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

Liverpool: What’s on in April 2019

Liverpool has some great events in store for you this April, from Grand National antics to the Rocky Horror, there’s something for everyone this month!

Make this month the best one yet with our guide to what’s on in Liverpool this April.

Bets at the Ready, it’s the Grand National!

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When: 4th to 6th April

Where: Shankly Hotel

Whether it’s the actual races or Ladies Day that you love the most, here at the Shankly we’re getting set to host the best Grand National Weekend yet!

We’ve got two brilliant events that we’ll be hosting on the Garden of Eden rooftop, complete with a party package you won’t want to miss. Every ticket includes a two-course meal, race day themed cupcakes, glass of fizz on arrival, live screening of the races all day, prizes for best-dressed and lots of other great prizes up for grabs.

Don’t just sit at home and watch the races this year, get involved with all the action right here at the Shankly!

A Night at the Ballet

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When: 9th to 13th April

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Olivier & Tony Award-winning choreographer Matthew Bourne is bringing his fantastic adaptation of a ballet classic to the Liverpool Empire Theatre.

The replacement of female corps-de-ballet with an all-male intimidating ensemble means that this re-energised version of Swan Lake is an unforgettable moment of dance.

Blood-Curdling Thrills at the Everyman

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When: 12th April to 18th May

Where: Everyman Theatre

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this darkly comic and musical marvel is heading to the Everyman Theatre. For those who aren’t familiar, this is a tale of vengeance, blood-curdling conspiracy and the dark side of 18th Century England. A must for any theatre-buffs out there.

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Mersey After Midnight!

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When: 20th April

Where: Pier Head Ferry Terminal

Yes, you read that right – it’s an ABBA tribute act, on the Mersey Ferry! As you and your friends set sail across the Mersey, you’ll have a nostalgic 70s soundtrack to which you can dance the night away. There’ll be no SOS needed when you’ve got this amazing tribute act playing all your favourite ABBA hits with a view of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage waterfront setting the scene.

Imagine All the People

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When: Until 22nd April

Where: Museum of Liverpool

Coming to an end on 22nd April is the famous John and Yoko Exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool.

It’s completely free and celebrates the life and times of two of the most famous creative artists in modern history. Journey through personal artefacts, art, music, film and more – all produced by John and Yoko.

Damn it, Janet! Rocky Horror Comes to Liverpool

Liverpool: What’s on in April 2019

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When: 29th April to 6th May

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Do the Time Warp this April with an exhilarating showcase of the kitsch, the scandalous and the outright eccentric! Duncan James will be playing Frank ‘N’ Furter in this fabulous cult musical, soon to be arriving at the Liverpool Empire.

Fancy dress is definitely recommended! Make it an extra special evening by getting yourself a room at The Shankly Hotel. We’re only a short walk away from the theatre, and our fantastic Bastion restaurant is perfect for pre-theatre nibbles!

Fancy booking yourself into a room here at The Shankly? Just give our friendly team a call on 0151 236 0166. We’ll be sure to get your April plans off to the right start!

Make your reservation to stay in the Shankly Hotel today. 

A Brief History of Liverpool and the Champions League

It’s been 39 years since Liverpool played FC Bayern Munich in the old European Cup. Liverpool, of course, went on to beat Real Madrid in the final in Paris that year in the wondrous Parc des Princes. Although this year’s final takes place in the ultra-modern Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, the objective remains the same.

So, with this in mind, we’ve decided to take a closer look at Liverpool’s historic, almost mystical relationship with the Champions League.

1977 – Liverpool vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

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Final Score: 3-1

Stadium: Stadio Olimpico

When these two teams met in the final in Rome their paths to the Stadio Olimpico couldn’t have been more dissimilar. Liverpool had won their matches with relative ease while Udo Lattek’s men, on the other hand, had scraped their way to Rome. The ’77 final took place in The Eternal City only four days after Liverpool had lost the FA Cup Final to Manchester United at Wembley.

Liverpool’s 3-1 win was the first time the club became European Champions, however, had it not been for their arch-rivals Manchester United, they would have also been the first team to win the treble; a feat United achieved 22 years later.

1978 – Liverpool vs Club Brugge

Final Score: 1-0

Stadium: Wembley

Liverpool returned to the competition, on home soil, as champions in 1978 and faced first-time finalists Club Brugge – a team they had already defeated in the UEFA Cup Final in ’76. The final was a tense affair, yet the Reds broke the deadlock in the second half with a strike that went on to be known as one of the best in European history.

Liverpool won the match 1-0 and became the first team in history to retain the European Cup. They did, however, lose the Super Cup to Anderlecht later in the year.

1981 – Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Final Score: 1-0

Stadium: Parc des Prince

Another year, and another final. On this occasion, Liverpool faced Real Madrid in the Parc des Prince. Liverpool and Los Blancos couldn’t be separated until the 81st minute when Alan Kennedy found the back of the net. The Red’s held on until the final whistle and won their third European Cup.

Bob Paisley mirrored Liverpool’s success that year as he became the first man to win three consecutive European Cups with one team.

Not for the first time had one strike secured Liverpool the trophy.

1984 – Liverpool vs Roma

Final Score: 1-1 (aet)

Stadium: Stadio Olimpico

Seasoned European champions by this point, their fourth European Cup final saw Liverpool take on Roma in the Stadio Olimpico in The Eternal City.

Liverpool had won their matches with relative ease on their way to the final, while Roma’s journey was littered with controversy. It had been rumoured that the Italian’s had bribed the referee in the semi-final versus Dundee United.

Despite Liverpool’s past performances, Roma were the favourites to win. Indeed, the match went to penalties.

