We hope you are managing to keep safe and well during these turbulent times.
The safety and well-being of our customers and our team is our primary concern and, in-line with the latest government advice and to help ensure we can offer the best customer experience in this difficult period, we have taken the decision to postpone all arrivals from 25th March, until further notice.
This may be extended further dependent on Government advice to come in the coming days and weeks.
You will shortly receive email confirmation that bookings have now been postponed but please take this note as official confirmation that any bookings for arrival from 25th March until further notice will be moved to a future date of your choice based on a like-for-like day/month basis, subject to availability. Alternatively, we are offering credit notes for the full amount of each booking which can be redeemed anywhere within the Signature Living Group at a later date.
If you are contacting us to discuss a booking outside the above time frames, or if you have further questions on a booking within that period, above please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As I’m sure you can understand, we are experiencing extremely high volumes of enquires during this time, so please bear with us. As always we aim to come back in a timely manner and are working tirelessly to assist you.
Stay safe and thank you for your understanding. It is hugely appreciated by us and all our amazing staff and we hope to see you all again soon.
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.
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!
The Shankly Rooftop
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.
February is finished, and with a new month comes a lot of new and wonderful events to revel in. Prepare for a mad March as we welcome in the warm weather at The Shankly Hotel. We’re just a stone’s throw away from most of Liverpool’s main attractions, theatres, bars and restaurants, so you can count on us to prepare you for the awesome adventure ahead.
From a curious comic book festival to afternoon tea with a soulful twist, March is sure to be spectacular. So, here’s our pick of the best events in Liverpool this month.
Liverpool Comic Con
Where: The Exhibition Centre
When: Friday 8 – Sunday 10 March
From retro arcade cabs and props to comic book superstars, Liverpool Comic Con is not to be missed by anime experts this month. Head down to the waterside this March and bask in the wonder of Superman, meet Rocky Balboa’s brother-in-law or have a chat with one of cinemas most loved characters. One not to miss this month.
Gymnastics British Championships 2019
Where: M&S Bank Arena
When: 17 March
prepared to be wowed by the suppleness and sheer power of some of Britain’s best athletes. This March take your seat and watch on in amazement as Olympic, Commonwealth and European superstars compete for the renowned UK title. Whether it be the powerhouses on the beam to the absolute beauty of the routines, the Gymnastics British Championships is an event in Liverpool for the entire family to enjoy.
Just Dusty Afternoon Tea
Where: 30 James Street
When: 3 March
This fabulous event in Liverpool celebrates the voice of the one and only pop diva. With bubbles on arrival, an extremely talented tribute act and scrumptious afternoon tea, this is not to be missed by Dusty devotees. Set in the spectacular 30 James Street, Just Dusty is sure to “take another piece of your heart” – in a nice way.
Sheridan Smith – A Northern Soul Tour
Where: M&S Bank Arena
When 22 March
Another pop diva is back on home soil this March as Sheridan Smith’s ‘A Northern Soul Tour’ comes to Liverpool. An eclectic mix of soulful classics and contemporary hits, Sheridan Smith’s ‘A Northern Soul Tour’ is sure to be superb. A perfect opportunity indeed, to belt out some soulful tunes and support one of our own. Easily one of the best events in Liverpool this March.
Motown Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
Where: 30 James Street
When: 31 March (Mother’s Day)
Time to rewind and release your inner diva with mum this year at 30 James Street’s Motown Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. Devour a scrumptious selection of delicious cakes, pastries, and sandwiches and a side of prosecco to toast the woman of the day. Then, watch on – in either embarrassment or happiness – as mum unleashes her inner diva to a soundtrack of Motown tunes. Motown Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is, hands down, the best event in Liverpool to celebrate Mother’s Day this month.
Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival
Where: Royal Liver Building
When: 23 March
The Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival comes to the wondrous Royal Liver Building this March. With a choice of over 107 gins, selection of rums, wine, prosecco and beer, channel your inner Patsy Stone and enjoy one of the most absolutely fabulous events in Liverpool.
From April 2018 to its conclusion in March 2019, Tate Liverpool marks its 30th anniversary with exhibitions by two titans of modern art in addition to a whole host of free displays, events and celebrations to mark this momentous birthday. As the weather starts to warm, The Albert Dock is the place to be this month.
