our guide to the ultimate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Liverpool.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

Located within The Shankly Hotel, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is one of the best-rated restaurants in Liverpool. The stylish spot is a favourite for celebrating special occasions with friends and family.

In keeping with the theme of the hotel, our exquisite restaurant space is home to exclusive memorabilia donated by the Shankly family. This Bastion offers a fantastic chance to soak up some local history, whether you’re a long-term LFC fan or simply in love with Liverpool.

Christmas Stay at The Shankly Hotel

Enjoy a seasonal stay this Christmas at The Shankly Hotel. Join us for party season or a relaxing break in between your festive plans! Rooms at The Shankly Hotel range from our traditional hotel rooms to Signature Living’s unique party rooms. Whether you join us for a romantic stay or with a group of friends, our versatile rooms have got it covered!

We have a range of spectacular offers to choose from to make your visit all the more special. Our hotel offers are a popular choice for Christmas presents along with Signature Living gift vouchers, which can be used across our venues.

The Shankly Hotel - Liverpool hotel ofers

Our ‘I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas’ package incorporates our festive afternoon tea. Available for £49 per person based on four or more sharing or £139 per couple (Sunday – Thursday) this spectacular deal features:

  • An overnight stay in a luxury double with whirlpool bath
  • Festive Afternoon Tea served with bubbles
  • A delicious breakfast at The Bastion

To enquire today or to book your table for Christmas afternoon tea in Liverpool, you can reach us on 0151 601 8801. Our friendly team will be happy to help accommodate you and your group.

We look forward to seeing you soon this December and wish you a very Merry Christmas! 

New Year’s Eve Liverpool: A Paris Themed Party at The Shankly

Give your New Year’s Eve in Liverpool a chic Parisian touch at The Shankly Hotel as we invoke the world’s most beautiful city to theme our New Year’s Eve celebrations in 2018.

We’ll be bringing the fashion of France’s capital city to the centre of Liverpool, giving everyone who attends a taste of party nights in Paris, without the faff of flights.

Here’s what to expect from our New Year’s Eve in Paris at The Shankly Hotel.

The City of Light is Coming to Liverpool

Often dubbed the City of Light, Paris has a certain je ne sais quoi that everyone wants a taste of.

From the picturesque architecture to the city’s artistic flair and bohemian culture, the charm and glamour of Paris is alluring and exciting.

We’ll be wrapping up all the enchanting parts of Paris in one special New Year’s Eve event at The Shankly Hotel for New Year’s Eve Liverpool 2018 and everyone is invited.

The evening will begin with a welcome beverage straight from the street bars of Paris, then you’ll be whisked high above the rooftops of Liverpool to enjoy a captivating performance provided by live entertainment.

Hors d'oeuvres - New Year's Eve Liverpool

The perfect Paris party food will be served by staff gliding between the crowds carrying trays of delicious sweet and savoury hors d’ouerves and our well-stocked bar will keep your glass topped up with everything from classic French 75 cocktails to glasses of bubbly throughout the evening.

Thanks to the exquisite views from The Garden of Eden rooftop, party guests at our Paris themed New Year’s Eve will have the pleasure of enjoying Liverpool’s own firework display, perched atop the best viewpoint in the city.

The party starts at 8 pm and doesn’t end until 2019 begins at 2 am, tickets are selling for £79 per person so you and all our guests will be able to enjoy a long evening of Paris themed frivolity, from dusk ’til dawn. See in 2019 in true Parisian style at the trés chic Shankly Hotel and enjoy the best New Year’s Eve Liverpool has ever seen.

Begin Your Next Year in The Shankly Hotel

What better way to begin a brand New Year in Liverpool than by waking up in a luxurious Shankly Hotel room after a wonderful night of Paris themed celebrations?

Book to stay at The Shankly Hotel on New Year’s Eve and enjoy the freedom to leave our Paris party after toasting in 2019, retreating to your own stylish hotel room directly beneath the exciting event.

Shankly Hotel room - New Year's Eve Liverpool accommodation

You can choose to stay in any of the classic Shankly Hotel rooms or perhaps get a group of you together and keep the party going in one of our popular Signature Living party suites.

No need to rush away from the fun of the evening to catch a cab or jump in the train, simply stop when the party does and curl up in the comfort of your very own plush double bed.

The next morning explore the wonders of the city and start 2019 in the stunning city centre of Liverpool.

Call 0151 305 5101 to book your tickets to spend New Year’s Eve in Paris at The Shankly or 0151 601 8801 to book your New Year’s Eve Liverpool accommodation in Liverpool with Signature Living.