Liverpool won 4-2 on penalties, however, the star of the show was Bruce Grobbelaar who famously wobbled his limbs throughout the shootout. The South African ultimately set a precedent that would win Liverpool their 5th Champions League 21 years later.

2005 – Liverpool vs AC Milan

Final Score: 3-3 (aet)

Stadium : Atatürk Stadium

Liverpool barely scraped through the knock out rounds of the 2004/5 Champions League.

After seeing off European competition in the knock out stages, Liverpool faced Chelsea in the semi-finals and scored what was dubbed the “ghost goal” by Chelsea manager José Mourinho, a strike that gave Liverpool a 1-0 lead to take them through to their sixth Champions League final.

They would be facing six-time European Champions AC Milan, who were favourites to win and were quickly leading the match 3-0 before halftime.

Liverpool pulled off one of their extraordinary comebacks in this all-important match and went on to score 3 goals in under six minutes.

The match went to penalties. Liverpool triumphed thanks to a save from goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek against Andriy Shevchenko. Dudek famously imitated Grobbelaar’s goalkeeping style throughout the shootout.

The game was nicknamed “The Miracle of Istanbul” and lasts long in the memory of many Liverpool fans as one of the best matches they’ve ever witnessed. And, because this was the 5th time Liverpool had won the Champions League, they were allowed to keep the trophy.

We Were the Champions

Liverpool went on to face AC Milan again in the 2006/7 final but lost.

Old opponents Chelsea knocked Liverpool out of the running in both 2008 and 2009 and then, in 2010, Liverpool failed to qualify for the competition for the first time since 1999.

It wasn’t until 2015/16 that the team managed to get back to Europe’s top table and reached the Europa League semi-finals against Villarreal. The match sparked yet another comeback that saw Liverpool fight back from 1-0 down to win 3-1 on aggregate. After this win, Liverpool had once again made it into the final and went up against Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park in Basel but lost 3-1.

The Red’s went on to face Real Madrid in the 2017/18 Champions League final but lost 3-1.

The Champions League at The Shankly Hotel

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As they did 39 years ago, Liverpool have made it into the next round after a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich.

Moreover, at The Bastion Bar and Restaurant within The Shankly Hotel, every time Liverpool take to the field the action is screened on our enormous monitors, evoking an electric atmosphere that can’t be matched anywhere else.

Join us every matchday and enjoy exclusive prizes and in-play deals that recreate that winning feeling and get you in the party mood.

The Champions League Club even lets you earn loyalty points for every game you attend. In return, you’re provided with exclusive access to unbeatable rewards, be it weekend stays in our luxurious football-themed rooms or unprecedented access to unseen Liverpool merchandise.

So, whether you want to watch the match or book a stay in one of our spectacular football-themed rooms, our friendly team can’t wait to hear from you on 0151 236 0166 or email reservations@shanklyhotel.com. Also, follow us on Facebook for loads of Liverpool and hotel updates.

Champagne Charlies is Coming to Liverpool

From super yachts floating on the glittering waters of Dubai, exclusive venues of Ibiza’s top celebrity haunts to the trendiest London town hot spots; all have set the scene for Champagne Charlies ultra-glam and exclusive events.

These amazing all-day parties have made their way over to some of the hottest cities across the globe – and Liverpool is next on the list!

A VIP Rooftop Experience

This summer, Champagne Charlies is taking over The Garden of Eden rooftop terrace in Liverpool with their one-of-a-kind all-day Bank Holiday party event. You’ll enjoy a delicious dining experience, backed with a soundtrack that comes straight from the decks of prolific Ibizan DJs. There will be ‘Dubai brunch’, 3-course meal and even the ‘Cheeky Charlie’ signature cocktail on the menu, and once that’s over – it’s time to party.

Champagne Charlies Brunch

Percussionists and performers will be setting the mood, keeping party people going from day ‘til dawn. So, make sure you dress to impress and bring your best self because this is going to be an unforgettable day-to-night event. Don’t miss out – you can secure your place at the most exclusive event of the summer here.

The Champagne Charlies Brunch

You’ll be treated to a tasty 3-course meal, ‘Brunch Strip’ which includes 6 beverages, live DJs, performers, percussionists, a chance to win a free holiday to Ibiza – and all importantly, good vibes.

You’ll be living the life of the rich and famous as this world-renowned event arrives at Liverpool’s Garden of Eden in 2019!

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What is Champagne Charlies?

If you’re unfamiliar, let us just say that Champagne Charlies is one of the most sought after, exclusive events out there right now. Founded in Dubai in September 2017, its chosen venue was an impressive 200ft super-yacht, the Lotus. Champagne Charlies ‘Dubai Spray’ became a famous dress-to-impress champagne spray event that included music played by well-established and respected Ibiza resident DJs.

Vocal & funky house music graces the ears of attendees, with the event operating with more of a refined approach opposed to other mainstream yacht-parties.

Redefining Day-to-Night Events

In a bid to expand and take the Dubai style ‘brunch’ concept further afield, Champagne Charlies secured a weekly residency in the Ibiza summer season of 2018 where they hosted a ‘late-night brunch’ at notorious celebrity haunt, STK Ibiza.

Once again, the event was well received and posed as Ibiza’s 1st late-night brunch. Seeing consecutive sell-outs throughout the summer, this great value for money event attracts an exclusive crowd who are keen to show off their most glamorous selves whilst having their ears graced by the best funky house music the island has to offer in a VIP dinner & dance soiree.

In 2017, Champagne Charlies also launched another celeb hotspot, ‘Essex House’; a popular hangout for the TOWIE clique. Since then, they have been planning further expansion in Ibiza this summer where their ‘Brunch at Sea’ concept will come to life. This will be the world’s largest event of this kind and will be hosted weekly onboard Signature Living’s latest ‘Floating Beach Club’ concept, The Funchal.