So, our countdown is as finished as February. Sound wonderful? Why don’t you book a stay in The Shankly this March – or any month for that matter. Contact our friendly team on 0151 236 0166 or email email@example.com
We are absolutely delighted to announce that our amazing hotel will feature on a new fly-on-the-wall style TV documentary, produced by Spun Gold TV for the BBC. They were the company behind the BBC One documentary A Very Modern Grand Hotel, which followed the staff of London’s exclusive Corinthia Hotel. As a hotel ourselves, we were fascinated to watch the ins-and-outs of such a marvellous establishment – and we’re honoured to have been asked to take part in something similar.
A Very Northern Hotel
The show, entitled ‘A Very Northern Hotel’, will take viewers through our lobby, down our corridors and into our lives to give viewers a glimpse into the daily life of what we’re proud to call one of the most popular hotels in Liverpool! We cater for such a wide variety of guests, from wedding parties to couple’s getaways – but what we’re most famous for are our big party rooms on the top floor that sleep up to 24 guests. From the OMG to WTF rooms, to the Garden of Eden and the Jungle Rooms, we think BBC One viewers are in for a treat.
The show will follow our dedicated staff and new General Manager as they navigate one of the busiest periods of the year. As the BBC has reported in their first press release regarding the documentary, running a hotel, managing large groups and making sure each and every one of our fabulous guests has a wonderful time does not come easy. All within one weekend, we could be hosting a large family wedding, 50th wedding anniversary, baby shower and even a high-octane, high-energy hen-do.
It’s imperative they all feel extra special, without each other’s occasions running into one another!
A Unique Snapshot of Modern Britain
Regarding the new show, Clare Sillery who is the Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, says,
“We hope this film set in the Shankly Hotel will tell us something about aspiration in Britain today, by looking at how families from every walk of life choose to celebrate and mark the biggest events of their lives.”
We think Clare is spot on. Here at The Shankly, we strive to provide first-class service to each and every one of our guests, no matter whether they’re staying for an evening, a weekend or simply just dining with us at The Bastion. Whoever you are, you are sure to feel extra-special with our first-rate, inimitable approach to the hotel experience.
The Managing Director of Spun Gold, Daniela Neumann also said,
“A Very Northern Hotel is a warm, funny documentary that provides a unique snapshot of modern Britain, revealing guests’ hopes, fears and aspirations as they mark watershed moments.”
We are so incredibly proud to have the opportunity to showcase everything we do here at the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool. If you’ve ever wondered how the busiest and most popular hotel in Liverpool manages to upkeep such a brilliant reputation, then this show will answer all of your questions.
We can’t wait to share it with you all!
The Shankly Hotel
We don’t get called the most popular hotel in Liverpool for nothing, you know. See for yourself with a stay in one of our luxurious rooms or come and grab a bite to eat at our brilliant restaurant and bar. We’ve got some fantastic offers and events going on all throughout the year, so there’s sure to be something you’ll love.
If you’ve been following Signature Living over the years, you’ll know by now that we don’t do anything by halves! When it comes to celebrations, we like to go all out…
This year marks the 10th birthday of Signature Living, and to celebrate the occasion in Signature style, Lawrence and Katie Kenwright are launching their #BiggestEverGiveaway!
Social media followers will have the chance to win some truly life-changing prizes. Trust us, this is one competition you won’t want to miss…
Celebrating Ten Years of Signature Living
The foundations of Signature Living are deeply rooted in Liverpool. After four years of planning, designing and hard work, Signature Living opened their first apartments in August, 2008. Lawrence and Katie’s goal was to bring Liverpool something the city had never seen before.
An eccentric twist on group accommodation, each apartment showcased an array of creative ideas; guests could enjoy dazzling decor and themed rooms, plush furnishings and luxury facilities. With Liverpool nightlife and iconic landmarks within close walking distance, guests could find everything they were looking for right on their doorstep.
Though it was still early days, it was clear that Signature Living apartments were filling a gap in the market. And that was only the beginning! Next on the party scene was Liverpool’s movie-themed Arthouse Hotel, offering guests a one-of-a-kind experience. Most recently, Signature Suites have also proved to be a huge success.
The Different Directions of Signature Living
While the party side of the brand continued to flourish, Lawrence set his sights on preserving local heritage. Purchasing iconic Grade II* listed 30 James Street, Signature Living opened the building’s grand doors as luxury hotel 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic in 2014.