Join Us for Liverpool’s Ultimate Christmas Night Out with Radio City 2

Get your sequins out and your dancing shoes on; the festive party season has arrived! But don’t bother with awkward dinner parties – amp up the festivities and grab your tickets to the Ultimate Christmas Night Out in Liverpool.

The city’s favourite radio station, Radio City 2, are hosting a night of Yuletide revelry at The Shankly Hotel, with legendary performances, incredible DJs and bucket-loads of festive fun on 7 December. Get set for a serious 80s and 90s throw-back as two iconic singers take to the stage for performances of their iconic retro hits.

Tickets are selling fast, so grab then while you can and guarantee your entry into Liverpool’s ultimate Christmas event for 2018.

Join us for a night of anthems and live music

Enjoy a night packed with old school favourites as I Think We’re Alone Now singer Tiffany and Kenny Thomas take to the stage for a night of back-to-back anthems, before your very own Radio City 2 DJs, Rossie and Rick Houghton, take to the decks to play iconic 70s and 80s tracks into the night.

I Think We’re Alone Now reached number one in countries including the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand in 1987, skyrocketing teen sensation Tiffany’s career and leading onto furthers hits Could’ve Been and I Saw Him Standing There.

Kenny Thomas is a multi-platinum selling artist, famous for songs including Outstanding, Thinking About Your Love and Best of You which littered the UK Top 40 charts in the 1990s.

But that’s not all! As a special treat, this night will end with an exclusive 90s DJ set from the one and only Lee Butler, who’ll be taking to the decks to keep the party going into the night. Expect plenty of sequins, tonnes of festive cheer and some incredible music at this ultimate festive night out.

ultimate christmas night out

Taking over the whole of The Shankly’s rooftop Garden of Eden suite, with access to the stunning terrace, you’ll enjoy exclusive views of Liverpool’s skyline at night.

Ticket prices start at just £22.50, which includes a free glass of prosecco on the door to get you in the festive mood. It’s time to get your sequins on and head down to The Shankly for an unforgettable night of music nostalgia.

Radio City 2’s Ultimate Christmas Night Out starts at 6pm and ends at 1am. Buy your tickets today from skiddle.com.

Stay at The Shankly  for your Ultimate Christmas Night Out

Don’t want to go home after all the fun? Book your suite at The Shankly Hotel today and keep the party going into the night.

Our Signature Suites are the perfect place to end your night, with eclectic interiors and luxurious amenities including ultra-comfortable beds, jacuzzi baths and walk-in showers.

ultimate christmas night out

The WTF Suite, part of our Signature Suites at The Shankly

From the Miami-heat inspired WTF suite to the stunning, floral-filled Garden of Eden room, all our Signature Suites are designed to be unique, so you can choose the room that suites your personality.

Located within The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool is on your doorstep with the fabulous Liverpool ONE shopping district and all the city’s favourite bars and restaurants just a stone’s throw away.

Why not check out The Shankly Hotel’s exclusive offers to make your stay extra special?

For more information on our incredible suites and to book now call our team on 0151 236 0166. 

The Latest and Greatest Christmas Offers at The Shankly Hotel

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and in just a few weeks we’ll all be singing under Christmas trees, opening presents and eating excessive amounts of delicious food. During the lead up to everyone’s favourite holidays why not book a short break in Liverpool using one of our latest Christmas offers?

Everything from couples breaks, to family stays and group holidays can be booked at The Shankly Hotel where guests can enjoy getting some Christmas shopping done and explore the fabulous festive events that take place all over the city during the last few months of the year.

After All, Tis the Season to Be Jolly

And where better to let out all your festive cheer than in the heart of Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel, where its jolly all year round.

The Shankly Hotel Christmas offers

Join us for a spectacular seasonal stay and dine in the cosy surroundings of The Bastion Bar and Restaurant and The Shankly Hotel. Here you can enjoy a delicious two-course meal followed up with a browse around the Shankly Museum.

Close enough to explore the surrounding city you could catch up on some shopping then enjoy the fabulous nightlife, all within short walking distance from The Shankly Hotel.

This superb offer at The Shankly Hotel includes a 30-minute treatment in Morgan’s Spa, where you can also sip a soothing hot chocolate to warm you up on these cold winter days.

The entire package is just £89 pp for groups of four or more or for a romantic and relaxing short city break Liverpool, the package is £199 per couple.

All We Want for Christmas is You . . .