So, what are you waiting for? Tickets for Champagne Charlies at The Garden of Eden rooftop will be in high demand, so get yours quick to avoid disappointment.

Make your reservation to stay in the Shankly Hotel today. 

Don’t Miss Our Free Wedding Fayre at The Shankly

If you’re planning your special day, look no further than our spectacular wedding fayre in Liverpool. Join us on Sunday 6th January 2019 for a wedding fayre brought to you by Signature Living Weddings. Hosted within Liverpool’s luxury Shankly Hotel, you can look forward to enjoying exhibitions from some of the UK’s top wedding suppliers.

At Signature Living Weddings, we’re known for our wide range of versatile wedding venues, packages and a sprinkle of the wow factor. We’ll be showcasing everything you could need for the wedding of your dreams, from florists and jewelers, to live entertainers and breathtaking wedding dresses.

The Shankly Hotel is home to two Signature Living wedding venues, Baby Eden and Garden of Eden rooftop. Both of these unique spaces are perfect for celebrating with your friends and family. Located on the ground floor, Baby Eden is an intimate wedding venue with a charming atmosphere, while Garden of Eden is a spacious venue for larger celebrations, showcasing panoramic views across the city centre.

We’re sure you’ll get a feel for weddings at The Shankly Hotel during the wedding fayre. Our team will also be on hand to provide information about more Signature venues, including Alma de Cuba, Rainhill Hall and 30 James Street Hotel.

Wedding Fayre Liverpool

Each moment of our wedding fayre is meticulously planned, so that our guests can make the most of the day.

This fabulous event is set to include:

  • A glass of fizz on arrival
  • Dazzling live entertainment
  • A variety of suppliers from the North West
  • Designer Catwalk Show
  • Fabulous Goody bags
  • VIP Lounge

Register Online for Free Entry

To come along to our Liverpool wedding fayre, simply complete the registration form over at Signature Living Weddings.

The Shankly Hotel Wedding Venues

Before coming along to our wedding fayre at The Shankly Hotel, why not take a look at our stunning wedding venues in Liverpool? Each of these exquisite spaces can be tailored to you.

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A charming wedding at Baby Eden at The Shankly Hotel (our smallest venue option)

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Garden of Eden rooftop terrace is a beautiful location for wedding celebrations

A Signature wedding is designed with a difference. Our wedding coordinators can craft your big day from a blank canvas, ensuring every detail is exclusively yours. You can also choose from our flexible wedding packages. These feature everything from live musicians and dancers to fireworks, photography and everything in between!

The inside of Garden of Eden (our rooftop wedding venue) is just as breathtaking as the terrace

The versatility of our venues means we can incorporate live entertainment to your special day, whichever way you choose. Live entertainment at our wedding fayre afternoon is sure to inspire your vision for one of the most memorable days of your life.

We look forward to seeing you soon at The Shankly Hotel. Merry Christmas from us! To enquire about booking your wedding day with us or about our wedding coordinators and packages, you can reach our helpful team today on 0151 305 3753.

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.

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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.

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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. 

What’s On Liverpool: Top Events in the City for November 2018

There’s never a dull moment in November: from firework fiestas for Bonfire Night to seasonal festivities kick-starting the most wonderful time of the year, family-friendly events are happening all over Merseyside in the penultimate month of 2018.

So, whether you’re looking to get up close and personal with some dinos at the World Museum or fancy sitting down for afternoon tea with the Mad Hatter at The Shankly Hotel, here’s our guide of What’s On Liverpool November 2018…

What’s On Liverpool, November 2018

Get up close and friendly with dinosaurs at the World Museum

When: 3 November

Where: World Museum

Head down to Liverpool’s World Museum for a hands-on family-friendly activity session with dino-expert Dave. Get ready to handle an Eorapter skull, touch a Tyrannosaurus’ foot and even a Baryonx claw as you discover the fascinating world of these iconic beasts. The event is free and happening at intervals throughout the day.

Enjoy a family fireworks display at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory

When: 3 November

Where: Isla Gladstone Conservatory

Avoid the crowds at the Mersey fireworks display and opt instead for this family-friendly event at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory to enjoy professional fireworks alongside live entertainment in the North of the city. With a BBQ, fully stocked bar, and kids’ disco, it’s the perfect family fireworks event. Tickets £16.50 adults, £11.00 children.

Watch the Mersey light up with fireworks for the River of Light Festival

When: 4 November

Where: Liverpool Waterfront and New Brighton

Head down to Liverpool’s waterfront for a fiesta of Fireworks on Sunday 4 November, as the River of Light festival swings into town.

A collaboration between Culture Liverpool and Wirral Council, this annual event sees the skies above the Mersey lit up with two majestic firework displays from barges in the Mersey and the Fort Perch Rock in the Wirral. Free to attend, you can also catch art installations, street performances and light attractions at both locations. All fireworks start at 6:30pm but visitors are advised to head down by 5pm. For more information, read the 30 James Street full guide.

Surprise Surprise! Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea with Cilla Black

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When: 4 November

Where: 30 James Street Hotel

Get your dancing shoes on for this spectacular sixties event at 30 James Street hotel. Indulge in a decadent afternoon tea inside the historic White Star Grand Hall, with delicate finger sandwiches, delicious sweet treats and, of course, a glass of bubbly, as our dazzling Cilla tribute act wows you with the Scouse star’s most iconic hits including ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ and ‘ You’re My World’. Tickets £29.95 per person. Call 0151 236 0166 to book.