With a growing love for heritage projects, next on the path to success was of course, The Shankly Hotel. The unique hotel opened in August 2015, showcasing football heritage in a whole new light. Working closely with Bill Shankly’s family, The Shankly Hotel pays tribute to the life and legacy of the iconic football manager.
The Shankly Hotel has gone from strength to strength over the years, offering guests a fascinating exclusive display of memorabilia. This includes everything from Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract and personal typewriter to items of clothing, letters and more. The luxury venue also saw the opening of The Bastion Bar & Restaurant and two exquisite wedding venues.
Today, The Shankly attracts guests from across the globe in search of something special. Regularly playing host to spectacular events, the hotel has become a prime location for rooftop celebrations, parties and live music events on Garden of Eden rooftop terrace.
So, what’s in store for the future? To name a couple of projects, Signature Living are set to open The Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool and The George Best Hotel in Belfast.
Signature Living’s Biggest Giveaway Competition
Since the 10 year anniversary marks the beginning of Lawrence and Katie’s dreams coming true, the busy duo have been behind the scenes planning life-changing prizes for Signature followers. The secrets of our #BiggestEverGiveaway will start to unfold on 14th August 2018. Each month for the duration of 12 months, we’ll be announcing an unbelievable prize!
Each spectacular prize will of course have a sprinkle of Signature style, from thrilling experiences to moments you’ll cherish forever. So, step all aboard as we jet off and get the show on the road! In the meantime, we’ll leave you to wonder what we’ve got up our sleeve…
To be the first to discover each of our big reveals, make sure you’re following our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. This is where you’ll find the details of each prize and that all-important information on how to enter.
So don’t forget, #Signature10 begins tomorrow on 14th August 2018. We hope you’re as excited as we are! And thank you for supporting Signature Living. May the Signature magic continue!
We are excited to announce the launch of an amazing rooftop tipi pool party venue in the heart of Liverpool and to celebrate, we’re offering a lucky group the chance to win a stay on the opening night.
Set on the rooftop of the famous Shankly Hotel, this unique tropical glamping destination will bring the unrivalled party atmosphere of Ibiza to the picturesque surroundings of the famous Garden of Eden.
One of the first of its kind in the UK, this exclusive rooftop venue will be open for the competition winners on Friday 6th July and promises to be one of the most sought-after venues in the city.
Have a pool party with a fun, unique twist at The Shankly Hotel.
Win a Luxury Tipi Pool Party
This spectacular venue will transport you and your friends to a tropical summer festival, featuring luxurious tipis, Jacuzzis and infinity pools, TV screens and Bluetooth Surround Sound, creating a setting you really can’t find anywhere else.
Guests will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of the city’s spectacular skyline from the bohemian surroundings of this brand new rooftop pool party venue.
Make a splash in the luxurious spa pools and soak up the sun in your best swimwear; it’s the perfect venue to host an unforgettable celebration.
Each indulgent tipi can sleep up to 6 people and is bursting with opulent hotel-style trimmings, sumptuous beds and designer bedding, that maintain the utter opulence of The Shankly Hotel’s reputation.
The venue will feature two stunning pools that combine relaxing Jacuzzi hot tubs with breathtaking infinity pools, fitted with 32-inch TVs and pop-up speakers, to really keep the party going.
Blending a unique glamping experience with a slick city centre vibe, our unique tipi pool party venue is the ultimate urban oasis.
Gaze out over the outstanding views of Liverpool whilst you and your friends enjoy a party like no other, complete with sun, fun and unforgettable moments.
Ever dreamed of hosting a truly unique party with all your closest friends? Well now you can, at The Shankly Hotel’s luxury tipi pool party venue, on Garden of Eden’s rooftop venue.
To enter this once in a lifetime competition on Facebook, all you have to do is LIKE Signature Living, SHARE the video below and TAG the friends you’d bring in the comments.
This month, we’re delighted to be featured in Ok! Magazine. The best-selling publication have written a glowing review, and we’re so pleased that they enjoyed their visit, we thought we’d share some of the highlights.
The Shankly Hotel Review by OK!
Ok! praised our fantastic location, noting that we’re a five-minute walk from famous Mathew Street – home of the world famous Cavern Club.
The Shankly Hotel is also within walking distance of Liverpool ONE high-street shops and designer brands, as well as the city’s top theatres and bars and restaurants.