. . . and all your friends to come along and enjoy a short city break in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel or just you and your special someone.

liverpool one - Christmas offers

We’ve tailored one of the most exciting Christmas offers to help you begin tackling that long Christmas present list while also spoiling yourselves with a delicious meal and overnight stay in The Shankly.

Book this superb offer and spend a full day shopping in Liverpool ONE, then chose a tasty two-course meal from the mouth-watering menu in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant before making your way to a stylish Shankly Hotel room and your very own double jacuzzi bath.

For four or more people this amazing offer is just £69 pp or £149 for a couple on a romantic break.

If you are Dreaming of a White Christmas . . .

. . . The Shankly Hotel has the another of Liverpool’s most perfect Christmas offers just for you.

Sit down to enjoy a fabulously festive afternoon tea including mini-mince pies, Christmassy cakes and glasses of bubbly getting you in the Christmas spirit for some festive fun in Liverpool.

Take yourselves out and about in the city to check out some of the exciting events popping up throughout the season and enjoy getting into the swing of Christmas from the comfort of The Shankly Hotel.

When you’ve seen all, you need to your comfortably Shankly Hotel room waits for you to snuggle into bed and watch a movie or enjoy an indulgent dip in the tub.

Book this amazing offer as a treat for friends, or two spoil you and your better half. Prices start at just £49 pp and £139 per couple.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

From The Shankly Hotel with love this wonderful winter offer has everything a group of guests needs for a very merry Christmas party in Liverpool.

Start with a festive afternoon tea, served in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant and fill your face with pretty pastries and prosecco, before heading up to your luxurious Shankly Hotel room.

Uptown Funk

When settled, a team of professional make-up artists will arrive to make you over for the night ahead, the perfect Christmas treat. Then once you and the rest of the guests are glam and good to go a two-course evening meal awaits in the Bastion.

The evening is then your to do as you wish, head out on the town or stay in the bar and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, great company, scrumptious cocktails and a good night with your nearest and dearest.

All this is yours for just £129 pp, based on four or more sharing and would make a great to share between friends or family on the lead up to Christmas.

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

All of these superb Christmas offers are available Sunday – Thursday and include delicious breakfasts in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant the morning after your stay.

Call now to book on 0151 601 8801 or check out our exclusive Christmas offers where you can book to stay online.

Fall Down the Rabbit Hole with a Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea for Kids

Step into Wonderland at The Shankly Hotel with an unforgettable afternoon tea for all the family beyond your wildest imaginations.

After the phenomenal success of previous events, we’re hosting another Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea featuring magical decorations, delectable foods that cry out ‘Eat me!’ and all the weird and wonderful characters from your favourite book.

Join us on 11 November for an afternoon of Cheshire Cats, White Rabbits and royalty as we step into the Rabbit Hole with a tea party like no other.

Eat me! Drink me!

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea

Take your place at the Mad Hatter’s table and feast on delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats and pastry delights while enjoying live music and hilarious performances to spark everyone’s imagination. Eat, drink and dance your way through a magical afternoon for all the family.

Kids will love meeting characters from the book as they sit amongst larger-than-life decorations in our beautiful Garden of Eden suite.

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea

Pose for pictures with the Mad Hatter’s giant clocks, hats and weird and wonderful trinkets – and even the Hatter himself – while soaking in stunning panoramic views of Liverpool’s skyline from our stunning Garden of Eden suite windows.

With plenty of fun activities, games and immersive role plays for all the family, watch as Wonderland comes alive around you and our incredible characters lead you down the rabbit hole into a world of pure imagination!

For just £14.95 per child, and £29.95 per adult, don’t miss this magical family experience of a Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at The Shankly Hotel.

Stay in Wonderland with Signature Suites

Make your Sunday a family outing to remember with a stay in one of our wild and fantastical Wonderland suites at The Shankly.

After enjoying the excitement of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, head down to one of our luxurious family suites designed with Alice’s magical world in mind for a fairytale stay you won’t find anywhere else.

Enter the wood-paneled Wonderland floor to find upside-down furniture and stranger-than-strange happens. And once you step inside a suite, discover charming trinkets, whimsical features and opulent golden decor that transport your straight into a magical world like no other.

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea

With luxurious, ultra-comfortable beds sleeping between 3 and 9 guests and in-room amenities including a kitchenette, dining space, Bluetooth media system and smart TV, you’re sure to have a spectacular stay at The Shankly Hotel.

Pick from the Wonderland Suite (to continue your Mad Hatter’s adventure), the Narnia-themed Wardrobe room and much, much more.