Transport yourself to Paris at Circo’s Moulin Rouge immersive experience

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When: 9 November

Where: Circo

Oo la la! Experience a movie like no other this November, as Circo transforms into a Parisian cabaret club for a film night you’ll never forget. You won’t just be watching the iconic movie: touch, taste and smell the world of Christian and Satine as cast and performers take you on a journey through Moulin Rouge in an immersive experience that’s never been seen before. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged. Tickets from £18.10.

Join the commemorations for Armistice 100 with an evening of music

When: 10 November

Where: Museum of Liverpool

Commemorate the centenary of the First World War with an evening of music and letters at the Museum of Liverpool. Listen to performances from The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, vocal soloist group Voices of Hope, pianist Lauryna Sableviciute and The Honour Choir plus a special performance of a new sound art piece by Stephen Davismoon, remembering the three territorial battalions of the King’s Regiment Liverpool.  The event is free but booking is essential.

Britten’s War Requiem at Liverpool Cathedral

When: 10 November

Where: Liverpool Cathedral

Drawing together orchestral musicians and choristers from both Britain and Germany, this profoundly emotional and moving event will see Benjamin Britten’s full War Requiem performed at the Liverpool Cathedral to commemorate when the guns of the first world war fell silent 100 years ago. Conducted by Andrew Manze. Tickets from £19.

Dress up to the nines for a Gatsby Afternoon Tea

When: 11 November

Where: Cunard House

Prepare for an afternoon of glitz, glamour and dazzle as Liverpool’s iconic Cunard House plays host to a Great Gatsby inspired afternoon tea. Transport yourself to the roaring 20s of New York as you indulge in delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats, pastries and freshly baked scones and an opulent glass of fizz. With live entertainment and fancy dress encouraged, it’s sure to be a real-good party. See you there, old sport.

Tickets £34.95 and include afternoon tea, fizz on arrival plus live entertainment. Call 0151 305 5101 to book.

Fall down the rabbit hole with a Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea for all the family

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When: 11 November

Where: The Shankly Hotel

Take all the family on a Wonderland adventure with the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at The Shankly Hotel. Sit down with your the favourite characters from Lewis Carrol’s famous fairytale as you tuck into a magical afternoon tea of delicate finger sandwiches and delectable sweet treats. 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! Tickets: £29.95 adults, £14.95 children. Call 0151 305 5101 to book.

Feel festive at the Liverpool ONE Christmas Launch

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When: 16 November

Where: Liverpool ONE

Step into Christmas with Liverpool ONE’s brand new festive event this year, as a giant light spectacular takes over Chavasse park. With a 250-strong choir and a street party happening across the shopping district from 4pm to 8pm, expect plenty of festive fun as the 96-cube light-installation is launched for the yuletide season.

Keep an eye-put for a piano-playing Santa, festive characters roaming around and a special appearance from The Voice Kids 2018 contestant Astrid.  The party will also see the L1 alpine-themed Bar Hϋtte open its doors.

N.B. There won’t be a Liverpool ONE light switch-on this year – the Christmas tree will be illuminated without an event on November 15.

Get browsing at the Palm House maker’s market

When: 17 November

Where: The Sefton Park Palm House

Head down to Sefton Park’s stunning Victorian palm house for a maker’s market amongst the leaves on the 17 November. Free entry.

Foot-tapping fun at the 30 James Street Swing Afternoon Tea

When: 18 November

Where: 30 James Street hotel

Enjoy a classic afternoon tea at 30 James Street inside the historic White Star Grand Hall. Sit back, relax and enjoy some ‘you’ time as you tuck into a delightful afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of prosecco and live entertainment from the world of song and dance. Tickets £29.95. Call 0151 305 5101 to book.

Celebrate the Star Man of music at Liverpool Philharmonic

When: 19 November

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Catch Live on Mars as they return to Liverpool with their awe-inspiring performance that celebrates the music, artistry, style and showman ship of iconic pop hero David Bowie.

Fusing sound and vision to reveal Bowie’s many alter egos and creative muses, this stunning light show uses state-of-the-art visuals and amination to bring the Changes singer’s music to life.

With electrifying vocals from Alex Thomas, a world-class band and a show that includes all the Bowie back-catalogue from ‘Space Oddity’ to ‘Let’s Dance’, this is a must for any Bowie fans missing their ultimate musician. Tickets from £24.50.

Be awe-struck by Swan Lake at the Empire Theatre

When: 21 – 24 November

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

The English National Ballet are set to bring the timeless classical ballet Swan Lake to Liverpool this November in a magical production of everyone’s favourite Christmas performance.

Be captivated by the story of the Swan Queen and her lover, Prince Siegfried, as the iconic ballet takes you on an enthralling journey through Tchaikovsky’s famous score with beautiful sets and stunning dancing. Tickets from £13.00.

Drag Queen Story Time

When: 24 November

Where: The Sefton Park Palm House

Take the kids for a glamourous and fabulous storytelling experience in Sefton Park as The Nightbus Queen leads a storytelling extravaganza at this imaginative event which aims to capture the fun of gender fluidity in childhood and offer a positive queer role model for children. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2.50 for children.

Stay at The Shankly Hotel with our incredible festive offers

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Get festive with a seasonal stay at The Shankly Hotel, thanks to our new and exclusive Christmas packages.

For just £69, celebrate some Christmas cheer with three friends and enjoy an overnight stay in one of our luxurious group rooms. The All I Want For Christmas is You package includes a two-course meal at one of our city centre restaurants and breakfast the next morning, plus a free shopping guide and a choice between access to Morgan’s Spa (subject to availability) or car parking.

Or indulge in a festive pamper day with the ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly package, for just £89 per person. Enjoy an overnight stay in a luxury room with three friends, plus a 30-minute spa treatment and a two-course evening meal at the Carpathia Champagne Bar and Restaurant at 30 James Street, as well as breakfast the next morning, ensuring a relaxing and rejuvenating yuletide stay ready for the Christmas season.*

To view all our Christmas packages, visit The Shankly Hotel offers page today. Call our team on 0151 236 0166 to book. 