“The rooms are huge- more than double the size of the average hotel room! Ok! loved our luxury studio and enjoyed pumping our tunes through the Bluetooth speaker system as we sipped some fizz. The suites are perfect for getting the party started ahead of a night out, and with multiple beds, a 50in TV screen a Jacuzzi, they’re also the perfect slumber party set-up.”
At The Shankly, we certainly aren’t afraid to do things differently. While our original rooms are in keeping with the hotel’s classically stylish theme, our party rooms are given a sprinkle of eccentricity with dazzling interior details and stylish contemporary features.
“It’s the perfect base for a girlie weekend away and boasts an eccentric but stylish interior.”
The vibrant party rooms and suites within The Shankly have been a hit with our celebrity guests. Peaky Blinders star Tom Hardy is one of the most famous faces to have enjoyed a visit to The Shankly.
Plus, Love Island stars Cara De La Hoyde and Chris Hughes are some of our most recent hotel guests. Cara joined us for a girlie hen party celebration, while Chris chose to stay for Aintree races weekend.
Dine at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant
The review also noted that TOWIE filmed their Christmas special in Liverpool, with cast members enjoying a stay in our suites and dining at the hotel’s Bastion Bar & Restaurant.
The OK! team also had the chance to try some of our delicious dishes, writing:
“OK! tucked into the goats’ cheese crotin and the spinach and ricotta tortellini. The hotel’s in-house mixologist is always on hand to create cocktails, including their signature gin and tonis. The restaurant also offers afternoon tea and a freshly prepared buffet breakfast.”
The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a family meal, drinks with friends or special celebration, whether it’s a romantic anniversary, graduation gathering or birthday.
Guests at The Bastion can admire an exclusive collection of Bill Shankly memorabilia items, including his original LFC contract, personal typewriter and letters. Memorabilia is provided by the Shankly family, who work with us to provide guests with the best possible experience.
Pool Parties in Liverpool at The Shankly
Ok! finished their review with a reference to our award-winning Laurent Perrier pool room, writing:
“Live the high life in the hotel’s Laurent Perrier pool room. The champagne-inspired room sleeps up to 24 guests in 12 lavish wooden curtained cabins surrounding a mosaic swimming pool. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate!”
Shankly Hotel Liverpool Offers
At The Shankly, we always have a range of unmissable offers to choose from. We want you to make the most of your stay with us, which is why we have such jam-packed deals.
Deals can include everything from a luxury overnight stay and fizz on arrival to elegant afternoon tea, pamper hampers and breakfast.
So, why not come and see for yourself? To find out more or to book an unforgettable stay at The Shankly, you can reach our team on 0151 602 8801 or drop us a message on Facebook.
Aiming to boost the city’s tourism offer and create hundreds more jobs locally, this proposal is perfect for Liverpool.
Here are some of the things that make the Merseyside derby so unique and why our fans are the best in the world.
The Friendly Derby
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the ‘friendly derby’ refers to how the matches are played, far from it. Liverpool versus Everton matches have seen more red cards than any other Premier League contest in the past 20 years.
Instead, this name comes from the history of good will between red supporters and blue fans.
What makes the Merseyside Derby different from so many others is how similar the fans are to each other. There are no political or social differences between the two clubs, their home grounds are just a mile apart, and there are no defining religious differences between the sets of fans. Unlike in Manchester, there is no dispute around one club being from the city and the other being from outside.
Instead there are simply two sets of fans from the same city who support teams from the same city, making a Football Quarter ideal for this close knit city.
Their Histories Are Intertwined
This historic rivalry was ultimately born out of one man’s bitter dispute with his committee in the late 19th century.
Everton President John Houlding was involved in a rental dispute with the club committee when Anfield was the home of the toffees in 1885.
Following the row, the blues were forced to move from Anfield across Stanley Park and found Goodison Park, which remains their home ground today.
John Houlding then founded Liverpool F.C and made Anfield their home ground.
The roots of the rivalry were formed from that point on, however because of the intertwined nature of their history, it has always been friendly and respectful.
Reds and Blues are Family
Football is part of the DNA of Liverpool, it has shaped the city as we know it.
In most cities across the world, households will support a single club, passed down from generation the generation.
However, in Liverpool on every street in every area, you will find families and friends whose allegiances are mixed. One will support Everton, the other Liverpool. You’ll find husbands and wives walking to the match together, him in a red scarf, her in blue. Or vice versa.
On Derby day, it’s not unusual for both sets of fans to attend or watch the match together, sit together and enjoy the game, no matter what the outcome.
No Fan Segregation
Despite the heated exchanges on the pitch, the Merseyside Derby is one of the few contests that see fans from either side sitting in unity, there is very little segregation in place.
The 1984 Football League Cup Final at Wembley saw almost all sections of the ground mixed and combined chants of “Merseyside, Merseyside” and “Are you watching Manchester?”
There is a huge amount of respect shown from both sides.
Unity in Times of Sorrow
Source: The Guide Liverpool
It’s no doubt that Liverpool as a city has been through a lot.
Whether football related or not, one defining characteristic of the community of Liverpool, is unity over everything else.
After the Hillsborough disaster of April 1989, reds and blues came together as a sign of respect, honouring those who lost their lives. Red and blue scarves were tied together and stretched across Stanley Park to connect the two stadiums, held up by fans of both clubs. Everton and Liverpool both reached the final of the FA Cup that year and chants of “Merseyside” could be heard around Wembley.
Similarly following the tragic murder of 11 year old Everton fan, Rhys Jones, Anfield played the famous Z-Cars, traditionally blasted through the speakers at Goodison Park, to greet the Everton players as a mark of respect.
Another thing that sets this derby apart is the number of players who have represented both teams.
Throughout the history of both clubs, there have been 30 transfers between the two teams. While that may not seem a lot over a 120-year existence, you won’t find many other derby matches where the teams have had that many transfers between them.
There have been 20 players who have left Everton to join Liverpool, and 10 who have made the opposite journey.
The Merseyside Reign
Both teams shared in the glory of Merseyside reign in the 80’s.
From 1980 to 1989, Liverpool won five league titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two European Cups. Whilst Everton won two league titles, an FA Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup.
Liverpool is statistically the most successful football city in England, with 27 league titles won by both clubs combined.
If there’s anything a scouser loves, it’s a fellow scouser succeeding. So, with seven league titles, three FA Cups, four League Cups and three major European honours between the two clubs in a 10-year period, there was no doubt that the respect is high from both teams.
Famous Derbies Around The World
The Derby of Eternal Enemies between Olympiakos v Panathinaikos in Greece is one of tehe most frosty rivalries from around the world.
This rivalry goes beyond the bounds of the football pitch, with Panathinaikos originally representing the upper class and Olympiakos originally representing the working class.
Athens can come to a complete standstill when the two clubs clash and often for days afterwards. The intense battles spill out on to the streets in the form of fighting, riots, and tragically, deaths on some occasions.
Similarly the Manchester Derby between United and City often erupts in violence and fights, forcing the police to segregate the fans and cordon off areas of the city.
In Italy, the Derby of the Capital between Roma and Lazio is famous for its heated displays of rivalry that often spills into violence.
In 1979, Lazio fan Vincenzo Paparelli became the first fatality in Italian football due to violence when was hit in the eye and killed by a flare fired by a Roma fan from the opposite end of the stadium. This kind of extreme hooliganism has resulted in both clubs being forced to play games behind closed doors as punishment. Something that has never been seen in Merseyside.
Source: STV.tv Old Firm Derby
There is also, of course, the Old Firm Derby between Celtic and Rangers. Fuelled by religious sectarianism and it’s very clear that these two sets of fans do not like each other.
Last but certainly not least is the El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The rivalry is deeply seated in the political and regional divisions that exist between Catalonia and the nationalist sentiment represented by Real Madrid and stemming from dictator General Francisco Franco.
Rarely has a year gone by where the El Clasico has not been seen as a clash between two of the world’s top teams and a meeting of galaxy of superstars.
The Worlds First Football Quarter
With plans to form the world’s first ‘Football Quarter’ in Liverpool’s centre, between The Shankly Hotel and the new Dixie Dean Hotel, now more than ever it has shown the friendly spirit and healthy rivalry between the two teams.
This outstanding proposal will aim to boost the city’s tourism offer and create hundreds more jobs locally.
It would create a draw to the city, a showcase for the hundreds of thousands of additional football visitors and a real tourist destination for footy fans.
The Football Quarter of the city will be a fantastic place for locals, football fans and tourists to come together, enjoy a piece of history and make some fantastic memories.
Liverpool has long called for an area of the city where Evertonians and Liverpudlians can celebrate their combined success in football, and what better place than between two iconic hotels that pay tribute to sporting greats.
It Could Only Be Liverpool
Despite their on-pitch differences, you’ll never find a more welcoming community than those in Liverpool and it’s this friendly rivalry which has helped the city become what is it today.
Looking at other cities and derby’s, it’s clear to see why Liverpool is the only place that could possibly welcome a Football Quarter.
Go to the Manchester Derby, the North London Derby, the Glasgow Derby and you won’t see scenes like you will at a Merseyside Derby. You won’t see opposition fans sitting amongst each other, or family members supporting different teams.
Driven apart by an undying passion for football, but united by a respect and honour for their great city, Liverpool and Everton’s rivalry in the Merseyside derby is a unique one that has roots as deep as any in English football. Rivalries shape footballing identity and culture and in Liverpool, one of Europe’s most distinctive cultural centres, it is no different.
After that you’ll be invited to attend one of our Chef Summer School open days at the Shankly Hotel, where you will learn more about the course and meet some of our friendly kitchen staff.
We will then select the lucky chefs who have been successful and they will be invited to attend the school.
Every chef that successfully completes the course receives £300, plus outstanding chefs who have proved they have what it takes to join the Signature team will be offered an apprenticeship or even a job!
Cook up a Storm with Signature
If you’re looking to work in some of Liverpool’s most notable restaurants and be taught essential skills by top chefs in a fast-paced environment, we want you!
At Signature Living, we are dedicated to investing in the youth of Liverpool by providing young school leavers with the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in specific areas.
Since our conception in 2008, the Signature Group have gone from strength to strength and we are now one of the most successful developers and hospitality businesses in the country.
Throughout our journey, our core values of creating real value for our guests and building long-term relationships have not changed, helping us to fuel our vision and bringing together the very best teams to do so.
We are passionate at providing the youth of Liverpool with realistic springboards to a career they dream of.
You’ll be Rewarded
If you think you have what it takes to rub shoulders with the best chefs in the city, don’t hesitate to apply to our amazing Chef Summer School.
You will have the chance to work behind the scenes at some of Liverpool’s most notable restaurants and gain invaluable experience.
Every chef who completes the course will receive £300 and the chance to interview for an NVQ apprenticeship position with us.
By the end of the summer you will have new skills, increased confidence in the kitchen and the opportunity to join a fast-growing company.
What are you Waiting for?
Places for the amazing Chef Summer School are very limited so make sure you don’t miss this brilliant opportunity.
Successful candidates must be available for 7 weeks for the course, from 28th July until 12th September 2017 in Liverpool.
So, whether you’ve just completed your GCSE’s and are unsure of which direction to go in next, or you want to jump straight from school into a strong job prospect, Signature have a solution for all of you young budding chefs out there.
Please share with all your friends and family who maybe interested.
If you’re yet to visit The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, then look no further. We have a recommendation straight from the kitchen and we know you’ll want to give it a try!
Our very own Matt Cox, executive chef at the Bastion spoke to Liverpool Echo this week, sharing his favourite dish from The Bastion menu.
The Bastion: Chef’s Recommendation
Situated within Liverpool’s luxury Shankly Hotel, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant offers a delicious range of fresh, hearty dishes served in style and prepared by our talented chefs back in the kitchen.
Whilst the Bastion serves up a wide variety of dishes, Matt Cox’s favourite is the Bastion’s Slow Braised Ox Cheeks which are enjoyed with Caramelised Shallot Mash, Baby Beets and Creamed and Crispy Carrots.
Matt told the Echo:
“The braised ox cheek dish is my favourite on the Bastion’s A La Carte menu. It reminds me of hearty, home cooked, simply delicious food and takes me right back to my childhood.”
The Bastion Bar & Restaurant
Whether you’re an overnight guest at the Shankly or you visit The Bastion Bar and Restaurant for a meal out, our extensive menus offer something for everyone.
More of our main courses include our Sweet Potato, Spring Vegetable and Chilli Wellington, Roast Lamb Rump and our Pan Seared Seabass Fillet.
Indulge in the exquisite surroundings of The Shankly Hotel as you take in the splendour of the grand building and stylish decor, offering the perfect blend of classic and contemporary.
The Bastion Bar and Restaurant is filled with character and charm. With treasured Bill Shankly memorabilia on display around the restaurant space, dining at the Bastion is a truly atmospheric experience.
Our spacious restaurant allows us to cater for small to larger groups of friends and family. We often welcome groups celebrating birthdays and graduations, ensuring that visitors have a sociable meal with just the right level of intimacy.
Afternoon Tea at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant
Adding a touch of opulence to the Bastion, don’t miss out on joining us for scrumptious Afternoon Tea with our fantastic deals.
The perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or simply treat yourself, gather your nearest and dearest for an afternoon out that you won’t forget.
Tuck in to a range of tasty sweet and savoury treats as we take over and encourage you to sit back, relax and make yourself right at home!
It’s well-worth keeping an eye out for our themed afternoon tea events, held regularly throughout the year.
From the crooning tunes of Swing Afternoon Tea to the dazzling magic of Prince and Princesses Afternoon Tea, we encourage the whole family to come along and get involved in the fun.
To book your seat at the table, you can get in touch with our friendly team on 0151 601 8801 today and they’ll be happy to help.
An all-girls school in Liverpool which has been in operation for over 100 years has become the home and base of The Shankly Family Foundation.
Holly Lodge welcomed every female member of Bill Shankly’s grandchildren through its door as well as one of his daughters
The school grounds are 300 yards away from the Shankly family home in Liverpool, in an area where some of the Shankly family still reside. The school is adjacent to the Shankly playing fields and was where the famous player/manager could often be seen enjoying a kick about with the local lads or the girls from the school.
In fact, The Shankly Hotel offer a Shankly Training Experience on these very fields that are perfect to bring a group of people closer together. Train the Shankly Way with colleagues and friends and get a glimpse into what life was like under the tutelage of the greatest football manager of all time.
Holly lodges world class sporting facilities on offer were vastly enhanced in 2015 from a £7million investment. A funding project that reduced the number of existing school buildings, and created a much more modern educational complex.
The school now has its own state of the art indoor gymnasium, perfect for a game of indoor footy, all-weather outdoor pitches and a drama studio.
The facilities are well equipped to cater to the active needs of the pupils, the neighbouring public and beyond.
The Shankly Family Foundation
Founded by the family of footballing legend Bill Shankly The Shankly Family Foundation is an organisation that operates upon the strong values and morals that Shankly lived by and advocates through his legacy.
The Shankly Family Foundation is a charity that aims to develop the young people of Liverpool and their skills and responsibilities towards the community.
This is achieved through grassroots football and the focus the advancement of young people into mature responsible adults. Both of which were extremely important to Bill Shankly.
The strong focus on maintaining the health and education of the wider community is at the core of the charity. The Shankly Family Foundation works hard to promote and encourage physical activity in communities in which everybody can participate.
At the same time, the organisation aims to collaborate with educational partners to help to develop the minds of young people as well as their bodies.
By going into partnership with Holly Lodge The Shankly Family Foundation will have a lasting presence within the school. Through ongoing projects taking place on the school grounds, The Shankly Family Foundation will be taking a step toward achieving the self-sustaining nature they have been striving for.
Alongside Holly Lodge, The Shankly Family Foundation will offer educational programmes as well as sporting and leisure activities that nurture and encourage the progression of the younger generation
The Shankly Family Foundation will oversee the after-school sporting activities by promoting and letting out the amazing facilities of Holly Lodge to well-established sporting, leisure and performing arts groups.
There will be a host of activities with a full weekly timetable to encourage and include the wider community to get involved. By focusing on arranging a wide range of activity taking place in the school The Shankly Family Foundation will ensure there is something for everybody to be a part of, from the local community to the neighbouring public.
The Holly Lodge partnership links well into the Shankly family history as well as the existing goals and values of The Shankly Family Foundation and Holly Lodge combined.
All profits from the joint project taking place at Holly Lodge be used to fund further charitable work organised by The Shankly Family Foundation. Therefore, The Shankly Family Foundation project will be boosting Holly Lodge’s profile, showcasing the word class sporting facilities and attracting potential pupils.
In time The Shankly Family Foundation and Holly Lodge will become a pinnacle of sporting excellence in Liverpool. Hopefully, together this partnership will go on to produce well-rounded individuals with a passion for the sporting activity, artistic expression and a respectful interest in Liverpool’s interesting and historic culture.
For more information and to book any of the school’s facilities, please call Hughie Shacklock on 07515 637 130 you can also follow The Shankly Family Foundation on Twitter @ShanklyFF or Facebook search The Shankly Family Foundation to learn more and see how you can get involved.