Magical Afternoon Teas at The Shankly Hotel

We’re famous for hosting incredible themed afternoon teas for all the family – and it’s not just the Mad Hatter who’s heading into our hotel for an afternoon of entertainment this year. From Dusty Springfield to Swing Teas, all our inspired afternoon teas are perfect family-friendly events for rainy Sunday afternoons.

In December, we’re hosting Liverpool’s best Cilla Black tribute act for a jolly-holly festive afternoon tea celebrating the Scouse icon’s spectacular career. Join us for a festive celebration on 22 December.

Tickets for the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea for Kids cost £14.95 for children and £29.95 for adults. Price includes an afternoon tea of sandwiches and sweet treats, plus tea or coffee.

To book your place at the Mad Hatter’s Table for an afternoon tea of sweet delights and savory delicacies, call our events team today on 0151 305 5101 or visit our What’s On page for more information.

Things Do Every Day During October Half Term Holidays

Another school holiday is approaching and rather than spend the entire October half term holidays struggling to keep your kids entertained, bring them into Liverpool and enjoy fun activities every day of the week.

From the first to the last day of the October half term holidays there’s something fun, educational and exciting to do in Liverpool. Book a night or two in The Shankly Hotel for part of your half term holiday plans, and stay in the heart of the city to be close to all the action

Saturday 20TH

The official first day of the October half term holidays can start with a bang at the Liverpool Irish Festival.

Take in some of the wonderful Irish traditions and experience the culture that helped shape the city we know and love today. The Liverpool Irish Festival begins on the 18th October and will be running in venues all over the city throughout October half term.

Check out our in-depth guide to the highlight events at the Liverpool Irish Festival here.

Big Wheel Liverpool - October half term holidays

Next, enjoy an unbeatable view of the wonderful World Heritage waterfront and the rest of the city by taking a ride on the Big Wheel.

Soar above the city at 196 feet and take in the commentary telling all about what you are seeing during the ride.

Sunday 21ST

Get the kids to experience a special piece of Liverpool’s history by taking a trip on Snowdrop, the Dazzle Ferry. Sail across the Mersey onboard this unique floating artwork and enjoy learning the inspiration for its unique design.

After completing the full round trip, hop back onto shore and pay a visit to The Beatles Story on Albert Dock where they’ll be making paper lanterns especially for Diwali, The Festival of Light.

Make your way to the chillout area at The Beatles Story and get hands-on creating your very own paper lanterns using all the exotic colours and inspirations of India to make yours as bold and bright as possible.

Workshops will take part daily throughout October half term holidays from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Monday 22ND

There’s nothing more fun than spending time with your little ones during the October half term holidays. Instead of sitting in the house why not get the kids to learn more in fun and exciting surroundings.

At Merseyside Maritime Museum your little ones can get stuck into creating some pirate themed crafts such as masks, treasure chests and their very own Polly parrots. The craft workshops will happen from 1 pm – 4 pm and are free of charge.

Continue the crafting theme and infuse some African culture into their October half term holidays at the International Slavery Museum Wonderful Weaves workshop. Here the kids can learn all about life in West Africa and create a piece of woven artwork inspired by their findings.

The event runs from 1 pm – 3 pm and is totally free of charge.

Tuesday 23RD

Create your own craft skeleton for Halloween and learn the correct names for each and every bone along the way. Get the kids out and about doing something fun during the October half term holidays and pay a visit to the Museum of Liverpool’s creative craft workshop.

Two-time slots will be hosted between 11 am – 12.30pm then 1.30pm – 4 pm.

Or if you have a budding artist in your midst, then let them become a part of The Big Draw this year at TATE Liverpool. Founded in 2000 this amazing festival covers a global audience and helps encourage people to realise the values and benefits of drawing.

A creative artist-led workshop will take place in TATE Liverpool between 1 pm – 4 pm from 23rd – 26th.

The Big Draw - October half term holidays

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If, like most kids, yours are dinosaur mad come to see the remnants of the dragon-like creatures that once roamed the earth.

Still fascinating us millions of years after they were wiped from existence Dino Dave’s Dynamic Dinosaurs, will help your little ones discover more about the amazing lost world of dinosaurs whiand give them the chance to touch real live Dino bones.

Join Dino Dave and his extinct reptilian friends in the World Museum’s atrium at regular intervals throughout the day.

Wednesday 24TH

Learn more about the importance of customs control in a fun and exciting way at the Merseyside Maritime Museum with Sniffer and Smugglebuster.