*Packages are subject to availability and cover Sunday to Thursday only, excluding Liverpool home games. 

What’s On, October 2018 | The Best Events in Liverpool this Month

Kylie, Sir Cliff Richard and an interstellar music performance – they’re just some of the exciting events in Liverpool you can enjoy this month, only a stone’s throw away from The Shankly Hotel. Whether you’re a theatre buff, a music fan or just in the mood for some exciting family entertainment, October is jam-packed with things to do and see across Merseyside.

Looking for unique  and unforgettable experiences in the city? Catch up on all the best Signature Living events in Liverpool with our What’s On Guide for Summer-Autumn 2018 from Signature TV below.  Read on to discover our pick of the best events in Liverpool this month…

 

Our Pick of the Best Events in Liverpool This Month…

Catch Daniel O’Donnell Performing at the Philharmonic

When: Monday 1 October

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

One of the UK’s best loved artists is back touring the country and he’s playing just a single night at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall. Catch Daniel O’Donnell and his recently revamped band performing songs from his 38 studio albums in a show that’s sure to be filled with life-affirming music, song and laughter. Tickets from £35.

Back by popular demand: Bongo’s Bingo Liverpool

When: Various dates throughout October

Where: Camp and Furnace

They’re back! The notorious founders of the bawdiest events in Liverpool have returned home triumphant after a UK tour and they’ve announced nine dates in Merseyside. Get ready for an eyeful of the fabulous Sweaty Betty, highly unsuitable family-fun and prizes you wouldn’t give your grandson at the fabulous Bongo’s Bingo. Tickets are currently sold out for all dates bar the Halloween special but keep a close-eye on the website as they sometimes release more.

Jump on the Loco-Motion with Kylie at the Echo Area

When: Wednesday 3 October

Where: Echo Arena

The iconic Kylie Minogue is stopping off in Liverpool for her autumn tour and is sure to get all of Merseyside Spinning Around with some of her biggest and best hits. Tickets from £55.

By the Waters of Liverpool at the Empire Theatre

When: Wednesday 3 October – Saturday 13 October

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Catch this stage adaptation of the best-selling book by Helen Forrester in its UK premiere at the Liverpool Empire. Following on from the success of Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey, By The Waters of Liverpool follows Helen at the age of 20 looking for love in the arms of a tall, strong seaman on the banks of the Mersey. But war looms on the horizon and the future of the girl’s beloved Liverpool hangs in the brink. A moving account of Helen Forrester’s teenage years and the devastating effect the Second World War had on her hometown.

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A previous visit from the giants. Source: Sean Wheeler Photography

The Giants Return with ‘Liverpool’s Dream’

When: Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October

Where: Various locations

The star highlight of events in Liverpool this month, French theatre group Royal de Luxe are bringing their larger-than-life puppets back to Liverpool for a final time in October. The four-day extravaganza will see the Little Boy Giant, the Big Giant and the fabulous dog giant, Xolo, walking about the city in a celebratory long weekend as they act out a storyline titled ‘Liverpool’s Dream’.

Catch them at various locations, including in the Wirral for the first time, as they explore the city once more. For a full schedule, including some of the best restaurants and bars along the Giant’s routes, read our guide to the giants in Liverpool.

Why not stay at The Shankly Hotel during their visit? Located in the centre of the city, our hotel is perfect placed to catch all the action close-by.

Journey to Justice Exhibition at the International Slavery Museum

When: from 5 October

Where: International Slavery Museum

Explore how the US civil rights movement helped move people in the UK and the rest of the world to fight for their own rights in a new exhibition opening at the International Slavery Museum this month. Charting the extraordinary stories of lesser-known women, men and children involved in struggles for freedom in the UK and US, this moving installation shows how great social and political change can be led by ‘people like us’.

Grab some vinyl at The Independent Record Fair

When: Sunday 7 October

Where: Constellations

Head down to the Baltic for an afternoon of LP buying, music and good food at the Melodic Distraction Independent Record Fair. Anyone from seasoned diggers to new-found enthusiasts are welcome at this congregation of private sellers, local record labels and at least one internationally renowned headline label. Pick up merchandise, streetwear bands and a Sunday roast served up by Constellations as well, and enjoy music from Melodic Distractions DJs. The event is free but a £2 donation is suggest.

Blast Off! with a family concert at the Philharmonic

When: Tuesday 9 October

Where: Philharmonic Music Room

Get the kids excited about classical music with these two rocket-powered performances in the Philharmonic Music Room. Help astronaut Claire Henry and musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra charge up a rocket so it can blast off into the stratosphere to a soundtrack  of interstellar music. Tickets are £11 for adults and £7 for children.

Jane Austen’s Persuasion at the Playhouse

When: Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 October

Where: Liverpool Playhouse

Enjoy Jane Austen’s most romantic comedy, Persuasion, adapted for the stage at the Playhouse for a short run only. Telling the tale of Anne Elliot and her devastatingly journey through love, this is a masterclass of storytelling awash with love, loss and longing.

At Last: The Etta James Story at the Philharmonic

When: Tuesday 9 October

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Relive the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life with a knock-out stage performance from the sensational Vika Bull and some of Australia’s funkiest musicians. With stirring renditions of the soul-singers most iconic hits such as ‘Something’s Got a Hold on Me’ and ‘At Last’, this electrifying stage show charts the tumultuous career of James, from her Grammy Awards to her addiction struggles. Tickets from £28.50.

Catch the iconic Sir Cliff Richard on his UK tour

When: Wednesday 10 October

Where Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

It’s time to say Congratulations to Britain’s ultimate pop star who’s celebrating 60 years in the music industry. Heading to Liverpool for one night only to entertain fans with some of his biggest hits as part of the 58-18=60 Tour, catch Sir Cliff Richard at the Philharmonic Hall with special guests for a night of Devil Woman, Living Doll and Ocean Deep. Tickets from £70.

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The Baltic Triangle Vegan Market. Source: Baltic Market Facebook page

Baltic Triangle Vegan Market

When: Sunday 14 October

Where: Baltic Market

Indulge in some vegan peanut butter, pizzas, burgers and beers at this plant-based extravaganza in the Baltic Market this month. Catch all your favorite Merseyside specialist stalls plus plenty of amazing street food vendors from 11am until 3pm. A must-visit for vegans looking to enjoy some animal-friendly events in Liverpool this October.

The Unreturning at The Everyman

When: Tuesday 16 October – Saturday 20 October

Where: The Everyman

Catch this new play, directed by Neil Bettles, which explores the effects of war on young lives. Set in a British Northern Coastal town, The Unreturning tells the interwoven stories of three young men coming home from war set at different times over the last 100 years. Tickets from £10.

Liverpool’s Irish Festival 2018

When: 18 – 28 October

Where: Various venues

Celebrate Liverpool’s emerald roots this October as the annual Irish Festival kicks into action across the city. This year’s festival explore ‘the Seventh County’ and its deep connections to Ireland with events in Liverpool including discussions, poetry, art, comedy and much more.

Highlights include comedian Deborah Frances-White recording her hugely successful podcast The Guilt Feminist at Liverpool Playhouse, an Irish craft beer festival at the Handyman on Smithdown Road and a exhibition at OUTPUT Gallery which invited artists to show their response to this year’s #YesTogether / Repeal the Eighth Campaign.

Celebrate 50 Years of children’s books with Quentin Blake’s stunning illustrations

When: From 19 October

Where: Lady Level Art Gallery

Take a look at more than 40 works from everyone’s favourite children’s illustrator at the Lady Lever Art Gallery’s new exhibition on Quentin Blake. Celebrating the professional relationship between the famous artist and children’s author John Yeoman, this showcase includes original drawings from their most recent project together, as well as a further 10 projects they have worked on from picture books and short novels to adaptations of classic folk tales.

Readings, workshops and books at Liverpool Literary Festival 2018

When: 19-21 October

Where: Various locations across the University of Liverpool

The written word is taking centre stage at Liverpool’s Literary Festival, with inspiring discussions on everything from fake news to graphic novels, life-writing and poetry. Events in Liverpool include discussions on killing favourite characters off, a talk with music journalist Paul Du Noyer, an intimate ‘date’ with Tony Robinson and a panel of new authors including MAN Booker prize nominee 2018 Sally Rooney.

Rock of Ages at the Empire Theatre

When: Tuesday 23 October – Saturday 27 October

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Head-bangers get ready – the smash hit musical Rock of Ages is back in town with over 25 classic rock anthems interwoven into a hilarious musical comedy that had audiences around the globe laughing.

Million Dollar Men Show

When: Saturday 20 October

Where: Arthouse Hotel

It’s raining men and you’re all going to be shouting Hallelujah by the end of the night! Catch Merseyside’s alternative to Magic Mike at the Arthouse Hotel this October as the Millionaire Dollar Men bare all for your entertainment at one of the sauciest events in Liverpool. Enjoy gorgeous men and great dancing plus special talents such as fire-breathing and breakdancing in this action-packed night out. For just £20 per person, you and your friends can enjoy the full show with a complementary drink on arrival.

Why not make a night of it and stay at in one of the Arthouse Hotel’s luxurious suites, perfect group accommodation for a girl’s midweek treat?

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Get creepy at The Monster Halloween Ball. Source: The Lantern Company Facebook page

Get Spooky at the Palm House’s Monster Halloween Ball

When: 24 -26 October

Where: Palm House Sefton Park

Head down to the Palm House for three days of fiendish family fun with The Lantern Company, as the spooky and spectacular are brought to life during workshops, parades and devilish dance-offs. Take your little beasts down for all-day creative events, including monster mask making and lantern crafting before venturing out (if you dare) at dusk for a Mini Monsters Party where weird and wonderful puppet guests will be lighting up the dance-floor. One of the must-do family Halloween events in Liverpool this month. Tickets start from £7.50.

The Biennial’s Liverpool Mountain at the docks

When: from 23 October

Where: Tate Liverpool

Catch the gravity-defying sculpture by Ugo Rondinone outside the Tate Liverpool as the artist’s first UK public artwork crash lands on the docks for Liverpool Biennial 2018. Famed for their eye-catching colours, and Instagram-friendly aesthetic, the Liverpool mountain is sure to be an exciting addition to the waterfront this autumn.

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Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, 2016 by Ugo Rondinone – a similar structure to what the Liverpool Mountain will look like. Source: Twitter | @Biennial

Mamma Mia! An ABBA tribute night at the O2

When: Saturday 27 October

Where O2 Academy, Liverpool

Get ready for a soul-shaking, move-making night at Liverpool’s O2 Academy as the sensational ABBA’s Disco Wonderland tour hits Merseyside. Disco classic alongside ABBA’s greatest hits – what more could a Dancing Queen want from a night? It’s time to be thankful for the music, and enjoy the dodgy 70s décor. Tickets from £7.00.

Sing-a-long to Dusty Springfield’s greatest hits at an exclusive afternoon tea

When: Sunday 28 October

Where: White Star Grand Hall, 30 James Street Hotel

Get ready to sing your heart out to Britain’s Queen of Soul – 30 James Street are hosting an afternoon tea celebrating everything Dusty Springfield and you’ll be Wishin’ and Hopin’ to come along!

Celebrate the Son of a Preacher Man singer’s greatest hits during an exclusive afternoon tea of indulgent finger sandwiches, sweet treats and fizz as spectacular tribute act, Emily Clark, takes you on a journey through Dusty’s solo career. Enjoy classic hits such as I Only Want To Be With You and You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me as you soak in the historic interiors of the iconic 30 James Street. Tickets are just £29.95.

Watch Hocus Pocus with the Coven at Love Thy Neighbour

When: Wednesday 31 October

Where: Love Thy Neighbour, Bold St

Join the coven in Love Thy Neighbour’s secret basement cinema for a special screening of the Halloween favourite Hocus Pocus. Celebrating 25 years of the iconic film, you’ll be able to indulge in cauldron brew and cinnamon popcorn as you catch the Sanderson sisters back in action once again. Tickets are £7.50.

Enjoy a Stay at The Shankly Hotel

When: October

Where: The Shankly Hotel

Why not book an autumn stay in Liverpool this October with one of The Shankly Hotel’s exclusive autumn offers? Chose one of three seasonal packages and indulge in a luxurious overnight stay at our Shankly suites, with sumptuous inclusive treats.

Enjoy some rest and relaxation with the Autumn Revive for just £159 per couple and be treated to an overnight stay plus spa session at Morgan’s Spa, with included spa treatment and breakfast the next morning at The Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

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For a night to spoil your loved one, why not book our Autumn Relax package, and take them for a romantic overnight stay at The Shankly, with chilled prosecco ready in your room on arrival and breakfast included at The Bastion Bar and Restaurant? All for just £99 per couple.

Or enjoy a short city break, with an overnight stay, two-course evening meal and breakfast the next morning with our Autumn Escape offer, for just £138 per couple.*

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our pick of the best events in Liverpool this month. We can’t wait to welcome you to The Shankly Hotel and our incredible city. For more information or to book, call our team today on 0151 909 3648 or visit our booking page now.

*Subject to availability. All Shankly Hotel Offers are for Sunday – Thursday stays, excluding bank holidays and all Liverpool home games. A £30 supplement applies to Friday nights.

A Fabulous FAME Fan Package Hotel Deal at The Shankly

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

The FAME Fan Package Hotel Deal

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

For four or more guests our offer includes;

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

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

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

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

FAME the TV Show

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

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

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

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

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

FAME the UK Reunion

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Best of What’s On in Liverpool April 2018

This April, don’t miss the best of what’s on in Liverpool. From dazzling theatre productions and laugh-out-loud comedy to the perfect day out with the little ones, we’ve got it covered.

So if you’ll be staying at The Shankly this month, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Liverpool.

Superhero Afternoon Tea

When: 7th April 2018

Where: Garden of Eden, The Shankly Hotel

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This April we have some very special guests flying over to our Garden of Eden venue at The Shankly Hotel. Saving the day this half term, we’ll be keeping the kids entertained with Superhero Afternoon Tea!

For just £14.95 per child the little ones can tuck in to tasty sweet treats and delicious finger sandwiches as they enjoy an action-packed afternoon with their favourite superheroes.

And if you fancy some indulgence yourself, worry not! We’ll also be offering our luxury afternoon tea for adults for £29.95.

Grand National 2018

When: 12th – 14th April 2018

Where: The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

Hats at the ready! Make this Grand National one to remember with our unmissable Grand National packages.  This year, we have a range of fabulous deals to choose from, ensuring that you celebrate in style from start to finish.

Our jam-packed Ultimate National Weekender is available for £360 per person and includes a luxury 3-night stay, indulgent champagne breakfast with race card and a meal in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, situated within the hotel.

Alternatively, our And They’re Off and National All-Dayer deals are perfect for a race day experience with plenty of perks. Our Grand National deals prove hugely popular every year, so make sure you don’t miss out on the action!

 

Hairspray

When: 16th – 21st April 2018

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatrewhat's on liverpool

You Can’t Stop The Beat this April at the Liverpool Empire Theatre! That’s right, smash hit musical comedy Hairspray will be bringing you the best of the 60s.

So get ready to find yourself transported back to Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad will take you on a journey of following her dreams.

This hilarious feel-good production will have you dancing the night away as you catch this spectacular soundtrack live on stage.

Roy Orbison

When: 17th April 2018

Where: Echo Arena Liverpool

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Set to bring you an unforgettable music experience, don’t miss this holographic show featuring the best of Roy Orbison.

In a first-of-its-kind event, you can catch Roy Orbison’s biggest hits complemented by the atmospheric sounds of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Alex Orbison, President of Roy Orbison Music said: “My dad was one of the first people to combine rock and roll with orchestral sound so to see the full meal deal of having the big orchestra with my dad is really a dream set up.”

Michael McIntyre

When: 27th – 28th April 2018

Where: Echo Arena Liverpool

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Michael McIntyre is back and ready to ignite laugh-out-loud laughter with his brand new comedy show. Michael has performed three best-selling arena tours, selling out arenas in everywhere from Australia to Dubai.

Due to such overwhelming demand for tickets, Michael will be performing on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April. So, don’t miss out on the fun!

Big Luv Weekender

When: 28th April 2018

Where: The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

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Taking over The Shankly Hotel for a full weekend experience, Big Luv Weekender is set to bring you an unmissable experience of house classics and disco.

Hosted across the bar area, main room and scenic rooftop garden, you can look forward to legendary DJs from around the globe!

Reserving 800 beds throughout the hotel, you can take full advantage of the Stay and Play package, including a luxury room for 2 nights, weekend event pass, late check out and a welcome drink – perfect!

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, many of our guests stay with us for special events and to enjoy what’s on around the city. Our luxury facilities, unrivalled features and central location makes The Shankly one of a kind.

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While staying with us, you can enjoy the immersive Bastion Bar & Restaurant, featuring a captivating Bill Shankly museum celebrating the life and legacy of a football legend.

To enquire further about events at The Shankly or to book an unforgettable stay with us, we’d love to hear from you on 0151 601 8801. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Book

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

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

The Man Behind the Gloves

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

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

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

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

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

Win Tickets to The Event

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

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

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

Liverpool Theatres Top Panto’s, Plays & Performances for the Kids in for December

Bring the kids to The Shankly this December and check out any of these amazing plays, pantos and performances taking place in top Liverpool theatres throughout the festive season.

There’s something for all age ranges, from everybody’s favourite classic a Christmas Carol to a rock n roll spectacular at the Everyman. A visit to any of these spectacular Liverpool theatres will make any festive visit to the city unforgettable.

Rock n Roll Panto The Little Mermaid

Where: Everyman

When: 25th November – 20th January

Bringing live music and panto fun to Disney’s magical tale The Little Mermaid, the genius at Everyman have put together a stage spectacular for the festive season.

The Everyman is one of the Liverpool theatres to do things a little differently and the Rock n Roll Panto The Little Mermaid is no exception to this rule.

There promises to be interaction with the audiences from seasoned panto dame Francis Tucker, getting the kids and adult up on their feet to sing along or dance to avoid a soaking.

Expect a whole new world of pantomime in Liverpool at Everyman this December.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Live Orchestra

Where: Echo

When: 1st December

Fans of J.K Rowling’s masterpiece, the Harry Potter saga will adore this performance taking place at the Echo Arena.

If you have a little witch or wizard in your family or are a wannabe Hogwarts student yourself, this is a one-off screening of the second instalment of the Harry Potter movies; The Chamber of Secrets.

The twist, the entire film will be backed by the sounds of orchestra bringing the musical magic to life and transporting audiences into the bewitching world where cars fly, snakes talk, and spiders are as big as houses.

The Jungle Book

Where: Unity Theatre

When: 1st December – January 6th

From classic novel to Disney animation to the latest Disney film The Jungle Book is a story that has captured hearts and minds all over the world and across generations.

This festive season Unity Theatre has adapted the much-loved Jungle Book to a superb stage spectacular fit for ages five and up.

Unity theatre has captured all the magic of Rudyard Kipling’s original novel transforming it into an engaging performance for the whole family to enjoy.

Get ready to sing along to Baloo’s ‘Bear Necessities’ and King Louis’s ‘I wanna be like you-oo-oo’ at Unity Theatre this Christmas.

Cinderella

Where: Empire

When: 16th December – 7th January

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo your way to the Empire this December for a classic portrayal of the magical Cinderella.

This amazing princess fairy-tale has been adapted to create a hilarious pantomime with all the necessary ingredients to make audiences laugh.

Get the kids involved as they hiss and boo at the ugly sisters and enjoy clever performances from the celebrity cast members like the handsome Prince Charming, played by Duncan James.

Everyone can go to the ball this festive season and enjoy a truly magical Cinderella performance at the Empire.

Peter Pan

Where: Epstein

When: 8th December – 1st January

Follow the second star to the right as it takes you and the kids to the Epstein theatre where Never-neverland awaits.

The most frightening villain of all time, Captain Hook will be taking on Peter Pan, The Lost Boys, Tinker-bell and The Darling Family Cook in this swashbuckling adventure of magic and wonder.

If you and the little ones still believe in fairy’s, love going on adventures across the high seas meeting Indians and mermaids along the way then this is the perfect Liverpool Panto for you.

Aladdin

Where: Echo

When: 15th – 24th December

Taking panto back to its roots the Echo Arena is putting on a traditional pantomime performance of Aladdin.

Competing with other Liverpool theatres the Echo Arena have chosen a classic play to mesmerise audiences with. Join the cast as they take on the evil magician Abanazar as he tries to take over the world and stop Aladdin from winning the heart of Princess Jasmine.

There’ll be plenty of audience participation required as well as a little magic from the Genie of the Lamp and the Slave of the Ring.

See if your little ones can help make sure Aladdin gets his happily ever after at the Echo Arena this festive season.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Where: Grand Central Hall Liverpool

When: 16th – 23rd December

Jack and the Beanstalk

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Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum to Grand Central Hall you and the family will come, for the perfect Christmas panto experience.

In one of the grandest and oldest Liverpool theatres, an all-star cast will be re-enacting the classic fable Jack and the Beanstalk.

Join in as Jack climbs the magical beanstalk to a world beyond the clouds, meet the super scary giant who lives there.

The whole family will love a visit to Grand Central Hall this festive season to watch a timeless story played out with unexpected modern twists.

A Christmas Carol

Where: St George’s Hall

When: 21st – 23rd December

Dickens’ timeless novel that has inspired countless Christmas movies is being respectfully brought to the audience from the grandest of all Liverpool theatres, St George’s Hall.

Inside the grand space, audiences can enjoy this Christmas classic brought to life including ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come.

Introduce the family to some historic literary culture visiting the world of that of the greatest English writers of all time created for us at Christmas. All taking place inside one of Liverpool’s most amazing landmarks no more than five minutes’ walk from The Shankly Hotel.

Seasonal Stays at The Shankly Hotel

We welcome families all year round at The Shankly Hotel but on the lead, up to Christmas there are some superb family accommodation offers available that will help you have a great stay at an affordable price.

Check out these amazing offers here and start planning your Christmas day out with the kids to any of these Liverpool theatres. Book your stay or ask any questions by calling our team on 0151 601 8801 or email info@sigantureliving.co.uk.