These two helpful characters will show you how illegal contraband is found and dealt with at our very busy border and customs control centres. The workshops will take place from 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm and are completely free to enjoy.

Over the week of half term, Sefton Park Palm house will be a hive of Halloween activity. During the day arts and crafts workshops will be taking place inviting little monsters of all ages to make lanterns and super spooky masks.

The Monster Halloween Ball - October half term holidays

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Later in the evening, the Palm House will fill up with some curious characters who will join the kids in a special Halloween parade. With food, drinks and plenty of Halloween fun and games, The Monster Halloween Ball at Sefton Park will be a terrific treat for your kids this half term.

Daytime events will take place until 4 pm with the Halloween Ball and Parade kicking off at 5.30pm.

Thursday 25TH

Next time to take a trip across the river and explore the wonders of the picture perfect Port Sunlight Village. At Lady Lever Art Gallery a special exhibition opens in October displaying the whimsical work of Quentin Blake whose illustrations can be seen in most of our favourite children’s books from the past.

The exhibition taking place in Lady Lever Art Gallery will showcase some of the finest examples of his illustrations from John Yeomans enchanting storybooks.

The Story Explorers Lady Lever - October half term holidays

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An exciting and interactive Story Explorers event will help little ones experience all the magic of Blakes illustrations through song, play dance and other sensory activities. From 10.30am – 11.15am this wonderful event is fun, free and family friendly.

Then back over the water get hands-on with the history of Merseyside with Liverpool’s archaeology collection at The Museum of Liverpool. Everything from Stone Age artefacts to Roman Pottery will be on display to touch and feel letting your kids learn more about times gone by.

Friday 26TH

Visit Speke Hall this October half term holidays and hunt down some of the ghouls, ghosts and frightful folklore characters that were said to have been sighted here.

Follow an expert around the ancient grounds and gardens of Speke Hall as they retell stories surrounding the buildings haunting history. The sight of Speke Hall itself is spectacular so why not learn a little more about the buildings past during October half term with all the family.

After an adventurous day out in Liverpool book a superb family cinema stay at The Shankly Hotel?

The amazing offer comes complete with tickets for Liverpool One ODEON to see the latest blockbuster and an overnight break in a family hotel room for just £149 per family and £20 extra for any additional kids.

Saturday 27TH

What kid doesn’t love getting their face painted?

This October half term holidays make your way to Waterstones in Liverpool ONE where the Face Painting fun will be happening 11 am – 4 pm. The Spooktacular face painting theme will be Halloween and your little monsters can have a ghoulish makeover then sit down to hear some super scary stories.

Back at the International Slavery Museum, there will be a dance demonstration unlike any you’ve ever seen before. A special performance will tell the stories of three characters from 17th century Brazil and modern-day, each fighting to be released from enslavement.

After the play, two different workshops will explore the powerful messages told in the story with a group discussion and special dance performance. Get your groove on in Liverpool at The International Slavery Museum between 1 pm – 4 pm.

Sunday 28TH

After all this fun you might need some time to unwind and relax as a family and that’s where Yoga Bears come in. Join a fun family Yoga workshop in Sefton Park’s Palm House and put the fun into exercise again.

Do something that’s healthy and enjoyable for the whole family, getting everyone to work together as a team and have a laugh whilst doing so. Yoga Bears starts at 10 am and runs for an hour with prices starting at just £10 for an adult and child.

Finally, there’s no better way to finish your October half term holidays in Liverpool than by climbing up St Johns Beacon and checking out the entire city from 452 feet in the air.

Look down at everything you’ve explored during your city break and see how far your sights stretch. On a clear day, you might even see the Blackpool Tower in the distance or Snowdon Mountain top looking out towards Wales.

Spending October Half Term Holidays at The Shankly

Whether you are in town for a day of the full October half term holidays The Shankly Hotel makes a great base to explore the city from.

Our unique Shankly Experience Tours offer groups of visitors to Liverpool interesting excursions around the city following routes that cover all the best landmarks as well as cultural and sporting attractions. Take some time to discover Liverpool on a Shankly Experience Tour with your family this October half term holidays and book your trip before your stay.

Family dinner Shankly - October half term holidays

Liverpool’s number one kid-friendly hotel is perfectly suited to family stays with luxurious spacious rooms and a marvellous in-house bar and restaurant to enjoy mouth-watering meals together, The Shankly Hotel is ideal for half term holidays in the city.

Call and book your visit today on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk and start planning how to spend an action-packed October half term holidays in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel.